Armed with such terrible weapons

Today Sydney-siders take for granted that our local spiders, in particular the Sydney funnel-web, are dangerous and to be treated with caution, but, surprisingly, surprisingly, this caution only came about in the 1920s. Listen to Peter and Sean on 2SER here In 1927 an...

The Art of the Scott Sisters

A few weeks ago Nicole talked about The Australian Museum which is 190 years old this year. An exhibition highlighting the work of two of the most prominent natural history illustrators in 19th century Australia is part of the Museum’s anniversary celebrations....

Our oldest museum turns 190!

Last Thursday it was the 190 years since the Australian Museum was established so today we thought we’d have a very quick look at the long history of our oldest museum. Listen now On 30 March 1827 the British Secretary of State for the Colonies, Earl Bathurst,...