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Amateur whaling, or a tale of the Pacific

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Baby and a dog on a sailing ship

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Burning of the barque INDIA

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Carte des Indes Orientale

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SPIRIT OF AUSTRALIA

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Swimming Gala poster featuring Beatrice Kerr

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© Rosemary Gamajun Mamuniny/Copyright Agency, 2018. Woven skirt from Galiwin’ku (Elcho Island).

Fibre art and fashion

13 Jul 2018

This year’s NAIDOC week theme is ‘Because of her, we can!’, which celebrates the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made – and continue to make – to our communities, our families, our rich history and to our nation.

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The saga of Skaubryn

18 May 2018

It's International Museum Day, an annual event that raises awareness about the role of museums in cultural exchange and the development of mutual understanding. This year’s theme of ‘hyperconnected museums’ focuses on how museums can make their collections accessible and connect with local communities.

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Setting the Standard

18 Apr 2018

Imagine that you are a shipper—a company with freight to ship. You’ve won an order to export four hundred ceiling fans to Senegal. You pack each fan into a paperboard carton, load the cartons into a shipping container, and send the container on its way.

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Underwater photographers in the field

16 Apr 2018

What does it take to capture life in the water? Three finalists from this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition talked to Paul Teasdale about how to navigate whale pods, ice, underwater jungles and extreme temperatures for that perfect shot.

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Migration and photography: The Skaubryn archive

28 Mar 2018

One of our most significant collections documents the fire and rescue on the Norwegian liner Skaubryn in the Indian Ocean in 1958. A selection of these photographs is now displayed in our Tasman Light Gallery to mark the 60th anniversary of the Skaubryn disaster.

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Behind the scenes at Port Botany

10 Nov 2017

In today’s global world you could be wearing clothes made in India, watching a TV made in Japan while sitting on a sofa containing wood from Argentina on a laminate floor manufactured in Sweden. All of this has been made possible by a rectangular steel box – the humble shipping container.

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Eruption day

Eruption day at Pompeii 79 AD

06 Sep 2017

The date the eruption which consumed Pompeii is normally given as 24th August, as this is the date that appears in the standard classical text of Pliny the Younger’s Letters.

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