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This distinctive-looking little shark, with a black face bands and saddle-like body markings is native to Australian waters. It grows to 1.6-m in length, but is harmless to humans – a man bitten in 2011 in Victoria was able to continue swimming and wander from...

Like all museums, the UNE Natural History Museum (NHM) is closed until further notice because of social-distancing laws around COVID-19. I know many students were keen to help in the museum this trimester, cataloguing and organising the collection ...

UNE welcomed members of The Classic & Specialist Car Club of Northern NSW recently when they visited UNE’s Natural History Museum. Club member, Don Hewitt, recounted their visit in the club’s newsletter “New England Wheels”. By coincidence, Don worked at UNE from 1957 until 1995....

UNE welcomed members of The Classic & Specialist Car Club of Northern NSW recently when they visited UNE’s Natural History Museum. Club member, Don Hewitt, recounted their visit in the club’s newsletter “New England Wheels”. By coincidence, Don worked at UNE from 1957 until 1995....

The UNE Natural History Museum (NHM), located in the Agricultural Education Building (W077) at the UNE main campus in Armidale was opened in 2017. In its two years of operation, we have welcomed individual visitors and families from far and wide, as well as...

On the 14 May 2019, the crew from the “Sydney Weekender” television show visited Armidale. The show is hosted by Mike Whitney, all round good guy, tv personality and former Australian Cricketer. He thought our town was a rather cracking place....

The University of New England (UNE) recently unveiled what could be Australia’s oldest thong as the latest addition to its antiquities collection.The acquisition of the ancient Egyptian footwear marks the celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the UNE Museum of Antiquities in Armidale, Australia's first...

The UNE Natural History Museum’s latest addition, a Southern Cassowary, Casuaris casuaris johnsonii arrived in Armidale in October and has been patiently waiting for a name....

The University of New England’s Natural History Museum has a new exhibit! A stunning southern cassowary is now on display in the museum and she is waiting expectantly for a name....

The UNE Natural History Museum’s new possum has been left half completed by Alison Douglas, the taxidermist from Queensland Museum, so that we can see the intricate details of the taxidermy. Taxidermy is a very specialised skill and the art of preserving the skin, skeleton and...