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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...

Cassowaries are as tall as a person, with a high helmet on their heads. They have a vivid blue neck and long drooping red wattles. The southern cassowary is found only in the tropical rainforests of north east Queensland, Papua New Guinea and some surrounding...

Narelle Jarry is UNE’s recently appointed Curator of Cultural and Teaching Collections.  Narelle has been the Manager of UNE’s Natural History Museum since 2016 and the museum will still sit within her management area. This new role will see Narelle’s responsibilities expand to incorporate strategic and...

If your image of a typical mammal is a vertebrate animal that feeds it young milk and is covered with hair, then the pangolin appears to be a square peg that just won’t fit in that round hole! ...