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We keep the N.C.W. Beadle Herbarium cool and dry to protect the 100,000 pressed and dried herbarium specimens safe from harsh environmental conditions and from chewing insects. The oldest specimen belonging to our collection was collected in 1894 in Europe. The most recent collections incorporated...

PhD Candidate George Plunkett talks about discovering a new species in Tasmania and the what it's like to work in the UNE Herbarium....

Aquatic Ecology and Management at UNE looks at the delicate ecosystems of swamps, lakes, rivers and estuaries. It incorporates a wide gamut of disciplines including botany, geography, chemistry, geology, hydrology, zoology and physics. Important issues include drought, water resource management, aquatic habitat destruction, and threatened...

The Neoceratodus forsteri Australian Lungfish 39 is one of only six lungfish species in the world, and exists amongst stagnant or slow moving streams along the Burnett and Mary River systems in Queensland, Australia. It can grow to ~1.5 m in length and weigh ~40...

These animals were shot by George P Lyons in North Western Rhodesia (now Zambia) between 1899 and 1903. George Lyons was born in 1872 and left Australia in 1891 to join the Bechuanaland (now Botswana) Mounted Police and served through the Mashona Rebellion in 1893...

In 1955 Mr R Lyons donated a collection of African curios to the Armidale Teachers College. These items included animal skulls, horns, tusks and some manufactured items taken in a hunting trip some decades earlier. These items were exhibited by the College in the hall...

Petauroides volans Southern Greater Gliders are one of five gliding possum species found in the New England region; the other four are Petaurus australis Yellow-bellied Glider, Acrobates pygmaeus Feather-tailed Glider, Petaurus breviceps Sugar Glider 5 (above) and Petaurus norfolcensis Squirrel Glider....

Taxidermy has had a revival of sorts in recent years. In the fine art world it has been popularized by artists such as Cai Guo-Qiang and his work from 2006 Head On, an installation of 99 stuffed wolves that appear to crash into a glass...