Oct. 3rd, 2014

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Three objects from three museums at three different levels (national, state, local) in three different states/territories.

Three objects that particularly interested me when I visited museums in the last twelve months

From National Museum of Australia Old New Land gallery:


Two skeletons, the one at the back being the shorter ones. Its head blends into the background a bit so you have to look carefully. An interesting way to demonstrate the changes between the modern merino sheep and the earlier type.

The accompanying caption says:
In the early 19th century, Elizabeth Macarthur played a key role in importing and breeding merino sheep. Today, descendents of these sheep form a closed-flock at the Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute, near Sydney.

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