Abstract

It is currently believed and officially stated that the Australian Museum was inaugurated in 1836, and under that name was consolidated by the Hon. Alexander Macleay, Colonial Secretary (Pl. xviii.) Certain it is, however, the Museum was a "going-concern," a small one certainly, but still in existence, some years before 1836. With whom the idea of establishing a Museum originated it is very difficult to say, for the only person kllown to us by name was Mr. A. M. Baxter, Attorney General in 1828, with an anonymous writer "U," in the "Australian Quarterly Journal of Theology, Literature and Science," in the same year.

Through the courtesy of Mr. H. Wright, Librarian, Mitchell Library, my attention was drawn to the following paragraph in the "Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser" of June 28th, 1828...

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Etheridge, 1916, Rec. Aust. Mus. 11(4): 67–78
Author
R. Etheridge
Year
1916
Title
The Australian Museum—fragments of its early history
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
11
Issue
4
Start Page
67
End Page
78
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.11.1916.911
Language
English
Plates
plates xviii–xx
Date Published
12 August 1916
Cover Date
12 August 1916
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM; BIOGRAPHY
Digitized
27 October 2008
Available Online
16 December 2008
Reference Number
911
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