AUS­TRALIAN AGE OF DI­NOSAURS

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Just about any­one can dig for fos­sils thanks to ef­forts of gra­zier David El­liott. David dis­cov­ered a fos­silised bone in 1999 mus­ter­ing on his prop­erty, Bel­mont, near Win­ton, which was later iden­ti­fied as a par­tial fe­mur from a huge sauro­pod. In­spired, David and his wife worked with the Win­ton com­mu­nity to en­sure sim­i­lar finds were safely pre­served and as a re­sult the Aus­tralian Age of Di­nosaurs not­for-profit-or­gan­i­sa­tion was formed, with the Aus­tralian Age of Di­nosaurs Mu­seum open­ing in 2009 on do­nated land. Vol­un­teers and pa­trons of the mu­seum threw the door wide open on lo­cal di­nosaur ex­ca­va­tions in Australia, pro­duc­ing a flood of spec­i­mens from the area around Win­ton. The whole view on the Cre­ta­ceous pe­riod’s fauna has changed dras­ti­cally, all due to the en­thu­si­asm and de­ter­mi­na­tion of one gra­zier and his wife.

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