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A NEW $9 million permanent gallery has been opened at the Australian Museum with an exhibition celebrating trailblazing Australians and treasured objects from the past.
Renowned Australians including Molly Meldrum, Donald Bradman, Ita Buttrose, George Miller, Dawn Fraser, John Howard and Rupert Murdoch are featured in the 200 Treasures Exhibition at the Westpac Long Gallery.
It will include more than 350 objects from the museum’s collection, including a Tasmanian tiger pup, a cape given to Captain James Cook in Hawaii and the Sydney funnelweb spider which killed a toddler in the 1920s. Opening the new wing, funded by the NSW Government, Westpac Bank and corporate philanthropy, Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the redevelopment was a “wonderful milestone”.
The Long Gallery.