STATE OF THE ART HIS­TORY CLASS

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - The Everest -

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.

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