History




The Museum of Art and Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) is hosting a free travelling exhibit of the Australia National Treasures drawn from the magnificent collections of Australia’s National, State and Territory libraries. It contains a diverse range of iconic objects that tell the story of this nation’s history, folklore and identity. Manuscripts, maps, drawings, paintings and objects from […]

Darwin, National Treasures from Australia’s Great Libraries





Scientists have recently discovered remains of a fanged kangaroo. Only in Australia would a scientist label an animal a “demon duck of doom” instead of ‘carnivore’. Forget cute, cuddly marsupials. Paleontologists say they have found the fossilized remains of a fanged killer kangaroo and what they describe as a “demon duck of doom.” A University of New South Wales team […]

When killer kangaroos roamed the earth



THE Australian connection to the hobbit story began a decade ago in the West Australian Kimberley region. Morwood and Hobbs were on a dig when conversation turned to the big questions about our continent: when, why and how did the first people arrive in Australia 50,000 or so years ago? They knew pottery had been left scattered on the Kimberley […]

It’s a small world after all