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Australian Seashores

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  • Chau Chak Wing Museum
    University Place, The University of Sydney NSW 2006, Australia

Coastal areas are some of the most highly impacted and vulnerable environments in the world, particularly in Australia.

This exhibition utilises stunning material from the Museum's historic photography and natural history collections related to Australian Seashores, a landmark textbook published by three biologists, Professor William J Dakin and Dr Isobel Bennett from The University of Sydney, and Elizabeth Carrington Pope from the Australian Museum. 

First published in 1952 for the general enthusiast and academic audience, the book was not only influential in educating the Australian public about local seashores, it also trained and inspired several generations of marine scientists and helped direct their research.

Location Information

The exhibition Australian Seashores is on the ground level of the Chau Chak Wing Museum at the University of Sydney and is a fully accessible space.