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Into the vaults of the Tasmanian Herbarium

The subterranean vaults of the Tasmanian Herbarium hold the world’s largest collection of Tasmanian plant specimens. Join its curators to hear about famous sea voyages, a moss from the bones of a dead bushranger, amazingly adaptable weeds, and plants that are as rare as orange-bellied parrots.

When: Tuesday, August 14 2018. 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
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Where: Tasmanian Herbarium, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
1 College Road, Sandy Bay, TAS, 7005
Topic: Environment and nature
Cost: Free
Bookings: 03 6226 2635
herbarium@tmag.tas.gov.au

What is a Herbarium? The Tasmanian Herbarium contains the largest collection of Tasmanian plant specimens anywhere in the world. From the early European voyages of exploration in the late 18th Century to modern research in plant taxonomy, the Herbarium’s collection spans 250 years of history.

Come on an underground tour of the Herbarium’s vault with curators Lyn Cave, Miguel de Salas and Matt Baker, and hear about famous sea voyages, a moss that grew from the bones of a dead bushranger, amazingly adaptable weeds, and plants that are as rare as orange-bellied parrots.

Space in the Herbarium’s vault is tight, so numbers are strictly limited to 15 patrons, and bookings are essential.

Contact details:

Kim Hill
Tasmanian Herbarium
Email: herbarium@tmag.tas.gov.au
Phone: 03 6226 2635

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