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1856

The National Museum collection is transferred from the Government Assay Office to the University of Melbourne. Professor Frederick McCoy is appointed the inaugural Director in 1858.

Wood engraving of the Interior of the Museum

Engraved by Samuel Calvert. The Interior of the University Museum, Melbourne, 1857.
Source: This illustration first appeared in the Illustrated Journal of Australasia, December 1857 (vol 3, no. 18), but the engraved block was used again later.

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1854 1856
1863 1868
1870 1887
1899 1901
1915 1932
1939 1940
1965 1970
1983 1985
1992 1994
1996 1998
2000 2001
 
 

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