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1863

In 1863 a new building is erected at Melbourne University to house the Museum. By now, the collections include agricultural and mining machinery as well as significant collections of natural history material. Professor McCoy corresponds with scientists and collectors to develop collections from Europe, Africa and the Americas.

Wood engraving 1865

This engraving shows the displays in the new building in 1865.
Source: Australian News for Home Readers,
25 July 1865.

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1870 1887
1899 1901
1915 1932
1939 1940
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1983 1985
1992 1994
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