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TitleAustralian Museum
Previous names for museumColonial Museum, Sydney Museum
Year of opening1845
DescriptionThe oldest museum in Australia, founded in 1845 by Earl Bathurst, then Secretary of State for the Colonies.
Specific regional collections/experiencePrimarily New South Wales, but other Australian and world localities are also represented. Specificially Broken Hill and New England minerals.
Items of specific noteThe world-famous Albert Chapman mineral collection.

The Australian Museum holds Australia's oldest and most diverse meteorite and tektite collections.
Museum Address6 College Street
New South Wales
Mindat Locality regionCumberland Co., New South Wales, Australia
ArticlesFlying visit to the Australian Museum
By Keith Compton
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