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Environment-related objects from our extensive online collection.

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Collection highlights

Material relating to gardening expert Ivy Lovric who inspired 'Aunty Ivy'.
Burke's water bottle and other objects linked to the 1861 overland expedition.
Customised camping gear used by the Dunphy family on bushwalks in the Blue Mountains in the 1930s.
Vivid paintings showing the impact of climate change on one woman's life as an artist and a farmer.
Made by teenager Nettie McColive while growing up on an isolated SA dairy farm in the 1930s.
A Simplex windmill which stood on a Queensland property for more than 80 years.
A woodblock engraving of Melbourne in about 1875 by artist Thomas Carrington.
Protest material documenting a community's reaction at a time of great environmental change.
Linked to a dramatic story of a dog saving a man during a flash flood in a Melbourne street in the 1880s.
One of the oldest working paddle steamers in the world.
Tools, models and memorabilia from one of Australia's greatest engineering feats.
A relic from Ludwig Leichhardt's ill-fated 1848 expedition and a medal awarded by the Royal Society.
The skin and body of a Tasmanian tiger, or thylacine, collected shortly before the species became extinct.
The canoe used by Val Plumwood during a crocodile attack in Kakadu National Park in 1985.
The 41.1kg fleece from a wether named ‘Chris’, rescued near Canberra.

People and the Environment

Discover more stories about people's relationships with Australia's natural and built environments on our People and the Environment website.