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In the field
National Museum senior curator Matthew Higgins journeyed down the Murray River in 2009 as part of his preparation for the Water exhibition.
The trip along Australia's major river covered the span from the Murray's headwaters, south of Mt Kosciuszko, to Swan Hill in Victoria, in May 2009. Matthew returned to cover the stretch to the Murray's mouth in South Australia in September 2009.
The Murray Meander trip was taken to inform the exhibition curatorial process, provide insights into the Murray and to share these with the broader community.
The Murray's natural, historical, Indigenous and other values are key parts of Australia's water story.
See Murray Meander photos on Flickr, taken by Matthew Higgins on his reflective journey down the Murray River.
Water: H2O=Life is organised by the American Museum of Natural History, New York (www.amnh.org), and the Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul (www.smm.org), in collaboration with the National Museum of Australia, Canberra; Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland; The Field Museum, Chicago; Instituto Sangari, São Paulo, Brazil; Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada; San Diego Natural History Museum; and Science Centre Singapore with PUB Singapore.