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March 2009 Issue
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Art & Heritage Collections: Tate Museum

The University of Adelaide's Tate Museum is one of the biggest and best geology museums in Australia. Named after Professor Ralph Tate, foundation Elder Professor of Natural Sciences from 1875-1901, the Tate Museum can be found in the Mawson Laboratories on the University's North Terrace Campus.

It contains a wide range of fascinating geological and historical artefacts, including: meteorites; fossils of Earth's oldest known complex multicellular organisms; fluorescent minerals; geological and historical artefacts from Sir Douglas Mawson's expeditions, including one of the original sledges used on an expedition to Antarctica.

Members of the public are encouraged to visit the Tate Museum during business hours (9.00am-5.00pm) Monday to Friday.

Mirna Heruc, Manager, Art & Heritage Collections

For more information contact Art & Heritage Collections on +61 8 8303 3086 or

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