Punch,  30 (1856), 67.

The Sweepings of Science



News-Commentary, Drollery


Museums, Collecting, Cultural Geography, Natural Imperialism

    Discusses some of the puzzling acquisitions of the Australian Museum, Sydney, including 'a centipede' and 'the portions of an egg shell'. Observes that the latter allegedly 'formed a part of the habitation of some very strange bird, now said to be extinct'. Believes Australians are not very far behind Britain as 'collectors of scientific rubbish'.

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