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Map. Hand coloured copper engraving. Maris Pacifici. 345mm x 497mm. Antwerp, 1595. The first printed map to be devoted solely to the Pacific, and the first to name North and South America separately. It includes most of North and South America...

The fabled land of Beach, Locach, Java La Grande, and Terra Australis Incognita

How 40,000 years after the first Australians arrived, Australia was “discovered” again

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Oysters and pitch on plank. © Sydney Metro.

Cleaning the Barangaroo Boat

How do you clean a 200-year-old, heavily sedimented, archaeological boat? With dish brushes, toothbrushes, plastic scrapers, and LOTS care.

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Barangaroo Boat excavation. Image: Renee Malliaros/Silentworld Foundation for Sydney Metro, 2018.

Finding the Barangaroo Boat

Nobody expected to find a boat while digging for a new train station...

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