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The Public Museum
Record no:
6 July 1897
Kept:Press clippings book 2, p. 34

The curator of the Museum, Mr. Bernard H. Woodward, begs to acknowledge in
the WEST AUSTRALIAN the following donations received during the past three
months :—
  • Mr. G. Mason, graceful ptilotis (Ptilotis ornata) Geobasileus (Geobasileus chryossheus), striated diamond bird (Pardalotus striatus) ;
  • Mr. [?] Jordan, spider (?) scorpion (Buthus occitans) ;
  • Mr. C. Czisz, tinstone from Greenbushes ;
  • Mr. H. W. Gibbs, little bat (Scotophilus pumilus) ;
  • the Trustees Australian Museum, Sydney, “A list of the insectivorous birds of N.S.W. No. 128 ;
  • Mr. H. P. Woodward, 14 geological magazines, 11 geographical journals ;
  • Mr. B. N. Conigrave, auriferous quartz from Josephine lease, Norseman ;
  • Mr. Thomas Hayward, antiquated pistol brought to this colony in1838 by Mr. D. Eedle ;
  • Mr. C. J. Hamilton, little bat (Scotophilus pumilus) ;
  • Mrs. Jones, fawn-breasted kingfisher (Dacelo cervina) ;
  • Mr. John W. Gibson, Geoffroy’s Dasyurus (Dasyurus Geoffroyi) ; wedge-tailed eagle (Aquila audax)
  • Mr. G. T. Marfleet, yellow parrakeet (Platycercus semi-torquatus) ;
  • Mr. F. Jordan, crowned snake (Hoplocephalus coronatus) ;  
  • inspector of pearl fisheries of Western Australia, a glass bottle covered with mollusca ;
  • Captain R. S. Taylor, Hill’s flying fish (Exooetus Hillianus) ; Trustees Australian Museum annual report, 1895, “ List of insectivorous birds of New South Wales,” part II.;
  • Mr. Simons, old flintlock pistol ;
  • Mr. Charles Bethell, trophy of armour and head dress of a Rajput prince, model of Taj Mahal, anklets worn by women in India, copper coinage of Bhopal, India ; weapons taken from Hill tribes of India during an engagement ;
  • Mr. Frank Reed. nine very rich auriferous specimens from Peak Hill ;
  • Mrs. Bell, ring-necked parrakeet (Paloeornis torquatus) ;
  • Secretary for Mines, Tasmania, reports for 1895-6 ;
  • Mr. A. Gibb Maitland, F.G.S., etc., “Geological Observations in British New Guinea ;”
  • Mr. H.Y.L. Brown, reports on Arltunga goldfields and Hart’s Range mica field, 1897 ;
  • Secretary for Mines, N.S.W., report for 1894 ;
  • Mr. Colville, specimen of telluride, 9oz. to ton. from Brown Hill ;
  • Dr. Henry Woodward, F.R.S., etc., “Guide to Fossil Invertebrates in the British Museum ;”
  • Mr.  F. C. B. Vosper, M.L.A., 15 auriferous specimens from the Coolgardie and Norseman, 2 specimens of asbestos, 2 photographs of fossil ferns ;
  • Mr. W. K. Adam, R.M., Katanning, 2 black-tailed Tribonyx (Tribonyx ventralis) ;
  • Mr. R. H. Brugh, white-fronted Heron (Arda Novae-hollandiae), Australian Teal (Anas punctata) ; Mr. Chas. Bethell, 9 bangles worn by women at Jeypore, India ;
  • Mr. D. Caporn, scorpion;
  • Mr. Jno. Fletcher, bottle of snakes in spirits ;
  • Mr. Dixon, Albino specimen of black rat (Mus rattus) ;
  • Mr. Geo. M. Neville, weaver-bird (Textor?) ; white-eared finch (Poephila leucotis) ;
  • Mr. Jas. Isdell, specimen of auriferous conglomerate, 1oz. gold to ton from Nullagine ;
  • Mr. W. Marsh, black-tailed tribonyx (Tribonyx ventralis) ;
  • Mr. W. K. Adam, Pacific Heron (Ardea pacifica), black-tailed tribonyx (Tribonyx ventralis)
  • Mr. C. Matheson, Western Australian great blind snake (Typhlops Australis) ;
  • Mr. Arthur M. Lea, specimens of Swan River cockchafer (Anoplotethus opalinus), Brulle set out to show the anatomy ;
  • Mr. Jas. McPhee, short-spined echidna (Echidna hystrix) ;
  • The Royal Society of Queensland, “Proceedings of the society,” vol. xii.;
  • Mr. W. A. L. Knox, delicate owl ( Strix delicatulus) ;
  • Mr. F. C. B. Vosper, M.L.A., a Russian coin, dated 1833 ;
  • Mr. Neil  McNeil, elk (Alces machlis) from Norway.

The purchases include the following :—
  • Two damas (Halmaturus dama),
  • black-gloved wallaby (Halmaturus manicatus),
  • three Western Australian great kangaroos (Macropus ocydromus),
  • three rufous hare kangaroos (Lagorchestes hirsutus),
  • Jerboa kangaroo (Bettongia cuniculus),
  • Geoffroy’s dasyurus (Dasyurus Geoffroyi),
  • two vulpine phalangers (Phalangista vulpina),
  • five banded myrmecobius (Myrmecobius fasciatus),
  • two short-nosed perameles (Perameles obesula),
  • black-cheeked falcon (Falco melanogenys),
  • four collared sparrow hawk (Accipiter torquatus),
  • yellow-collared parrakeet (Platycercus semi-torquatus),
  • restless fly-catcher (Seisura inquieta),
  • black-tailed tree-creeper (Climacteris melanura),
  • five white-backed crow-shrikes (Gymnorhina leuconta),
  • two grey crow-shrikes (Strepera anophonensis),
  • five banded myrmecobius (Myrmecobius fasciatus),
  • two white-backed crow-shrikes (Gymnorhina leucoata),
  • pied grallina (Grallina picata),
  • buff-bellied shrike-thrush (Colluricinela rufiventries),
  • collared sparrow hawk (Accipiter torquatus) (in spirits),
  • two geoffroy’s nyctophilus (Nyctophilus Geoffroyi),
  • black-gloved wallaby (Halmaturus manicatus) (newly born),
  • 11 banded myrmecobius (Myrmecobius fasciatus),
  • W.A. great kangaroo (Macropus ocydromus),
  • Gould’s monitor (Monitor Gouldii),
  • 2 house mice, a newt (?), Australian egret (Herodias alba),
  • 2 W.A. goshawks (Astur cruentus),
  • wedge-tailed eagle (Aquila audax),
  • 2 maned geese (Chlamydochen jubata),
  • Australian teal (Anas punctata), freckled ducks (stictonetta noevosa),
  • 2 Australian rhynchoea (Rhynchoea Australia),
  • 2 frecked ducks (Stictonetta noevosa),
  • yellow-necked mangrove bittern (Butoroides flavicollis),
  • 2 chestnut coloured sheldrakes (Casarca tadornoides),
  • phalangista viverrena (ring-tailed phalanger) with young,
  • 2 short-nosed perameles (Perameles obesula),
  • dama (Halmaturus dama),
  • brush- tailed phalanger (Phalangista penicilata),
  • Pacific heron (Ardea pacifica),
  • white-backed crow-shrike (Gymnorhina leuconota),
  • wedge-tailed eagle (Aquila audax),
  • buff-bellied shrike-thrush (Colluricincla rufiventries).
  • Swan River honey-eater (Melithreptus chloropsis)
  • black-capped sittela (Sittela pileata),
  • 2 grey-breasted robins (Eopsaltria griseogularis),
  • 2 little cormorants (Phalacrocorax melanoleucus)
  • Azure-breasted Porphyrio (Porphyrio bellus),
  • straw-necked ibis (Geronticus spinicollis),
  • hoary-headed grebe (Podiceps nestor),
  • buff-bellied shrike thrush (Colluricincla rufiventris),
  • porphyry-crowned parrakeet (Trichoglossus porphyrouphalus),
  • long-billed honey-eater (Meliornis longirostris),
  • Swan River honey-eater (Melithreptus chloropsis),
  • 2 grey-breasted robins (Eopsaltria grisioqualaris),
  • plain-coloured acanthiza (Acanthiza inornata),
  • white-eyebrowed spine-bill (Acanthorhynchus superciliosa),
  • brush wattle bird (Anellobia mellivora),
  • yellow-rumped geobasileus (Geobasileus chrysorrhous),
  • W.A. great kangaroo (Macropus ocydromus),
  • black-gloved wallaby (Halmaturus manicatus),
  • restless fly-catcher (Seisura inquieta),
  • scarlet-breasted robin (Petroica multicolor),
  • white-throated thick head (Pachycephala gutturalis),
  • plain coloured acanthiza (Acanthiza inornata),
  • emit wren (Stipiturus malachurus)
  • 2 green-backed zosterops (Zosterops Gouldii),
  • sacred king- fisher (Todirhamphus sanctus),
  • 6 hoary-headed grebes (Podiceps nestor),
  • black-tailed tribonyx (Tribonyx ventralis),
  • 2 little cormorants (Phalacrocorax melanoleucus),
  • western brown hawk (Hieracidea occidentalis),
  • 3 azure-breasted porphyries (Porphyrio bellus),
  • Baudin’s cockatoo (Calypterhynchus baudini),
  • 2 freckled ducks (Stictonetta noevosa),
  • straw-necked ibis (Geronticus spinicollis),
  • yellow-checked parrakeet (Platycereus icterotis),
  • 2 white-fronted herons (Ardea Novae-hollandiae),
  • 3 banded stilts (Cladorhynchus pectoralis),
  • 3 Australian teal (Anas punctata),
  • 2 Australian wild ducks (Anas superciliosa),
  • western brown hawk (Hieracidea occidentalis),
  • Nankeen kestrel (Finnunculus conchioides),
  • western goshawk (Astur cruentus),
  • Nankeen night heron (Nyclicorak caledonicus),
  • 2 little black cormorants (Phalacrocorax stictocephalus),
  • straw-necked ibis (Geronticus spinicollis),
  • black-tailed tribonyx (Tribonyx ventralis),
  • 2 grey-breasted robins (Eopsaltria grisiogularis),
  • 2 white-throated thick-headed (Pachycephala gutturalis),
  • 2 black-capped sittelas (Sittela pileata),
  • red-eared finch (Zanoeginthus occileus),
  • Swan River honey-eater (Melithreptus chloropsis),
  • 2 bug-bellied shrike thrush (Colluricincla rufiventris),
  • brush cuckoo (Cacomantis insperatus),
  • long-billed honey-eater (Meliornis longirestris),
  • restless fly-catcher (Seisura inquieta),
  • plain coloured acanthiza (Acanthiza inornata),
  • hammer-headed shark (Sphyrna malleus),
  • jar containing fish, etc., in spirits,
  • pachycephala gutturalis (White-throated thick-head),
  • white shafted fantail (Rhipidura albiscapa),
  • 2 fulvous-fronted honey-eater (Glyciphila fulvifrons),
  • 2 white-cheeked honey-eater (Meliornis sericea),
  • 2 yellow-tinted smicrornis (Smicrornis flavescens),
  • Swan River honey-eater (Melithreptus chloropsis),
  • white-eyebrowed spine bill (Acanthorhynchus seperciliosa),
  • long-billed honey eater (Meliornus longirostris),
  • 3 nankeen kestrels (Tinnuticulus cinchroides),
  • black-tailed Tribonyx (Tribonyx ventralis).

The following relics from Thebes, Egypt, viz.,
mummy head of male, mummy head of female, feet of mummy, mummy snake, mummy snake (in sycamore box), mummy hawk, portions of coffin, casing of coffin, alabaster ointment jar, specimens of pottery, sycamore box containing floral wreath, stone image ; together with the dress of a Nubian woman, a sawfish from the Indian . Ocean, bone of extinct moa of New Zealand, human remains taken from a Maori oven, and a pair of horns from the Soudan, have been purchased by Mr. T. S. Henry.

The number of visitors during the quarter was 9,318.
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