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Museum of Central Australia

Alice Springs Galleries, Museums and Collections

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Central Australia's unique natural and geological history is explained at the Museum of Central Australia in Alice Springs.

Description

The evolution of the magnificent Central Australian landscape and the fascinating creatures that inhabited it, are described in the exhibitions. See meteorite fragments, fossils and interpretive displays as well as a replica of the ancient Alcoota waterhole. This internationally significant fossil site was home to giant freshwater crocodiles and the largest bird that ever lived.

Contemporary Central Australia is explained in a display about the birds, mammals, reptiles and insects you will see as you tour the outback.

The Museum of Central Australia also houses the Strehlow Research Centre, an important collection of film, sound, archival records and museum objects relating to Indigenous ceremonial life. The Strehlow Collection was accumulated by the Lutheran Pastor Carl Strehlow and his son Professor TGH Strehlow over two generations of anthropological research with the Aboriginal people of central Australia.

Facilities

  • Barbeque

Map & Directions

04 Memorial Ave, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870 Australia

Phone 8951 1121

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