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Incredible archived photographs which captured enormous marine creatures pulled from Sydney Harbour will finally be shown to the public for the first time in 150 years.
The new exhibition, Capturing Nature, will have on show the incredible discoveries made by scientists working for the Australian Museum between the 1850s and 1890s.
Images - Everything - Animals - Manta - Rays
Breathtaking images will showcase everything from newly-discovered animals like manta rays to giant fish and the skeletons of whales.
'Capturing Nature is not only a unique record of early Australian science but also brings to life the story of one of humankind's greatest inventions and a Victorian obsession with immortality,' the museum website reads.
Collection - Photographs - Glass - Plate - Negatives
The collection of 15,000 photographs comes from glass plate negatives mainly taken captured by taxidermist, Henry Barnes and his son, Henry Barnes Jnr with the help of the museum's curator Gerard Krefft.
'Their photographs disseminated to the world the image of Australia and its fauna while also acting as a link in the awakening of the national consciousness during the early colonial days,' exhibition curator Vanessa Finney said.
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