Lewin's lepidoptera

Hunting moths might seem tame to anyone who hasn’t done the long hours of careful searching with torch or lamp, beset by other night insects and strange rustling in the… Read more

Pens as artefacts of
lives and history

There is something intimate about a pen – its peculiar characteristics endear it to the user; its close association with writer or statesman or history makes it interesting to the… Read more

Brisbane's Story Bridge
a vision of engineering

If you walk from the anchor pier to the main south pier of Brisbane’s Story Bridge on Kangaroo Point, looking north, you hear an echo to the left, a percussive… Read more

An eye for detail and colour

The fish lying on ice at the market might shimmer silver or sport a dull red but a fish hauled from the cool ocean loses most of its colour –… Read more

Whale tails aid research

Lightly spotted or black splashed, deckle edged or bedecked with barnacles, the underside of a humpback whale tail fluke is the surest way to identify a particular animal. The East… Read more