The Haswell Museum is a valuable and historic collection of more than 7000 zoological teaching specimens founded by the University of Sydney’s first Challis Professor of Zoology, William Aitcheson Haswell (1854-1925).

Taxonomic range

The scope of the collection:

The majority of the zoological phyla from over 250 families are represented, vertebrates and invertebrates. Specimens consist of Australian and exotic species. While many specimens are stored in liquid preservatives (typically 70% alcohol), there are also over 600 skeletal specimens, a small collection of animal fossils and a large histological slide collection.

The material is used in undergraduate teaching, but is also available for research and outreach projects, so do get in touch, we might very well have the specimen you are looking for or need.

Number of specimens in the collection

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Metadata last updated on 2016-07-13 12:05:25.0

Digitised records available through the Atlas

No database records for this collection can be accessed through the Atlas of Living Australia.

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