Unearthing 19th century specimens from an unspoiled paradise

22 Jul 2021
Chevert expedition
An artist's impression of the Chevert, the historic ship researching Australian species nearly a century-and-a-half ago.

The University of Queensland’s Dr Graham Fulton has successfully unearthed over 80 previously unknown bird specimens, dusting off records from the historic 1875 Chevert expedition.

This marks the first time in 146 years that specimens collected from the expedition, then placed in the Sydney University’s Macleay Museum, have been discovered and discussed.

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