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The Museum of Central Australia description and photos - Australia: Alice Springs. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is The Museum of Central Australia.
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The Museum of Central Australia, located in Alice Springs, tells about the unique nature of the central region of the "green" continent, about its geological history, evolution of landscapes and amazing creatures that inhabited these places hundreds and thousands of years ago.
Fragments of meteorites, fossils and interactive displays are the main "witnesses" of the geological history of Central Australia from the time of the Big Bang to the present day.
Model of the ancient reservoir Alkuta, the main site of scientific research in the region, showcases some of the amazing megafauna fossils found here - a giant freshwater crocodile and the largest bird ever to live on earth.
Outstanding display of Central Australian birds, mammals, reptiles and insects will allow visitors to identify some of the animals they may have seen while traveling through the Red Center.
The museum houses the Strehlow Research Center, home to one of Australia's largest collections of films, sound recordings, archival records and artefacts from the ceremonial life of the local Aborigines. This collection has been collected by the Lutheran priest Karl Strehlaw and his son for several decades of anthropological research.
The museum also houses the Library of the Northern Territories traveling exhibit on the February 1942 air raids on Darwin. During World War II, defense forces were deployed along the Stuart Highway, which connects Darwin and Alice Springs, preparing to defend northern Australia. The exposition displays photographs and archival materials of those years.
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