Media Releases Archives

March 2019

  • 29 March 2019

    Long in the tooth, but still a precious gem

    Known as the T.rex of the ocean, the only identified opalised tooth of the enormous marine reptile Kronosaurus (pliosaur), will go on display at the South Australian Museum today. 

    The Kronosaurus swam beneath the waves during the Early Cretaceous period when South Australia was covered by the Eromanga Sea and dinosaurs roamed the land. The sediments laid down on this ancient seabed now form the rocks of the Great Artesian Basin.
  • 15 March 2019

    New exhibition carves more than wood

    The first exhibition curated by Nukunu person and the William and Margaret Geary Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art and Material Culture at the South Australian Museum, Dr Jared Thomas, opens on 15 March at the South Australian Museum. Based on the woodcarving practices of Aboriginal men of the Flinders Ranges and the languages of the Adnyamathanha and Nukunu people, Yurtu Ardla celebrates Australian Aboriginal culture as the oldest continuous living culture on Earth.