Macleay Museum in Australia


Macleay Museum
Local name Chau Chak Wing Museum
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OwnerUniversity of Sydney
Founded1887
Address Macleay, 3 University Of Sydney, Science Rd, Camperdown
Zip-code NSW 2006
Place Sydney
StateNew South Wales
Country Australia

Directors2013-now: David Ellis

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Description

Macleay Museum, located at Macleay, 3 University Of Sydney, Science Rd, Camperdown, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia , was founded in 1887.

Taxidermy specimens


Macleay Museum has in its collection 1 elephantine taxidermy specimens with records in this database:

(Measurements of teeth and body parts follow the system described by Maglio (1973; P = plate number, L = length, W = width, H = height, LF = lamellar frequency)


    Gandhi Accession nr: . Received: Gandhi
    Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
    * Born 1912 at Asia unspecified location † Dead 1968-04-19 at Sydney Zoo
    Death: unknown Death reason: unknown (N/A)

Comments / picturesThe Macleay Museum gallery closed 2016 to the public in preparation for the opening of the new Chau Chak Wing Museum, scheduled for completion in late 2020.

References for records about Macleay Museum

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2021). Macleay Museum, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=2207. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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