From George Miller to an Egyptian mummy, Australian Museum unveils 200 treasures

By Julie Power
Updated June 28 2018 - 1:22pm, first published October 17 2017 - 12:00am
Logan Metcalfe, collections officer Pacific at the Australian Museum, examines the feathers of the rare cape given to Captain Cook by a Hawaiian chief. Photo: James Brickwood
Logan Metcalfe, collections officer Pacific at the Australian Museum, examines the feathers of the rare cape given to Captain Cook by a Hawaiian chief. Photo: James Brickwood

FILM director George Miller of Mad Max fame is used to viewing the world through a camera. But as one of the Australian Museum's newly chosen 200 treasures – along with Australia's first female prime minister Julia Gillard, a 2800-year-old Egyptian mummy and a Tasmanian tiger pup – his image will shine brightly inside and outside the museum.

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