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Discover Australian Dinosaurs

Eromanga Dinosaurs

The Eromanga Natural History Museum is discovering new Australian dinosaurs in an area of Australia where they have previously never been found.  Australia's South West Queensland's Channel Country is home to Australia’s largest dinosaur fossil discoveries, the 95-98 million year old Eromanga dinosaurs. These exciting new dinosaurs are some of the world’s largest dinosaurs. See more...

Discover Australian Megafauna

Eulo Megafauna & Microfauna

Dozens of estimated 50,000 to 100,000 year old megafauna and microfauna sites are being discovered near Eulo in South West Queensland. We are finding megafauna and microfauna fossils from extinct animals, preserved in special clays with exceptional preservation. There are dozens of species and an accumulation of sites in numbers not seen before in Australia. See more...

Building a Museum for Dinosaurs & Megafauna

The Outback Gondwana Foundation is working very hard to build a natural history museum so that finally you can see this yet unseen and exceptionally rare arid Australia fossil heritage.

The Eromanga Natural History Museum is a catalytic project for Australian regional development and is dedicated to realising the educational, tourism and economic potential of this internationally significant Australia fossil heritage. The museum is located just outside of Eromanga but is also near Quilpie, one of the major centres in South West Queensland's Channel Country. The first steps to develop the museum site have begun but more funding is needed. We will then be able to show you these prehistoric Australian giants in the area they were found, so you can begin to comprehend their size, their story and where they have come from.

Help us create Australian history and build the Eromanga Natural History Museum. Find out how you can help.

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The Eromanga Natural History Museum is collecting, documenting and recording our arid Australian natural history, our plants and animals that have evolved since the dinosaurs and the megafauna. With the help of our modern day plants and animals we can compare them with our prehistoric plants and animals, all from the same place but from many different times throughout the prehistoric ages of Upper Murray and Lake Eyre/Cooper basins in Australia.

The Eromanga Natural History Museum will convert this mass of discovery and knowledge into scientifically proven fact. It will translate this into educational outcomes and publishable knowledge to benefit the world. We want to present this knowledge so that you can easily understand the story of this land spanning hundreds of millions of years.

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New Facilities at Cooper's Country Lodge

Friday, July 27, 2018

During the past couple of months guests and staff have been watching our newest building grow. Now almost done it's time to take a look at our newest edition to the Lodge and the Museum Reserve. The new kitchen and laundry facility will be used to cater for guests and also is a preempted build for the upcoming Stage 2.  With the laundry facilty being large enough to cater for our expected growth int he near future. Guests will get the benefit of a guest laundry all for themselves and the option to hire out the kitchen facility to cater for themselves or groups.   ...read more

A Home for 'Cooper', Just Around the Corner

Friday, July 27, 2018

Since the chance find in 2004 for by a young 14 year old boy, the dream for a home to house the arid collection of fossils from Eromanga's  surrounds began. Now 14 years on, that dream is about to become a reality. On the 13th of July after years of pushing to fund this build the moment that we had all been waiting for arrived,  in the form of $3.615 million from the Federal Government through the Building Better Regions Fund, with an additional $2.4 million from State and $600,000 from Quilpie Shire Council the  total funding awarded of $6.615 million we are now ready to start to build.   ...read more

Dinosaur Dig; Done and Dusted

Friday, July 27, 2018

Being on the team for the Eromanga dinosaur dig is an exceptional experience on so many levels. You are not just working with a team of experts digging up massive dinosaur bones but you are a valuable team member in a small group learning the whole process from beginning to end, how to recognise new dinosaur sites, how time has shaped the surrounding landscapes and how important it is to discover and preserve our Australian dinosaur heritage.

In the evening you watch the sunset across the wide open spaces, enjoy your hosts generous hospitality, conversations and a wonderful meal under the stars in front of beautiful warm campfire and finally being able to fall asleep in the comfort of clean linen and warm rooms of the shearers quarters.

Each day brings its own new discovery and something new to learn about this ancient continent of Australia.

This was the second year we had dig at this dig site and previously we had nicknamed the dinosaur from this site ‘Monty’. ‘Monty’ is looking big…very big. Many bones were removed at the last dig and during this period we ran out of time to remove all the bones we had found. A large area of exposed rock full of dinosaur bones was left to remove this dig as well as continue to uncover more of the bone bed.

National Geographic spent five days on the dig with us filming for a documentary ‘Only in Australia’. The first episode is due to go to air in October 2018. The Nat Geo team were fantastic to work with and I have to thank our dig team for being so accommodating of their many filming requests.


Over the two weeks many more new bones were found and most all cocooned in protective rock but some we were able to simply be removed from the rock and expose beautifully preserved dinosaur bone! Our small but hardworking team had a huge job ahead of them to remove as much of the exposed bone before the end of the dig. Massive plaster jackets…we did it!! Well done dig team 2018.


We thank our ongoing support from our sponsors whom without we  would not be able to remove the amount of material that we did. With a special thanks to SANTOS for helping sponsor the dig, IOR for fuelling our project, Eromanga Contracting for their supply of heavy machinery and Plevna Downs for their use of the land and machinery.  

The bone bed continues and several bones were well covered, protected and left for next year. We look forward to seeing what more of this giant lies beneath.

Robyn Mackenzie 
Field Palaeontologist & General Manager ENHM

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why do the Eromanga dinosaurs and the Eulo Diprotodon (Megafauna) have common names like Cooper, George, Sid, Zac and Kenny?

These are identifying names we give a new important dinosaur or megafauna discovery so we know which individual we are talking about. In many cases with the dinosaurs they will be scientifically described as completely new dinosaurs and then they are given a special scientific name.  If they are not a new species then they will already have a special scientific name.  ‘Kenny’ has a scientific name already, Diprotondon optatum.


 
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