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Major Sponsors continue to support OGF

Tuesday, September 18, 2012
We are delighted that our major Sponsors, Santos and Beach Energy have again committed to sponsor OGF’s general operations for another year.  The companies have also agreed to contribute funding for the proposed Natural History Museum subject to Federal Government funding approval. We gratefully acknowledge the contributions of all our sponsors.

Power deal at risk: Rob Oakeshott

Thursday, September 13, 2012

JULIA Gillard's $1 billion regional development fund, which helped her secure minority government, has been frozen as part of the budget crackdown on federal grants, sparking condemnation from independent MP Rob Oakeshott. more

ALP taking money from regions: Barnaby Joyce

Thursday, September 13, 2012

A POLITICAL stoush has erupted over the freezing of the $1 billion Regional Development Australia Fund as part of an across-the-board review of funding programs for the bush. more

Dinosaur discoveries depend on farmers

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

“In western and south west Queensland, they are digging for treasures from the past – and coming up with finds that will keep palaeontologists busy for decades”, says Keiren McLeonard (ABC Bush Telegraph 29 August 2012).  Read the full article here. more

Stuart Mackenzie reflects on the journey

Friday, August 03, 2012

In the “Village Green” section of the Courier Mail (18 August 2012), Stuart Mackenzie describes the amazing journey the project has taken him on over the past eight years.  Read about it in “Have Your Say” more

Small town misses out on museum funding again

Monday, July 23, 2012

Just as it is about to end, the federal government has conceded that small rural communities may miss out on the fruits of its $1 billion Regional Development Australia Fund. The creation of the fund was one of the key conditions of the 2010 deal with the country independents that endorsed Julia Gillard as prime minister. more

Mega-Wombats Discovered!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Source: SourceFeed more

Large Fossil Reserve in Queensland

Friday, June 22, 2012

Queensland will now be counted among the places, which has host of fossil of reserves. It has been recently that researchers have found an ancient graveyard, which contains about 50 diprotodon skeletons. more

Megafind In Queensland’s Arid Zone Helps Solve Pre-Historic Extinction Mystery

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The discovery of a vast and highly concentrated fossil site on a property in South West Queensland will help palaeontologists unravel the secrets of the world's largest marsupials, how they lived and how they became extinct. Eulo, SW Qld, will play centre stage for the latest in a growing list of major fossil finds in Queensland. more

Giant marsupials' graveyard unearthed in Queensland

Thursday, June 21, 2012

 Scientists say they may have unearthed the fossilised skeletons of up to 40 giant marsupials in south-west Queensland. more

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do if a fossil site is discovered?

After looking at the fossils ensure all fragments are left where they were found in the field as this is crucial to discovering more bones in the same area. Do not disturb site but take a GPS reading and photos. If possible mark the site with a star picket and contact the Eromanga Natural History Museum for a scientific analysis.

Look at the ENHM on-line resources ‘How to recognise dinosaur sites in the Cooper Basin’.

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