Edward de Courcy Clarke Earth Science Museum


Further information

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Learn more

To learn more or request access to the collections, contact the Museum.

Thesis viewing

  • Mon, Wed and Fri
  • 9.30am to 12.30pm
  • Other times by arrangment

The Museum's collections are an important record of the history of geology teaching and collecting in Western Australia and are open to researchers.

  1. Mineral, rock, fossil and meteorite collection
  2. Theses
  3. Aerial photography

Mineral, rock, fossil and meteorite collection

The Museum is the repository for The University of Western Australia’s mineral, rock, fossil and meteorite collection.

The Research Collection provides valuable historical information and reflects the interests and development of the University’s Geology Department.

Nearly 160,000 specimens, some of which date back to the 1920s, have been registered. Individual items are recorded in catalogues maintained by the Museum.

Specimen types include:

  • fossils
  • rock
  • minerals
  • meteorites and tektites
  • research material from honours and postgraduate projects featured in the Theses Library.

All items are stored, managed and cared for by Museum staff.

To learn more about the Research Collection, or to gain access to specific items, contact the Museum on (+61 8) 6488 2681 or by email.

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The Museum keeps the Thesis libraries for Geology from 1932 and Geography, from 1967.

The libraries contain the following document types:

  • Honours
  • Master of Science
  • PhD
  • other postgraduate work.

While these documents must remain on site, members of the public can:

  • view them at the Museum
  • photocopy pages of interest (upon signing a copyright acknowledgement and paying for cost of copying).

Viewing times: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 9.30am and 12.30pm. Other times by arrangement.

The Excel documents below outline the individual items stored within the Geology and Geography Thesis libraries.

Geology Theses [XLS, 263.0 KB]
Updated 9 Mar 2012

Geography Theses [XLS, 128.0 KB]
Updated 9 Mar 2012


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Aerial photographs

The photographic collection consists of aerial pictures dated between 1945 and 1990.

The majority of the images depict Western Australia, however there are some capturing locations within South West Pacific Islands.

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