The platypus and header images

Our mascot is from the first live drawings of the platypus reported in the Journal of Zoology in 1835.

bennett-platypus

Images used in the header are shown below:

  • Spindle pole
    Spindle pole
    Artist's impression of the spindle pole of a cell; Drew Berry, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, used by permission.
  • 1923 ANZAAS Congress in Wellington (NZ)
    1923 ANZAAS Congress in Wellington (NZ)
  • CSIRAC
    CSIRAC
    Australia's first computer
  • Apoptosome
    Apoptosome
    Drew Berry, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, used by permission.
  • Dynein and Kinesin
    Dynein and Kinesin
    Drew Berry, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, used by permission.
  • Apoptosis in mitochondria
    Apoptosis in mitochondria
    Stills from Drew Berry's animation "Apoptosis: signal transduction through the Fas/FADD pathway". Cytochrome C release from mitochondria. Drew Berry, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, used by permission.
  • Model rockets
    Model rockets
    Display case of model rockets, Science Museum, Melbourne
  • DNA Replisome
    DNA Replisome
    Prepared for Björk by Drew Berry, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, used by permission.
  • Parkes Radio Dish
    Parkes Radio Dish
    Australia ‘Austie’ Helm rounds up his sheep in front of the dish not long before it officially opened. Austie sold part of his farm to CSIRO to provide a site for the telescope.
  • Parkes Radio Dish during Apollo 11
    Parkes Radio Dish during Apollo 11
    Inside the Parkes telescope control room during the Apollo 11 Moonwalk.
  • Australian Antarctic Expedition 1914
    Australian Antarctic Expedition 1914
    AAE expeditioners construct the main hut at Commonwealth Bay. (Photo: Frank Hurley)
  • Platypuses
    Platypuses
    Our header image is from Mammals of Australia, Vol. I Plate 1. by John Gould, F.R.S., Published by the author, 26 Charlotte Street, Bedford Square, London, 1863. Reproduction Photo by Marnie Rawlinson, Cathy Accurso and Ken Walker © Museum Victoria.