Tambar Springs Diprotodon

The exhibition of the Tambar Springs Diprotodon is situated in the Coonabarabran Visitor Information Centre/ The Bicentennial Exhibition building. It contains a skeleton of diprotodon and some other megafauna specimans. These exhibits are part of the Australian Museum Collection. The megafauna display opened in 1997. The Bicentennial Exhibition Building also houses displays on astronomy, geology, forestry and local history.

Address: 
Newell Highway, Coonabarabran, NSW
Tel: 
0268421441
Hours: 
9.00am - 5.00pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
Admission: 
Free
Collection: 
The main exhibit is the skeleton of a diprotodon optatum, the largest known marsupial. It was discovered at Tambar Springs in 1979. The display also includes other specimens such as a lower jaw of Protemnodon, an extinct giant wallaby. The exhibition is complemented by a mural of a diprotodon by artist Peter Schouten, and a series of interpretive labels highlighting the discovery of the Tambar Springs Diprotodon.
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Dig site at Tambar Springs

Dig site at Tambar Springs
Creator:
H.Hughes/Nature Focus, Australian Museum
Description:
Excavating the skeleton of an extinct marsupial, Diprotodon optatum, at Tambar Springs in 1979.
Date:
1979

Tambar Springs, NSW

Diprotodon skull

Diprotodon skull from Tambar Springs

Diprotodon skull from Tambar Springs
Creator:
Image by J.Field/Nature Focus, Australian Museum.
Description:
The skull of the Tambar Springs Diprotodon discovered in 1979.
Date:
Pleistocene

Tambar Springs, NSW, Australia