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Corporate entry Australian Institute of Anatomy (1931 - 1985)

29 October 1931
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
16 December 1985
Medical Research, Education, Association and Society or membership organisation
Reference No
CA 551
Legal Status
Agency of the Commonwealth of Australia
Canberra, Australian Capital City


The Australian Institute of Anatomy was established in October 1931, following the relocation of the National Museum of Australian Zoology from Melbourne to Canberra, and its name being changed by an Act of Parliament. Amongst its functions were being a natural history museum and research in human nutrition. The Institute was abolished in December 1985. Its building went on to house the Australian Film and Sound Archive.


 1924 - 1931 National Museum of Australian Zoology
       1931 - 1985 Australian Institute of Anatomy

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Australian Institute of Anatomy - Records, 1924 - 1959, MS 082; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions


  • Kaus, David, A different time : the exhibition photographs of Herbert Basedow 1903-1928, National Museum of Australia, Canberra, 2008, 218 pp. Details

Online Resources

Ailie Smith