THE authorities of the British Museum may congratulate themselves on their not being the only governing body which is considered to be on an antiquated and improvable foundation, which calls for a radical and speedy change. In Australia the same cry has been raised before the Parliament of the Colony, with respect to the Museum at Sydney. There the biological collection seems to be much in need of improvement, of a greater spirit of enterprise in its management, and of a more liberal view being taken by its authorities of the rapid advances which are adding day by day to the importance of the subject which it so materially assists in teaching.
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The Australian Museum . Nature 10, 81–82 (1874). https://doi.org/10.1038/010081a0