Skip to content | Change text size

Wildlife of Gondwana

exhibition dromorni

This exhibition will provide a “world first” display of the fossil record from Australian and South American sources and will describe the Wildlife of the Great Southern Super continent – Gondwana, from 3.8 billion years to the present. The exhibition offers a collection of fauna and flora that have not travelled outside its’ home institution before and will showcase the research work by some of the worlds leading palaeontologists.

The exhibition will use a time line context that illuminates the major changes that have occurred in the Earth’s history. The unique nature of the fauna of this continent and the complex interplay of changes over geological history provides an engaging context for exhibition attendees.

The exhibition includes information panels, fossil and rock specimens (original and cast material) both fragmentary and full skeleton (mounted in dynamic poses), and art works depicting the palaeoenvironment.


Wildlife exhibitions
This exhibition is supported by Visions of Australia, an Australian Government Program supporting touring exhibitions by providing funding assistance for the development and touring of cultural material across Australia.

Approximately 400m2, but can be arranged to fit into a smaller or larger space.


  • 50 laminated information panels (500 x 1000mm)
  • 134 specimens of fossils and geological specimens (including original and cast material) both fragmentary and full skeletal material. Skeletons are mounted in dynamic poses
  • 4 DVD repeating excerpts of relevant documentaries
  • Art Works
    • 9 large Panel reproductions of art work by Peter Trusler, Peter Schoeten, Tim Rich and Draga Gelt
    • 2 prints by Peter Trusler
    • 2 original paintings by Peter Trusler
    • 12 original drawings by Jorge Gonzalez
  • Modular exhibition furniture and protective acrylic barriers

Installation/ Costs

The typical costs to host this exhibition for four months are $60,000.  This charge comprises: $ freight + $ installation fee + $ monthly rental fee.

The installation fee for the exhibition includes three technicians to come and set the exhibition up in your venue (and then remove it at the end of its stay). Separate room accommodation for the duration of the setup and takedown is to be provided by the venue. We will train your floor staff in the use of our educational material, as well as familiarise them with the exhibition.

With prior arrangement the Director of the exhibition (Professor Patricia Vickers-Rich, who is a palaeontologist carrying out work in Alaska, Australia and South America) will be available to give a large public lecture, if it is useful as a fundraiser for your venue, and to offer teacher inservice sessions if this will assist in supporting your schools programs.

Educational Support Material

Education package for Early Years (P-2)
Education package for Level 3 (3-4)
Education package for Level 4 (5-6)
Education package for Years 7 and 8

Exhibition related Products

A commercial book available from Indiana University Press (Bloominton) relate directly to this exhibition: "Wildlife of Gondwana".

Previous venues

National Museum of Natural Science, Taiwan, ROC
11 July - 11 November 2007

Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
3 May – 3 August 2008

Monash Science Centre, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
06 October 2008 – 18 October 2009

South Australia Museum and Art Gallery, Adelaide, South Australia,
18 December 2009 – 14 February 2010

Singapore Science Centre, Singapore,
11 May – 23 October 2010

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Northern Territory, Australia
04 December 2010 - 13 March 2011

Otway Dinosaurs, Apollo Bay, Victoria, Australia
10 December 2011 - end April 2012

SOON TO VISIT: The Museum of Tropical Queensland
15 December 2012 - 15 April 2013


This exhibition will be available From end April 2013.