Royal Botanical Gardens

A rare white magpie? not quite


This interesting white bird has become a sight to see at the Royal Botanical Gardens Sydney recently, with people believing it to be either a rare white magpie or an entirely new species of bird altogether. But neither would be true.

GALLERY: Jonathan Jones’s barrangal dyara

History & Culture

In 1882, a three-year-old palace at Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden was destroyed by fire – and with it, thousands of Indigenous artefacts. The new barrangal dyara (skin and bones) installation is a reminder of what was lost. Read more about the Garden Palace fire and Jonathan’s artwork here.

Golden days

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Fringed wattle (Acacia fimbriata) is found natively in eastern New South Wales and eastern Queensland.