Well, the much-awaited track casts got here safely and there was a quiet unboxing (maintaining social distancing) under a very shady tree.

For a couple of them, it was a bit like seeing old friends up close and personal.

But these are not just any tracks.

The University of Queensland Dinosaur Lab has created a set of exhibition-quality polyurethane replicas of some of the key dinosaur tracks from the Lower Cretaceous Broome Sandstone.

The details retained in the chosen tracks and the quality of replications means these can also serve as a reference for future scientific inquiry.

Now the DCMG is working with the Broome Men’s Shed to make display cases, so when the Broome Museum reopens after the COVID shutdown, all five casts will be part of a much improved Dinosaur Coast Interpretive Display.

Thanks to Shire of Broome, EDL, and Lotterywest for funding.

 

Leong is holding a Theropod and Wade has a Sauropod back foot

Leong (left) is holding a Theropod and Wade (right) has a Sauropod back foot.

Unwrapped and out for all to see

Unwrapped and out for all to see.

The big track cast is hidden still in the crate

The big track cast is hidden – still in the crate.