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About Canowindra, New South Wales and Age Of Fishes Museum Canowindra … from Visit Cowra

DID YOU KNOW? 🐟 Canowindra became world-famous in 1955 when a 360-million-year-old fossil was found…PURELY BY CHANCE! During road works in 1955, a council worker turned over a large rock slab with strange impressions on its under-surface. He pushed the slab aside to the fence line, where it was later spotted by a local bee-keeper who recognised its importance and notified the Australian Museum in Sydney. This discovery turned out to be one of the most remarkable discoveries of its kind anywhere in the world! 70-80 tonnes of rock slabs, containing around 4,000 fish specimens were recovered from the Canowindra site. They can now be seen,…



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