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Museum Publications


Culna, previously known as National Museum News, is a popular magazine with articles written by Museum staff members on topics related to the Museum. It is published at the end of each year, and distributed free of charge to all schools and Libraries in the Free State Province and to interested members of the public who subscribe to the magazine.

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Scientific Journal - Indago

Scientific Journal – Indago (Previously called Navorsinge van die Nasionale Museum, Bloemfontein)is an accredited journal which publishes original research results on topics related to the approved research disciplines of the Museum, and/or those based on study collections of the Museum, and/or studies undertaken in the Free State. All contributions are critically reviewed by at least two appropriate external referees.

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Published from 1960-1989, Memoirs of the National Museum was the prestige research journal of the National Museum and covered both the natural sciences and human (cultural) sciences. A total of 25 Memoirs appeared, five of which comprised revised Masters dissertations, while a further nine were revised Doctoral dissertations, reflecting the scientific quality of the publication.

LOUW, J.T. 1960. Prehistory of Matjes River Rock Shelter. 143 pp. (Out of print).

WALTON, J. 1965. Early Ghoya settlement in the Orange Free State. 40 pp.

SAMPSON, G. & M. 1967. Riversmead shelter: Excavations and analysis. 111 pp. (Out of print)

SAMPSON, G. 1969. Middle Stone Age industries of the Orange River Scheme Area. 111 pp.

SAMPSON, G. 1972. The Stone Age industries of the Orange River scheme and South Africa. 288 pp.

SAMPSON, G. 1973. The Smithfield Industrial Complex: further field results. 172 pp.

OBERHOLZER, H. 1974. Pioneers of early aviation in South Africa. 119 pp.

LYNCH, C.D. 1974. A behavioral study of the Blesbok Damaliscus dorcas phillipsi with special reference to territoriality. 83 pp.

BUTZER, K.W., CLARK, J.D. & COOKE, H.B.S. 1974. The geology, archaeology and fossil mammals of Cornelia, O.F.S. 84 pp.

FERREIRA, M.C. 1978. The genus Onitis F. of Africa South of the Sahara (Scarabaeidae, Coleoptera). (Out of print).

DE WAAL, S.W. 1978. The Squamata (Reptilia) of the Orange Free State, South Africa. 160 pp.

BADENHORST, A.R. 1979. Aspekte van die Sosiale lewe in Bloemfontein, 1864-1871. 142 pp.

FERREIRA, G.W. 1980. The Parandrinae and the Prioninae of Southern Africa (Cerambycidae, Coleoptera) 335 pp.

LYNCH, C.D. 1980. Ecology of the Suricate, Suricata suricatta and Yellow Mongoose, Cynictis penicillata with special reference to their reproduction. 145 pp.

HAASBROEK, J. 1980. Die rol van die Engelse Gemeenskap in die Oranje-Vrystaat, 1848-1859. 88 pp.

FARKAS, T. 1981. Bird communities of the False Upper Karoo. 160 pp.

OBERHOLZER, H. 1982. Administrasie van Nasionale Museums in die Republiek van Suid-Afrika. 149 pp.

LYNCH, C.D. 1983. The mammals of the Orange Free State. 218 pp.

VAN DER BANK, D.A. 1984. A voice from Bloemfontein. The reminiscences of Gustav Adolph Fichardt. 114 pp.

SAMPSON, G. 1985. Atlas of Stone Age settlement in the Central and Upper Seacow Valley. 116 pp. (Out of print).

LOUW, S. 1986. Revision of the Microcerinae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) with an analysis of their phylogeny and zoogeography. 331 pp.

OBERHOLZER, H. 1987. Beleid vir die bewaring van die materiële kultuurerfenis. 390 pp.

HAASBROEK, H. 1987. Die rol van Cornelis Hermanus Wessels in die Oranje-Vrystaat 1885-1924. 406 pp.

BRINK, J.S. 1987. The archaeozoology of Florisbad, Orange Free State. 151 pp.

LYNCH, C.D. 1989. The mammals of the Northeastern Cape Province. 116 pp

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