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Wooden box to hold five filters
CH classification SCIENCES Instruments Optical microscope slide
History and use
Noel and Kitty Monkman were largely based at Green Island with their laboratory and theatre, and devoted their energies to making educational natural history movie documentaries and feature films. They went on to produce and direct 23 films, including 2 feature films. The film ‘Invisible Wonders of the Great Barrier Reef’ in 1961 was Noel’s apogee in cine micrography. Much of Noel’s film was used in the Academy Award winning film ‘The Sea Around Us’, from Rachel Carson’s book of the same name. For his skill as a microscopist and also for the excellence of his work in cine-micrography and photomicrography, Noel was elected a Fellow of the Royal Microscopical Society, London in April 1948. He was also made an Associate of the Cinematographers Society, Sydney.

The entire Monkman collection at Museum of Tropical Queensland consists of four microscopes, microscopical equipment, transparencies, and commercial microslides.
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