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The world of Stickiology brought to you by the Australian National Stick Museum of Australia

Helen Hardman: I don’t think you should buy from a retailer. You can never be sure of the pedigree/origin of your young stick. Better to contact a breeder directly, and go there so you can see the conditions of the parent trees. And never take from the wild. Or maybe consider giving a rescue stick a new home.

Australian National Stick Museum of Australia Good point Helen, although many stick retailers in the region are certified, there is no guarantee of how the stick will turn out. I've heard horror stories of people paying top dollar for a young Norfolk Pine twig and once it hits maturity and becomes fully-fledged it's obvious it's a Radiata cross.

Gary Stickman

Dr Stickman is lead curator at The National Stick Museum in Dubbo NSW. Dr Stickman has 43 years experience in stickiology and is a world leader everything stick related with over 134 papers published and author of the book β€œSticky Situations”, which has been branded the stick bible by many of his peers. He has even branched out in his later years to other objects that just happen to look like sticks.

The National Stick Museum was opened in 1954 and has the claim of having the largest stick collection in the southern hemisphere. This title was held by the Australian Capital Stick Treasury, until the big fire of β€˜87, which wiped out 85% of the collection.

The National Stick Museum has not only the largest collection of sticks from the Oceania region, but also has specimens from every country on the planet.