Blog post from Thursday, 13 March, 2014

An great article from Louise Anemaat, on what the sudden emergence of a large, previously unknown collection of New South Wales natural history drawings from the library of a now forgotten botanist can tell us about the earliest years of the colony in Sydney Cove:

Louise Anemaat is Head of Pictures at the State Library of NSW and the author of ‘Natural Curiosity: Unseen art of the First Fleet’, published in 2014 by NewSouth.

Image of Crimson rosella (Platycercus elegans) by Artist unknown (1790s) comes from the TAL & Dai-ichi Life Derby Collection, State Library of NSW.