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Listed under:  Arts  >  Visual arts  >  Art genres  >  Botanical illustration
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Museum Victoria's 'Museum History Case' of natural and scientific specimens, 1850-80

This video shows curator Rebecca Carland talking about some of the natural and scientific specimens collected between 1850 and 1880 for what was then called the National Museum of Victoria. She begins by discussing the early years of the Museum and its tenacious and argumentative director, Frederick McCoy. Items in the ...

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'Waratah (Telopea speciosissima)'

This is a spectacular watercolour study of the Australian native plant, the waratah ('Telopea speciosissima'), in full bloom. Painted in about 1820 by the convict artist Joseph Lycett (1774-1828), it measures 26.5 cm x 19.5 cm.

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Botany of Kamay

This resource explores the plants of Kamay Botany Bay – their significance to the Aboriginal people of Kamay, and to the botanists on the Endeavour in 1770. This resource is one part of the 'Endeavour – eight days in Kamay' resource.