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To coincide with the new theme of Australian 18th century artwork in the Images of Nature Gallery, our Special Collections Librarian Lisa Di Tommaso and Aboriginal Australian artist Daniel Boyd will be taking part in a Nature Live event on Tuesday 7th February.

 

 

 

 

The Museum holds in its collections fascinating drawings of the Australian landscape and the people of the Eora Nation, seen through the eyes of British settlers. It gives a rare insight into the establishment of the first British penal colony in Port Jackson, from 1788 onwards, and the flora, fauna and people they encountered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Portrait of an aboriginal man named Balloderree, from the Watling Collection
by Port Jackson painter

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Come and join them both discussing their work, learn about this part of Australian history and a chance to see some of these fascinating paintings.

 

 

This event is free and suitable for adults.

 

The talk begins at 14.30 in the Attenborough Studio in the Darwin Centre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Macropus giganteus, eastern gray kangaroo and Xanthorrhoea sp., grasstree

by George Raper

Image No.  015156

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The brand new glossy Winter 2012 edition of the Museum's magazine Evolve is now available to buy.

 

The Library & Archives collections and staff feature in at least three articles!

 

 

The Birds of America - In October 2011 the NHM published a reproduction of John James Audubon's huge work The Birds of America. Learn more about this record breaking book and its author.

 

 

Hoping great things.... the search for early humans - With the 100th anniversary approaching, Karolyn Shindler has been researching the collections relating to the Piltdown Man and Sir Arthur Smith Woodward. This is the first of four forthcoming articles.

 

 

 

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Images of Nature: The First Fleet collection - To coincide with the February 2012 change of theme for the Images of Nature art gallery, 18th century Australian artwork, this article is all about the theme, the artists and the artwork.

 

Our Special Collections Librarian, Lisa Di Tommaso has written a publication The Art of the First Fleet all about the unqiue First Fleet artwork collections held in the NHM Library & Archives. Available now from the NHM bookshop.