love the modern starkness of the scientific botanical illustration. Waratah, Telopea speciosissima     Port Jackson Painter  Watercolour, c1788 - 1797, © Natural History Museum  Watling collection. The Waratah has been the official floral emblem of New South Wales since 1962.

design-is-fine: “ Waratah, Port Jackson Painter/Watling collection, Watercolour. The waratah is New South Wales’ official floral emblem.

Yellow-tailed black cockatoo, Calyptorhynchus funereus, George Raper, 1789

Natural History - First Fleet artwork collection [Australia]. 'Bird of Port-Jackson' George Raper 1789 [The Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo]

Eastern gray kangaroo, Macropus giganteus and grass tree, Xanthorrhoea sp ~ George Raper (1769 - 1797)  Watercolour and ink, c1789 ~ Raper faced the same difficulties as other First Fleet artists in capturing accurate depictions of fauna unfamiliar to them. Andrew Sayers, in his book Australian Art (2001), describes this obstacle as an ‘endearing naivety’ and this kangaroo epitomises this in many ways.

Eastern gray kangaroo, Macropus giganteus and grass tree, Xanthorrhoea sp. George Raper faced the same difficulties as other First Fleet artists in capturing accurate depictions of fauna unfamiliar to them.

[Raper, George] ca 1769-1797 :[Masked owl - tyto novaehollandiae. Between 1788 and 1790] 1 1/4 less natural size. / A...

[Raper, George] ca :[Masked owl - tyto novaehollandiae. Between 1788 and 1 less natural size.

First impressions of a new land by First Fleet artist George Raper, who arrived on HMS Sirius, the flagship of the First Fleet, at Port Jackson, Australia in January 1788

First impressions of a new land by First Fleet artist George Raper, who arrived on HMS Sirius, the flagship of the First Fleet, at Port Jackson, Australia in January 1788

Swift Parrot, Lathamus discolor, by First Fleet artist George Raper, 1788…

Swift Parrot, Lathamus discolor, by First Fleet artist George Raper, Watercolour

George Raper - Nankeen night heron (Nycticorax caledonicus), 1788 // National Library of Australia

George Raper - Nankeen night heron (Nycticorax caledonicus), 1788 // National Library of Australia


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