Christmas card from the Fry family papers 1900-1916  Find more detailed information about this photograph:    http://acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemDetailPaged.aspx?itemID=128855  From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au

December the first Christmas cards were created in England. Sir Henry Cole, Director of London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, found that writing numerous Christmas greetings to.

This undated postcard of a koala or 'Australian bear' is from a collection of Broadhurst postcards entitled 'Scenes of La Perouse, N.S.W.', circa 1900-1927. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=72322

This undated postcard of a koala or 'Australian bear' is from a collection of Broadhurst postcards entitled 'Scenes of La Perouse, N.S.W.', circa 1900-1927. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=72322

This photograph of a koala, produced by the Star Photo Co. in the first decade of the 1900s, is captioned 'Native bear'. From the collections of the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=414007

This photograph of a koala, produced by the Star Photo Co. in the first decade of the 1900s, is captioned 'Native bear'. From the collections of the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=414007

'A patient's mascot', showing a nurse holding a patient's koala at a military hospital during World War I. From the album Photographs of the Third Australian General Hospital at Lemnos, Egypt & Brighton (Eng.), taken by A. W. Savage. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=69841

'A patient's mascot', showing a nurse holding a patient's koala at a military hospital during World War I. From the album Photographs of the Third Australian General Hospital at Lemnos, Egypt & Brighton (Eng.), taken by A. W. Savage. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=69841

William Govett's depiction of a koala, entitled 'A monkey or bear of N. S. Wales'. From William Govett notes and sketches taken during a surveying Expedition in N. South Wales and Blue Mountains Road by William Govett on staff of Major Mitchell, Surveyor General of New South Wales, 1830-1835. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=824687

William Govett's depiction of a koala. From: William Govett notes and sketches taken during a surveying Expedition in N. South Wales and Blue Mountains Road by William Govett on staff of Major Mitchell, Surveyor General of New South Wales,

This pencil sketch of a koala is attributed to Louisa Atkinson. From the album Natural history and botanical drawings, ca. 1849-1872. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales:http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=446170

This pencil sketch of a koala is attributed to Louisa Atkinson. From the album Natural history and botanical drawings, ca. 1849-1872. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales:http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=446170

'Phascolarctos or native bear', James Stuart's depiction of a koala, circa 1830s. From his album, Natural history drawings of marsupials, reptiles and rodents, ca. 1831-1841, Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=404820

'Phascolarctos or native bear', James Stuart's depiction of a koala, circa 1830s. From his album, Natural history drawings of marsupials, reptiles and rodents, ca. 1831-1841, Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=404820

J. W. Lewin's depiction of a koala and its baby, 1803. The Mitchell Library purchased this framed watercolour from a descendant of Philip Gidley King in July 1983. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=421756

John Lewin, [Koala and young], watercolour on paper, Mitchell Library Sydney.

A koala adorns this portrait of businessman Walter Russell Hall from 1874. The artist was Helena Forde. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=433281

A koala adorns this portrait of businessman Walter Russell Hall from 1874. The artist was Helena Forde. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=433281


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