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              Ellis Rowan: A Life in Pictures

              Ellis Rowan: A Life in Pictures (Paperback)

              By Morton-Evans, Christine

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              Ellis described the fungi: Growing, they look like dolls dressed up in fluted lace petticoats ... Some are apple green, others mauve; one is black, and another has a scarlet cap. They stand high on long white stems, and the fungus closely resembles exquisite lace. In her 70s, art...ist and naturalist Ellis Rowan spent day after day painting birds, plants and flowers in the tropics of Papua New Guinea. After a young local boy brought her a beautiful toadstool one day-then another, and another-she painted no less than 72 images of various species of fungi, many of which were unknown to Australian botanists at the time. Scattered throughout Christine Morton-Evans' new illustrated biography of the artist, Ellis Rowan's own words offer an expressive and often amusing insight into the way Rowan saw the world. Portraying herself as an 'intrepid lady explorer', she not only adventured into wild and inaccessible places in search of new wildflowers and wildlife, she also wrote of these expeditions in vivid accounts for her family, and later for print in newspapers. A first-generation Australian, driven by the pioneering spirit of her parents, Rowan decided early that she would search out, collect and paint an entire collection of wild Australian flora. From the late 1870s, she exhibited works at international exhibitions, winning dozens of medals and receiving the highest honours at the 1888 Centennial International Exhibition in Melbourne. In 1895, Rowan met Queen Victoria, who purchased three of Rowan's paintings, which she intended to have made into a fire-screen. It was but a small part of her success. Her life's work made an important contribution to knowledge of our country's flora and fauna. From her early life in Melbourne, through schooldays, marriage and children, to the tropical north of Australia, England and Papua New Guinea, Rowan was known for her independent, strong character. She enjoyed her own company, content to flout the conventions of the period in pursuit
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              ISBN 9780642279576
              Published AU 1 Apr 2020
              Publisher National Library of Australia
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Maori Markings: Ta Moko
               

              Maori Markings: Ta Moko (Paperback)

              Created by Australia, National Gallery of

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              "The practice of t moko, and the wearing of moko, was considered an art form of a bygone day for the most part of the twentieth century, as casualty of Aotearoa New Zealand's colonial past. However, this unique Pacific art is enjoying a revival. Its embers fanned back to life by ...modern practitioners in the 1980s, it has once again become a powerful form of Mori cultural expression, identity and unity. In a first for Australia, 'Mori markings: t moko' looks at not only the history of this living, breathing art of our region but also shares stories of today's proud moko wearers and practitioners"--Foreword.
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              ISBN 9780642334800
              Published AU 1 May 2019
              Publisher National Library of Australia
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              Little Book of Dogs

              Little Book of Dogs (Paperback)

              By The National Library of Australia

              Dogs are very much part of Australians' lives - they are our companions and members of our families, they are our workmates and our guardians. This work celebrates the relationship between Australians and their dogs through images from the Library's collection and poems.

              ISBN 9780642276698
              Published AU 1 Oct 2008
              Publisher National Library of Australia
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              Series Little Book
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              Little Treasures: Australian Flowers

              Little Treasures: Australian Flowers (Hardback)

              By The National Library of Australia

              Australia is a continent of extraordinary flora. We have a staggering 24 000 different species of plants.

              ISBN 9780642276759
              Published AU 1 Sep 2008
              Publisher National Library of Australia
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              Little Treasures: Australian Animals

              Little Treasures: Australian Animals (Hardback)

              By The National Library of Australia

              Although English naturalist and entrepreneur John Gould spent only 19 months in Australia, from 1838 to 1839, he is well known for his exquisite seven-volume folio, The Birds of Australia (18401848), and the eponymous Gould League of Bird Lovers, which has had over one million me...mbers since it was founded in 1909.
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              ISBN 9780642276766
              Published AU 1 Sep 2008
              Publisher National Library of Australia
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              Little Treasures: Bookplates

              Little Treasures: Bookplates (Hardback)

              By The National Library of Australia

              The small slips of paper known as bookplates are much more than just a mark of book ownership. For true bibliophiles, who attach them to their beloved books, bookplates are indicators of the owners personality, profession and artistic taste.

              ISBN 9780642276780
              Published AU 1 Sep 2008
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              A Brush with Birds: Australian Bird Art from the National Library of Australia

              A Brush with Birds: Australian Bird Art from the National Library of Australia (Paperback)

              Other primary creator The National Library of Australia; Introduction by Olsen, Penny

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              The paintings of Australian birds in A Brush with Birds are by artists whose work is represented in the National Library of Australia. They span the years from first settlement to the 1970s, telling us about the times as well as the birds, and showing how the style of bird art ha...s evolved.
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              ISBN 9780642276803
              Published AU 1 Oct 2008
              Publisher National Library of Australia
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              Seed Cake and Honey Prawns: Fashion and Fad in Australian Food

              Seed Cake and Honey Prawns: Fashion and Fad in Australian Food (Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By Bannerman, Colin

              In this wry, audacious and absorbing consideration of the history of food in this country in the last 150 years, Colin Bannerman spares no dish, no recipe and no chef that captures his attention.

              ISBN 9780642276247
              Published AU 1 Apr 2008
              Publisher National Library of Australia
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              Australian Joint Copying Project Handbook: Handbook Part 1: Part 1: General Introduction and Shelf List

              Australian Joint Copying Project Handbook: Handbook Part 1: Part 1: General Introduction and Shelf List (Paperback, 3rd edition)

              By Library of Australia, National

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              ISBN 9780642107268
              Published AU 1 Dec 2000
              Publisher National Library of Australia
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              The Genius of Donald Friend: Drawings from the Diaries 1942-1989

              The Genius of Donald Friend: Drawings from the Diaries 1942-1989 (Hardback)

              Edited by Klepac, Lou

              Brings to the public for the first time a representative selection of the extraordinary drawings from the Donald Friend diaries held in the National Library of Australia. Witty, moving and evocative, they chronicle the brilliance of one of Australia's finest draughtsmen.

              ISBN 9780642107251
              Published AU 1 Jan 2006
              Publisher National Library of Australia
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