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Author Di Tommaso, Lisa, author

Title The art of the First Fleet / Lisa Di Tommaso
Published Richmond, Vic. : Hardie Grant, 2012
Melbourne ; London : Hardie Grant Books, 2012
©2012

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 MELB  994.02 Dit/Aot  AVAILABLE
Description 111 pages : colour illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
regular print
Contents Introduction -- Ethographical and Topgraphical art -- Botanical art -- Zoological art -- Index
Summary In 1788, nearly fifteen-hundred people on eleven sailing ships came ashore at Port Jackson in Australia after a gruelling eight month journey from England. This collection of vessels later became known as the First Fleet, and those who sailed in them were the community who established the first European colony in Australia. The Art of the First Fleet depicts the natural history of this extraordinary land, the people and culture of the local indigenous population and the events that marked these initial formative years. The collection, now housed in the Natural History Museum, provides an invaluable record of the wildlife and environment, people and events, as seen through the eyes of the colonists who laid the foundations for the European settlement of Australia. The artists' drawings of the people and culture of the Eora people, the local indigenous population of the area, provide the only lasting visual record of their lives. While images of plants and animals were not always technically accurate, they made a significant contribution to the development of science, allowing experts in Britain to be able to identify and name a large number of new species. They remain an invaluable record of the artists' attempts to make sense and order of this new land
Analysis Australian
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 15) and index
Audience General
Tertiary/Undergraduate
Subject Great Britain. Royal Navy. Fleet, First.
Natural History Museum (London, England)
Great Britain. Royal Navy. Fleet, First -- Exhibitions.
Great Britain. Royal Navy. Fleet, First -- Pictorial works.
Aboriginal Australians in art -- 18th century -- Pictorial works.
Aboriginal Australians in art.
Drawing, Australian -- 18th century -- Pictorial works.
Drawing, Australian -- 18th century.
Natural history illustration -- Australia -- 18th century -- Pictorial works.
Natural history illustration -- Australia.
Painting, Australian -- 18th century -- Pictorial works.
Painting, Australian -- 18th century.
Australia in art -- Exhibitions
Australia -- In art.
Australia -- Pictorial works -- Exhibitions.
Australia -- Discovery and exploration -- Pictorial works -- Exhibitions.
Australia -- Pictorial works.
Australia -- Discovery and exploration -- Pictorial works.
Australia -- History -- 1788-1851 -- Pictorial works.
Australia -- In art -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Illustrated works.
Exhibition catalogs.
Art.
Author Natural History Museum (London, England)
LC no. 2012493372
ISBN 9781742703633
Other Titles Images of nature