Gould spent 18 months around Scone/Murrurundi collecting and drawing,
but his wife, and others, did many of the bird drawings, which were then
hand coloured, from skins.
Gould had an amazing life, and his bird collector was the ultimate
Australian birdo, ie John Gilbert, who ended up dead, speared through the
neck, on the Leichardt expedition.
If you want to flesh out Australian birds, browse through "John Gould
the Birdman". There may be one on Gilbert called "John Goulds Collector" or
similar, although that may have been the title of a library or museum
John White, also a great Australian bird collector, lived near Scone,
where Gould's residence when he was there is still extant. This was a great
area for birds prior to clearing, and still is, but the good birding areas
are not particularly accessible
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