Exhibition of bird-related material at State Library of Queensland

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Subject: Exhibition of bird-related material at State Library of Queensland
From: "Sandra Henderson" <>
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2007 11:29:25 +1100
For anyone who happens to be in Brisbane in next few months...
The State Library in Brisbane has a display of  bird-related materials.
Rare early illustrations, historical documents, artworks and exquisite
bird plumage are brought together in this exhibition which captures our
fascination with Australian bird life, from the 19th century through to
today. Treasures in the exhibition include volumes from John Gould's
Birds of Australia (1840-1848), paintings and photographs of many
Queensland native birds, a 19th century glass bird dome case, bird and
egg specimens and contemporary artists' books. The exhibition runs from
Dec 8 - 9 Mar
And on 11 Jan a talk about the exhibition...
Join curator Nancy Underhill and Robert Mahoney, from Birds Queensland,
as they discuss the treasures and birds on display. Fri 11 Jan,
12noon-12.30pm. Free, bookings ph 3842 9892.

Sandra Henderson
Secretary, Canberra Ornithologists Group

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