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First Fleet Artist: George Raperís Birds and Plants of Australia,

by: Linda Groom
published by: National Library of Australia

First Fleet Artist: George Raperís Birds and Plants of Australia, by the National Libraryís Curator of Pictures, Linda Groom, traces the remarkable life of a young man now recognised as Australiaís best First Fleet artist. It features reproductions of the 56 stunning watercolours attributed to Raper.

The book also tells the story of the paintings, which were acquired in 2005, and how they found their way to pride of place in the National Libraryís collection.

The book is available for purchase at the National Library of Australia Bookshop (http://shop.nla.gov.au/).

RRP: $49.95

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