Skip to main content
Tel: (678) 701-8254

No. 767. Study of the Bunya-Bunya

Purchase This Item For Download
world rights, single editions, non exclusive use

Please Select A License Option

For one off display, up to A1 in size, for a period up to 3 years

up to 5 years

For use in exhibition deisplay for up to 6 months £400 - £750

For personal use only, not to be used commercially

up to half size

Any singleprint usage, billboard, ad, insert, display

no larger than three quarters of the page

no larger than one eighth of a page

Not more than three quarters of the page in size

No larger than one eighth of the page

For printing as part of a display, one use only, not for promotional use

^ Please refine your license choice

Other options available, please contact us for more details

Oil on board, no date. Study of the Bunya-Bunya. This noble Conifer, Araucaria Bidwillii, Hook., is perhaps the most valuable food-tree indigenous in Australia, and only grows on one semi-circle of hills, within 100 miles in stretch, between the Brisbane and Burnett rivers, Queensland. The larger of the older trees are nearly 200 feet high, with a circumference of trunk of about twenty-five feet; and the horizontal markings on the pillar-like trunks make them very conspicuous amongst other trees. But what is most remarkable about these trees is that they are the only hereditary property any of the aborigines are known to possess. Each tribe has its own group of trees, and each family a certain tree or trees; and any interference with these rights leads to a bloody fight. The larger cones are a foot long and nine inches in diameter; and they are full of edible nuts (seeds) as large as chestnuts. Every third year there is an extra large crop, when the natives assemble from all parts to collect it. By an act of the Colonial Government the Bunya-Bunya is strictly preserved for the use and sustenance of the aborigines. Look at 713, 771, 773'. [Entry from the Official Guide to the North Gallery'. Fifth Edition, 1892]

Copyright © RBG KEW

Media ID 654407

Date: 3rd December 2007

Author: North, Marianne (1830-1890)

Filename: NOR_M_767_060915pl767.jpg

Image Size: 4356 x 6663 Pixels

Filesize is 30.45MB

Version 2 is 13.61MB

Associated Categories: Landscapes

Associated Categories: Marianne North

Keywords: 19th century, 767, araucariaceae, australia, board, exploration, explorer, food, forest, marianne north, no 767 study of the bunya bunya, oil, paintings, queens land, tree, useful plants, women artists