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New South Wales Collection

Background imageNew South Wales Collection: 770. View from Collaroy, New South Wales, looking towards the Liverpool Downs

770. View from Collaroy, New South Wales, looking towards the Liverpool Downs
The plain is dotted with Gum trees and the river bordered with Casuarinas, with blue and crimson Parrots (Aprosmictus erythropterus) in the branches of the Peppermint (Eucalyptus piperita, Sm)

Background imageNew South Wales Collection: Ripe cone of Cycad, Illawarra, New South Wales

Ripe cone of Cycad, Illawarra, New South Wales
Oil on canvas, no date. According to the Official Guide to the North Gallery, Fifth Edition, 1892, The beauty of the richly coloured seeds of this Cycad (Macrozamia spiralis, Miq.)

Background imageNew South Wales Collection: 792. Plant and Animal Life at Mudgee, New South Wales

792. Plant and Animal Life at Mudgee, New South Wales
White Gum Trees and Casuarina, in the centre, with Platypus (Ornithorhynchus paradoxus) in the water anti Native Bear (Phascolarctos cinereus) in a fork of the Gum Tree on the left

Background imageNew South Wales Collection: 785. Flowers of the Waratah, of New South Wales

785. Flowers of the Waratah, of New South Wales
This is Telopea speciosissima, R. Br. the most gorgeous of all the Australian Proteaceae, and now almost restricted to the Blue Mountains. It is a shrub from six to eight feet high

Background imageNew South Wales Collection: 779. An Old Currajong Tree, New South Wales

779. An Old Currajong Tree, New South Wales
The aborigines make their fishing lines from the bark of the Currajong (Hibiscus heterophyllus, Vent.), and the soft, spongy trunks are formed into canoes

Background imageNew South Wales Collection: 769. White Gum and Stringy-bark Trees, New South Wales

769. White Gum and Stringy-bark Trees, New South Wales
The bark of the latter (Eucalyptus obliqua, L Her.) comes off in large slabs, and is used in making wigwams and roofs; and the natives also use it when they wish to cross a river

Background imageNew South Wales Collection: 760. White Gum Trees and Palms, Illawarra, New South Wales

760. White Gum Trees and Palms, Illawarra, New South Wales
The lofty pinnate-leaved Palm is Archonto phoenix Cunninghamii, Wendl. & Drude, better known in gardens in this country under the name Seaforthia elegans

Background imageNew South Wales Collection: 742. Wild Flowers of Victoria and New South Wales

742. Wild Flowers of Victoria and New South Wales
At the back, two or three species of Stylidium, a large and curious genus almost entirely Australian, upwards of eighty species being known

Background imageNew South Wales Collection: 739. Flowers and Seed - vessels of the Port Jackson Wooden Pear

739. Flowers and Seed - vessels of the Port Jackson Wooden Pear
Like the fruits or seed - vessels of so many Australian shrubs and trees, the Wooden Pear (Xylomelum pyriforme, Knight) is very hard and woody

Background imageNew South Wales Collection: 719. Ripe cone of a Cycad, Illawarra, New South Wales

719. Ripe cone of a Cycad, Illawarra, New South Wales
The beauty of the richly-coloured seeds of this Cycad (Macrozamia spiralis, Miq.), is only seen after the cones begin to break up

Background imageNew South Wales Collection: 710. View over the Blue Mountains towards the Sea, New South Wal

710. View over the Blue Mountains towards the Sea, New South Wal
Flowers, seed-vessels, and young shoots, of Syncarpia laurifolia, Tenore, a tree of the same beyond on the left, and a Kangaroo Rat in the foreground

Background imageNew South Wales Collection: 603. Specimens of the Coquito Palm of Chile, in Camden. Park, Ne

603. Specimens of the Coquito Palm of Chile, in Camden. Park, Ne
The palms were planted by Sir W. Macarthur, and were fifty years old when painted. The Coquito Palm (Jubaea spectabilis, H. B)

Background imageNew South Wales Collection: 727. View at Illawarra, New South Wales

727. View at Illawarra, New South Wales
Palms.(Livistona australis, Mart.) in the foreground

Background imageNew South Wales Collection: 716. Illawarra, New South Wales

716. Illawarra, New South Wales
Paper-bark Tree.(Melaleuca Leucadendron, Linn.), and other species of the same genus; and a pink-tipped spray of Callistermon salignus, DC. Compare the latter with the gorgeous C. speciosus, 776



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