Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Book
Author Ellis, Elizabeth, 1950-

Title Rare & curious : the secret history of Governor Macquarie's collectors' chest / Elizabeth Ellis
Published Carlton, Vic. : Miegunyah Press, 2010

Copies

Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  749.3 Ell/Rac  AVAILABLE
Description x, 275 pages : color illustrations, facsimiles, maps, portraits ; 19 x 25 cm in box 26 cm
Summary These cabinets display layers of preserved butterflies, insects and birds, as well as painted panels by some of Australia's best early colonial painters. Tells the story of the chests and reveals much about the fledgling colony, the vision of Governor Macquarie and the natural history of colonial Australia
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 260-269) and index
Subject Chests -- Australia -- History.
Furniture -- Australia -- History.
Chests -- Australia.
Furniture -- Australia.
Australia -- Collectibles -- History.
ISBN 9780522853797 (hbk.)
Other Titles Rare and curious
Secret history of Governor Macquarie's collectors' chest