C1869

The Brush Turkey.

Artist:

Unkwnown

Scarce colonial engraving of the Australian Brush-turkey. The first recorded sighting of the Australian Brush-turkey was by Sydney Parkinson, artist on Cook’s first voyage at Endeavour River, Queensland on 4 July, 1770 while the ship was careened for repairs. “a … Read Full Description

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S/N: ISN-BI-AA-690805233B–198134
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Full Title:

The Brush Turkey.

Date:

C1869

Artist:

Unkwnown

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

150mm 
x 110mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Brush Turkey. - Antique Print from 1869

Genuine antique
dated:

1869

Description:

Scarce colonial engraving of the Australian Brush-turkey.

The first recorded sighting of the Australian Brush-turkey was by Sydney Parkinson, artist on Cook’s first voyage at Endeavour River, Queensland on 4 July, 1770 while the ship was careened for repairs. “a bird like a Tetrao, having wattles of a fine ultramarine colour, and whose beak and legs were black”.

Common name: Australian Brush-turkey, Scrub Turkey
Aboriginal names: Wagun in Yuwaalayaay Wagun in Yuwaalaraay Wagun in Gamilaraay / Gamilaroi / Kamilaroi Wirrilaa in Gamilaraay / Gamilaroi / Kamilaroi Wirrilaa in Yuwaalaraay
Modern binomial name: Alectura lathami
First described: Gray 1831.
Distribution: NSW & QLD

From the original edition of the Illustrated Sydney News. 

Collections:
State Library New South Wales: F8/39-40
State Library Victoria: Library NSM Sydney

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