Banksia by Sydney Parkinson - (1745 - 1771)  Sydney Parkinson sailed with Captain Cook on the Endeavour and was the first non-Aboriginal artist to set foot on Australian soil. He was the first botanical artist to draw and paint plants collected in Australia.

Banksia by Sydney Parkinson - - Sydney Parkinson sailed with Captain Cook on the Endeavour and was the first non-Aboriginal artist to set foot on Australian soil. He was the first botanical artist to draw and paint plants collected in Australia.

Sydney Parkinson

Sydney Parkinson (c. 1745 – 26 January was a Scottish Quaker, botanical illustrator and natural history artist.

Banksia dentata watercolour from Bank's Florilegium. - Sydney Parkinson (c. 1745 – 26 January 1771) was a Scottish Quaker, botanical illustrator and natural history artist.

Banksia dentata watercolour from Bank's Florilegium. - Sydney Parkinson (c. 1745 – 26 January was a Scottish Quaker, botanical illustrator and natural history artist.

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