Kangaroo. George Raper, 1789

Eastern gray kangaroo, Macropus giganteus and grass tree, Xanthorrhoea sp. George Raper faced the same difficulties as other First Fleet artists in capturing accurate depictions of fauna unfamiliar to them.

First Fleet art done by Midshipman George Raper, who arrived on HMS Sirius, the flagship of the First Fleet, at Port Jackson in January 1788. His beautiful illustrations of the local birds and plants were among the first visual impressions of Australian flora and fauna by Europeans

First Fleet art done by Midshipman George Raper, who arrived on HMS Sirius, the flagship of the First Fleet, at Port Jackson in January

Yellow-tailed black cockatoo, Calyptorhynchus funereus, 1789, by George Raper (1769–1797). Watercolour | The Trustees of the Natural History Museum ©, London

Natural History - First Fleet artwork collection [Australia]. 'Bird of Port-Jackson' George Raper 1789 [The Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo]

First impressions of a new land by First Fleet artist George Raper, who arrived on HMS Sirius, the flagship of the First Fleet, at Port Jackson, Australia in January 1788

First impressions of a new land by First Fleet artist George Raper, who arrived on HMS Sirius, the flagship of the First Fleet, at Port Jackson, Australia in January 1788

First Fleet art done by Midshipman George Raper, who arrived on HMS Sirius, the flagship of the First Fleet, at Port Jackson in January 1788. His beautiful illustrations of the local birds and plants were among the first visual impressions of Australian flora and fauna by Europeans

First Fleet art done by Midshipman George Raper, who arrived on HMS Sirius, the…


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