From 'Lectures On Comparitive Anatomy In Which Are Explained The Preparations In The Hunterian Collection' by Sir Everard Home, 1823. William Clift was the first conservator of the Hunterian Museum.

From 'Lectures On Comparitive Anatomy In Which Are Explained The Preparations In The Hunterian Collection' by Sir Everard Home, William Clift was the first conservator of the Hunterian Museum.

Possum koala platypus lithograph Hawkins

Possum, koala and platypus, Colour lithograph by BW Hawkins, 1850

Bush Life New South Wales. Images titled - 'The Bush Barber', 'Dingo Shooting', 'The Kitchen', 'Splitting Timber in the Scrub', 'Our Homestead', 'Kangaroo Hunting', 'Platypus Shooting', 'An Improvised Boot-Jack', and 'Relaxation'. From 'Black and White', an English illustrated periodical.   Photogravure 1894

Bush Life in New South Wales, Photogravure by Andre & Sleigh after Frank Feller, 1894

From 'A hand-book to the marsupialia and monotremata' by Richard Lydekker from the series 'Lloyd's natural history'.

Male Platypus have ankle spurs that secrete venom that can kill small animals

The Duck-billed Platypus, Copper-line engraving. From "A History of the Earth and Animated Nature by Oliver Goldsmith," published in London by Wingrave and Collingwood in 1816.

The Duck-billed Platypus, Copper-line engraving. From "A History of the Earth and Animated Nature by Oliver Goldsmith," published in London by Wingrave and Collingwood in

Dasyure Echidna Platypus engraving Pyne

Dasyure, Echidna and Platypus, Wood-engraving with later hand-colouring by J Lowry after Charles Pyne,

Dance of Australian natives platypus Wombat de Sainson

Dance of Australian natives, Duck-billed platypus and Wombat or desman, Steel-engraving by Charles Beyer after Louis de Sainson

Ornithorhynque Platypus engraving Adolph Fries 1839

Ornithorhynque (Platypus), Wood-engraving with original hand-colouring after Adolph Fries, 1839

Duck Billed Platypus engraving 1800

Duck Billed Platypus engraving 1800

Hydromis Echidna and Platypus engraving

Hydromis, Echidna and Platypus, Copper-line engraving,

Bristly Echidna New Holland Platypus engraving 1837

The Bristly Echidna and The Paradox Animal of New Holland (Platypus), Copper-line engraving with original hand-colouring, 1837

Platypus lyre bird dasyurus eastern quoll engraving

Platypus lyre bird dasyurus eastern quoll engraving

Western Quoll Platypus engraving Lesueur Bertuch

Western Quoll and Platypus, Copper-line engraving with original hand-colouring after Charles Alexandre Lesueur

Platypus engraving Schmuzer

Platypus, Copper-line engraving with original hand-colouring by Schmuzer (engraver),

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