Australian Botanical Illustration Acacia binervata Two-veined Hickory artist: Edward Minchen from: 'The Flowering Plants and Ferns of New South Wales - Part by J H Maiden, NSW Government Printing Office
An image of Australian gum blossom by Margaret Preston - love the combination of orange red and pink - feminine but really gutsy. The individual blossoms are really delicate but the overall arrangement is really strong.
Golden wattle. Rosa Fiveash was the most accomplished and the best known of the late 19th and early 20th century South Australian botanical artists. Her drawings are aesthetically attractive without detracting from their scientific accuracy. The Library is fortunate to hold 130 artworks in this series of watercolours of South Australian and Australian flowering plants donated by Rosa Fiveash in 1937. http://www.samemory.sa.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=460&c=2258