The Art of the First Fleet


In 1788, nearly 1,500 people on 11 sailing ships came ashore at Port Jackson in Australia after a gruelling four month journey from England. This collection of vessels later became known as the First Fleet, and those who sailed in them were the community who established the first penal colony inNew South Wales and who laid the foundations for the birth of the nation of Australia. The Art of the First Fleet is a captivating collection of watercolours, washes, ink and pencil drawings created during this historic time, and now housed in the Natural History Museum. It depicts the natural history of this extraordinary land and the events that marked these initial formative years, as seen through the eyes of European read more

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ISBN:

9781742703633

Format:

Hardback

Pages:

112

Dimensions:

25cm x 22cm

RRP:

$34.99

Category:

History , Travel , Art and Photography

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

01 March 2012

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lisa Di Tommaso