Brisbane: Thorne & Greenwell, Ca. 1870. A very scarce hand colored print depicting the two cockatoo on a branch, the male in the foreground, the female with just her head visible on the right.
Silvester Diggles (1817-1880) was a naturalist, artist and musician, born in Liverpool, who emigrated to Sydney in 1853, where he settled in Sydney and taught music and drawing, as well as repairing musical instruments. He helped to establish the Queensland Philosophical Society, the colony's first scientific institution, in 1859, and published papers in its Transactions. He also served as honorary curator of the Philosophical Society’s museum, with a focus on ornithology and entomology.
His major achievement was the publication of 'The Ornithology of Australia'. From The Ornithology of Australia. 11 x 15", slightly toned at margins. Trove 6824263. Ferguson 9146. Very good condition. Item #25975