Botanical Beauties of the Hunter

Monday, 1 April 2019

Art and science combine in an exquisite new book, ‘Flora of the Hunter: Endemic Trees and Larger Shrubs.

Flora of the Hunter illustrations

Authored by alumni Dr Stephen Bell (PhD (Biological Sciences) 2013; B Science (Honours) 1991), Christine Rockley (B Natural History Illustration (Honours) 2010) and Dr Anne Llewellyn (PhD (Design) 2009; M Design 2002; GD Art 1988; B Arts (Visual Arts) 1987), and published in collaboration with the CSIRO, the book features 54 species, some new to science. It provides thorough botanical and taxonomic descriptions alongside stunning illustrations. It was made possible thanks to generous donations from our wonderful supporters.

A special exhibition features many of the illustrations, specimens and photographs collected by the team. Specimens will afterwards be housed in the Don McNair Herbarium, the world- class resource established through the generous bequest of the late Dr Don McNair (Honorary Degree - Doctor of Science 1996).

View the exhibition at the Newcastle Museum until 10 June 2019, or order the book online

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