Silvester Diggles  1817-1880
This Liverpool born naturalist, artist and musician was a prominent figure in colonial Brisbane and assisted Gould in his task of collecting and describing Australian birds.

Diggle’s own publication was intended to be more accessible than that of Gould’s, but it was an ambitious project to undertake in a city of only 10,000. A small pool of subscribers, financial difficulties and ill-health resulted in limited copies being produced (the exact number is unknown) and it is a very rare publication. The plates were produced by Diggles and his niece, Rowena Birkett, who coloured each by hand.

Broinowski took up the cause of popular access and succeeded where Diggles failed.

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#DIG003 Scaly breasted Lorrikeet etc.
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#DIG004 Cockatoo Parrakeet
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#DIG005 Ground Parrakeet
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#DIG006 Yellow Bellied Parrakeet etc.
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#DIG007 Pale headed Parrakeet etc.
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#DIG008 Pheasant tailed Pigeon
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#DIG009 Little Green Pigeon
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#DIG012 Magnificent Fruit Pigeon
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#DIG013 Graucalus, Varied & White bellied
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#DIG015 Membranaceous Duck
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#DIG016 Jameson's Gull
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#DIG017 Moth plumaged Podargus
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#DIG018 Australian Dottrel, Banded Red knee
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#DIG020 Rifle Bird
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#DIG021 Grove billed Cormorant
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#DIG022 Monarchs
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