Birds, Australia, Original prints

John White 1756-1832
A naval surgeon, White was appointed chief surgeon to the First Fleet, later serving as Surgeon-General to the new colony of New South Wales during the troubled first years of its existence.

As a keen amateur naturalist, White took an intense interest in the unique flora and fauna of his new surroundings, keeping a journal, begun on the voyage out, which was published in London in1790, as Journal of a Voyage to New South Wales with Sixty-five Plates of Nondescript Animals, Birds, Lizards, Serpents, curious Cones of Trees and other Natural Productions, thus making it one of the earliest published accounts of the new settlement. The book was published in two versions, one incorporating plates which were left uncoloured, the other with plates which had been hand-coloured.

Although White spent almost seven years in the colony and became a landholder there he left for England, in late 1794, never to return.

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Original bird prints, Surgeon White

#WHbi001 Fuliginous Peteril
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Original bird prints, Australia

#WHbi002 Cassowary of New South Wales
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Original bird prints, Australia

#WHbi003 Port Jackson Thrush
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Surgeon White birds

#WHbi004 The Small Paroquet
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John White's birds

#WHbi005 Yellow-eared Fly Catcher
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John White's birds

#WHbi006 Wattled Bee Eater
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John White's birds

#WHbi007 Wattled Bee Eater Female
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John White's birds

#WHbi008 The White Vented Crow
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Australian birds, Original prints

#WHbi009 Superb Warblers
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John White's birds

#WHbi010 Motacilla
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John White's birds

#WHbi011 Pennantian Parrot
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John White's birds

#WHbi012 Golden Winged Pidgeon
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John White's birds

#WHbi013 The White Hawke
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John White's birds

#WHbi014 Anamolous Hornbill
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John White's birds

#WHbi015 The White Fulica
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