John Ednie Brown 1848-1899
Scottish-born Brown’s expertise was in forest management and he arrived in the Colony of South Australia in 1879 to take up the post of Conservator of Forests. He also held similar positions in New South Wales (from 1890) and Western Australia (from 1895).

Published in parts over an eight year period The Forest Flora of South Australia (1882-1890) is a fine example of colour lithography or chromolithography. Three or more printings of the primary colours (each from separately prepared blocks) were executed to achieve the final colour.

Most of the original plate art was done by Adelaide-born Rosa Catherine Fiveash, a prominent botanical illustrator. Her initials can be seen in the bottom left corner of many of the printed plates.

The lithographer, Barrett, was extremely proud of his work for this publication and was quick to correct a mistaken assumption at the time, that the work was hand-coloured.

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Botanical prints, John Ednie Brown

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