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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#JBac001 Acacia pycnantha
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#JBac002 Acacia melanoxylon
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#JBac003 Acacia longifolia
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#JBac004 Acacia decurrens
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#JBac005 Acacia notabilis
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#JBac006 Acacia spilleriana
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#JBba001 Banksia marginata
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#JBba002 Banksia ornata
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#JBbu001 Bursaria spinosa
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#JBca001 Casuarina distyla
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#JBca002 Casuarina distyla
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#JBca003 Casuarina quadrivalvis
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#JBca004 Casuarina quadrivalvis
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#JBdo001 Dodonaea lobulata
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#JBdo002 Dodonaea microzyga
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#JBer001 Eremophila oppositifolia
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#JBer002 Eremophila alternifolia
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#JBer003 Eremophila longifolia
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#JBeu001 Eucalyptus odorata
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#JBeu002 Eucalyptus gracilis
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#JBeu003 Eucalyptus gracilis
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#JBeu004 Eucalyptus hemiphloia
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#JBeu005 Eucalyptus paniculata
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#JBeu006 Eucalyptus corynocalyx
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#JBeu007 Eucalyptus pyriformis
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#JBeu008 Eucalyptus obliqua
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#JBeu009 Eucalyptus cosmophylla
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#JBeu010 Eucalyptus leucoxylon
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#JBeu011 Eucalyptus leucoxylon
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#JBeu012 Eucalyptus leucoxylon
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#JBeu013 Eucalyptus leucoxylon
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#JBeu014 Eucalyptus gunnii
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#JBeu015 Eucalyptus lansdowneana
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#JBeu016 Eucalyptus capitellata
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#JBeu017 Eucalyptus pauciflora
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#JBeu018 Eucalyptus rostrata
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#JBeu019 Eucalyptus viminalis
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#JBex001 Exocarpus aphylla
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#JBha001 Hakea multilineata
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#JBme001 Melaleuca squarrosa
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#JBmy001 Myoporum insulare
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#JBpi001 Pittosporum phillyraeoides
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#JBte001 Templetonia retusa
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