Robert Sweet 1782 - 1835
Initially working as a horticulturist, in 1824 Sweet was acquitted on a charge at the Old Bailey of receiving several rare exotic plants stolen from The Royal Gardens at Kew. He continued to cultivate plants, but from 1826 to 1831, devoted most of his time to the production of botanical works.

Published in London by J. Ridgway, Flora Australasica; or a selection of handsome or curious plants, natives of New Holland, and the South Sea Islands, contained a total of 56 engraved, hand-coloured plates. It was issued in 14 monthly parts from 1827 to 1828.

For the purposes of illustration, Sweet obtained his specimens from several nurseries in England. It is interesting to note so many Australian plants were already under cultivation in England at such an early date.

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#SWE001 Pretty Corea
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#SWE003 Long-leaved Dryandra
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#SWE005 Blunt-leaved Oxylobium
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#SWE007 Pretty Grevillea
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#SWE008 Cross-leaved Pimelea
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#SWE009 Rhomb-leaved Bossiaea
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#SWE013 Purple-flowered Hovea
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#SWE016 White-flowered Anthocercis
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#SWE017 Yellow-flowered Anthocercis
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#SWE018 Crowded-panicled Charlwoodia
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#SWE019 Rose-coloured Boronia
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#SWE020 Heart-leaved Bossiaea
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#SWE022 Nerved-leaved Dryandra
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#SWE024 Bird-leaved Acacia
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#SWE025 Tawny Pittosporum
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#SWE026 Handsome Lechenaultia
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#SWE027 Willow-leaved Hakea
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#SWE028 Pungent-leaved Eutaxia
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#SWE029 Crested Callistemon
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#SWE031 Gibbous Hares-foot Fern
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#SWE032 Mr. Barclay's Cassia
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#SWE034 Beautiful Mirbelia
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#SWE035 Fragrant Pultenaea
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#SWE036 Obovate-leaved South-sea Myrtle
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#SWE037 Milkwort-leaved Pultenaea
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#SWE038 Mucronulate Grevillea
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#SWE040 Variable-leaved Chorizema
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#SWE042 Lunate-leaved Acacia
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#SWE043 Linear-leaved Hakea
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#SWE044 Slender Sphenotoma
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#SWE045 Rusty-stemmed Hakea
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#SWE046 Oblate-flowered Lechenaultia
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#SWE048 Winged-leaved Boronia
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#SWE050 Green-flowered Styphelia
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#SWE051 Sword-stemmed Bossiaea
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#SWE052 Drupe-bearing Pimelea
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#SWE055 Tapering-pointed Grevillea
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