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FISHER, Rod

Diggles down under : Brisbane via Sydney from Merseyside 1855-80.

$115.00 AUD

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Brisbane : Brisbane History Group, 2003. Three volumes, large oblong quarto (205 x 290 mm), pictorial wrappers, pp. 106, 254, 330; b/w illustrations; in the publisher’s box; books in as new condition, but lacking the two CD-ROMS – however, most of the electronic information stored on these (even if you could find a way to access it now!) is reproduced in the printed text and images.

Fabulous resource for research into the life and times of Silvester Diggles – naturalist, artist, musician, and churchman of Brisbane. Diggles’s The ornithology of Australia (1866-68) is generally acknowledged as not only one of the most important Australian ornithological publications of the nineteenth century, but also the first substantial work on natural history published on a commercial scale in Australia.