Secondhand. Good condition. Ex library copy with protective plastic covering. External stickers have been removed. Light scratching of plastic covering near spine tail. Some minor wear to book edges and corners. Pages have sunned. Bookplate on inside cover. Book is clean and binding is very good.
Ellis Rowan was one of Australia's most accomplished artists and adventurers.
During WWI, Ellis ventured alone into the jungles of Papua New Guinea in search of all 72 known species of the Bird of Paradise. Not only was she the first Australian woman to do such a thing but she was also 70 years old.
The Flower Hunter is the incredible story of a woman who went to extraordinary lengths to paint her beloved subject matter.
On her death in 1922, there was hardly an Australian household that didn't know her name. Her work lives on in the 970 paintings preserved in the National Library of Australia.
This book includes many coloured photographs and prints.