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      Butterflies and bushland - the influence of Helena Scott's work on current Landcare practices in Newcastle


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      July 1, 2019

      Monday  10:30 AM

      228 Pacific Highway
      Newcastle, New South Wales 2281

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      Butterflies and bushland - the influence of Helena Scott's work on current Landcare practices

      With their collecting boxes, notebooks and paintbrushes, Harriet and Helena Scott became two of 19th-century Australia’s most prominent natural history illustrators. Helena Scott’s botany work, written in 1862, is a rare document as it is first-hand observed data on plants growing at that time on Ash Island in the Hunter River estuary. Learn how a modern Landcare group, Kooragang Landcare Volunteers, use this information to re-establish areas. Presented byJulia Brougham and Cherylanne Bailey long time volunteers and planters on Ash Island and Friends of The Schoolmaster’s House inc. In conjunction with the SEEN@Swansea exhibition Transformations: Art of the Scott Sisters on loan from the Australian Museum. Bookings essential.

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