Cutting through the scrub, 1848

Cutting through the scrub, 1848. This sketch by prominent-scientist-to-be Thomas Henry Huxley shows himself and explorer Edmund Kennedy in one of the first close encounters between European people and the North Queensland rainforest, at Rockingham Bay near present-day Cardwell. It shows how forbidding, and at the same time how botanically rich, they found this environment. From John MacGillivray, Narrative of the voyage of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, London, T & W Boone, 1852, vol 1, opposite p.83.

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17 January 2013
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17 January 2013