Book Launch

John Gould's Extinct & Endangered Birds of Australia by Sue Taylor

This new publication features 59 plates of birds from Gould’s eight-volume work, Birds of Australia (1848)  - birds that today are threatened or that no longer exist. Alongside exquisite full-colour lithographs reproduced from the National Library of Australia’s collection, this book gives an insight into the history of each bird’s European discovery, as well as its subsequent fortunes or misfortunes. Join the author, Sue Taylor, and Australian ornithologist, Joseph Forshaw, to celebrate the launch of this book.

Tuesday 27 November, 6.30 pm

National Library Bookshop, Free

Includes refreshments and book signing

Bookings: 02 6262 1424 or


Tuesday, 27 November, 2012
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