The Ducie Collection

First Fleet images make acquisition history

The National Library of Australia announces one of the most significant acquisitions in its 105 year history -- The Ducie Collection. 56 watercolours are attibuted to George Raper, a midshipman on the then flagship 'Sirius' and one of the most talented First Fleet artists.

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All Images are in high resolution JPEG format approximately A4 @ 300dpi.

Raper, George, 1769-1797
Waratah (Telopea speciosissima).
1789
1 drawing : watercolour ; 40 x 31.1 cm.
National Library Australia nla.pic-vn3579250

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Raper, George, 1769-1797
Australian owlet-nightjar (Aegotheles cristatus).
1789
1 drawing : watercolour ; 32.2 x 40.3 cm.
National Library Australia nla.pic-vn3579475

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Raper, George, 1769-1797
Swift parrot (Lathamus discolor).
1789
1 drawing : watercolour ; 47.3 x 28.5 cm.
National Library Australia nla.pic-vn3579191

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Raper, George, 1769-1797
Laughing kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae).
1789
1 drawing : watercolour ; 40.7 x 32 cm.
National Library Australia nla.pic-vn3579224

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Raper, George, 1769-1797
Swamp lily (Crinum pedunculatum).
1789
1 drawing : watercolour ; 48.4 x 29.9 cm.
National Library Australia nla.pic-vn3579512

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Raper, George, 1769-1797
Common bronzewing (Phaps chalcoptera).
1789
1 drawing : watercolour, metallic paint ; 45.8 x 30.2 cm. .
National Library Australia nla.pic-vn3579136

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Raper, George, 1769-1797
Rock lily (Dendrobium speciosum).
1789
1 drawing : watercolour ; 48.9 x 29.3 cm.
National Library Australia nla.pic-vn3579494

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Raper, George, 1769-1797
Glossy black cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus lathami).
1789
1 drawing : watercolour ; 48.8 x 30.4 cm.
National Library Australia nla.pic-vn3579495

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Raper, George, 1769-1797
King parrot (Alisterus scapularis).
1789
1 drawing : watercolour ; 45.9 x 30.4 cm.
National Library Australia nla.pic-vn3579209

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