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Courtesy of Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales | Licence: Out of copyright
Courtesy of Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales | Licence: Out of copyright

Pl.3. Rodent.

1790s

Aylmer Bourke Lambert

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Title

Pl.3. Rodent.

Date

1790s

Description

inscribed on verso ‘Natural Size / This Animal is not very common, tho more so than in the interior parts than near the Shores / it sometimes gets into the Houses & lives on Corn of any kind & proves distructive (sic) to Indian corn / it sometimes burrows in the ground but is oftner found to retreat into holes of rocks or into hollow / trees it has a false belly or Pouch for its young like the Oppossum tribe - it generally has two Young / -ones Native Name Gnarruck’
watercolour on paper

Album details: Volume 01: New South Wales drawings (‘The Lambert Drawings’)
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Australia

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Courtesy of Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales

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