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2. Banksia serrata

Our collection of Plants was now grown so immensely large that it was necessary that some extraordinary care should be taken of them least they should spoil in the books. I therefore devoted this day to that business and carried all the drying paper; near 200 Quires of which the larger part was full, ashore and spreading them upon a sail in the sun kept them in this manner exposd the whole day, often turning them and sometimes turning the Quires in which were plants inside and out. -Sir Joseph Banks, 3 May 1770, Botany Bay

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    y separately published work icon Little Book of Banksias Patricia Stone , Yvonne Byron , Canberra : National Library of Australia , 2013 6624288 2013 anthology poetry

    'The banksia is quintessentially Australian. Known and loved for its brush-like flowers and sweet honey nectar, the plant embodies both the beauty and harshness of the Australian landscape. Little Books of Banksias features poems and extracts by some of Australiaa s greatest poets, including Dorothy Hewett, Archie Weller and Douglas Stewart. The artists represented in the publication include Marian Ellis Rowan, Marrianne Collinson Campell, Adam Forster and Ebenezer Edward Gostelow.' (Publication summary)

    Canberra : National Library of Australia , 2013
    pg. 40-41
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