Centenary Chat. Dr Penny Olsen - ‘Flocks of Colour now and then: a portfolio of parrots in Canberra 1913-2013’

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Thursday, 8 August 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Dr Penny Olsen will describe the images in the National Library of Australia’s collection, particularly a portfolio of parrots that have occurred in Canberra 1913 – 2013; these include our fauna emblem, the Gang Gang.

Dr Olsen is an Associate Professor in the Research School of Biology at the ANU. She has written a number of books on Australia's natural history and its practitioners; most recently Stray Feathers: Reflections on the Structure, Behaviour and Evolution of Birds (CSIRO Publishing 2010), and Collecting Ladies: Women Botanical Illustrators (National Library of Australia, 2013)Her talk draws on her forthcoming book, Flocks of Colour: A Portfolio of Parrots to be published by the National Library of Australia.