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Mr Guilfoyle's South Sea Islands Adventure on HMS Challenger

Diana Hill



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Miegunyah Press
04 September 2019
Art & Architecture; Botanical art
Discover the inspiration for the famed redesign of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne. It was the young William Guilfoyle's botanical tour of the South Sea Islands in 1868 that provided his vision for the one of the world's great public parks.

Share his excitement of discovering and collecting tropical plants, giving the local cannibals a very wide berth and being an eyewitness to an uprising in Fiji. Here is an unprecedented armchair view of the riches of this region by an emerging botanist who would later transform our understanding of garden design.

Mr Guilfoyle's South Sea Islands Adventure on HMS Challenger is Guilfoyle's detailed account of the four months he spent exploring Samoa, the Friendly Islands, Fiji, the New Hebrides and New Caledonia. It is the final book of a glorious trilogy-Mr Guilfoyle's Shakespearian Botany and Mr Guilfoyle's Honeymoon, The Gardens of Europe & Great Britain-which illuminates the extraordinary genius of William Guilfoyle, botanist, landscape designer, artist and writer.

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By:   Diana Hill
Imprint:   Miegunyah Press
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 254mm,  Width: 195mm,  Spine: 14mm
Weight:   402g
ISBN:   9780522874020
ISBN 10:   0522874029
Publication Date:   04 September 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Diana Hill is an English and History teacher. She teaches English at Canberra Grammar School. Edmee Helen Cudmore studied at the Victorian College of Pharmacy and is a former voluntary guide of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne.

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