Entitled “Schultze and Hoare: The Collector and the Illustrator” this exhibition was largely put together by Lon Wallis from the Top End Native Plant Society and will feature the following talks on Wednesday 6th Feb 5.30pm – 6.30pm:

  • Michael Wells, Director of the NT Government’s Heritage Branch, will facilitate a discussion about this unique exhibition that will open your eyes to the wonderful world of scientific collecting in the 19th Century
  • Lon Wallis will explain about new research which has shed light on the work of Frederick Schultze as the official naturalist on Goyder’s expedition of 1869. Lon will also talk about the role of William Webster Hoare,  who was commissioned to paint watercolours to illustrate specimens collected by Schultze.
  • Jared Archibald from the Museum and Art Gallery of the NT will speak about scientific collecting in the 19th century, and about the preserved animals from the MAGNT collection that form part of the exhibition.