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Bird painting of a 'Fire-tailed Finch (Zonaegenthus bellus)' by Alfred May (1862-1948) Tasmania
May, Alfred Bird painting of a 'Fire-tailed Finch (Zonaegenthus bellus)' by Alfred May (1862-1948) Tasmania. University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection, Australia. (Unpublished)
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Bird painting of a 'Fire-tailed Finch' by Alfred May, otherwise known as Alf, who was the son of William May and lived most of his life on the property at Sandford to which he came with his family in 1874. The orchard on the property enjoyed a very good reputation, successfully exporting to London. Alf contributed to the hard work this entailed. He still found time to devote himself to other pursuits and discovered a very real artistic talent as can be seen in the examples of his bird paintings. Private Colllection.
|Keywords:||Quaker, Religious Society of Friends, Tasmania, religious history, social history, Australia, Van Diemen's Land, VDL, William May, Alfred May, Forest Hill, Sandford, bird paintings, Fire-tailed Finch, zonaegenthus bellus, Beautiful Firetail, Stagonopleura bella|
|Publisher:||University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection|
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|Date Deposited:||22 Jul 2009 05:18|
|Last Modified:||18 Nov 2014 04:02|
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