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Banks & Solander Exhibition, Ringwood

17th February 2020 - 17th April 2020

“Australian Plants Revealed: 65,000 years of traditional plant use and 250 years of science”

An exhibition highlighting Banksias and unique Australian flora.

In April 2020 it will be 250 years since the east coast of Australia was first sighted from the Endeavour when Lieutenant Cook, his crew and passengers saw Point Hicks in East Gippsland.

It will also recognise the vast Indigenous uses for each of these plants and celebrate the long history of Australia’s original custodians.

Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander collected many specimens from the east coast for scientific study. This exhibition will feature 6 of the actual plant specimens and 30 images of other plants collected by Banks and Solander in 1770. The collection was taken to London for scientific classification and study.

1. Exhibition ‘Revealing the Floral Treasures of Australia’.
2. Keynote address by Professor Tim Entwisle SATURDAY 28th March 2020: THE SIR JOSEPH BANKS CABINET, Botanical Bounty of the Endeavour’s voyage to New Zealand and Australia
3. Keynote address by Bruce Pascoe SATURDAY 28th March 2020: Aboriginal plant uses for sustenance and medicine

Note: bookings for the keynote addresses will open in February 2020
Note: the Ringwood gallery will not be open at all on Sundays but 12-4 every Saturday in March


17th February 2020
17th April 2020
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APS Vic Exhibitions


Maroondah Federation Estate
32 Greenwood Ave
Ringwood, 3134
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