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August 12, 2017

Varied and curious: the algae specimens of William Harvey

Between 1853 and 1856 he undertook an extended collecting trip around the world, taking in localities such as Gibraltar, Malta, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and Valparaiso. During the eighteen months he spent in Australia he collected at least 20,000 specimens of marine plants. These consisted of 600 species of which approximately 200 were completely new genera and species. The algae on the screens are just some of the actual specimens he collected between 1853 and 1856.

Purpose: To promote William Henry Harvey (1811-1866) sets of algae specimens in Algae from Ceylon, Friendly Islands and Australia : collected during the years 1852, ’53, ’54 and ’55 which have been recently digitised and added to FUSION: Deakin exhibits online.

Primary target audience: All students and staff

Display type: Static background, html website

How was it created: Adobe Photoshop, NEC artist, Sublime Text 2, FUSION

Release date: August 12, 2015

Resource intensity: 4/5

Extra resources: Varied and curious’: the algae specimens of William Harvey

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