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No 66 Spring 2000

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The La Trobe Journal

is published by the State Library of Victoria Foundation twice yearly in Autumn and Spring. Editorial Committee: John Barnes (editor), Sandra Burt (assistant editor), John Arnold, Cathrine Harboe-Ree, Yvonne Hurley, Wallace Kirsop and Jack Moshakis.
Editorial addresses: Editor, The La Trobe Journal, State Library of Victoria Foundation, 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000. E-mail:
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All photographs in this number of The La Trobe Journal are from the State Library of Victoria unless stated otherwise. Library photography by the photographic section of the State Library.

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‘Petrogale Pencillata, Gray’ (Brush-tailed rock wallaby); reproduced from John Gould, The Mammals of Australia, 1863.

John Gould (1804-1881) is best known for his many publications on birds, including The Birds of Europe, and The Birds of Great Britain, which were produced with the assistance of his wife, Elizabeth. An eighteen-month visit to Australia by the Goulds led to the seven-volume The Birds of Australia, published in London between 1840 and 1848. The work comprised over 600 handcoloured lithographs, many of which were done by Elizabeth before her death in 1841. While in Australia Gould began a study of the local animals, which resulted in the magnificent three-volume publication, The Mammals of Australia, published between 1845 and 1863.
Back Cover: ‘Ned Kelly at Bay’. Wood engraving (1843-1918); signed and dated ‘T. Carrington / 28.6.80’ (the day of Ned Kelly's capture). Published in the Australian Sketcher, 3 July 1880, page 145.
The La Trobe Journal
No. 66 Spring 2000


Des Cowley and Brian Hubber Distinct Creation: Early European Images of Australian Animals 3
Ian Jones Ned Kelly's Jerilderie Letter 33
Ken Oldis The True Story of the Kelly Armour 38
Sandra Burt Annotation: O'Dowd's ‘Whitman Cabinet’ 49
Diane Reilly Library Profile: John Holroyd, Bookman 54
The La Trobe Journal is edited by John Barnes, assisted by Sandra Burt, and is published twice a year by the State Library of Victoria Foundation.
ISSN 1441-3760