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J.W. Lewin

(1770—1819) naturalist and artist


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(1770–1819), born England, arrived in Sydney in 1800. His Birds of New Holland with Their Natural History was published in London in 1808; the 1813 edition issued in Sydney with the title Birds of New South Wales was the first illustrated book published in Australia and was printed by George Howe.

From The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature in Oxford Reference.

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