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The Birdman's wife

The Birdman's wife
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Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
S0004173067 Ash
Adult Fiction Historical   Griffith . On Loan . 6 Oct 2021
S0007039814 F Ash
Adult Fiction   Narrandera . Available .  
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Field name Details
ISBN 9781925344998
Call Number F Ash
Author Ashley, Melissa 1973-
Title The Birdman's wife
Place of production South Melbourne, Vic : Affirm Press, 2016
Notes Artist Elizabeth Gould spent her life capturing the sublime beauty of birds the world had never seen before. But her legacy was eclipsed by the fame of her husband, John Gould. The Birdman’s Wife at last gives voice to a passionate and adventurous spirit who was so much more than the woman behind the man. Elizabeth was a woman ahead of her time, juggling the demands of her artistic life with her roles as wife, lover, helpmate, and mother to an ever-growing brood of children. In a golden age of discovery, her artistry breathed wondrous life into countless exotic new species, including Charles Darwin’s Galapagos finches. In The Birdman’s Wife a naïve young girl who falls in love with an ambitious genius comes into her own as a woman, an artist and a bold adventurer who defies convention by embarking on a trailblazing expedition to the colonies to discover Australia’s ‘curious’ birdlife. An indelible portrait of an extraordinary woman overlooked by history - until now.
Inspired by letters from Elizabeth found tucked inside her famous husbands research, The Birdmans Wife takes the form of an intimate memoir of a woman whose talent and adventurous spirit led her from the glittering salons of London to the wilds of Van Diemans land and New South Wales. Artist Elizabeth Gould spent her life capturing the sublime beauty of birds the world had never seen before. But her legacy was eclipsed by the fame of her husband, John Gould. This book at last gives voice to a passionate and adventurous spirit who was so much more than the woman behind the man. Elizabeth was a woman ahead of her time, juggling the demands of her artistic life with her roles as wife, lover, helpmate, and mother to an ever-growing brood of children. In a golden age of discovery, her artistry breathed wondrous life into countless exotic new species, including Charles Darwin's Galapagos finches. In this book, a naïve young girl who falls in love with an ambitious genius comes into her own as a woman, an artist and a bold adventurer who defies convention by embarking on a trailblazing expedition to the colonies to discover Australia's curious birdlife. This is an indelible portrait of an extraordinary woman overlooked by history until now.
Subject Added Entry - Personal Name Gould, Elizabeth
Gould, John
Subject Added Entry - Topical Families Australia
Ornithologists Australia
Ornithological illustration Australia
Australian fiction 21st century
Subject Added Entry - Geographic Australia -- Discovery and exploration
Genre Historical fiction
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