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The completed model of HMS Beagle top view

'North West Coast' one of the plates from 'Watercolours of fish from Australian waters' by James Barker Emery. Emery entered the Royal Navy in 1808 and had a colourful career that included two circumnavigations of the world surveying on the coast of east Africa - including work on the suppression of slavery - and some months as an unsanctioned 'governor' in Mombasa. He joined HMS Beagle in 1837, under Captain Wickham for the survey of the Australian coast.

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'Abrolhos' one of the plates from 'Watercolours of fish from Australian waters' by James Barker Emery. Emery entered the Royal Navy in 1808 and had a colourful career that included two circumnavigations of the world surveying on the coast of east Africa - including work on the suppression of slavery - and some months as an unsanctioned 'governor' in Mombasa. He joined HMS Beagle in 1837, under Captain Wickham for the survey of the Australian coast.

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'Barrow Island' one of the plates from 'Watercolours of fish from Australian waters' by James Barker Emery. Emery entered the Royal Navy in 1808 and had a colourful career that included two circumnavigations of the world surveying on the coast of east Africa - including work on the suppression of slavery - and some months as an unsanctioned 'governor' in Mombasa. He joined HMS Beagle in 1837, under Captain Wickham for the survey of the Australian coast.

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Original natural history artwork, primarily watercolours of fish from Australian waters by James Barker Emery, 1840.

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Cyttaria darwinii (Darwin's fungus) is a parasitic, golf ball-like fungus that was named in honour of Charles Darwin, who collected it in Tierra del Fuego during his voyage on HMS Beagle in 1832.

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'Depuch Island' one of the plates from 'Watercolours of fish from Australian waters' by James Barker Emery. Emery entered the Royal Navy in 1808 and had a colourful career that included two circumnavigations of the world surveying on the coast of east Africa - including work on the suppression of slavery - and some months as an unsanctioned 'governor' in Mombasa. He joined HMS Beagle in 1837, under Captain Wickham for the survey of the Australian coast.

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