Some books are to be tasted, others to be swalloed and some few to be chewed and digested. That is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read but not curiously and some to be read wholly and with diligence and attention.
The world of books is the most remarkable creation of man. Nothing else that he builds ever lasts. Monuments fall; nations perish; civilizations grow old and die out; and, after an era of darkness, new races build others. But in the world of books are volumes that have seen this happen again and again, and yet live on, still young, still as fresh as the day they were written, still telling men's hearts of the hearts of men centuries dead. Clarence Shepard Day
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Artuccino is proud to host The Allan Cunningham Project
Australian Colonial History is one of the many interests we have here at Artuccino. Along with our book blogging we host a comprehensive historical resource dedicated to the history of Allan Cunningham Botanist Explorer 1791-1839, we call it The Allan Cunningham Project
Allan Cunningham Botanist Explorer 1791-1839 Pen and Ink Drawing by Phillip Parker King National Library of Australia Collection
When seeking to understand the colonial past of Australia, Allan Cunningham’s story is one to experience. As you travel through it you will discover that he was a person who knew many of the characters who populated the Australian colony in its early days. As you get to know him you will also meet them. He participated in many of the events that shaped his world, most importantly for us, he saw the pristine Australian wilderness in its natural state and wrote about it, leaving a treasure trove of information for those that followed and cared to know what it looked like and what grew there.