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The wonderful kanguroo [i.e. kangaroo] from Botany Bay : (the only one ever brought alive to Europe) : to be seen at the Lyceum in the Strand
Bib ID 1139471
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline
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Description [London] : s.n., 1794] 
1 broadside ; 13 x 22 cm. 
Summary

Broadside handbill incorrectly claiming the first live specimen in Europe. It does appear to be the earliest recorded handbill advertising the public display of the kangaroo in Europe.

Notes

Caption title.

Text begins: This amazing, beautiful and tame animal is about five feet in height of a fawn colour ...

Also available online https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-343485304

Inscribed: "1794 ... I saw it, and was surprised to find the View annexed, taken at a Glance, so very near Accuracy. W.B. - A gentle, pleasing lively creature; died in 1798 or 1799".

Cited In

Stanbury & Phipps. Australia's animals discovered, , p. 32.

Subjects Kangaroos -- Early works to 1800 -- Miscellanea.
Also Titled

Wonderful kangaroo from Botany Bay

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