Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
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Parkinson, Sydney (c. 1745-1771)
Parkinson was bom in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Skilled in botanical drawing, he worked with botanist Joseph Banks in London before joining him and Daniel Solander on James Cook's Endeavour on a circumnavigation of the globe (1768-1771) as a botanical draughtsman. During the voyage, he made at least 1,300 drawings and paintings. Parkinson was the first European to draw eucalypts. On the return voyage, he died after picking up dysentery and malaria in Batavia.
Source: Extracted from: Wrigley, J.W. (2013) Eucalypt Flowers, National Library of Australia, Canberra.