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'Varied and curious': the algae specimens of William Harvey

William Henry Harvey (1811-1866) was a botanist and phycologist who undertook an extended collecting trip around the world from 1853 to 1856.  As a result of this journey, he produced landmark publications on phycology, and produced a limited number of sets of algae specimens.  Deakin University Library is the proud owner of one of these rare specimen sets - Algae from Ceylon, Friendly Islands and Australia : collected during the years 1852, '53, '54 and '55Harvey's world trip was a monumental expedition for the time; his travels and the knowledge he gained collecting and observing in the field were to contribute significantly to his reputation as a taxonomist and systematic botanist of some note.

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Learning to read - a sample from the Australian Schools Textbook Collection

Learning to Read showcases a sampling of Deakin University's extensive range of digitised texts from the Australian Schools Textbook Collection.  Visit the entire range of digitised texts by browsing our Collections in Fusion, or to see the original items vist us at the Alfred Deakin Prime Ministerial Library.  Click on the links below to explore these fascinating books.

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