The Birds of Australia (Broinowski)

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The Birds of Australia
Author Gracius J. Broinowski
Illustrator Gracius J. Broinowski
Country Australia
Language English
Subject Australian birds
Genre Fine illustrated book
Publisher Charles Stuart & Co: Melbourne
Publication date
Media type Print with chromolithographic plates

The Birds of Australia is an illustrated book depicting Australian birds. It comprises six parts (often bound as three volumes) of 303 full-page, folio-sized, chromolithographed illustrations of over 700 species of Australian birds, with accompanying descriptive text. It was authored by Gracius Joseph Broinowski of Sydney, Australia and published in the early 1890s.[1]

In 1987, 37 of Broinowski's illustrations were reproduced by the Broinowski Publishing Co of Perth, Western Australia in a limited edition of 850 numbered copies:

  • Birds Of Australia. Gracius Joseph Broinowski. A Selection of his Finest Lithographs 1887-1891. ISBN 0-949169-09-9



  1. ^ Whittell (1954).


External links

  • A scanned version of The Birds of Australia can be found in the Biodiversity Heritage Library [1]

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