Naturalist Silvester Diggles' sketchbook of his journey to Australia in 1853.
About the project
Silvester Diggles, naturalist, artist and musician, arrived in Sydney from England in November 1853. After an exploratory visit to Brisbane in 1854, Silvester permanently relocated his family to Brisbane in 1855. The Diggles’ family generously allowed the Harry Gentle Resource Centre to photograph and digitise Diggles’ sketchbook, that dates from his journey to Australia in 1853 and includes sketches from his visit to Brisbane in 1854.