October 2017
For Mary
Battery Point, Hobart Tasmania.
Sandy Bay Road and St Georges Terrace
Traffic Light Box Painting
From 1895 to 1921 Mary Roberts ran a private zoo at Battery Point, Hobart, that included caring for Tasmanian Devils and Thylacines. Mary was a member of many social groups and a pioneer of her time. She presented her studies of the Tasmanian Devil to a scientific paper "Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London' in 1915. These achievements were difficult for women at the time. This painting is for Mary.
Thank you to the people of Battery Point for the support while working on-site.