October 2017
For Mary
Battery Point, Hobart Tasmania.
Sandy Bay Road and St Georges Terrace
Traffic Light Box Painting
From 1995 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.