Image: Acraea andromacha andromacha, Hypolimnas bolina nerina
Original watercolour by Helena Scott. (AMS193/39)
- Helena Scott
- © Australian Museum Archives
Living on Ash Island near Newcastle, NSW from the 1840s to the 1860s Harriet and Helena Scott completed a magnificent collection of watercolour plates for their father A.W. Scott's publication Australian Lepidoptera and Their Transformations (Vol I published 1864 and Vol II 1890-1898). The preliminary drawings and final plates of moths and butterflies were purchased by the Australian Museum in 1884 and are preserved in the Museum's Archives.