Sterculia quadrifida (1)


(1821- 1876)

The artworks, and accompanying quotes by colonial botanist William Carron, featured in this exhibition, depict the plants, which he discovered while accompanying explorer Edmund Kennedy on his epic journey through northern Australia in 1848.

Following in his footsteps in 2012, Janet Hauser, botanical artist and husband from Iluka retraced the expedition route through Cape York, where Janet located and painted Carron’s botanical discoveries with references from his and Kennedy’s maps and diaries.

Janet says, “It is my intention in creating this exhibition to present from a botanical, art perspective, the story of the man William Carron and to bring to the viewer’s attention his contributions to botanical science and his connection to the Clarence Valley and also to the conservation of northern New South Wales forests”.

Opens: 13 August – 3 September 2017


Tuesday Wednesday Thursday – 10am – 4.30pm

Saturday and Sunday 2pm – 4.30pm


Entry: Exhibition and Museum $5 Children Free

Yamba Museum – River Street (Next to the Golf Club)

Open Daily: 10am – 4.30pm

Entry: Adults $5 and Children Free

See a list of previous exhibitions.


Yamba Museum
River Street, Yamba
PO Box 100 Yamba NSW 2464
02 6646 1399

Opening Hours

Tuesday - Thursday: 10am - 4:30pm
Weekends: 2pm - 4:30pm
Or by special appointment
Mondays and Fridays: Closed

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