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Postcard - Brush-tailed Phascogale, Phascogale tapoatafa (Meyer), George Browning, circa 1950 Document Reg. No: HT 31109

Summary:
One of a series of postcards released by The National Museum of Victoria following the publication of 'The Mammals of Victoria' by Charles Walter Brazenor, Curator of Mammals in 1950. This image of the Brush-tailed Phascogale featured on page 26 of the book. The illustrations are by George Browning whom worked as a staff art officer at various times. Browning is perhaps best known for his work on Dioramas both at the National Museum of Victoria and at the War Memorial in Canberra. The postcards feature native Victorian Mammals but have no detailed information about each species, perhaps as a teaser for visitors to buy the publication. The series was sold in an accompanying envelope as a souvenir token sold in the Museum shop. This was probably a particularly short run series as it has not been seen other than this set.
Description:
Off white card printed green ink both sides.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Margaret Salter, 2012
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 89 mm (Height), 133 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: museum history, illustrations, mammalogy
Themes this item is part of: Leisure Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: MUSEUM HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Marketing & Publicity
Tertiary Classification: souvenirs
Artist: Mr George Browning, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950

This was when the original illustration was created
Date Printed: circa 1950
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Mr George Browning, Mr Charles Brazenor - National Museum of Victoria, The Mammals of Victoria, Brown, Prior, Anderson Pty. Ltd., Melbourne, 1950

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