Great Barrier Reef by William Saville-Kent Large Wall Calendar 2023 (Format Two)

$44.99

Large spiral bound wall calendar, 320 x 460mm, printed single sided on high quality, archival grade Italian felted or chalk paper stock.  The 'frame-worthy' selection of twelve stunning images by this artist makes this calendar a perfect, lasting gift. Published by Blue Island Press in Sydney. 100% Australian Made.

FORMAT - single page, the images are larger and take up approximately two thirds of the page and the calendar dates, without any diary date boxes, is on the bottom third of the page.

Please note this calendar is larger and heavier than a standard wall calendar, so it is only priced for purchase within Australia. Because of its size and weight there may be a surcharge to send it overseas. So if you are outside Australia please email us for an exact shipping quote before placing your order.

The Artist -

William Saville-Kent (10, July 1845 – 11, October 1908) was born in Sidmouth, Devon in South West England. His childhood was overshadowed by a number of controversial events, including the murder of his half-brother which his sister confessed to five years after the event. Educated at King’s College London, he went on to various jobs at: the British Museum, the Brighton Aquarium and Manchester Aquarium. In 1884 he relocated to Australia and was offered the role of Inspector of Fisheries in TAS. Then in 1889 he became Commissioner of Fisheries for QLD; and 1892, Commissioner of Fisheries for WA. During this time he experimented with culturing pearls on Thursday Island. Modern day cultured pearls are the result of his work. His book on the The Great Barrier Reef – published in 1893, attracted worldwide attention and for decades was the definitive book on this landform. Saville-Kent was also a pioneer of the concept of sustainable fisheries.

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