08 May 2014

Intriguing snakes

Check out this souvenir from World War I. A beaded snake crafted by a Turkish prisoner of war, brought back to Australia by a returning soldier.

(c) Newcastle Museum

Helena Scott (later Helena Forde) also turned out some pretty amazing snakes when she illustrated in lifelike detail "The snakes of Australia : an illustrated and descriptive catalogue of all the known species" by Gerard Krefft.

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