With their father’s encouragement, Harriet and Helena Scott became the most famous natural history illustrators working in Sydney in the last decades of the 19th century.
On display from the Archives for the first time in 100 years!
The Scott family lived on Ash Island in the Hunter River for almost 20 years.
A selection of extracts from Harriet and Helena's notebooks.
Learn more about this pioneering family.
Watch fascinating digital stories here.
What Scott family papers are held in the Archives?
Discover the specimens behind the paintings.
Scott Sisters Watercolours
Helena Scott's botanical collection
Ash Island today
Scott Sisters: Other scientific illustrations
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