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 William T Cooper A Great Bird Artists Legacy to New South Wales

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Even when he was a boy of 5, the internationally acclaimed birdman and artist William T Cooper – who British naturalist Sir David Attenborough described as the "world's greatest living wildlife illustrator" – loved animals.

Growing up in the industrial town of Newcastle in the 1930s and 1940s, Cooper's father had the foresight to realise that a "kid who loved butterflies was going to be tortured when he went to school", said Cooper's widow Wendy, a botanist.

Read the full story here.

Written by Julie Power, reporter for Fairfax Media

Photographer: Dom Lorrimer 

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