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Biographical entry Fearnley, Cecily Lydia (1925 - )

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Natural history artist


Cecily Lydia Fearnley was awarded the Queensland Naturalist Award in 2001 and has published several popular books on the flora and fauna of Noosa and surrounding areas. She joined the Queensland Museum as an art assistant in 1947 and her many duties included drawing extinct animals from their skeletal remains, illustrating Christmas cards and the museum's first set of information cards for sale.

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Edited Books

  • McKay, Judith ed., Brilliant Careers: Women Collectors and Illustrators in Queensland (Brisbane: Queensland Museum, 1997), 80 pp. Details


Annette Alafaci