Queensland Fishes
From the 1950s to the 1980s Mr Tom C Marshall was the Government Ichthyologist and had an active involvement in government publications regarding the identification of Queensland Fishes.

This album comprises the drawings [black and white] and colour paintings of sharks, rays, crustaceans, reef and freshwater fish from two artists commissioned by the Department of Harbours and Marine during this time period – H. F. [Frank] Olsen and George Coates.

Most of the illustrations for Grant’s (1965) “Guide to Fishes” were created by Frank Olsen. Other paintings and drawings in this series were created in the artist’s private time. One of his fish paintings was selected for presentation to H.R.H. the Crown Prince [now Emperor] of Japan. Mr Olsen has also executed a number of murals for use by the Queensland Government.

Most of the illustrations in Marshall’s (1966) “Tropical Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef” are from the water colour paintings and black and white drawings created by George Coates. Whilst working on “Tropical Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef” he submitted over 3000 fish specimens.
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