Book review: Tony Kanellos, 'Imitation of Life', Lesley Garrett

Vol 36 no 1, February 2014
Article from Vol 36 no 1, February 2014

Book review: Tony Kanellos, 'Imitation of Life', Lesley Garrett


In masterminding and producing this fine book, Tony Kanellos, Cultural Collections Manager and Curator of the Santos Museum of Economic Botany located in the Adelaide Botanic Garden, has provided both reader and book collector with a gem. It clearly demonstrates his care of and expertise in the safekeeping of the Heinrich Arnoldi collection of fruit and fungi models held by the SMEB (one of the three largest collections of them in the world) since their acquisition by Dr Richard Schomburgk, Director of the fledgling Adelaide Botanic Garden, shortly after taking up that post in 1866. With his own leading essay Tony Kanellos clearly demonstrates his knowledge and ability to write and write well.

Want to read this article in full?

Download Free PDF Order Print Issue
List of Contents for this Issue Other Articles in this Issue Back Issues Archive
The Australiana Society acknowledges Australia’s First Nations Peoples – the First Australians – as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of this land and gives respect to the Elders – past and present – and through them to all Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.