Naturalist Daniel Solander (1733-1782), was integral to the early documentation and collection of Australian plants. Today, we tip our hat to this whimsical character in our botanical-inspired restaurant and bar.
Solander was invited by Joseph Banks to travel to Australia on the Endeavour to assist Banks to make a large collection of natural history specimens, including many from the east coast of Australia.
Daniel Solander was a rather short, plump man of some thirteen stone, jovial, fond of company and much in demand in London society. A confirmed bachelor, he was a popular conversationalist and ‘a philosophical gossip’; with a weakness for elaborate waistcoats.
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