To John O'Shanassy   17 February 1859

Melbourne botanical and zoological Gardens

17. Febr. 1859


I have the honor to report the arrival of 19 Llama-Alpacas by the "Goddess", 3 of the flock having died on the voyage, whilst one was born. The animals seem generally not unhealthy altho' suffering from skin erruptions. They have been safely placed into our reserve.1

I have the honor to be,


your most obedient servant

Ferd. Mueller


The honorable the Chief Secretary

&c &c &c2

See Gillbank (1996).
MS annotation by the Under Secretary, J. Moore, on 19 February: 'Read'.

Please cite as “FVM-59-02-17,” in Ɛpsilon: The Ferdinand von Mueller Collection accessed on 28 September 2021,