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S.T. Gill’s Rural Australia 1818-1880 by Bob Raftopoulos

S.T. Gill’s Rural Australia 1818-1880 by Bob Raftopoulos

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S.T. Gill’s Rural Australia


Edited by Bob Raftopoulos

Famous Australian Art Series

Mallard Press, 1989, ISBN 1863250069, full page colour plates (facing) throughout, hardcover with illustrated laminated boards

Near Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions (see photographs)

“Samuel Thomas Gill was 21 when he arrived on the Caroline at Port Adelaide in 1839 with his parents, younger brother and sister.  Yet in a few years he was already the most Australian of 19th century artists, speaking the instinctive language of Australia’s rocks and trees, wildflowers and light.  Above all, he was at the same time observing people: those who underwent, as he did, that astonishingly swift metamorphosis from British to Australian, giving the new country not only their lives but the promise of their deaths, wanting no other home.”


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