The Vision Splendid

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National Library Australia, 2011 - Artists - 176 pages
The Vision Splendid features the sketchbooks of 22 nineteenth-century artists, ranging from well-known professionals like Eugene von Gu rard and John Glover to amateurs about whom little is known. These artists, engineers, surveyors, military men, solicitors, public servants and pastoralists all delighted in recording what they saw and then sharing it with family, friends and the wider public. The sketches reveal what colonial life in Australia was like at that time, both in the country and in the city, and the challenges the artists faced depicting landscapes that were so different from those in Europe.
 

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Contents

Introduction
6
John Glover 17671849
22
Sydney and regional New South Wales 18361837 George Gordon McCrae 18331927
38
Sydney and the Illawarra District 18401846 William Henty 18081881
54
Challicum Fiery Creek Victoria 18421853 Edward Thomson 18221873
74
Thomas Tyrwhitt Balcombe 18101861
90
Jane Dorothea Cannan 18221861
96
Albin Martin 18131888
102
Wallaroo the Murray and Darling rivers and other South Australian scenes 18561862 Frederick James Jobson 18121881
122
Richard Wingfield Stuart 18431914
128
Life on the land Queensland 18621890s Henry James Warre 18191898
136
Charles Enys 18401891
142
Canterbury homesteads and sheep runs New Zealand 18651875 George Penkivil Slade 18321896
148
Whately Eliot 18411927
156
Thomas George Glover c 18201881
162
List of illustrations
170

The Auckland District New Zealand 18541855 Eugene von Guérard 18111901
108
Charles Whitmore Babbage 1841?
116

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About the author (2011)

Stephanie Owen is an author and illustrator based in Australia, born on August 7, 1951. She attended the University of Sydney in the early 1970s, and went on to teach English, history and languages at secondary schools. She is a former a Hansard Editor at Federal Parliament. Currently she is an author of adult and children's books. Her work includes I've Got a Feeling, creative non-fiction titles Lost! A True Tale from the Bush and Amazing Grace: An Adventure at Sea. Her latest book is Dance Like a Pirate. She won the 2016 Children's Book Council Eve Pownall Award for her children's book Lennie The Legend: Solo to Sydney by Pony.

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