Images of Bygone Days

Gallery

John J. Crew, Engraver

John J. Crew was an English engraver commissioned by Edwin Carton Booth for his book “Australia” published in 1873, and the subsequent colourised volumes entitled “Australia Illustrated” produced between 1874-76. Continue Reading →

Thomas Baines Gallery

Thomas Baines was born on the 27th November 1820, in King’s Lynn, Norfolk. In 1842, inspired by other explorer artists, he left England bound for Cape Town where he worked as an artist, undertaking three journeys to the interior between 1848 and 1850. Returning to Australia in 1855 he joined the North Australian Expedition to evaluate the entire northern area of Australia in terms of its suitability for colonial settlement. Continue Reading →

Nicholas Chevalier Gallery

Nicholas Chevalier was born on 9 May 1828, in St Petersburg, Russia. Arriving in late 1854 he worked as a cartoonist on the newly established Melbourne Punch. Later he did illustrative work for the Illustrated Australian News and also worked in chromo-lithography. Continue Reading →

John Skinner Prout Gallery 3

John Skinner Prout was born on 19 December, 1805, in Plymouth England and emigrated to Sydney in December 1840. In his time in Australia he produced many works, lithographs, watercolours and oil paintings around New South Wales and Tasmania. Continue Reading →

John Skinner Prout Gallery 2

John Skinner Prout was born on 19 December, 1805, in Plymouth England and emigrated to Sydney in December 1840. In his time in Australia he produced many works, lithographs, watercolours and oil paintings around New South Wales and Tasmania. Continue Reading →

John Skinner Prout Gallery 1

John Skinner Prout was born on 19 December, 1805, in Plymouth England and emigrated to Sydney in December 1840. In his time in Australia he produced many works, lithographs, watercolours and oil paintings around New South Wales and Tasmania. Continue Reading →