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Gilfillan, John, b. 1793
After a tumultuous childhood running away to sea, being shipwrecked and press ganged for 8 years, Gilfillan studied art and made it his career. He ...
Backhouse, James, b. 1794
Only in Australia for six years, Backhouse kept extensive records of his experiences, which were then posthumously published in London. His observations have proven to ...
Gawler, George, b. 1795
After an active military career in the Napoleonic wars, Gawler was appointed governor of South Australia in 1838. It is thought he sketched a work ...
Sturt, Charles, b. 1795
Despite his reputation as an explorer, Charles Sturt was also a keen sketcher who drew early admiration from the Duke of Wellington, whose portrait Sturt ...
Burnard, Robert, b. 1800
Robert Burnard's eldest surviving son, another Robert Burnard, lived an apparently identical life to his father and continued to produce exactly the same sorts of ...
Frome, Edward Charles, b. 1802
A skilled amateur artist, Frome used his talents to create a career as a painter. His works portrayed the country as inherently beautiful and are ...
Murray, Alexander, b. 1803
Watercolourist, farmer, politician and manufacturer. In 1845 he took an exhibition, 'South Australia As It Is', to Scotland.
Irvine, John, b. 1805
As a painter and portraitist, John Irvine made a name for himself in Scotland as well as Adelaide and Dunedin. Actively involved in art societies, ...
Nixon, Henry, b. 1805
A sketcher, surveyor and soldier. There is only one known work of his and the extent of his artistic career remains unknown.
Norman, Robert Hastings, b. 1807
A photographer and dentist. He spent the majority of his life practising as a dentist however he did open Australia's first photographic business. He taught ...
Blood, Matthew Henry Smyth, b. 1808
Kapunda, South Australia's first resident general practitioner, Blood was also a keen amateur photographer who was said to submit most of his friends to the ...
Pelham, Lionel James, b. 1808
Lionel James Pelham was a sketcher and public servant. He was born in Kent in 1808. In 1875 he died at sea, near Darwin, in ...
Plush, John Saddington, b. 1808
South Australian sketcher, farmer and orchardist. The Art Gallery of South Australia holds a watercolour by Plush.
Jackson, John Alexander, b. 1809
Sketcher and public servant, was born in Scotland and came to Sydney, Australia in 1825 to be employed as a Government draughtsman. He moved between ...
Opie, Edward, b. 1809
Painter, scene-painter, theatre director and actor. Born in England he arrived in Australia in 1839 and worked throughout South Australia, Victoria, and Tasmania. He reputedly ...
Plush, Thomas Hall, b. 1809
Thomas Hall Plush was a photographic showman, house-painter and gilder. Plush and 'Professor' Robert Hall held a magic-lantern show in Adelaide, showing dissolving views and ...
Brown, Maria Josepha, b. 1810
She produced watercolours of English flowers in a very competent early nineteenth-century style.
Payne, Joshua, b. 1810
Joshua Payne was an etcher, engraver and die-sinker. In 1852 he made the £1 and £5 gold coin tokens for the Adelaide Assay Office.
Kelly, Alexander Charles, b. 1811
A keen viticulturalist and medical practitioner Kelly settled in South Australia where he is known to have completed a sketch of the Adelaide Plains. He ...
Mitford, Eustace Reveley, b. 1811
Colonial era Adelaide cartoonist, illustrator, journalist, sailor and farmer