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An emigrant's thoughts of home
1859

Medium
oil on cardboard
Measurements
60.7 × 47.0 cm
Place/s of Execution
London, England
Inscription
inscribed in red paint l.l.: M.Claxton. / 1859
Accession Number
A8-1974
Department
Australian Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented by the National Gallery Women's Association, 1974
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
Gallery location
Gallery 5
Level 2, NGV Australia
About

Immigration underlies the European history of Australia. Between 1815 and 1840, more than 58,000 people, predominately from the British Isles, came to Australia in search of a better life. Women migrants were also assisted to curb a gender imbalance in the colonies, to work as domestic servants and to foster marriages and childbirth.

Colourmen

Colourman
ROBERSON
Location
Centre reverse of board
Transcription
PREPARED BY/CHARLES ROBERSON/99 LONG ACRE LONDON
Medium
Ink stamp
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