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Vol 46 no 1, Feb 2024
Book Reviews
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Mark R. Cabouret, Out From The Shadows
John Mitchell Cantle 1849 – 1919 Australia’s First Native Born Ornithological Draughtsman.
The Australiana Society Inc, Bondi Junction, NSW, 2023. Soft cover,
175 pages, 683 colour & sepi...

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Vol 46 no 1, Feb 2024
Members' Awards on Australia Day
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Members of the Australiana Society have many distinctions. Our president Colin Thomas has already praised the work of Di Dorothy Erickson AM on receiving her Member of the Order of Australia award, but at least two more Australiana Society members were honoured. Julian Bickersteth AO and Dr Judith McK...

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Vol 45 no 1, Feb 2023
Spanish Craftsmen at New Norcia Abbey in Western Australia part 2: John Casellas
By Dorothy Erickson   |   February 2023   |   Vol 45 no 1

Spanish monks established the Benedictine mission at New Norcia in Western Australia in 1846. Following on from her article last year on Isidro Oriol,1 Dr Dorothy Erickson concludes her series on the Spanish craftsmen who worked on buildings and furniture for the monastic community. Here she examines...

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Vol 44 no 2, May 2022
Spanish Craftsmen for the New Norcia Abbey in Western Australia. Part 1, Isidro Oriol
By Dorothy Erickson   |   May 2022   |   Vol 44 no 2

Most craftsmen who emigrated to colonial Australia were trained in the English, Scottish, Irish or German traditions. In Western Australia, several Spanish craftsmen were attracted by the monastery established by their compatriot Bendictine monks at New Norcia. Western Australian craftsmen, mostly using jarrah ...

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Vol 43 no 3, August 2021
‘Angels in the Studio’ in Western Australia part 4: Those who stayed
By Dorothy Erickson   |   August 2021   |   Vol 43 no 3

Dr Erickson concludes her story of the professional women artists who commenced working in Western Australia before World War I. All were born in South Australia or England, coming to Western Australia later, most as young adults and often with other family members. Their careers began in the heady years of the...

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Vol 43 no 2, May 2021
‘Angels in the Studio’ in Western Australia part 3: Passing through
By Dorothy Erickson   |   May 2021   |   Vol 43 no 2

Continuing our story of the women artists working in Western Australia before World War I, we will now turn to three ‘Angels’ who came, saw and conquered, but did not stay. They were all single, peripatetic, somewhat bohemian and left their mark in several societies. Marie Anne Tuck (1866–1947); Florence ...

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Vol 43 no 1, February 2021
Angels in the Studio in Western Australia
By Dorothy Erickson   |   February 2021   |   Vol 43 no 1

Continuing our story of the women artists who worked in Western Australia,1 we examine the careers of those who exhibited in the Paris and Glasgow international exhibitions at the turn of the century – when Western Australia was in the midst of a Gold Rush. While Lady Forrest’s work was exhibited in a separ...

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Vol 42 no 3, August 2020
Angels in the Studio’ in Western Australia: the precursors
By Dorothy Erickson   |   August 2020   |   Vol 42 no 3

Dr Dorothy Erickson begins a new series of articles on Western Australian art, exploring the production and themes adopted by women artists in the 19th century, and putting their work into its social and artistic context.

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Vol 41 no 4, Nov 2019
Captain Molly's table
By Dorothy Erickson   |   November 2019   |   Vol 41 no 4

This is the tale of a table and desk, the first an historic table made by a master craftsman who as an apprentice is reputed to have made one of Queen Victoria’s wedding presents as well as a chair presented to the Queen of Spain. This man made our table in Western Australia from native jarrah for a well-know...

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Vol 39 no 4, Nov 2017
Miguel Mackinlay: artistic success in London
By Dorothy Erickson   |   November 2017   |   Vol 39 no 4

Miguel Mackinlay (1894–1959) arrived in Western Australia as a child in 1906 and trained as an artist. He sailed for London in 1914 and was caught up fighting and sketching in the Great War. Dorothy Erickson concludes her three-part series on the painter who settled in England after the war and never returned...

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Vol 39 no 2, May 2017
Miguel Mackinlay: the Australian years
By Dorothy Erickson   |   May 2017   |   Vol 39 no 2

The artist Miguel Mackinlay/McKinlay has been variously described as Spanish, Scottish and Australian and all three descriptions are partially correct. Born in the province of Guadalajara in Spain to a Spanish mother and Scottish father, he arrived in Western Australia as a ten year old and undertook his major ...

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Vol 39 no 1, Feb 2017
Miguel Mackinlay in the Great War
By Dorothy Erickson   |   February 2017   |   Vol 39 no 1

It is timely to showcase the lively drawings of an Australian on the Western Front in the Great War 100 years ago. Although the young man fought in those terrible trenches, most of his images have a quiet dignity. Only in the heat of a battle in which he was wounded, do you feel the horror of it all; his franti...

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Vol 38 no 2, May 2016
Edwin Foss Duffield: a colonial-born craftsman
By Dorothy Erickson   |   May 2016   |   Vol 38 no 2

Trove and family histories have recently revealed information about Edwin Foss Duffield (1846–1922), a colonial-born craftsman of distinction in Western Australia. He commenced working in Fremantle in the late 1860s as a cabinet maker and undertaker, and a number of pieces of furniture from his workshop survi...

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Vol 38 no 2, May 2016
George Richard Addis, watchmaker and jeweller: his Victorian and Tasmanian years
By Michel Reymond   |   May 2016   |   Vol 38 no 2

George Richard Addis (1864–1937) is best known as one of Western Australia’s leading late 19th- and early 20th-century goldfields jewellers, whose Western Australian work has been documented by Dorothy Erickson.1 Many jewellers however worked in different colonies, and here Michel Reymond records for the fi...

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Vol 38 no 1, Feb 2016
Mattie Furphy - dainty but determined
By Dorothy Erickson   |   February 2016   |   Vol 38 no 1

Dorothy Erickson documents the life and work of Mattie Furphy (1878–1948), a Victorian who moved to Perth in 1902 to become a prominent Western Australian artist and designer.

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Vol 37 no 3, Aug 2015
Book Review: Dorothy Erickson, ‘Inspired by Light’
By Eva Czernis-Ryl   |   August 2015   |   Vol 37 no 3

Published as the first of two hardcover volumes (the second will cover the period from 1950 to now), this is Dr Dorothy Erickson’s most ambitious publishing venture. Exploring the work of designers and makers in Western Australia since the founding of the Swan River Colony in 1829 until 1969, it is her most s...

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Vol 36 no 4, November 2014
A Fine Possession: jewellery and identity, Powerhouse Museum Sydney
By Dorothy Erickson   |   November 2014   |   Vol 36 no 4

This spectacular exhibition of jewellery spanning cultures and millennia is billed as the most ambitious jewellery exhibition the Powerhouse Museum (part of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences) has ever staged. With 700 exhibits drawn from public and private collections across Australia, it takes several vi...

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Vol 36 no 3, August 2014
Joseph Hamblin, cabinet-maker and piano maker
By Dorothy Erickson   |   August 2014   |   Vol 36 no 3

dorothy erickson’s research for her new book Inspired by Light and Land: Designers and Makers in Western Australia 1829–1969 has uncovered more information about objects made in Western Australia and their makers. Her previous articles published in Australiana on Amy Harvey, William Howitt, Charles May and ...

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Vol 36 no 1, February 2014
‘dear Emily’ in Western Australia
By Dorothy Erickson   |   February 2014   |   Vol 36 no 1

Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard, in her misogyny speech on 9 October 2012, was not the first to react to men allegedly putting down women’s activities. A century ago, English designer and artist C R Ashbee – his business damaged by low-priced competition from amateur women artists – condescendingly re...

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Vol 35 no 4, November 2013
Book review: Penny Olsen, 'Collecting Ladies'
By Dorothy Erickson   |   November 2013   |   Vol 35 no 4

As the daughter of a botanist, botanical artist and writer for whom species and genera have been named, and currently researching the women artists of Western Australia, I was really interested to review what looked to be a lovely book. The attractive layout designed by Kathryn Wright has numerous illustrations...

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Vol 35 no 3, August 2013
Vol 35 no 3, August 2013
Letter to the Editor
By Dorothy Erickson   |   August 2013   |   Vol 35 no 3

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Vol 35 no 2, May 2013
Vol 34 no 4, November 2012
Treasure trove
By Dorothy Erickson   |   November 2012   |   Vol 34 no 4

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Vol 34 no 1, February 2012
Vol 33 no 4, November 2011
Vol 33 no 3, August 2011
Vol 33 no 2, May 2011
Vol 32 no 4, November 2010
Vol 32 no 1, February 2010
Vol 31 no 4, November 2009
Flora Landellis
By Dorothy Erickson   |   November 2009   |   Vol 31 no 4

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Vol 15 No 2, May 1993
Vol 15 No 1, February 1993
Dorothy M. Wager
By Deborah Cocks   |   February 1993   |   Vol 15 No 1

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Vol 15 No 1, February 1993
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Vol 10 no 4, Nov 1988
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