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Vol 38 no 3, Aug 2016
Carmichael's George Street, Sydney 1828-1829
By Karen Eaton   |   August 2016   |   Vol 38 no 3

Those familiar with the capital of New South Wales will know George Street, Sydney Cove and The Rocks. Karen Eaton deconstructs John Carmichael’s engraving George Street from the Wharf and explores in detail its five main elements – George Street, the King’s Wharf, the Commissariat Stores, Kemp & Dobson...

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Vol 38 no 1, Feb 2016
The Champion's Belt of Isaac Reid, heavyweight prize-fighter
By Karen Eaton   |   February 2016   |   Vol 38 no 1

The National Gallery of Australia holds a three-piece silver buckle that originally formed the central element of a Champion’s Boxing Belt presented to prize-fighter Isaac Reid in 1847 (plate 1). This remarkable belt was made by Sydney silversmiths J.J. Cohen & Son1 and engraved by John Carmichael. Until rece...

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Vol 37 no 4, Nov 2015
John Black Carmichael (1803-1857), artist and engraver
By Karen Eaton   |   November 2015   |   Vol 37 no 4

Edinburgh-born John Carmichael arrived in Sydney in 1825, living and working there for over 30 years producing landscapes, portraits, maps, billheads, musical scores, illustrations and some of Australia’s first postage stamps. His works provide a revealing and valuable record of life and times in colonial Syd...

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Vol 36 no 3, August 2014
A.S. Trood, a silver medal and Belle Vue Hall School
By Karen Eaton   |   August 2014   |   Vol 36 no 3

John Locksley Kemp, a descendant of Richard Kemp, gave a silver medal, passed down through the Kemp family, to the Powerhouse Museum in 1984. Very little was known about the medal’s history until Karen Eaton came across it by chance while viewing the Museum’s on-line collection database. Also a descendant o...

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The Australiana Society acknowledges Australia’s First Nations Peoples – the First Australians – as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of this land and gives respect to the Elders – past and present – and through them to all Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.