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John Turner Memorial Lecture 2013

9 May 2013

Colonel PatersonMichael Rosenthal. 'Colonel Patersons Scrapbook'. Public Lecture Series: John Turner Memorial Lecture 2013. Newcastle City Hall (New South Wales, Australia).

When, in 1809, he knew he would be returning to Britain, colonial hand Colonel William Paterson took great care to commission watercolours from John Lewin and George Robert Evans, arguably the leading artists in the colony. This comparatively ambitious project involved importing both drawing paper and watercolour paints into New South Wales, and the resulting work offers an intriguing snapshot of how what was meant as a penal colony, a place of punitive retribution, could be perceived as something very different...