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901091
  • Title
    A pioneer of the fifties : leaves from the journal of an Australian Digger, 18 August 1852-16 March 1854 / Johann Joseph Eugen von Guerard
  • Creator
  • Call number
    DLMSQ 41
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    18 August 1852-16 March 1854
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    901091
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    0.05 metres of textual material with ink sketches (1 volume) - bound typescript with ink sketches pasted in
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Johann Joseph Eugen von Guerard, was born is Vienna, studied art in Italy and Dusseldorf before joining the gold rush to Australia in 1852. After two unsuccessful years in Ballarat he travelled extensively through Australia making many sketches. He later became the first master of painting at the National School of Art, Melbourne and curator of the National Gallery of Victoria.
  • Scope and Content
    Typescript extracts from von Guerard's journal, 18 August 1852-16 March 1854, with ten original ink illustrations pasted onto leaves at end of volume.

    a. Biographical notes on von Guerard. no date.

    b. Extracts from nov Guerard's diary covering his departure frm Gravesend England on board the Windermere and the voyage out to Melbourne, his stay at the Eureka and Ballarat goldfields, up to his departure from the oldfields to go to Geelong.

    c. 'List of illustrations to E. V. G. Diary'. Gives titles of 10 pen and ink sketches that follow.
  • Source
    Bequeathed by Sir William Dixson, 1952
  • Collection History
    Label of A. H. Spencer, bookseller, inside front cover
  • Original held by
    The original of this MS. is in England; this is the only typed copy that was done -- pencil note inside front cover
  • General note

    Microfilm available at CY 456

    Photocopy available in Mitchell Library Reading room at CY DLMSQ 41

    Transferred from DLSPENCER 318
    Digital order no:Album ID : 940839
  • Subject
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