England 1827 – England 1886
Australia 1834-1857, 1884-1886
CAMPBELL & FERGUSSON lithographers 1854 – 1854
The Reverend John West
lithograph, printed in colour and hand-coloured with oil paint on paper
39.0 (h) x 23.2 (w) cm
The Revd John West (1809–73) was a Congregational minister, author and newspaper editor. He wrote History of Tasmania (1852), in which he discussed the evils of the penal system and the treatment of the Tasmanian Aboriginal people. In 1854 he became editor of The Sydney Morning Herald.