Thomas TURNER | South south west view of Augusta, Western Australia, October 1833

Thomas TURNER
England 1813 – Australia 1895
Australia from 1830

South south west view of Augusta, Western Australia, October 1833 1833
watercolour
Titled lower centre under image in black ink [on separate sheet], 'S.S.W. View of Augusta, Westerrn Australia/ taken by Thomas Turner. October 1833/ No 1 Capt (n) ['n' in superscript] Molloys House. No 2 Mess (rs) ['rs' insuperscript] Bussells. / 3 Mr T W Turner. 4 The Barracks./ 5 The New Town one mile from Augusta./ 6 The Schooner Cumberland: Cap (tn) ['tn' in superscript] J McDermot'.
image 19.2 (h) x 48.2 (w) cm
The Wordsworth Collection, purchased 2010
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
NGA 2010.986

Thomas Turner, arrived in the West with his parents on 12 March 1830 and settled in the Augusta area near Cape Leeuwin. South south west view of Augusta, Western Australia is a view looking over Seine Bay towards Turner’s home and those of fellow settlers, showing land clearing and well tended fields. It is a proud record of achievement, painted for his private enjoyment and reflection. It has an honesty and freshness that reveals the 20-year-old Turner’s delight in his family’s cultivation of the land.





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