Active Australia 1890s
lithographer England 1855 – Australia 1929
Australia from c.1878
The lighthouse, Cue-Lake Carey track
undesignated impression as issued , published state
print run unknown
watermark centre left reversed, 'MERCANTILE/FINE'.
printed image 9.6 (h) x 20.0 (w) cm
The Wordsworth Collection, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 2010
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Around 1895 the geologist and mining engineer Stephen Göczel visited the area between Cue and Lake Carey and around Goongarrie and Mount Margaret. He made sketches of the harsh barren landscape on the track where gold had recently been found. The British-born, Victorian-trained artist F. M. Williams went to the goldfields in the 1890s to try his luck and probably met Göczel there. He subsequently translated Göczel’s images into lithographs.