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Australian Goldfields employment of Pensioners. S.T. Gill Lithograph c1853

Australian Goldfields employment of Pensioners. S.T. Gill Lithograph c1853

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by Gill, Samuel Thomas

Antique Print of Gold Rush Pensioners, Forest Creek by ST Gill. With the great increase in population at the time of the gold rushes, and a shortage of police (following defection in their own search for gold), law and order on the goldfields was maintained by military pensioners brought by the Government from Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) to the Victorian goldfields.

Original hand-coloured lithograph by Samuel Thomas (S.T.) Gill (1818-1880) from his own sketch for the most important illustrated work on the Victoria Gold Diggings and Gold Diggers. 

This lithograph was published circa 1853 by Macartney & Galbraith, 30 Collins Street, Melbourne. 
Gill’s superb drawings depict life during the Gold Era, making much of the two extremes of those who struck it rich and those who didn’t. 

Page size 22cm x 16cm (8.5" x 6.25")

Stock Number: apSTG6Price: $150.00