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Gold. Lucky Diggers Returning. Sherer engraving c1853.

Gold. Lucky Diggers Returning. Sherer engraving c1853.

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by Sherer, John

Antique print of GOLD DIGGINGS in AUSTRALIA.
"The Lucky Diggers Returning".."They swung along, loaded with their packs and rifles, as blithely and lightly as the birds returning with food to their nest of young, singing snatches of song, and no doubt, occasionally laying down plans for the future, and perhaps expecting that, now they had plenty of gold, happiness must follow. Alas for the common delusion!"
 
Original wood engraving by W.A. Nicholls 'from authentic sketches taken in the colony' (by S.T. Gill) for John Sherer’s “The Gold-Finder of Australia - How he went, How he fared, How he made his fortune” published in London circa 1853. London-based Sherer added a descriptive caption to each engraving of ST Gill's sketches of life during the Australian gold-rushes.

Engraved page measures 22 x 13cm (8.5 x 5 inches).  A group of these, framed on the wall, makes an interesting historical collection.
 

Stock Number: apAgS17Price: $40.00