GEORGE BAXTER (1804-1867)
Original Baxter process prints.
News From Home (Colonial Australia)
Original combination copper engraving/wood block (Baxter Process) printed in colour by George Baxter (1804-1867) after the oil painting by Harden S. Melville
(active 1837)A famous image showing the preconceptions of colonial life in the Australian bush. The timber hut not only has have a variety of
animal life but also an aborigine dressed in a traditional Maori feather cloak. This mistake of aboriginal dress had also been used by a John Tallis vignette illustration
of Victoria or Port Phillip in his 1851-54 decorative edged atlas in the bottom left corner. The tyranny of distance, the bewildering amount of new scientific knowledge
and education accessability all had a hand in this conspiracy! Published London, c. 1853
News From Australia (Back in Great Britain)
Original combination copper engraving/wood block (Baxter Process) printed in colour by George Baxter (1804-1867).
The family toiling away back “Home” (Britain) under the tempting poster promoting emigration to Australia. A member of the audience holds a 100 pound note- the news
must sound enticing!
Published London, c. 1854
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