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This hand-coloured lithograph, measuring 36.0 cm x 22.7 cm and consisting of seven panels of an original ten, depicts in cartoon form the deprivations suffered by single women migrating to Australia in the 1830s. Titled 'FEMALE EMIGRATION!', the scenes follow the story of the women leaving Britain, their rough crossing ...
This amateur black-and-white photograph shows a young girl in Queensland in 1915 participating in a make-believe tea party in the back garden, her guest a manufactured well-kept doll sitting in a child’s wooden high chair. The girl, dressed in a belted white frock, is ‘pouring’ tea from a child-size china pot into small ...
This is a wood engraving by Samuel Calvert (1828-1913), measuring 21.5 cm x 35.5 cm and showing the last British troops to depart from Victoria in 1870. In the foreground a crowd of men and women watch soldiers lined up on a Melbourne wharf. There are ships on either side of the wharf, a sailing ship to the left and a steam-powered ...