Edward Roper (1830 – 1909)

Edward Roper was born in 1830 and was a consummate traveller, visiting Canada and Australia. He was a writer as well as a painter, lithographer, and illustrator and died in the early twentieth century. Not much is known of him or his artistic output, but we know he travelled to Australia on several occasions from…

Tommy McRae (c.1835 – 1901)

Tommy McRae was an indigenous artist born in the 1830s who for much of his life lived and worked around Wahgunyah in NSW.  He was known by several names including Tommy Barnes and by his Aboriginal name Yackaduna or Warra-euea. It is thought that he was from the Kwatkwat or Wiradjuri people whose country included…