An Overnighter in Canberra to see the Tom Roberts exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia – March 2016

We were keen to see the Tom Roberts exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra during March 2016. Why not take the Green Machine for a run ?

We found a site at the Carotel Holiday and Caravan Park site – before it closed for redevelopment.

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At the Gallery

I discovered that Tom Roberts had painted Edward Roberts of Yugilbar (near Grafton) where one of my convict great great great grandfathers, Samuel Weatherstone, had been in the 1840’s.

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I was intrigued to see a Tom Roberts 1896 painting of the “A” Battery in the Field Artillery – my great great uncle George Hicks had been in the Boer War in the Artillery.

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Another Tom Roberts painting that interested me was :
In a Corner on the Macintyre – The Bushranger – painted at Newstead Station near Inverell in 1895.

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I also liked “Sherbrooke Forest” painted in the Dandenong Ranges in 1924.

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