S T Gill… 'A picture paints a thousand words'.

“A picture paints a thousand words”… according to a well- known proverb.

When it comes to recording history, this is especially true. Let’s face it, there were no digital cameras, mobile phones  or iPods on the diggings in the 1850’s.  So…thank goodness for someone like S.T.Gill.

After trying his luck on the goldfields without success, he decided to return to his true talent. His watercolour paintings provide us with a snapshot of life on the Victorian goldfields in the mid 1850’s.

Are you able to descibe the history behind the art ?


3 thoughts on “S T Gill… 'A picture paints a thousand words'.

  1. Hi,

    This picture for me represents Troopers or “Joe” gathering up minners/diggers while two “Joe” I am guessing the Chief Commissioner and the Assistant Commissioner are not happy with the minners or diggers because they might not have there licences and can not pay the 10 pound fine.

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