An Australian Sundowner, 1888 - 1889
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200 x 146 mm A view showing a sundowner camped at the base of a hollow tree with a small fire in the foreground. The term ‘sundowner’ originates from the practice in the outback of giving rations of mutton, tea and flour to anyone who applied for work at a station-sundowners were that wandering body of men who always came at dusk, too late for any work to be exacted, but early enough to claim rations. How far this photograph is a genuine portrait of such a type, or a posed genre picture, is impossible to tell. (Possibly part of the Nicholas Caire series of ‘Gippsland Scenery’, plate 78)
- 1888 - 1889
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