Colonial gems on display after 200-year trip home
The NSW state librarian, Alex Byrne, describes the album as a major addition to the library’s collection. “This remarkable album is the most significant pictorial artefact to have been made in colonial NSW during the 1810s,’’ he says.
The Arts Minister, George Souris, says it was important to bring the album back to where most of its works were created.
The director of the Newcastle Art Gallery, Ron Ramsey, says that the album, which will be on show at the gallery until Sunday, is a treasure ‘‘greater than the jewels of Elizabeth Taylor – and so much cheaper’’.