Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil
History and profile
The Sketcher was issued at monthly intervals according to shipping movements between Australia and Britain. The magazine contained many illustrations, engravings, and articles which capture "the picturesque phases of our public and social life of notable objects and events in Australia and New Zealand". It provides an important pictorial account of life in the colonies before the widespread use of photography. The Sketcher employed many prominent artists, including political cartoonist Tom Carrington and illustrator Julian Ashton, and published Arthur Streeton's first black and white work on 24 January 1889. In 1880 it briefly moved to a fortnightly publication which lasted until 1882 before returning to a monthly journal. In 1889, it merged with The Australasian.
- The Australasian sketcher: with pen and pencil, 1880 (Melbourne : Heritage Publications, 1970)
- Prospectus of a new illustrated monthly journal, The Argus, 24 March 1873, pg 4, col 5; Retrieved 26 August 2011
- Mahood, Marguerite, "Carrington, Francis Thomas Dean (Tom) (1843–1918)"], Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, Retrieved 25 August 2011
- "Julian Rossi (1851–1942)", Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, Retrieved 26 August 2011
- Galbally, Ann E., "Streeton, Sir Arthur Ernest (1867–1943)", Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, Retrieved 26 August 2011
- Australian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil from the National Library of Australia
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