John Gardiner Austin (1761-1837) Australia

Biographical Information

Born in London in 1827, John Austin arrived in Adelaide with his family in 1834. After experience as a farmer on the family property, Austin opened a shop at Beechworth in Victoria, then worked as an accountant on the Kapunda Mines in South Australia. He became an expert on mining and a journalist; amongst his achievements were his publication: 'The Mines of South Australia' 1863 and the founding of the 'Gawler Times' in 1870. He made sketches and lithographs of South Australia and produced a number of lithographs of the local aboriginal population. He also published a set of topographical views of Sydney, several from drawings of the surveyor Robert Russell. Edit or add to this biography

Market Information

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A Series of Lithograph Drawings of Sydney and Its Environs
Twelve handcoloured lithographs
Fine Australian and European Paintings, Sotheby's, Melbourne.
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Colonial Sydney Town Views. New Toll State, Parramatta Road; Prisoners Barracks, Hyde Park; St James Church, Supreme Cou (4)
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Colonial Sydney Town Views. New Toll State, Parramatta Road; Prisoners Barracks, Hyde Park; St James Church, Supreme Cou (4)
Lithographs, 18.5 x 24.5 cm
Australian & International Art, Davidson Auctions, Sydney.
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A Series of Lithograph Drawings of Sydney and Its Environs (7)
Seven black and white lithographs
Fine Australian and European Paintings, Sotheby's, Melbourne.
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