BOOKS - ART AND HISTORY

THE CARAVAN MOVES ON

cover - The Caravan Moves On

Thirty years ago Tasmania's mistress of the strange held her first solo exhibition. To celebrate, she has produced a book of paintings spanning her entire career to date.
This hard-cover book, The Caravan Moves On contains a selection of photographs of one hundred of Elizabeth Barsham's stunningly beautiful paintings.


JONES FAMILIES OF JERICHO

book cover Notes on various Jones families living in the Jericho and Lower Marshes areas in Tasmania in the early nineteenth century. This is the result of years of research compiled by Paul Jones in response to many requests for information. The earliest land grants in this area were to three different, unrelated Jones families had several first names in common, which already caused confusion in the 1820s. Subsequently two of these families intermarried, just to complicate matters further. In this book Paul sorts out the first Tasmanian generations and lays out which family owned which properties.


MISS BARSHAM'S PAINTING BOOK

book cover Elizabeth Barsham taught Adult Education classes in painting and drawing for more than ten years. Based on her notes, lesson-plans and hand-outs, Miss Barsham's Painting Book for Bewildered Beginners complements her lessons and provides a systematic introduction to painting. It is available on CD, lavishly illustrated and in both html format (for easy reference) and pdf files for printing.


BEFORE THEY BUILT THE BRIDGE

book cover A light-hearted look at the history of Lindisfarne. Not the famous island, but a suburb of Hobart, Tasmania.     Elizabeth Barsham's family moved to the Eastern Shore in the early years of the 20th century. Accessible only by ferry from Hobart, Lindisfarne was then a bayside retreat of weekend cottages, orchards and dairy farms with a population of about two hundred. Elizabeth still lives in the farmhouse her grandfather and his brothers built; this book is based on anecdotes of the early days - "before they built the bridge, you know" - collected from elderly family acquaintances.



 

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Despite rumours to the contrary, there are not two of me. I began my career as E.M. Christensen, but later changed my surname to Barsham. In general life and when I am teaching I am Elizabeth Barsham. I write as E.M. Christensen. My paintings have been signed "Barsham" since 2006.

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