BOOKS - ART AND HISTORY
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.
JONES FAMILIES OF JERICHONotes 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 BOOKElizabeth 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 BRIDGEA 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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