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First S.A. settlement - Glenelg
Title : First S.A. settlement - Glenelg First S.A. settlement - Glenelg
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Creator : Skipper, John Michael, artist
Source : B 5552
Place Of Creation : Glenelg, South Australia
Date of creation : 1836
Format : Artwork
Dimensions : 150 mm x 930 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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First official settlement at Glenelg as drawn by J.M. Skipper.

Chiefly remembered as an artist, Skipper's drawings show acute observation and attention to detail. His sketches and paintings of the landscape, the flora, fauna, the Aboriginal people of South Australia, and of the streets, buildings, people, every day life and notable events of Adelaide are of some artistic and great historical interest.

Skipper retired in 1872 and lived on a small pension on his farm at Kent Town. He died 7 December 1883. He was survived by three sons and four daughters; his eldest son, Spencer John (1848-1903), was a journalist and satirist in Adelaide.

Related names :

Skipper, John Michael, 1815-1883

Coverage year : 1836
Period : 1836-1851
Place : Glenelg, South Australia
Region : Adelaide metropolitan area
Further reading :
Manning, G A colonial experience, 1838-1910 : a woman's story of life in Adelaide, the District of Kensington and Norwood together with reminiscences of colonial life Underdale, S. Aust. : Gillingham Printers, 2001

Register Newspapers Ltd The late J.M. Skipper : a pioneer coloniest of 1836 [Adelaide, 1883]

Skipper, S. H. John Michael Skipper : biographical notes Adelaide : Pioneers' Association of South Australia, 1957

Radford, R, Hylton, J. Australian colonial art : 1800-1900 Adelaide : Art Gallery Board of South Australia, 1995

Manning, G Glenelg, 1836-1936 : a social history 2000

Brown, T Glenelg, 1836-1972 : growth and function of an urban village St. Peters, S.A. : T.J. Strehlow, 1973

Internet links :
Australian dictionary of biography online: Skipper, John Michael, 1815-1883



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