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Near Mount Brown
Title : Near Mount Brown Near Mount Brown
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Creator : Sells, Alfred, 1821-1908
Date of creation : 1898
Format : Artwork
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Description :

Catninga Creek area near Mount Brown, east of Port Augusta.

Matthew Flinders himself named Mount Brown after the Investigator's botanist Robert Brown who undertook the difficult 15 kilometres trek to the summit of Mount Brown to collect specimens. Brown was joined on this trek by the artists Ferdinand Bauer and William Westall.

Alfred Sells was an Anglican clergyman from England who arrived in South Australia in May 1877 and became the Incumbent of Holy Trinity Church at Lyndoch and later the Incumbent at St Michael's Church at Mitcham for four years from February 1884. He returned to England in 1888. The paintings were done in England, presumably from sketches made while in Australia.

Period : 1884-1913
Region : Flinders Ranges and Far North - Outback
Further reading :
Mount Brown Conservation Park management plan, Southern Flinders Ranges, South Australia / [prepared by National Parks and Wildlife SA, Southern Flinders District, Heritage and Biodiversity Division of the Department for Environment, Heritage and Aboriginal Affairs], [Adelaide] : Dept. for Environment, Heritage and Aboriginal Affairs, 1999.
Oppermann, Alison. Mount Brown Conservation Park vegetation survey, Adelaide : Nature Conservation Society of South Australia, 1995
Internet links :
Mount Brown Conservation Park : pdf file published by the Department for Environment and Conservation
Encounter 1802-2002 : State Library of SA's website includes information about Brown, Bauer and Westall.



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