DENILIQUIN REVISITED I am a descendant of Thomas Shaw, who was George Peppin’s wool classer in the 1850s. It is believed my grandfather, Harry Shaw, landed the first plane in Deniliquin in 1921. In May 2019 my wife and I stayed in Deniliquin, giving me the opportunity to photograph some of the historic buildings of the town, which formed the basis for the following works:
CAMPERDOWN REVISITED I am a descendant of Thomas Shaw, the owner of the pastoral property of Wooriwyrite at nearby Glenormiston, who following his death in 1907, was buried in the Camperdown Cemetery. In April 2019 a number of us stayed at “Penzance” in Scott Street, Camperdown, which gave me the opportunity to capture its house and garden and the other historic buildings and structures of the town.
During 2018 in the studio I have expanded my pen and wash post card size sketches which initially started as a diary of my overseas trips. Some of these sketches have been redrawn in more detail and I have added sketches taken from photographs and postcards of places we visited.