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The Life And History Of A.H. Fullwood Within The Australian Impressionism Scene

6 November 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

On Saturday 6 November 2021, the Blue Mountains Historical Society will hold its next public meeting and zoom talk commencing at 10.30am at the History Research Rooms at 99 Blaxland Road, Wentworth Falls.

Our speaker, Dr. Gary Werskey, will discuss the life and history of A.H. Fullwood within the Australian Impressionism scene. Fullwood was most well-known for his work in the “Picturesque Atlas of Australasia” published in 1886.

Dr Gary Werskey is a Harvard-trained biographer and cultural historian who has held academic positions at Edinburgh University, Imperial College and the University of New South Wales. For the past decade he has promoted the study of Australian history to a wider audience as a co-founder of the Blackheath History Forum. He is currently an Honorary Associate in the University of Sydney’s Department of History.

Dr Werskey also co-curated, with Natalie Wilson (Curator of Australian & Pacific Art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales), the National Library of Australia’s recent exhibition “A Nation Imagined: The Artists of the Picturesque Atlas”.

His latest publication, “Picturing a Nation: The Art & Life of A.H. Fullwood”, will be available at the Society on Saturday for $40.00.

There are a limited number of seats available in the seminar room for members and visitors, as Gary will be presenting in person. If you wish to take one of these places (15 in total) please telephone the Society on 4757 3824 on Friday from 10.00 am to 2.00pm or leave a message on the answering machine prior to that time.  Booking is essential as we must monitor the Covid-19 capacity of the room.

If you prefer to join the Zoom Meeting, the details are below. The Zoom meeting can be joined from 10.00am.


Meeting ID: 937 8752 2181 Passcode: 199597


6 November 2021
10:30 am - 12:00 pm