Item #CL181-38 Military Barracks, Sydney [Cricket Match]. After Charles Staniforth Hext, British.
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Military Barracks, Sydney [Cricket Match]

c1845. Tinted lithograph with hand-colouring, title and artist in lower margin, 13.2 x 24.6cm (image). Original Tasmanian muskwood frame, chips to frame, crack to corner of glass upper left.

Text reads “C. Hutchins, Lithographer, Liverpool. From a sketch by Capt. Hext, 4th, the King’s Own Regiment.” This image is from Views in Australia and Tasmania, a series of four lithographs produced from drawings by Hext. Ref: NLA.

This is the first depiction of a cricket match in Australia. The Military Barracks were situated at Wynyard Square before moving to Paddington later in the 1840s.

Item #CL181-38

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