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A Bush Encounter With Kangaroos And Wild Horses

c1890s. Pen and ink sketch with watercolour, trimmed portion of handwritten letter in ink verso, 13.9 x 12.3cm. Old folds, creases.

The letter, in an unknown hand, includes “I hope Mr Gorman is none the worse for his coach accident. I would like to know about it when you write. I have been up the last two nights trying to trap wild horses. I am going to have another try at them tonight. I have built a trap yard at the waterhole…And the kangaroos are hopping about us all night. No allusions to my friends at...The kangaroos come down in dozens. I have even grabbed some of them by the tail. They came so close…I like Harpers [?] Monthly Magazine now, it is a pity it only comes out once a month.”

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Item #CL181-84

Price (AUD): $1,350.00  Other currencies

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