The See Government [Debate Over The Public Works Program]. George A. Taylor, Aust.
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The See Government [Debate Over The Public Works Program]

1904. Pen and ink, captioned in image, signed and dated “Aug. ‘04” lower left, 25 x 21cm. Pinholes, slight foxing, old mount burn.

Captions include “Labor”; “Fitzroy Dock tender”; “Extinction”; and “Jack Want’s fruit knife.”

Towards the end of 1903, “poor economic conditions and drought” forced Sir John See’s NSW government to “abandon an ambitious public works program” and put out private tenders.

George Augustine Taylor was a prolific Federation-era painter, illustrator, cartoonist, architect, town planner, author, editor and inventor, and husband of the architect and town planner Florence Taylor. Ref: ADB; DAAO; Trove.

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Item #CL187-85

Price (AUD): $990.00  other currencies

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