[A Poker Fight On The Queen’s Jubilee In Warrego, Queensland]
[A Poker Fight On The Queen’s Jubilee In Warrego, Queensland]
[A Poker Fight On The Queen’s Jubilee In Warrego, Queensland]
[A Poker Fight On The Queen’s Jubilee In Warrego, Queensland]
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[A Poker Fight On The Queen’s Jubilee In Warrego, Queensland]

1887. Four ink and wash drawings, three mounted together, one with a verse monogrammed “C.J.H.” and dated lower right, 19 x 12.3cm to 12.6 x 20.2cm. Slight stains, old mount burn.

Three of the images show stockmen in a settler’s hut, playing cards and drinking whiskey, ending in a brawl. The fourth drawing has 23 lines of prose detailing the day of the jubilee and resulting whiskey fight. It shows a man doing a handstand while a bottle of Moet champagne pops its cork. Text includes “How we did endeavour to commemorate the day, at ‘quart-pot’ on the Warrigo [sic] 10,000 miles away. Here we have another, boys, tonight we’ll have a spree, for all the world is on the burst, today’s the Jubilee.”

The Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria was celebrated across Australia on 20 June 1887 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Queen’s accession. Ref: Wiki.

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Item #CL194-64

Price (AUD): $4,400.00  other currencies

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