“Snowdrop”. A. H. Fullwood, 1863–1930 Aust.
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“Snowdrop”

1915. Watercolour and gouache, captioned in watercolour upper centre, signed and dated lower right, annotated in ink verso, 13.8 x 10.5cm. Slight foxing.

Annotation reads “‘Snowdrop’, the majordomo at the Victoria Club (Ladies), Sydney, NSW.”

This is an exceptionally uncommon period image of an Aboriginal woman working not only as a professional, but in a private city club establishment.

Established in 1901, the Women’s Liberal League of NSW changed its name to the Queen Victoria Club in 1907. “It aimed to foster friendship between women, assist musical artists and promote the love of good music…the club held monthly ‘musicales’ under the patronage of the Governor’s wife.” Ref: The Australian Women’s Register.

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Item #CL199-74

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