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Album of Miss Eliza Younghusband, South Australia, 1856-1865 [picture] / compiled by Eliza Younghusband
Bib ID 4189024
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
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Description between 1856 and 1865 
1 album : watercolours, pencil, ink, oil, paper cut-outs, pressed leaves, newspaper clippings, postcards ; 30.8 x 23.6 x 2.5 cm. 
Summary

Album of a young Victorian lady's book of mementos. The album contents include Victorian decoration, paper cut-outs, handwritten poems, watercolours, drawings, paintings on two leaves, 1 newspaper clipping and a small dried seaweed arranged to represent flowers. Two items are a watercolour and sketch by W.O. Hodgkinson (Bulla, 1861 and Koorliatoo, 1861), a member of the Burke and Wills expedition, depicting European exploration and armed conflict with Aborigines.

Biography/History

Eliza Younghusband born 184? was the second daughter of William Younghusband (1814-1863), a wealthy South Australian pastoralist, politician and merchant, who in partnership developed riverboat trade on the River Murray. Eliza was probably in her early twenties when William Hodgkinson wrote a poem in Eliza's album on the 12th August 1861 and gave her a watercolour and sketch depicting his experiences with the Burke and Wills Expedition. Hodgkinson left Adelaide shortly after to join John McKinlay's South Australian Burke Relief Expedition, but never returned to South Australia. Eliza Younghusband married Henry Frederick Shipster at North Adelaide in September 1864.

Notes

Title devised by cataloguer based on inscription and aquisitions documentation, see file NLA04/781.

Inscriptions: "Lillie Younghusband, From dear Mama, Adelaide Oct.1856"--In ink on the first page.

Condition: Spine missing, covers cracked and chipped, sl. peeling of end papers, some soiling and foxing.

Album covers are black lacquered boards, with mother of pearl studs on each corner of the front and back. The front cover is largely decorated with mother of pearl inlay and features a coloured flower design in the centre.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-147598648

Source of Acquisition Purchased 2007. 
Subjects Burke and Wills Expedition, (1860-1861) -- Pictorial works.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- South Australia -- Pictorial works.  |  Painting, Australian.  |  Australian poetry.  |  Paper work.  |  South Australia -- Pictorial works.
Other authors/contributors Younghusband, Eliza
Exhibited Exhibited: Pioneers of the Inland: Australia's Muslim Cameleers 1860's - 1930's, National Library of Australia, 13 December 2007 - 17 February 2008 

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