Yarra Plenty Regional Library services the outer municipalities of Nillumbik, Whittlesea and Banyule in the north of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. This blog promoting local history in our community has been operating since 2006 and is managed by the Local and Family History Librarian.
Thursday, June 01, 2017
Walter Withers in Eltham
The Drover by Walter Withers. Painting in the collection of the Bendigo Art Gallery. Souce: Wikipedia Commons
Guest speaker will be Andrew Mackenzie OAM, Art Historian, Lecturer, Heritage Consultant, Archivist and Author of many books including the life of Walter Withers (1854-1914). At this meeting Andrew will talk about Walter Withers in Eltham.
There are a number of strong connections between the Withers Family and early Eltham. Not only did Withers establish his home in the township in 1902, he painted a number of his significant paintings around Eltham and the local area. Including local butcher and returned serviceman William Capewell in his famous painting The Drover.