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
The next meeting of the Eltham District Historical Society will be Wednesday 14th June 8.00pm at the Eltham Senior Citizens Centre.
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.
All welcome.

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