The Wallis album | State Library of New South Wales

The Wallis album | State Library of New South Wales

Discovered in Ontario, Canada, as part of a deceased estate, the beautiful Wallis Album was purchased at auction by the State Library of NSW in October 2011. Compiled by Captain James Wallis, commandant of the secondary penal settlement at Newcastle from 1816 to 1818, it contains artwork by convict artist Joseph Lycett.

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