Douglas Dundas

The road to Bathurst

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This idyllic scene captures, in exuberant colour, the journey heading west through the New South Wales countryside on a bright day.

Sydney-based artist Douglas Dundas took frequent weekend road trips and was said to be captivated by brilliant light on the landscape, especially around the Canberra region. The viaduct bridge cannot be identified precisely, though it is likely to be the Middle River Viaduct over Farmers Creek, Marrangaroo (near Lithgow), which would have been crossed on a trip to Bathurst, before the construction of the Great Western Highway.

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