State Library of NSW
[In the Australian desert][Watercolour]
ff.1-4 titled at lower right
ff.5, 7-11: titles first devised by cataloguer. ff.10 & 11 noted in card catalogue as titled on reverse in former library officer's hand, since obscured by application of new backing
f.6 noted in card catalogue as titled on reverse, "probably in former library officer's hand"; since obscured by application of new backing
ff.1-11 signed `S.T.G.' at lower left
ff.1-10 are undated. The collection has been dated with reference to f.11, which is signed and dated `S.T.G./70' at lower left
f.5: at lower right corner is written `2' in pencil
f.7: at lower right corner is written `66' in pencil
f.8: at lower right corner is written `65' in pencil
Upper corners of ff.3, 4, 10 are rounded
ff.1 & 2: Attorney and barrister John Stephen (1771-1833) received one of the original Darlinghurst grants of over 11 acres. His house, Orwell, was one of the first on the hill, being under construction in 1829. Reference: Villas of Darlinghurst exhibition catalogue / State Library of New South Wales. Sydney : State Library of New South Wales, 2002.
f.2: One of the windmills near Roslyn Hall can be seen in the distance. In the background, the building at centre is possibly neighbouring Springfield.
f. 3 [Detail undefined] [Watercolour] and f. 11 [In the Australian desert][Watercolour] are from the D.S. Mitchell bequest, 1907