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Stockyard, near Jamberoo1886

by Charles Edward Conder

Jamberoo is a town in the rolling hinterland behind Kiama on the NSW south coast. Home to the Tharawal people, it was initially settled by cedar cutters and then dairy farmers. The painting is titled ‘Stockyard’ in the lower right corner and signed.

Charles Conder probably visited the area when he was working for the NSW Lands Department. His father sent him to Australia in 1884 to work with his uncle, who was an officer in the Lands Department, hoping this would deter Charles from wanting to become an artist. Not to be discouraged, Conder carried his palette with him and painted as he travelled throughout New South Wales.