Collection Item
The Gold Commissioner's station at Timbarra, New South Wales, ca 1870 / Mrs Louisa Green-Emmott

The Gold Commissioner’s station at Timbarra, New South Wales c 1870

By Louisa Green-Emmott

Louisa Green-Emmott arrived in Australia from England with her husband, George, and children in 1853. Louisa Green-Emmott was an amateur artist who also painted under her given names, Louisa Mary Sheridan. The family had added Emmott to their surname in 1851, after their Lancashire residence, Emmott Hall.

In 1859 George Green-Emmott was appointed magistrate and Sub-Gold Commissioner of the Timbarra goldfields. This work depicts the rudimentary official compound and settlement at the goldfield. The building in the centre foreground, surrounded by gardens is probably the Commissioner’s house.

The troopers with packhorse are likely to be the gold escort who travelled with the diggers to protect the gold leaving the settlement.

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Collection Item Type:
Oil on canvas
Call Number:
ML 1262
Published date:
c 1870
On display:
Exhibition Galleries
Copyright Information:

Out of copyright: Artist died before 1955

Please acknowledge: Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales

Display Location:
Exhibition Galleries
Historical Dates
Started Sunday, 1 January 1860
Finished Friday, 31 December 1875
Started Sunday, 1 January 1860
Finished Friday, 31 December 1875