Collection Item

Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell c 1830s

By Unknown artist

Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell was Surveyor-General of New South Wales from 1828 to his death in 1855. He was a larger-than-life character whose passions included the study of fossils, poetry and the mechanical and scientific arts. The Library holds many of the maps, notebooks and detailed sketches and watercolours he produced over his lifetime.

This painting shows Mitchell in the uniform of Major of the 1st Rifle Brigade of the 95th Regiment, complete with whistle used to direct the movement of his troops.

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Collection Item Type:
Oil on canvas
Call Number:
ML 24
Published date:
c 1830s
On display:
Exhibition Galleries
Copyright Information:

Out of copyright: Artist died before 1955

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

Historical Dates
Started Friday, 1 January 1830
Finished Tuesday, 31 December 1839