Item 26 - Water colour painting by H A Southern

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Water colour painting by H A Southern


  • 1910 (Creation)

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1 water colour painting

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(1884 – 1975)

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Australian Dictionary of Biography

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(died 31 August 1918)

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Worked in the Government Analyst’s Department in both Hobart and Perth. Southern was killed in action at Gallipoli 10 days after he landed –
leading his men (as a Captain) at Pope’s Hill ( May 2nd 1915). He was a nephew of Benjamin Sheppard, who was the sculptor for the Boer War Memorial Soldier in Hobart Domain. Harold Southern, along with Mildred Lovett, Florence Rodway and Olive Pink were some of Benjamin Sheppard’s Art pupils.

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Donated by Jim Walker, 2007

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Water colour painting by H A Southern, 'Paperbark trees on Swan River bank, East Perth', 1910. Given to Mr A Greatonex? By Olive Pink, 1972.

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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact

When reusing this material, please provide the following acknowledgement:
“Courtesy of the UTAS Library Special & Rare Collections and the Olive Pink Estate”

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