Item 20 - William Grubb

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William Grubb


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1 framed caricature, 15x11cm

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Midwood was employed as a draughtsman by the Public Works Department, but was better known for his caricatures in the Tasmanian Mail and the Critic. He had also spent some years in the U.S.A. and Honolulu, and toured as a guitarist with a musical show in the U.S.A. For more information see :

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Bequeathed to University of Tasmania by E.E. Midwood, son of T.C.W. Midwood in 1972.

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Framed caricature of William Grubb. Wood and coal merchant known to Hobart as Billy. A keen yachtsman and fisherman.

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Available for research

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This item is in the public domain. When reusing this material, please cite the reference number and provide the following acknowledgement: “Courtesy of the UTAS Library Special & Rare Collections”
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HE Aug 2018




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