As seen through the window at holtieshouse
The early artists and painters also had great difficulty in clearing their minds of the pretty English country-side, they had a problem with the harsh sunlight the earths colours and even with the trees, mainly eucalypts, which had a very different green than that to which they were accustomed.
It probably wasn’t until the painters were second and third generation Australian that they mastered the landscapes in their true beauty.
Albert Namatjira was a brilliant aboriginal painter, (probably about 2000th generation) who received world wide fame for his paintings of his home land in
Some geography now class;
Australia is the smallest continent on Earth, while completely surrounded by water it is too large to be classed as an island.
Land mass is 2967,893 square miles
By comparison the
This is about the size of
We have only 7 people per square mile
Compared to the biggies ours are quite small,
Our highest peak is
Mt Everest in
Wt. Whitney, mainland
While it is not so tall our
Runs the length of the east coast, a distance
Of about 2500 miles.
In southern NSW and Vic. during winter all the high
peaks are covered with snow.
We have more snow than
Season but because our mountains are not very high
It all melts with the approach of warmer weather.
The melting snow feeds our main river system,