1. List: Faking It: Sturt's Overland Expedition leaving Adelaide, 10th August 1844
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    The Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA) holds two watercolours showing a near identical scene and titled "Sturt's Overland Expedition leaving Adelaide 10th August, 1844". Both are attributed to the artist Samuel Thomas Gill. They have accession numbers AGSA 0.1128 and AGSA 0.1522. I argue that the latter is a fake.

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  1. Web page: Faking It: Sturt's Overland Expedition leaving Adelaide, 10th August 1844
    http://www.coombe.id.au/research/Faking_It_-_Sturt's_Departure_1844.htm
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    2018-12-12 16:25:18.0

    My research article arguing that one painting of Sturt's Departure in 1844 held by AGSA is not a genuine S.T. Gill: the Levinson-Little watercolour 0.1522.

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  2. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia, performed under the authority of Her Majesty's government during the years 1844, 5, and 6 : together with a notice of the province of South Australia in 1847 / by Charles Sturt
    Sturt, Charles, 1795-1869
    [ Book : 1849-2019 ]
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    At 89 libraries
    Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia, performed under the authority of Her Majesty's government during the years 1844, 5, and 6 : together with a notice of the province of South Australia in 1847 / by Charles Sturt
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    "Not having had time as yet to attend to my own private affairs, I was unable to leave Adelaide for a few days after the departure of Mr. Piesse. A similar cause prevented Mr. James Poole, who was to act as my assistant, from accompanying the drays."
    Charles Sturt
    Volume 1: page 39.

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  3. PUBLIC BREAKFAST 10 CAPT. STURT.
    Southern Australian (Adelaide, SA : 1838 - 1844) Tuesday 13 August 1844 p 2 Article
    Abstract: TN terms of previous announcement, the public breakfast to Captain Sturt took place at Messrs Stocks's great warehouse, Grenfell-street, at eleven o' ... 4039 words
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    Contrary to the original intention, the drays were detained to the last, and as their progress must be slow, Captain Sturt returned to Adelaide, and intends to spend a few days with his family, before taking his final departure.

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  4. Gill, Samuel Thomas (1818-1880)
    Artist; Photographer; Cartoonist / Illustrator; Printmaker; Painter; Draughtsman
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    2018-11-02 15:49:13.0

    Trove person record for S.T. Gill.

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  5. Web page: Sturt's Overland Expedition leaving Adelaide, 10th August, 1844
    http://www.artgallery.sa.gov.au/agsa/home/Collection/detail.jsp?accNo=0.1128
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    2018-12-10 09:54:51.0

    "The panorama". AGSA 0.1128 (watercolour). At 41.3 x 72.0 cm this is a large (and broad) picture for Gill. It is arguably Gill's best painting.

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  6. Web page: Sturt's Overland Expedition leaving Adelaide, 10th August, 1844
    http://sahistoryhub.com.au/sites/default/files/styles/gallery_full_crop/public/media/hq-0.1128_1.jpg
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    2018-10-29 15:28:23.0

    High resolution colour image of AGSA 0.1128 via sahistoryhub.com.au.

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  7. MYSTERY PICTURE FOR NATIONAL GALLERY Early-day Adelaide Scene Puzzles Authorities
    The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954) Wednesday 29 November 1939 p 13 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: Mystery attaches to a large watercolor painting by Samuel Thomas Gill, probably the best-known illustrator of scenes in Adelaide during the forties o ... 218 words
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    2018-12-10 09:56:41.0

    The panorama AGSA 0.1128 - just purchased but subject of painting not fully identified.
    "This picture is unquestionably the best by Gill that I have seen," said the Director of the National Gallery (Mr. Louis McCubbin) yesterday."

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  8. S.T. Gill : the South Australian years, 1839-1852 / Ron Appleyard, Barbara Fargher, Ron Radford
    Appleyard, Ron, 1920-
    [ Book : 1986 ]
    At 50 libraries
    S.T. Gill : the South Australian years, 1839-1852 / Ron Appleyard, Barbara Fargher, Ron Radford
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    2019-01-21 13:08:31.0

    The panorama AGSA 0.1128 is in Appleyard with catalogue number 80. Here he also mentions AGSA 0.1522, "a smaller version of this subject with some foreground variations" and the sepia wash drawing NLA R113 "from which both watercolours were probably developed".

    In Appendix A, Appleyard tries to identify the items that were part of S.T. Gill's artistic commission by James Allen (including "Sturt's Departure"). The appendix lists the dissolving views that accompanied Allen's English lectures, corresponding watercolours, and the NLA wash drawings.

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  9. Web page: Sturt's overland expedition leaving Adelaide 10th August, 1844
    http://www.artgallery.sa.gov.au/agsa/home/Collection/detail.jsp?accNo=0.1522
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    2018-12-10 09:58:57.0

    The Levinson-Little picture AGSA 0.1522 doesn't have an active link on AGSA's site, but this would be the link if it did.
    Donated to AGSA in 1953 by Mr E.S. Levinson.
    At 21.3 x 33.9 cm, it is smaller than the panorama and the narrower proportion results in omissions from the right of the scene.

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  10. Sturt's Expedition / S.T.G
    Gill, Samuel Thomas, 1818-1880
    [ Art work : 1844 ]
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    Sturt's Expedition / S.T.G
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    2018-10-30 07:39:47.0

    NLA R113 (sepia wash)
    Provenance: 1932 London

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  11. Web page: Sturt’s overland expedition leaving Adelaide
    https://artsearch.nga.gov.au/detail.cfm?irn=223414
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    2018-12-12 15:13:10.0

    NGA 2012.1307 (watercolour)

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  12. Web page: The Collection of Robert Edwards AO - Sturt's Departure - now NGA 2012.1307
    https://issuu.com/hordern_house/docs/robertedwardscollection2012
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    2018-12-10 09:59:47.0

    NGA 2012.1307. "Until very recent times this painting was in rather remarkable private ownership, having belonged to the English descendants of Gill's great fellow artist and sometimes collaborator George French Angas." This is the only version of this scene known to be in private ownership. (Priced at $185,000). p. 135

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  13. Web page: Bonhams' artist downgraded from A1 to AA
    https://www.aasd.com.au/index.cfm/news/251-bonhams-artist-downgraded-from-a1-to-aa/
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    2018-12-12 15:13:39.0

    "19-Aug-2011.
    In a single short line at the end of the essay in the on-line catalogue, Bonhams Australia has re-catalogued two works (Lots 30 and 31) in its auction in Sydney on Monday as the work of another artist. Watercolours catalogued as the work of the colonial artist George French Angas are now catalogued as the work of S.T.Gill..."

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  14. Web page: Australian sketchbook: Colonial life and the art of ST Gill
    https://www.slv.vic.gov.au/australian-sketchbook-exhibition
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    2018-10-29 16:20:40.0

    Exhibited initially at State Library of Victoria, 17 July to 25 October 2015.

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  15. Web page: Australian Sketchbook: Colonial Life and the Art of S.T. Gill
    http://www.nla.gov.au/exhibitions/australian-sketchbook
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    2018-12-10 10:00:15.0

    Exhibited subsequently at National Library of Australia, 29 June to 16 October 2016.

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  16. EARLY ADELAIDE.
    South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900) Monday 6 February 1899 p 5 Article
    Abstract: We have been shown a most interesting watercolour drawing by the early colonial artist, Mr. S. T. Gill, of Captain Sturt's departure from Adelaide up ... 1719 words
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    2018-11-26 16:48:34.0

    Painting belonging to Miss Little of Woodville. "We have been shown a most interesting watercolour drawing by the early colonial artist, Mr. S. T. Gill, of Captain Sturt's departure from Adelaide upon his exploration expedition in 1844. It is in Gill's characteristic style, and represents a scene of bustle and enthusiasm in King William-street as it then was... It
    is said that the sketch, which is in capital preservation, was found behind a painting in the same frame, hence its good condition. There are the inevitable horseman on the white steed which the artist almost invariably introduced into his street scenes ... It is said that the sketch, which is in capital preservation, was found behind a painting in the same frame, hence its good condition. It is the property of Miss Little, of Woodville, and ought to be added to our national collection of examples of early colonial art, which are becoming more and more valuable year by year."
    The prominent "horseman on the white steed" suggests this is likely the painting later accessioned into AGSA as 0.1522.

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  17. EARLY ADELAIDE.
    Adelaide Observer (SA : 1843 - 1904) Saturday 11 February 1899 p 34 Article
    Abstract: We have been shown a most interesting watercolour drawing by the early colonial artist, Mr. S. T. Gill, of Captain Sturt's departure from Adelaide up ... 259 words
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    2018-11-26 16:48:25.0

    Painting belonging to Miss Little of Woodville. "We have been shown a most interesting watercolour drawing by the early colonial artist, Mr. S. T. Gill, of Captain Sturt's departure from Adelaide upon his exploration expedition in 1844. It is in Gill's characteristic style, and represents a scene of bustle and enthusiasm in King William-street as it then was... It
    is said that the sketch, which is in capital preservation, was found behind a painting in the same frame, hence its good condition. There are the inevitable horseman on the white steed which the artist almost invariably introduced into his street scenes ... It is said that the sketch, which is in capital preservation, was found behind a painting in the same frame, hence its good condition. It is the property of Miss Little, of Woodville, and ought to be added to our national collection of examples of early colonial art, which are becoming more and more valuable year by year."
    The prominent "horseman on the white steed" suggests this is likely the painting later accessioned into AGSA as 0.1522.

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  18. Advertising
    The Express and Telegraph (Adelaide, SA : 1867 - 1922) Saturday 11 March 1899 p 1 Advertising
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    "Water Color Drawing" by S.T. Gill for sale. Could this be the Levinson-Little painting?

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  19. SALE OF PICTURES.
    South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900) Saturday 11 March 1899 p 7 Article
    Abstract: There is on view at Messrs. F. J. Botting and Co.'s auction mart, King Wiliam-street, a splendid collection of oil and watercolour Pictures, which ar ... 439 words
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    2018-12-10 10:02:10.0

    Unidentified art by S.T. Gill for sale. Could this be the Levinson-Little painting?

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  20. TWO VALUABLE MEMENTOES.
    South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900) Wednesday 15 August 1900 p 4 Article
    Abstract: We were shown by Mr. W. S. Plint on Tuesday two interesting mementoes of the early days of South Australia. One was a boy sextant, used by Captain St ... 256 words
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    2018-12-10 10:03:23.0

    This exhibition seems to be of either the genuine panorama 0.1128 or the Levinson-Little fake 0.1522, as the scene is from the same viewpoint as these. However at that time neither were accessioned into AGSA. Given the timing soon after finding the fake 0.1522, it is more likely to be that one.

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  21. New Pictures For Art Gallery
    The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954) Thursday 23 February 1933 p 15 Article
    Abstract: Three pictures presented to the Art Gallery by Lady Ernest Waterlow, wife of the late Sir Ernest Waterlow, the artist, were hung yesterday. They are 269 words
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    2018-11-26 16:16:33.0

    Another picture entitled "The Girl in the Mob Cap," by an unknown artist, was also exhibited for the first time. It was purchased from Miss F. H. Little, of Seacliff, and was contained in a collection of pictures brought to South Australia by Miss Little's father in 1844.

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  22. Advertising
    The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954) Wednesday 3 April 1940 p 4 Advertising
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    For sale an "old print" by Gill "King William Street 1844". Could this be Sturt's departure? Yes, but more likely the hand-painted lithograph from Angas's "South Australia Illustrated." The ad is corrected the following day from "print" to "watercolour". (Also "Racehorse Cydneus [Cydnus], Winner of the Grand Steeple 1851".)

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  23. Advertising
    The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954) Thursday 4 April 1940 p 4 Advertising
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    For sale an "old print" by Gill "King William Street 1844". Could this be Sturt's departure? Yes, but more likely the hand-painted lithograph from Angas's "South Australia Illustrated." The ad is corrected the following day from "print" to "watercolour". (Also "Racehorse Cydneus [Cydnus], Winner of the Grand Steeple 1851".)

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  24. OUT AMONG THE PEOPLE
    The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954) Friday 10 May 1940 p 23 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: IT is a joy to walk through the National Gallery since Mr. McCubbin has classified the pictures, and had them hung with an artistic 1338 words
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    "It is a joy to walk through the National Gallery since Mr. McCubbin has classified the pictures, and had them hung with an artistic discrimination, which presents them to visitors to better advantage. In the Art Gallery is a series of watercolor scenes of early South Australia by S. T. Gill. One of these depicts a procession on horseback in Adelaide. There was some doubt as to what the subject represented. Even the archivist (Mr. Pitt) was not sure.
    We had an enthusiastic half-hour the other morning when I showed Mr. McCubbin and Mr. Pitt a smaller Gill watercolor of the same scene, recently acquired by Mr. Mark Ridgway, one of Adelaide's keenest art connoisseurs and collectors.
    Mr. McCubbin immediately pronounced it as the original sketch for the larger picture. On the back of the sketch was a reference to a farewell to Captain Sturt's expedition in 1844. A boat on a waggon then satisfied Mr. Pitt."

    The "larger picture" would be the recently acquired panorama and the "smaller Gill" is likely the Levinson-Little fake Gill.

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  25. NEW PAINTINGS FOR GALLERY Purchases To Be Shown Soon
    The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954) Friday 22 April 1949 p 3 Article
    Abstract: New acquisitions, including an oil painting, a set of 18 etchings, woodcuts and engravings, purchased in 252 words
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    The board has received a number of gifts, including a silver snuffbox and a silver baby's rattle of the early 19th century, and a miniature, "Portrait of a Gentleman," by Sarah Biffin, presented by Miss F. H. Little, of Marine parade, Seacliff. These will be displayed soon.

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  26. Web page: Portrait of a gentleman (AGSA 0.1403)
    https://www.artgallery.sa.gov.au/agsa/home/Collection/detail.jsp?accNo=0.1403
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    1949 gift of Miss F.H. Little.

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  27. NEW PICTURES AT FLINDERS GALLERY.
    Victor Harbour Times (SA : 1932 - 1986) Friday 23 February 1951 p 3 Article
    Abstract: This week brings to art-lovers who visit Flinders Gallery four magnifi-cent flower studies by Margaret Coen, of Sydney. These show a clever and 261 words
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    2018-12-10 10:10:44.0

    This the likely the Levinson-Little painting on display before it was accessioned into AGSA:

    This week Mr. Hickson Adams secured an historic treasure for his collection of paintings by Australian artists, this being the original watercolour by S. T. Gill, of "Sturt's expedition leaving for the Overland" from King William Street, Adelaide, 1844. It was from this painting that the one for the S.A. National Gallery was executed, but there are many differences in the figures shown in each picture which is full of interest and a wonderful record of early South Australian days. This painting will be in the next exhibition at Flinders Gallery, which, by the way, will be Victor Harbour's Jubilee Exhibition of Painting.

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  28. Dies just before 100th birthday
    News (Adelaide, SA : 1923 - 1954) Wednesday 7 November 1951 p 1 Article
    Abstract: Miss Frances Harriet Little, who died at her home in Marine parade, Seacliff, today, would have 84 words
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    Miss Frances Harriet Little died.

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  29. Unique Art Collection To
    The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954) Monday 26 November 1951 p 4 Article
    Abstract: An event, unique in the art history of this State, will be the disposal tomorrow of a 595 words
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    Sale of the art collection of the late Mr. Hickson Adams

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  30. Out Among The
    The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954) Tuesday 23 December 1952 p 4 Article
    Abstract: I AM looking at the Lord A Mayor of Adelaide's Christmas card, the main theme of which is a colored 720 words
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    "I am looking at the Lord Mayor of Adelaide's Christmas card, the main theme of which is a colored reproduction of S. T. Gill's drawing of the departure from Adelaide to the 'Stony Desert' in 1844. It reminded me that a great art connoisseur friend of mine, Mark Ridgway, had an original sketch of this picture."

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  31. Acquisition For National Gallery
    The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954) Wednesday 24 June 1953 p 4 Article
    Abstract: The National Gallery had acquired a piece of metal sculpture by Reg Butler, the gallery Director 160 words
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    AGSA 0.1522 donated by E.S. Levinson

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  32. Web page: 1890 Sands and McDougall Directory of Adelaide
    http://images.slsa.sa.gov.au/almanacsanddirectories/1890sandsandmc/438/#zoom=z
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    2019-04-22 13:35:33.0

    Miss Little, school teacher Alberton.

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  33. PORT ADELAIDE GRAMMAR SCHOOL.
    Observer (Adelaide, SA : 1905 - 1931) Saturday 29 March 1924 p 43 Article
    Abstract: From A. T. SAUNDERS:—Undoubtedly the Rev. Frank Garratt was the first school master of the Grammar School which Mr. Alan Martin afterwards 711 words
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    The Misses Little, of Alberton, for several years had a school there.

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  34. ART EXAMINATIONS. FIRST-GRADE FREEHAND DRAWING.
    Adelaide Observer (SA : 1843 - 1904) Saturday 12 November 1898 p 29 Detailed Lists, Results, Guides
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    2018-11-28 11:17:20.0

    Miss Little's School (Teacher, Miss Little)

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  35. ART EXAMINATIONS.
    Evening Journal (Adelaide, SA : 1869 - 1912) Saturday 26 October 1901 p 7 Detailed Lists, Results, Guides
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    Miss Little was also co-principal at East Parade school, Norwood.
    "We are asked to mention that the names which appeared under Miss Little's school should have been under East Parade school in the list of results for first-grade freehand drawing which apeared in Friday's issue."

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  36. SOUTH AUSTRALIAN SOCIETY OF ARTS.
    South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900) Friday 15 December 1871 p 6 Detailed Lists, Results, Guides
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    Extra prize do. do., £1 1s.— Miss F. H. Little.

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  37. JUBILEE EXHIBITION IN THE TOWN HALL. OPENING BY HIS EXCELLENCY.
    Evening Journal (Adelaide, SA : 1869 - 1912) Saturday 23 October 1886 p 6 Article
    Abstract: An exhibition was opened at the Town Hall, Adelaide, on Friday afternoon, October 22, to raise funds on behalf of the North Adelaide Private Hospital ... 1955 words
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    2018-12-10 10:12:00.0

    Drawings in black and white-Miss F. H. Little

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  38. CRICKET NOTES.
    The Express and Telegraph (Adelaide, SA : 1867 - 1922) Saturday 30 October 1886 p 3 Article
    Abstract: By the steamer Cuzco, which arrived at the Semaphore on Friday evening, Shaw and Shrewsbury's team of English cricketers cams nnt for the purpose of ... 2248 words
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    Town Hall Exhibition: Prize: drawing (pen and ink), £2 2s., Miss Little

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  39. A PRIVATE ART STUDIO. MR. RRED BURMEISTER'S COLLECTION.
    Observer (Adelaide, SA : 1905 - 1931) Saturday 11 June 1927 p 17 Article
    Abstract: My impressions of a recent visit to this art studio, situated at 84 Kensington road, Marryatville, may be of interest to the public. This studio is e ... 842 words
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    There are altogether about 140 canvases adorning the walls of Mr. Burmeister's premises

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