Gill, Samuel Thomas (-1880)

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G., S. T. (Samuel Thomas Gill) (1818-1880)
G., S. T. (Samuel Thomas Gill) (-1880)
Gill, S. T. (1818-1880)
Gill, S.T. (-1880)
Gill, S. T. (Samuel Thomas) (1818-1880)
Gill, S. T. (Samuel Thomas) (-1880)
Gill, Samuel (1818-1880)
Gill, Samuel (-1880)
Gill, Samuel Thomas (1818-1880)
S., T. G. (1818-1880)
S., T. G. (-1880)
S. T. G, (Samuel Thomas Gill) (1818-1880)
S. T. G, (Samuel Thomas Gill) (-1880)
Samuel Thomas Gill (-1880)
Field of activity
Artist; Photographer; Cartoonist / Illustrator; Printmaker; Painter; Draughtsman; Visual Artist
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S.T. Gill is a Visual Artist who is mentioned in the AusStage database

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Samuel Thomas Gill (1818-1880), painter, was born on 21 May 1818 at Perriton, near Minehead, Somerset, England, the son of Rev. Samuel Gill, Baptist minister, and his first wife, Winifred Oke. Gill was...

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Colonial era watercolourist, lithographer and presumably photographer who documented exploration and the Gold Rush in Australia.

watercolourist, lithographer and photographer(?), was born at Perriton, Devon, England on 21 May 1818, eldest of the five children of Rev. Samuel Gill, a Baptist minister and schoolmaster, and his first wife, Winifred, nee Oke. He was educated at his father’s school in Devonport and at Dr Seabrook’s Academy, Plymouth. Having shown an early aptitude for drawing, he began working as a draughtsman and painter at the Hubard Profile Gallery in London. After the death of two younger children from smallpox, Rev. Gill purchased an 80-acre section in South Australia and the family sailed for Adelaide in the Caroline . Soon after their arrival, in December 1839, Gill’s mother and sister died. S.T. Gill established a studio in Gawler Place, Adelaide. An advertisement in the South Australian Register of 7 March 1840 stated that he could supply 'correct likenesses’ of people, horses, dogs, local scenery and residences. He showed an early interest in the South Australian interior and its Aboriginal inhabitants, his watercolour of a 'native sepulchre’ near Missunga Plains (Royal Commonwealth Society, London) being dated 8 May 1842. Few portraits survive apart from a series of twenty lithographs of 1849 titled Heads of the People , where the artist portrayed leading citizens of the colony with a keen sense of observation bordering on caricature. Gill’s watercolours of Adelaide are a lively record of the early years of the city’s development. They show broad streets peopled by picturesque inhabitants and document many aspects of the town, from a fine series ...

  • 1839 Adelaide, SA, vessel; Caroline

Flourished

  • fl. 1840 - 1872

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Artist. [Gill sailed to] ...South Australia in December 1839 in the Caroline with his parents and a brother and sister. In March 1840 he established a studio in Gawler Place, Adelaide... In 1852 Gill went to the Victorian gold diggings, and in the next twenty years produced drawings of Victoria and New South Wales, many published as lithographs. Evidence of visits to New South Wales in 1856 and 1861 exists in the form of lithographs of scenes in that colony in those years... In the 1850s Gill had a studio in Collins Street, Melbourne, over the premises of James J. Blundell & Co., booksellers and publishers. ... In 1869 he was commissioned by the trustees of the Melbourne Public Library to do forty sketches of the Victorian goldfields during 1852-53. After 1870 Gill fell into obscurity, though he continued to produce work, some of it in the nature of cartoons which were coarse in execution..." Additional information may be found at

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Related people and organisations

Design and Art Australia Online

  • Private Collections
  • Royal Commonwealth Society, London, England, UK
  • Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, SA
  • Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum, Castlemaine, VIC
  • City of Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Ballarat, VIC
  • Geelong Art Gallery, Geelong, VIC
  • La Trobe Collection, State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC
  • National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC
  • National Library of Australia, Canberra, ACT
  • Dixson Library, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
  • Dixson Galleries, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
  • Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • University of Adelaide, SA
  • Queensland Art Gallery
  • Baillieu Library Special Collections, University of Melbourne, Vic.
  • Ian Potter Museum of Art, the University of Melbourne, VIC
  • S.T. Gill, the South Australian Years 1839 1852
  • The Australian Landscape
  • Victorian Jubilee Exhibition
  • (solo exhibition of drawings)
  • Exhibition of Pictures, by Colonial Artists
  • Exhibition of Pictures; the Works of Colonial Artists
  • (see also) Hall, Robert
  • (see also) Gill, John
  • (see also) Gill, Samuel
  • (see also) Gill, Winifred
  • (see also) Horrocks, John Ainsworth
  • (see also) Gill, Elizabeth
  • (see also) Noufflard, H.
  • (see also) South Australian arts committee, SA
  • (see also) South Australian Mining Association, SA
  • (see also) The Diggers and Diggings of Victoria As They Are 1855
  • (see also) Victorian Gold Diggings and Diggers As They Are
  • (see also) Forest Creek, Mount Alexander
  • (see also) The Australian Sketchbook
  • (see also) Rambles at the antipodes
  • (see also) Victoria illustrated
  • (see also) Asylum for Destitute Children, Randwick
  • (see also) Lithographic Sketches in and around Sydney: Part the Second
  • (see also) Sketches in Victoria
  • (see also) Land Auction, Main Road, Ballarat./ Interval of 10 minutes for Harmony & refreshment.
  • (see also) 14 views of old Adelaide
  • (see also) Heads of the People
  • (see also) Adelaide Racecourse
  • (see also) Trinity Church, Adelaide

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  1. S., G. T.
    Artist; ; Draughtsman
    ... presumed alternative (misspelt) name for the artist S.T. Gill, whose casual attitude to spelling ... of Regatta Day, Sydney Harbour, January 1865 (ML). The artist was undoubtedly S.T. Gill , whose ...
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  2. Perry, Samuel Augustus (1792-1854)
    Soldier; Surveyor; Artist; ; Painter; Draughtsman; Professor; 810; 7600; 6922
    ... Mitchell, Thomas ... Gill, A. S. ... Samuel Augustus Perry (1787-1854), soldier and surveyor, was born on 14 March 1787, and baptized on ... Samuel Augustus Perry was a watercolourist, surveyor and soldier. Appointed deputy surveyor-general ...
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  3. Mueller, Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich von, (Sir) (1825-)
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  1. IN INSOLVENCY. In the Insolvent Estate of Samuel Thomas Gill, of Stanley-street, Woolloomooloo, in the City of Sydney, artist.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Tuesday 1 May 1860 [Issue No.83] p 838

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... In the Supreme Court of New South Wales. IN INSOLVENCY. In the Insolvent Estate of Samuel Thomas ... Gill, of Stanley-street, Woolloomooloo, in the City of Sydney, artist. WHEREAS the Estate of Samuel ... 184 words
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  2. Private Advertisements. NOTICE UNDER REAL PROPERTY ACT. Issue of Provisional Certificates of Title. Vol. 220, Fol. 49. Registered proprietor: Peter Jobbins. Land: 40 a., being port...
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 1 June 1928 [Issue No.72] p 2606

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... , psli., near Gun daroo. VoJ. 1,302, Fol. 99. Registered proprietors: Samuel George Smith, Irwin Smith ... Arthur Roche, Hugh Gunn and Thomas Wolfe. Land: Allot. 3, ph. Hayden, at Delegate. Vol. 030, Fol. 186 ... 268 words
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  3. PROBATE JURISDICTION. In the will of John Gill Grayston, late of Tamworth, in the State of New South Wales, retired merchant, deceased.
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 9 August 1940 [Issue No.109] p 3369

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... day of June, 1940, to Vera Florence Grayston, Thomas Samuel Grayston, and Cecil Gordon Thomas Grayston ... Vera Florence Grayston, Thomas Samuel Grayston and Cecil Gordon Thomas Grayston, care of the ... 295 words
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    Madame Berry GMC No 1 Shaft Creswick Near Ballarat
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  1. INQUESTS. DISEASE OF THE HEART.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Friday 29 October 1880 p 7 Article
    ... upon the body of Samuel Thomas Gill, an artist, aged 60 years, who died suddenly on the steps of the ... 173 words
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  2. ART PURCHASE. Thomas Gill Water-colours.
    The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Thursday 5 September 1946 p 6 Article
    ... ART PURCHASE. Thomas Gill Water-colours. MELBOURNE, Sept. 4-Four water-colours by Samuel Thomas ... through Mr. Joshua McClelland. a Victorian art dealer. Samuel Gill, who came to Australia from England in ... 112 words
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  3. Centenary Exhibition Of Pioneer Art Of Samuel Gill
    The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954) Thursday 15 June 1944 p 4 Article
    ... the hundred and fourth year of Samuel Thomas Gill's beginning as an artist in Adelaide. Nearly 50 of ... Centenary Exhibition Of Pioneer Art Of Samuel Gill WHILE history is being created in France this ... 772 words
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  1. Samuel Thomas Gill : artist / by Keith Macrae Bowden
    Bowden, Keith Macrae, 1908-
    [ Book : 1971 ]
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  2. Paintings of S.T. Gill / with an introduction and commentaries by Geoffrey Dutton
    Gill, Samuel Thomas, 1818-1880
    [ Book : 1962 ]
    At 46 libraries
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  3. Gill, Samuel Thomas
    [ Book : 1849 ]
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  4. Samuel Thomas Gill : artist ; Mary-borough, Vic. : Printed by Hedges & Bell$c1971
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    [ Book : 1971 ]
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  1. Colonial life and the art of ST Gill
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Radio National
    [ Sound : 2015 ]
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  2. Microfilm: S.T. Gill Water-colours (Dixson Gallery)
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    At Flinders University
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  3. The Gold diggers ballad : the water colours of S. Gill, 1818-1880 / producer, Patrick Ryan ; director, Tim Burstall
    Eltham Films
    [ Video : 1975 ]
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  4. Microfilm 'Pub Lib of Victoria, Memo &c. - IMPORTANT S.T. Gill'
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  1. Gold/Eureka set
    Victoria. Audio-Visual Education Centre
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  2. Road map of the colony of New South Wales shewing the lines of communication by the main and other roads, the railways, rivers and telegraph lines / J. R. Clarke, publisher
    Clarke, J. R. (Jacob Richard), 1822-1893
    [ Map : 1858 ]
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  3. Scenes in the goldfields / sketched by D.M.N.N
    Gill, S. T. (Samuel Thomas), 1818-1880
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  1. Gill, Samuel Thomas
    [ Published ]
    At NGV Library
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  2. [Samuel Thomas Gill : Australian Art and Artists file]
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  3. [Biographical cuttings on Samuel Thomas Gill, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
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  1. Gill, Samuel Thomas (S.T.)
    Gondwana To Gold: A Chronological History of Australia
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  2. Samuel Thomas Gill, the artist of the goldfields
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  3. SAMUEL THOMAS GILL AN ARTIST OF THE 'FIFTIES (15 April 1933)
    Art in Australia.
    [ Article : 1933 ]
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  4. Paintings of S. T. Gill [Book Review]
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    Quadrant
    [ Article : 1962 ]
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