coombe.id.au ~ writing niche history

 

david coombe

 

writing niche history 

 

 

 

Research Journal

 

I am an independent and unfunded researcher. In the last few years I’ve been researching the colonial artist S.T. Gill – specifically his early South Australian years (c. 1840 – 1851). Along the way, I am making tangential discoveries and you can read about some of them here:–

 

 

 

 

 

2019-04-04 George Barron Goodman: Revealing the True Identity of Australia’s First Professional Photographer

(3,300 words) 

 

 

 

 

 

2019-01-22 Faking It: Sturt’s Overland Expedition leaving Adelaide, 10th August 1844

Painting attributed to Colonial Artist S.T. Gill is a Likely Forgery 

(2,900 words) 

 

 

 

 

 

2018-05-11 Identifying one of South Australia’s Earliest Paintings | Bank of South Australia

(1,300 words) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018-04-19 A Governor’s Expedition, a Journal, a Map and Angas’s Sketches, 1844

(1,000 words)