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Mount Gambier Lake District of South Australia

Mount Gambier Lake District of South Australia

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The artwork for the original colour lithograph was created by John Charles Goodchild for The Government Publicity and Tourist Bureau, South Australia and dated approximately 1935.

About the artist:

John Charles Goodchild was born in Southwark, London in 1898. He was an illustrator and art instructor in South Australia, a master of of pen drawing, etching and watercolours mediums. His wife, Doreen Goodchild, was also a noteworthy Australian artist.

Goodchild was educated at the Strand School in London. His family immigrated to South Australia in 1913 and John worked as a sign-writer before enlisting in the first Australian Imperial Force (AIF) in 1917. He served as a stretcher bearer with the 9th Field Ambulance in France and was wounded in 1918.

He made a series of sketches for the Army field paper Digger while recuperating in hospital and after the war he was commissioned by the Australian Government to produce a series of thirty six pen drawings of war graves for the book Where Australians Rest, published in Melbourne 1920.

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