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Mount Gambier Lake District of South Australia

Mount Gambier Lake District of South Australia

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The Mt Gambier poster 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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  • 250gsm low sheen premium paper
  • Printed for standard frame sizes
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