Canvas Documentaries: Panoramic Entertainments in Nineteenth-Century Australia and New Zealand

Canvas Documentaries: Panoramic Entertainments in Nineteenth-Century Australia and New Zealand

by Mimi Colligan
     
 

Moving panorama and diorama pictures came to Australia and New Zealand during the gold rush of the 1850s and 1860s, when entrepreneurs brought great lengths of canvas from Britain and America depicting battles and journeys from England to India and Australia; local artists soon followed suit. This in-depth look at the Australian panorama industry illustrates the…  See more details below

Overview

Moving panorama and diorama pictures came to Australia and New Zealand during the gold rush of the 1850s and 1860s, when entrepreneurs brought great lengths of canvas from Britain and America depicting battles and journeys from England to India and Australia; local artists soon followed suit. This in-depth look at the Australian panorama industry illustrates the influence of British and American popular culture in Australia and New Zealand, and provides fresh insight into the largely ignored visual and cultural influences that helped form the colonial experience.

Author Biography: Mimi Colligan, who holds a PhD in history, is an honorary research associate in the department of social inquiry at Monash University in Victoria, Australia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780522850192
Publisher:
Melbourne University Publishing
Publication date:
01/01/2003
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.88(d)

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