FURNISHING THE COLONIAL HOUSE | India and Australia, Contrasts & Parallels with James Broadbent

Wednesday 16 Jul 2014, 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

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In 1824 it was estimated that over half the goods imported into Australia came from India. How did this, and experience of Colonial India, fashion the lives and houses of our early colonists?

JAMES BROADBENT is perhaps Australia’s most eminent cultural historian whose working life has been devoted to historic buildings and gardens and is the guest curator for the current house-museum tour AN ENGLISHMAN ABROAD.

This lecture is generously supported by The Friends of The Johnston Collection

Sir Charles D’Oyly (England, 1781–1845), Summer Room in the Artist’s House at Patna September 11, 1824, England, 1824, collection of Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, New Haven, Connecticut, B1986.29.378

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