This is a delightfully naive model of an early Australian settler’s slab hut. Made of clay, wood and mixed media, it was created by 19 year old Charlotte Rushby (1833-1914) living near the NSW town of Mudgee in about 1852. She is also said to have made a model of an Aboriginal camp near the settlement as well. According to the family, both the models travelled to England in 1900 for display in an exhibition.
Charlotte was a daughter of Michael Rushby and Elizabeth Holmes who arrived in New Sout...
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