The second (2022) edition of the Journal of Madame Callegari contains new details of Marie Callegari’s life that have come to light since publication of the first edition in 2015. These include details of her arrest by Belgian authorities in 1840 before she fled to London, and details of her search for her daughter when … Continue reading The Journal of Madame Callegari – 2nd Edition
Farquhar McCrae & The Burning of Troy: The Search for a Lost Masterpiece & the Appreciation of the Fine Arts in Colonial Australia For nearly 180 years, between the early nineteenth and early twenty-first century, many art historians believed that Federico Barocci’s 1589 masterpiece variously titled Aeneas and his family fleeing Troy or simply The … Continue reading Farquhar McCrae & The Burning of Troy:
ABSTRACT The transportation of convicts to Australia between 1788 and the mid-1800s arouses mixed responses from those who seek the origins of Australian society and culture. The worst aspects of Australian character have readily been blamed upon convict ancestors, while the best aspects of that character might be seen as evidence of triumph over adversity, … Continue reading Ballarat’s Betsy Buckley: “victim of circumstance” or “habitual criminal”?