Monday, May 10, 2010

Portia Geach - Sir John Quick

Portia Geach - Sir John Quick
Australian Pre-stamped Envelope Issued 1993
Corowa Federation Conference

The portrait of Sir John Quick adorns this pre-stamped envelope from 1993, commemorating the Centenary of the Corowa Conference.  Corowa is now a small country town in New South Wales, but close to the Victorian border.  The conference was important to the federation movement, as Sir John Quick established the need to listen to the voice of the people in discussions that took place.  Federation finally occurred in 1901, but this conference set the wheels in motion for this process.

The artist, Portia Geach was a fashionable and accomplished artist and feminist - she also painted Edith Cowan in another portrait.

See also other Federation Art.  

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