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Benjamin Law

1807 – 1890

Benjamin Law, sculptor and lithographer, arrived in Hobart in 1834 aboard the Sarah. He is thought to have set up as a retailer before producing his renowned busts of Woorrady and Trukanini. Afterward, he taught briefly in the Infant School in Hobart, maintained a store and became a postman. Little else seems to be known of him, except that in 1866 his work was shown at the Intercolonial Exhibition in Melbourne.

Updated 2018