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"Peace and War" (A.A Greenwood Hales) (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1908

Sir Leslie Ward

chromolithograph on paper (sheet: 40.0 cm x 26.7 cm)

Alfred Arthur Greenwood Hales (1860-1936), adventurer, writer and newspaper correspondent, left school and started writing short stories in his teens. He worked in a variety of odd jobs (including fossicking, dingo-trapping and managing a boxer) and then on the WA goldfields in the 1890s. Here, he wrote accounts of goldfields life for local newspapers. Hales worked as a war correspondent during the Boer War and later worked as a freelance journalist in London.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ronald A Walker 2009. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Accession number: 2009.108

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Artist and subject

Sir Leslie Ward (age 57 in 1908)

Alfred Arthur Greenwood Hales (age 48 in 1908)

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Media and communications

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Ronald Walker (23 portraits)

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"Australia" (Alfred Deakin) (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1908 Sir Leslie Ward
"Australia" (Alfred Deakin) (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1908 Sir Leslie Ward
"Australia" (Alfred Deakin) (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1908 Sir Leslie Ward
"Australia" (Alfred Deakin) (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1908 Sir Leslie Ward

Vanity fair

Magazine article by Ashleigh Wadman, 2012

Ashleigh Wadman rediscovers the Australian characters represented with a kindly touch by the British portrait artist Leslie Ward for the society magazine Vanity Fair.

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.