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"W.A" (Sir John Forrest) (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1897

Julius Mendes Price

chromolithograph (sheet: 38.8 cm x 25.3 cm)

Sir John Forrest (1847-1918), explorer and politician, trained as a surveyor and led an 1869 expedition in search of Ludwig Leichhardt. His third expedition - from Geraldton to Adelaide - in 1874 was the first west-to-east expedition through central western Australia. Forrest later served as Western Australia's surveyor-general and organised the first comprehensive survey of the Kimberley. He was elected to the WA Legislative Council in 1890, became the state's first Premier and was elected to the first Federal Parliament in 1901.

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

Accession number: 2009.111

Currently not on display

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Artist and subject

Julius Mendes Price (age 40 in 1897)

Hon. Sir John Forrest GCMG (age 50 in 1897)

Donated by

Ronald Walker (23 portraits)

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