Lancelot Pub

Lancelot’s the town that never was. It was laid out in the late 1800’s, the pub and a few minor buildings were built, and it stopped right there. My great grandfather was the licensee, and my maternal grandfather, aged 2, fell into the underground tank below the kitchen floor and nearly drowned. Fortunately, the kitchen staff were quick off the mark and pulled him out again. Today the ruins of the pub sit on private land about 15 kilometres from Peterborough.

Approx. 86cms x 67cms inc. frame.

Lill’s House

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This is the house once occupied by Lill, who worked with her late husband on this grazing property near Peterborough, South Australia. Nowadays it’s a storage-place for farm equipment, still remarkable for the way it’s grown out of the earth. Its stones, the lime and sand in the mortar, and probably even the roof timbers all came from less than a mile away. It was only the nails and the galvanized iron for the roof that had to be bought.
50cm x 61cm

Peterborough Property


This is the largest watercolour I’ve done so far, at slightly more than 160 cms. long and 84cms. high. It’s a view of a sheep grazing property a few kilometres North-East of Peterborough, South Australia, showing the typical red soil and dry grass of the area. I love this countryside, and so it was a pleasure to paint.

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