Volume 32, Number 2
Remnant vegetation on farms is a valuable resource
Richard Hobbs and Ken Wallace
Editor: G P Ayling
Design: L T Webb and F Roberts
Cover image: Cover picture: One of The Iron Bushrangers – acrylic painting by Michael Garwood. The picture of a 1920s Imperial tractor is one of a series on old farm machinery painted by Fremantle artist Michael Garwood. The Imperial was the first Australian-made tractor, the first EA model of 20HP being assembled in 1908. The tractor was made by A H McDonald and Co at Flinders Street, Victoria, and later at their tin shed at Hawthorn. McDonald’s operated from 1908-1958 and were famous for their quality stationary engines. Mr Garwood painted the first of the series at the suggestion of a farmer friend at Beverley. Three thousand kilometres and 28 paintings later he had a unique collection of paintings of old machines illustrating an important part of Western Australia’s farming heritage. The complete collection – titled The Iron Bushrangers – has been sold locally. Michael Garwood hopes it will stay in Western Australia, perhaps to be exhibited at charity fund-raising functions. Eight of the paintings have been reproduced as high quality lithographic prints by Scott Four Colour Print, who won a Printing Industry Craftman’s Award for their reproduction in 1990.
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