James NORTHFIELDJohn S. EDWARDESF.W. NIVEN & COAUSTRALIAN NATIONAL TRAVEL ASSOCIATION, Australia. The Blue Mountains, New South Wales Enlarge 1 /1


Geelong, Victoria, Australia 1887 – East Malvern, Victoria, Australia 1973


London, England 1902 – Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia 1991




printer (organisation)


commenced 1934 – 1970

publisher (organisation)

Australia. The Blue Mountains, New South Wales 1936 Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, posters, ink; paper lithograph, printed in colour inks, from multiple stones Support: cream wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: published state
Impression: undesignated impression as issued
Edition: print run unknown

Edition Notes: The lithographer's daugher Sally Edwardes notes: 'A few of John’s work diaries survive and his 1935 work diary shows the progression of this poster: it took a month to complete after John collected the ‘sketch’ from Mr. Northfield. John finished lithographing this poster on the week of Friday 13th December, 1935 the date printed by F.W. Niven & Co. John was paid for the large size: 40x25 (101.6 x 63.4 cm on NGA website), smaller sizes (called posterettes Niven entry) were printed in the following month. I have checked Niven’s records for their client James Northfield to confirm the above details. Refer to F.W Niven & Co MS 11853 Folio Box 2182, 13 December 1935, held by the State Library of Victoria (SLV)- also John S. Edwardes’ 1935 work diary held by the SLV.'.
Primary Insc: no inscriptions.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: printed image 99.8 h x 61.6 w cm sheet 101.6 h x 63.4 w
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1980
Accession No: NGA 80.3327
Subject: Australia, travel poster: New South Wales
Image rights: © James Northfield Heritage Art Trust
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from John Swanton, Sydney, 1980.