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About the artwork:

The Almond Garden Ball, 1840


Exhibited: The Midlands: Whimsy and Pathos by Mandy Hunniford, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston 2019

In 1827 John McLeod planted a large almond garden at his property, Meadowbank and parts of the garden are still there today. McLeod was a hospitable man which was illustrated when he held a extravagant ball at Meadowbank in 1840. Hundreds of red Chinese lanterns lit the road from Campbell Town to Meadowbank through the almond garden. The ball became later known as the Almond Garden Ball.

About The Almond Garden Collection:

Presenting Tasmanian history in a way that is distinctive in its historical/contemporary narrative, this collection explores several historical events and individuals connected to Campbell Town and the surrounding Midlands area.

Copyright Mandy Hunniford 2022

The Almond Garden Ball, 1840 - Original

Description: Oil on canvas

Size: 122cm x 122cm

Purchase: Original available