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About the artwork:

The Telephone Call


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

Inventor, teacher and astronomer, Alfred Biggs made the first telephone call in the Southern Hemisphere in 1874. He cleverly constructed his own telephone sets based on the sketches by Alexander Bell, successfully transmitting sounds between Launceston and Campbell Town,

The telephone sets are now in the permanent collection of the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery in Launceston, Tasmania.

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. These include the Black Line, the transit of Venus, a telephone call, a navigator and John McLeod’s extravagant ball.

Copyright Mandy Hunniford 2022

The Telephone Call – Original

Description: Oil on linen

Size: 51cm x 51cm

Purchase: Original available