To Serve in a Distant Land. Francis Russell and Anna Maria Nixon in Tasmania. Keith ADKINS.

To Serve in a Distant Land. Francis Russell and Anna Maria Nixon in Tasmania

Hobart, Blubber Head Press, 2020.

Large octavo, 222 pages with numerous illustrations (many in colour, several full-page).

Blue cloth; a fine copy with the fine dustwrapper.

One of only 500 copies. 'The Tasmanian years of the first Anglican Bishop, Francis Russell Nixon (1842-63), and his wife Anna Maria Woodcock. The study concerns not only the Bishop's role as the colony's leading churchman, but the couple's personal stories, and especially their under-acknowledged contribution to colonial art. The book's numerous illustrations include over forty of their own works, brought together for the first time' (publisher's blurb).

Item #121665

Price (AUD): $60.00

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