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Australian Portraits: The big picture

March 9th, 2015

Episode 235 of 1484 episodes

Tom Robert's painting The Big Picture captured a moment of colonial history with the sitting of federal Australia's first parliament. More than 100 years earlier a small watercolour by William Bradley showed the first encounters between indigenous Australians and white arrivals.

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