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Title

Sidney Nolan's father and mother

circa 1916
1967, printed later

Artist

Unknown

Australia

  • Details

    Dates
    circa 1916
    1967, printed later
    Media category
    Photograph
    Materials used
    gelatin silver photograph, sepia toned
    Dimensions
    23.5 x 28.8 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Art Gallery of New South Wales Institutional Archive. Gift of Storry Walton 1996
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    ARC3.651.11
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Unknown

    Works in the collection

    1,093

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  • About

    Sidney Nolan’s father, Sidney Henry Nolan, joined the army in March of 1916 at the age of 22. When he joined he noted that he was single, so Dora Irene Sutherland (standing on his left) must have been engaged to him when this photograph was taken. Nolan was discharged 4 months later as ‘medically unfit’ due to rheumatism. He and Dora were married later that year.
    This copy of a vintage photograph from the family photograph album was made by Sidney Nolan in 1967 and given to Storry Walton, who used it in the documentary he made for the ABC entitled 'This Dreaming Spinning Thing'. Alan Ashbolt worked with Walton on the documentary and George Johnston wrote the script.

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