The Great North Road (surveyed 1825, completed 1836) was constructed using convict labour. Up to 720 convicts - some in chains - worked on the road, which spanned 264 kms from Sydney to the settlements in the Hunter Valley. It features spectacular examples of stonework, including buttresses, culverts, bridges and twelve metre high retaining walls.
Unfortunately the road was never widely used and it was all but abandoned by the time it was completed. This painting could well be A Northern Road, September 1911.1
We are most grateful to Col Fullagar for assistance in cataloguing this work.
1. Ure Smith, S., & Stevens, B., Art of JJ Hilder, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1918
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