John Michael Skipper (AA 291)


AA 291


The South Australian Museum's collection comprises of four series. Series one is the oil painting ""Corroboree"". Series two contains negatives, prints and transparencies associated with the oil painting 'Corroboree'. Series three is a collection of prints and negative images of the oil painting 'Skipper Family at Islington'. Series four includes an incomplete biography of Skipper by Herbert Hale, as well as transcribed segments from Mary Thomas' Diary.

John Michael Skipper was born in 1815, Norwich, England. He was an intelligent, vivacious solicitor who is remembered predominantly as an artist that documented the character of early colonial South Australia with romantic sensitivity. He died in 1883, Kent Town, South Australia.

For all South Australian Museum Archive and Australian Aboriginal Family History requests please contact the Archives Collection Manager or Aboriginal Family History Officer by post, fax or email with relevant research and contact details. Once your request has been received, you will be contacted to discuss the procedures required to process your application and make arrangements to view the collection items. Access to the South Australian Museum Archives and Reading Room must be organised a minimum of two weeks in advance, as access is by appointment only.


Biographies; Corroborees; Diaries; Families; Painters; Painting; Portraits; Visual arts

Biographies; Coloinial South Australia; Corroboree; Diaries; Family portraits

Biographies; Diaries; Negatives; Paintings; Photographic transparencies

Corroborees; Families; Journals; Paintings; Portraits

Herbert Hale; John Michael Skipper; Mary Thomas

Coverage Spatial

Colony of South Australia; Islington, South Australia

Coverage Temporal



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