Mt Sturgeonby Chris' Landscape Images Of Australia
ABOUT THE ART
This beautiful country side at the southern entrance to the Grampians stands in the shadow of Mt Sturgeon and Mt Abrupt, the highest mountain in the southern Grampians. The two mountains were named by Major Thomas Mitchell after he camped in the area in 1836. Settlement came soon after as a result of his glowing reports of the region.
Originally called Mt Sturgeon, the town was renamed after a town in Scotland by nostalgic settlers. The impressive setting of the town has inspired many early Australian painters and images can be found throughout regional galleries in Victoria and Melbourne.