Hugh Sawrey’s mud map of outback travels, 1993

Hugh Sawrey’s mud map of outback travels, 1993. The Rockhampton born writer and journalist Lawrie Kavanagh met Hugh Sawrey at an art exhibition in the back bar of the Royal Hotel, Brisbane, in 1963. The two would later form a bond and travel extensively throughout Queensland and its remote places ‘beyond the glow of the city lights.’ This map appeared in Kavanagh and Sawrey’s record of their travels Outback (1993). Signed by Sawrey, the map features a rough sketch of a stockman which formed a salient motif in Sawrey’s imagined Queensland. Lawrie Kavanagh and Hugh Sawrey, Outback, Brisbane, University of Queensland Press, 1993

University of Queensland Press
Publication place: 
Date captured: 
17 June 2011
Date created: 
17 June 2011
Date issued: 
1 January 1993
Collection of the University of Queensland Library
art, outback, painting, travel