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Eccleston Du Faur - A Man of Vision

Eccleston Du Faur was an important figure in late 19th Century Sydney. Many of his legacies – Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, the Art Gallery of NSW, the Grose Valley, Mount Wilson are something Sydneysiders are indebted to. Discover how this public servant, scholar, scientist, conservationist and patron of the arts was driven by a vision that saw nature as art and art in nature. How is this vision relevant today?


SUGGESTED READING
Joan Webb, Eccleston Du Faur, Man of Vision, Deerubbin Press, 2004


COURSE OUTLINE

  • Public servant, scholar and enthusiast
  • Scientist and supporter of geographic exploration
  • Conservationists and supporter of tourism
  • Trustee of the National Art Gallery of NSW
  • Contribution to founding Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, the second National Park in Australia


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Understand the background to environmental awareness, including the nineteenth century National Parks movement in Australia and Parks & Playground Movement in England
  2. Understand the intensification of environmental effects in the twentieth century as a result of population increase, urbanisation, increasing industrial production and trade
  3. Understand the influence of Australian art on the conservation movement
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Eccleston Du Faur - A Man of Vision

<p>Eccleston Du Faur was an important figure in late 19th Century Sydney. Many of his legacies – Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, the Art Gallery of NSW, the Grose Valley, Mount Wilson are something

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