Historical information

Andrew Mackenzie OAM (1952-), librarian, expert on the life and paintings of Walter Withers and Frederick McCubbin; compiler of "The Etchings, Lecture Notes and Writings of Victor Cobb" and "Walter Withers: The Forgotten Manuscripts", author (for the Famous Australian Art Series) of "Hans Heysen", "Albert Namatjira" and "Walter Withers"; author of "Holesch 1910-1983: Horse Paintings" and of "Frederick McCubbin 1855-1917:"The Proff' and his art"; curator of exhibition "A Tribute to Victor Cobb" and exhibition of artworks of City of Box Hill; co-curator of exhibition "Snugglepot and Cuddlepie and other Fairy Folk of the Australian Bush"; member of the Victorian Artists' Society, Old Water Colour Society's Club and Pastel Society of Victoria.

Letter from Andrew Mackenzie to Russell Yeoman, 19 December 1987, regarding planned exhibition of Walter Withers material and lecture to Eltham Historical Society.
Nomination from Sue Law, President Eltham Historical Society, 23 January 1990, for Andrew Mackenzie to receive an Australian Heritage Award.
Newspaper article: "Eltham honors artist", Diamond Valley News, 16 October 1990, re unveiling of commemorative plaque to Walter Withers in Eltham, designed by John Ebell.
CV for Andrew Mackenzie undated but post 1990.
Newspaper article: "Artist's mystery pioneer revealed", The Australian, 6 July 1991, Andrew Mackenzie identified the bushman, wife and child in the second panel of Frederick McCubbin's triptych "On the Wallaby Track"; the bushman model was James Edward; McCubbin's daughter Kathleen Mangan said her mother Annie McCubbin was the woman in the second panel; the baby was Jimmy Watson, nephew of Patrick Watson.
Newspaper article: "McCubbin talk of immense interest", The Courier Ballarat, 9 January 1992, report of lecture at Ballarat Fine Art Gallery by Andrew Mackenzie on Frederick McCubbin.
Magazine article: "Art on show", The Australian Women's Weekly, January 1993, photographs of people attending exhibition of works of Frederick McCubbin, Queensland Art Gallery, including Andrew Mackenzie author of a new limited edition book on McCubbin.
Newspaper article: "Meet Andrew Mackenzie", The Heidelberger 23 February 1994, his background and interests, his next project to research Hayward Veal.
Letter from John Withers to Sue Law (Eltham Historical Society), 4 August 1994, notifying that he had nominated Andrew Mackenzie for a future Australia Day Award (attaching his documentation).
Newspaper article: "Artist's portrait of tragic child is a special find", no publication details, details of forthcoming Sotheby sale which included Frederick McCubbin's portrait of daughter Mary who died in 1894 following an accident, with comment by Andrew Mackenzie.
Notice of General Meeting of Eltham District Historical Society, 10 September 2014, speaker Andrew Mackenzie on Walter Withers.

Physical description

Newspaper clippings, A4 photocopies, etc