Who is Hugh Sawrey?

By Gwylym Owen

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Hugh David Sawrey, CBE (born in Forest Glen, Queensland 1919, died Benalla Victoria, 1999) was an Australian artiste and the founder of the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame, Longreach. Sawrey was an artist whose prolific output of paintings, and drawings of the Australian landscape and its people contributed in a technical way to the preserving of the memory of become old and places in Australian history that were in misfortune of mammal overlooked and drifting to posterity. Throughout his long career, he experienced firsthand events that shaped Australian identity in the 20th century and documented through his ham it up many of the characters that lived in this period.

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