Marlong Arch Peephole
Watercolour on Arches 640 gsm,
57x65cm (framed 82x101cm)
Shrewdly, the firm Collins and Sons, purchased the lease on Ralph Block from Jimmy Kenniff in November 1899. Cock-a-hoop with cash including the deal done with Knowles, Jimmy went through the money like a chaff-cutter. Within eighteen months the family was destitute and homeless.
Caves and gullies offered shelter, and peep-holes allowed covert spying. And drought that would last for six years, started its baking.