The Dictionary of Sydney – Joseph Fowles 1880’s artist and influencer
Joseph Fowles was an early Sydney influencer, of sorts. Fowles, an artist, arrived in Sydney in 1838 with his first wife Sarah and took up a small farm at Hunters Hill. He began drawing and was soon sketching Sydney streets, in an effort that could quite possibly be the first public relations or tourism exercise Sydney had ever seen. Historian Mark Dunn from The Dictionary of Sydney team joined Breakfast’s Willy Russo to talk more about this colourful character.