Willy Wagtail

Hazel Dortch

Year 8
School: John Curtin College of the Arts
Medium: Mixed media

Artist statement: My artwork uses detailed sewing techniques to depict the soft sculpture form of a native Western Australian bird. I have used a range of recycled materials and tools to carefully construct the appearance of the dead bird, based on long hours of close observation.

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Shiyi Zhang

Samuari Warrior Shiyi Zhang Year 7 School: Perth Modern School Medium: Paperclay and acrylic paint Artist statement: No statement provided. Other Young Originals Adrian WinmarLife in the Bush Adrian Winmar Year 9 School: Southern River College Medium: Acrylic paint on canvas Artist statement: Since I am an indigenous student, I wanted to show how my …

Mia Yokohata

Reflections Mia Yokohata Year 10 School: Perth Modern School Medium: Acrylic on canvas Artist statement: No statement provided. Other Young Originals

Adrian Winmar

Life in the Bush Adrian Winmar Year 9 School: Southern River College Medium: Acrylic paint on canvas Artist statement: Since I am an indigenous student, I wanted to show how my ancestors survived in the bush and lived among native animals. I also wanted to show how life is present in the bushland and show …

Kate Whitesite

Smirk Kate Whitesite Year 10 School: Byford Secondary College Medium: Ball point pen on paper Artist statement: My cross-hatched, blue pen drawing was inspired by the artist - Andy Quilty - and the powerful figure, Emma Watson. To create this artwork, I used ball point pen and rather than a direct reproduction, I worked to …

Kate Whiteside

Empower Kate Whiteside Year 10 School: Byford Secondary College Medium: Charcoal on paper Artist statement: My charcoal drawing was inspired by feminist, Emma Watson. I made a representational, realistic piece of art focusing on her likeness. In the process, I used various materials including charcoal and pencil, blending sticks all on top of a graphite …

Ami Webb

A Closer Look Ami Webb Year 11 School: Kalamunda Senior High School Medium: Watercolour Artist statement: In the hustle and bustle of life, it sometimes pays to take a closer look at the beauty and design of nature. This detailed study is a snapshot of the vibrancy in our natural world. Other Young Originals

Shannon Walding

Girl from Pearl Country Shannon Walding Year 9 School: Governor Stirling Senior High School Medium: Digital photography Artist statement: This digital portrait is an appropriation of the famous 15th century Renaissance painting Girl with a Pearl Earring, painted in 1665 by Dutch Renaissance artist Johannes Vermeer. It is a typical portrait of a girl dressed …

Rishitha Venkatesh

Self-portrait Rishitha Venkatesh Year 7 School: Applecross Senior High School Medium: Pencil on Canson paper Artist statement: This is me. I have created a self-portrait using only pencil on paper. I have rendered it meticulously, capturing my happy disposition and eager approach to everything I do! Other Young Originals

Joshua Surin

A Minute Past Midnight Joshua Surin Year 12 School: Ellenbrook Secondary College Medium: Photograph Artist statement: My artwork is a book cover design for the imaginary novel A Minute Past Midnight. It was made by compositing photographs and editing them using Photoshop. I wanted to use as few colours and elements as possible to achieve …

Leia Stratford

Release Leia Stratford Year 11 School: School of Isolated and Distance Education Medium: Watercolour and pencil on canvas Artist statement: This artwork Release was inspired by my companion Tara and my awareness of mental health and youth issues in society today. The focal point is the metamorphosis of the face with the combination of emotions …

Drew Smith

Jim Carrey Drew Smith Year 10 School: Kelmscott Senior High School Medium: Fineliner on paper Artist statement: Jim Carrey is a constant inspiration to me. As a performer he is able to portray an incredibly diverse range of characters and does so with flair. My work is a tribute to him. In undertaking this piece …

Danielle Skarrat

Pop Art Portrait Danielle Skarrat Year 8 School: John Curtin College of the Arts Medium: Digital print Artist statement: My self-portrait is a digital prin inspired by the work of Andy Warhol. I specifically added text into the image so as to mimic the domination of advertising within the Pop Art era whilst also adding …

Nikki Singh

Ephemeral Nikki Singh Year 11 School: School of Isolated and Distance Education Medium: Watercolour on paper Artist statement: Ephemeral was produced in response to my observation of the interactions among sentient beings and our biotic surroundings. Although bothshare a profusion of similarities, differences are also present. Through observation of the mundane we can conclude that …

Nikki Singh

Lost and Found Nikki Singh Year 11 School: School of Isolated and Distance Education Medium: Watercolour on paper Artist statement: Lost and Found explores the human condition. This artwork is a stylised depiction of the various realms we may find ourselves in as we often seek the alternative and desire change. Ultimately, we never remain …

Tyler Sillery-Maxwell

Balance Tyler Sillery-Maxwell Year 12 School: Geraldton Senior College Medium: Pencil on Canson paper Artist statement: My artwork explores depression through a narrative from start, middle to end. I have used a graphic book format that follows each surreal moment of pain I have experienced. The piece starts off quite dark but there is a …

Tayla Rolfe

Daisy Blue Tayla Rolfe Year 10 School: Mount Lawley Senior High School Medium: Acrylic paint Artist statement: Exploring the work of Van Gogh, I conceptualised my own composition and applied the artist's stylistic techniques to my own study of a still life with flowers. Other Young Originals

Asher Read

Outside the Square Asher Read Year 7 School: Balcatta Senior High School Medium: Acrylic on canvas Artist statement: This is the first self-portrait I have completed and initially I didn't have the confidence to start. As my painting began to take shape I felt confident with the subject and medium. Working with a round format …

Rohanna Perez

Eucalypt Rohanna Perez Year 10 School: Applecross Senior High School Medium: Caran D'Ache HB pencil on Archers paper Artist statement: The eucalyptus tree is a defining feature of the Australian landscape, so common in fact that it rarely commands closer inspection. This macro-botanical drawing records the dense detail to be found up close on just …

Taya Parfitt

Finding a Way Taya Parfitt Year 10 School: Southern River College Medium: Acrylic paint on canvas Artist statement: I represented a snake in my painting because it is a very symbolic creature in my culture and is represented in many Aboriginal dot paintings. Coming from an Aboriginal family, I wanted to do my own representation …

Astrid Osborne

The Starved Scourge Astrid Osborne Year 12 School: Duncraig SHS Medium: Digital drawing printed on paper Artist statement: In my piece, The Starved Scourge, I tried to create an unsettling and unnerving mood related to the beast and it's environment. Overall, it follows a basic anatomical structure, aside from the oddly placed eyes and mouths …

Michaela Oberlin-Brown

Narcissus Michaela Oberlin-Brown Year 9 School: Governor Stirling Senior High School Medium: Digital photography Artist statement: This photograph is an appropriation of a15th Century Renaissance painting by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, titled Narcissus. The original work is based on a scene from the Greek myth of Narcissus, where a handsome man falls in love with …

Ashianna Nomlie

Creation!? Ashianna Nomlie Year 12 School: Geraldton Senior College Medium: Marker on Canson paper Artist statement: Humans have impacted on our world's surface for thousands of years but never as much as today. Our unstainable practices have resulted in negative consequences, including the extinction of many of our animal and plant species. In my piece …

D’Abrande Ngoka

White Man D'Abrande Ngoka Year 11 School: Canning Vale College Medium: Oil on board Artist statement: My artwork White Man is a portrait of my father and a piece that is meant to explore the difficulties associated with acceptance between those of differing ethnicity. The title was chosen as an obvious contradiction to the Congolese …

Eva Mustapic

Head in the Clouds (self-portrait). Eva Mustapic Year 9 School: Applecross Senior High School Medium: Black wire and ceramic Artist statement: A three dimensional self-portrait: a simplification of the planes, shapes and lines yet rendered complexly in three dimensions. There is another dimension we enter when drawing in any medium - the mind goes blank …

Greer Medley

Preoccupied Greer Medley Year 12 School: Balcatta Senior High School Medium: Acrylic and charcoal on board Artist statement: This work was influenced by artist Egon Schiele. With a focus on the expressive line that characterizes Schiele's paintings and drawings, I captured my preoccupied self. Other Young Originals

Ella Marriott

The Cloud Ella Marriott Year 10 School: Duncraig SHS Medium: Water colour paint with fine liner Artist statement: My watercolor piece represents the theme The World Around Us by showing our growing connectivity to technology and our ongoing need to be connected. The mass of technology is supposed to resemble a cloud and directly symbolizes …

Shiloh Luscombe

Taphophobia Shiloh Luscombe Year 12 School: Geraldton Senior College Medium: Fine art photography Artist statement: Can't you see me clear as day? Through the piece of glass upon my face. Wrap the string around my finger, and wait for the sound of the copper ringer. S.Luscombe, 2018. Created in my backyard, Rifle Range Rd, Rangeway …

Shiloh Luscombe

Untitled Shiloh Luscombe Year 12 School: Geraldton Senior College Medium: Fine art photography Artist statement: This photo was part of a set of three inspired by the young American 1970's photographer Francesca Woodman. It is set in an abandoned house in the Mid West small town of Moonyoonooka. "Am I in the picture? I could …

Sophie Love

Self-portrait Sophie Love Year 8 School: John Curtin College of the Arts Medium: Pencil on paper Artist statement: This self-portrait was completed using a range of pencils from H to 6B to achieve a gradation of tone from darkest to light. It was really difficult to do this without rubbing with my finger and the …

Amy Lien

Blood Amy Lien Year 12 School: Ashdale Secondary College Medium: String and nails on wood. Artist statement: I have come to realise that as I am ageing, so are my grandparents - the people whom I have called parents when mine were out supporting the family. They are substantial figures in my life and continue …

Emerald Lay

Concordia Emerald Lay Year 11 School: Applecross Senior High School Medium: Ceramic and porcelain paint Artist statement: To reflect on my thinking and working practices for my piece Concordia, I thought about the influences of the East towards the West in terms of their different art aesthetics and styles. They may be unique in comparison …

Sophie Lance

Splendid Fairy Wren Sophie Lance Year 8 School: John Curtin College of the Arts Medium: Mixed media Artist statement: I have made a soft sculpture of a native Western Australian bird, using recycled materials. The idea was to represent the bird as deceased, with the sewing of the form creating an almost mummified version of …

Shaylee Kirkup

Shay Shaylee Kirkup Year 11 School: Hampton Senior High School Medium: Pencil on paper Artist statement: This self portrait uses a quiet and gentle approach to capture a soft and mellow side of my identity. Usually outgoing and confident, the artwork explores a side of myself rarely seen by my friends and peers, but one …

Rue Kinsman

Untitled Rue Kinsman Year 12 School: Shenton College Medium: Digital photography Artist statement: This piece was intended to convey playfulness, freshness and invigoration. The model's relaxed expression and the somewhat whimsical quality of the situation help to convey this. It was designed to promote the purchase of an organic sports/protein drink and present the company …

Richard Kickett

Life Everywhere Richard Kickett Year 12 School: Southern River College Medium: Acrylic paint on canvas Artist statement: I wanted to show how life is everywhere in our natural environment. I chose an Aboriginal painting style because it is my cultural background. Other Young Originals

Ruby Jeffries

The Icy Skies Ruby Jeffries Year 9 School: Byford Secondary College Medium: Digital print Artist statement: This artwork is a digital photo manipulation, an interpretation of the polarised prints of Andy Warhol. My artwork is inspired by the sky because the blue represents my emotions. Other Young Originals

Brianna Hubbard

Girl with a Basket of Junk ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Brianna Hubbard Year 9 School: Governor Stirling Senior High School Medium: Digital photography Artist statement: Girl with a Basket of junk¬Ø\_(„ÉÑ)_/¬Ø is an appropriation of Boy with a Basket of Fruit, a famous Renaissance artwork painted by Michelangelo Caravaggio in 1593. Portraits of the Renaissance period depict their …

Thien Hong

Liliums Thien Hong Year 9 School: Ballajura Community College Medium: Block printing ink and watercolours on paper Artist statement: After producing several drawings of flower arrangements, I designed and produced a hand-coloured lino print inspired by the works of Margaret Preston and Jude Taylor. Other Young Originals

Victoria Henderson

Familiar Reflections Victoria Henderson Year 11 School: Perth Modern School Medium: Oil on canvas Artist statement: My work explores the concept of identity and how it is shaped. It's a common saying that 'we ultimately become our parents' and as much as teenagers and adolescents–oppose–this view and vow to be different, there are some parts …

Jasmine Erceg, Naynika Sanoj, Katelyn Reece

Monster Names Group work by Jasmine Erceg, Naynika Sanoj, Katelyn Reece Year 7 School: Ballajura Community College Medium: Acrylics on board Artist statement: This project involved designing and creating a colourful monster name inspired by the artwork of James DeRosso. Other Young Originals

Sophia Ferrari and Alice Baker

Curiosities Group work by Sophia Ferrari and Alice Baker Year 8 & 9 School: Kalamunda Senior High School Medium: Ceramics Artist statement: This artwork was inspired by artist Katharine Morling and deals with the fascination we have as humans that leads us to collect beautiful things. We have recreated a collection of butterflies and moths …

Emily Roberts, Lucy Rayment, Anwen Taplin, Rojuana Pierre, Michaela Hopper

Garden of Good and Evil Group work by Emily Roberts, Lucy Rayment, Anwen Taplin, Rojuana Pierre, Michaela Hopper Year 10 School: Leeming Senior High School Medium: Altered books - 3D mixed media: paper clay; paper/card; wire; acrylic paint; found objects; pencil and pen Artist statement: This group artwork involved researching and drawing a range of …

Aiden Maiorana, Anna Dabbs, Annikka Bank Mikkelson Dufall, Jaeda Trolove, Kahlaya Turner, Kate Celenza, Olivia Morgan, Rosa Marshall, Rosie Box, Ruby Lenton, Sarah Koh, Yvie Star, Lachlan Hicken-O’Dea, Elsie Duffy

Desserts Group work by Aiden Maiorana, Anna Dabbs, Annikka Bank Mikkelson Dufall, Jaeda Trolove, Kahlaya Turner, Kate Celenza, Olivia Morgan, Rosa Marshall, Rosie Box, Ruby Lenton, Sarah Koh, Yvie Star, Lachlan Hicken-O'Dea, Elsie Duffy Year 10 School: Churchlands Senior High School Medium: Paper; clay; plaster; wire and wax; wire and tissue; fabric Artist statement: We …

Linda Ha, Phoebe Butler, Lilliana Samuels

Celebrities Group work by Linda Ha, Phoebe Butler, Lilliana Samuels Year 9 School: Ballajura Community College Medium: Acrylics on canvas Artist statement: This project involved the production of an acrylic painting using the tone drop-out technique. The images are based on famous people or celebrities. Other Young Originals

Hannah Nightingale-Smith, Mikayle Marple, Rebekah Trevor, Ruby McKee and Lyric Parkes

The Journey Group work by Hannah Nightingale-Smith, Mikayle Marple, Rebekah Trevor, Ruby McKee and Lyric Parkes Year 9 School: Byford Secondary College Medium: Mixed-media acrylic paint on board Artist statement: This five picture scene tell a story of the journey we take in life. The bright colours symbolise the different seasons of the year and …

Catie Friessbourg-Dyson, Caitlin Naylor and Morgan Taylor

Three Days in a Forest Group work by Catie Friessbourg-Dyson, Caitlin Naylor and Morgan Taylor Year 9 School: John Curtin College of the Arts Medium: Mixed media on board Artist statement: We made this work together after drawing and painting for three days in the forest at Woodman Point on art camp. We have tried …

Rachelle Grosse

Still Life with Kettle and Oranges Rachelle Grosse Year 11 School: Leeming Senior High School Medium: Acrylic paint on wooden canvas Artist statement: My piece Still Life with Kettle and Oranges was painted with acrylics on a wooden canvas. The shiny surface of the kettle allows the oranges of the fruit and external colours (such …

Kayla Going

Comfort Kayla Going Year 11 School: Joseph Banks Secondary College Medium: Chalk pastels and gesso on MDF board Artist statement: Within my piece, I was trying to communicate the idea of the human condition and the differences that come with it. It is when these differences are put aside that we are able to look …

Geena Gill

Pretty Dangerous Geena Gill Year 12 School: Hampton Senior High School Medium: Tranparency print on clear acrylic disc; MDF board and nails Artist statement: Inspired by a keen interest in both science and the arts, I worked with living bacteria I grew from samples taken from places people unthinkingly interact with in the everyday for …

Aaliyah Geyer

Shoah Aaliyah Geyer Year 10 School: Balcatta Senior High School Medium: Clay Artist statement: Shoah is a ceramic synagogue made to represent happiness and security in religion. For a religion and race once and still persecuted, a synagogue is a place of safety and comfort, which is what I tried to convey in my piece. …

Indianna Fox

Modernist Montage Indianna Fox Year 9 School: Applecross Senior High School Medium: Ball point pen on paper Artist statement: The challenge was to create a montage of something human, something mechanical and something botanical. Almost like automatic drawing, a practice favoured by the Surrealists who inspired this work, it makes us wonder what is really …

Gabby Fleay

Consumed Gabby Fleay Year 9 School: Perth Modern School Medium: drawing Artist statement: No statement provided. Other Young Originals

Suki Elson-Spencer

Forest Floor Suki Elson-Spencer Year 9 School: John Curtin College of the Arts Medium: Mixed media on board Artist statement: This is a response to painting and drawing for three days in the forest at Woodman Point on art camp. I played with ways of printing from leaves I found on the forest floor and …

Charlotte Edge

https://youtu.be/CWJ4V8Ssvb4 You're My World Charlotte Edge Year 7 School: Melville Senior High School Medium: Digital animation Artist statement: This artwork explores the story-telling genre in animation. Other Young Originals

Danielle Eagles

A Jar; a Rubber Duck and a Teapot Danielle Eagles Year 11 School: Leeming Senior High School Medium: Watercolours Artist statement: This watercolour painting consists of several objects: tomatoes, a jar, a rubber duck and a teapot. It falls under the genre of still life as it portrays inanimate objects. I intended to communicate happy …

Edie Duffy

Humors (Choleric) Edie Duffy Year 12 School: Melville Senior High School Medium: Oil on canvas Artist statement: Humors (choleric) explores one of the four humors; an ancient pseudoscience based on a belief that the fluids in our body - blood, yellow bile, phlegm, and black bile - correspond to a specific temperament and level of …

Tayla Doyle

Hope Tayla Doyle Year 10 School: Katanning Senior High School Medium: Photography Artist statement: This image was inspired by propaganda posters. It is an image that presents youth as positive and strong and depicts a bright future for Australians. Young people are ofen given negative media attention and I want the audience to feel confident …

Connor Dowe

Street Light Connor Dowe Year 12 School: Ellenbrook Secondary College Medium: Photograph Artist statement: This shot was composed to capture a very film-like quality, originally intended to be seen in black and white with a noir type feel. But with the weather that night and nature's own beauty amongst a storm that was brewing, and …

Thi Ngoc Tram Doan

Unity (is power) Thi Ngoc Tram Doan Year 12 School: Ballajura Community College Medium: Acrylics on canvas Artist statement: My painting depicts a protest against job cuts, where people are forced into unemployment and then struggle to find work to support their families. This painting means a lot to me because it sends a powerful …

Bianca Daly

Ancient Prehistoric Relic Bianca Daly Year 7 School: Governor Stirling Senior High School Medium: Charcoal and paint pen on steel Artist statement: This is a study created after exploring the prehistoric art period. It is a charcoal on steel drawing of the bison from the Lascaux Cave. A simple drawing technique has been used to …

Jovan Couronne

After Jovan Couronne Year 12 School: Hampton Senior High School Medium: Digital animation Artist statement: This work explores the damage that human kind is inflicting on the earth and imagines a time when the destruction is so great that people no longer exist. A once-bustling city sits below a bright blue sky. The sky slowly …

Asha Chatel-Kemp

Fallen Asha Chatel-Kemp Year 10 School: Applecross Senior High School Medium: Caran D'Ache HB pencil on Arches paper Artist statement: This macro-botanical drawing explores the finest detail, line, shape, form and texture of a small piece of discarded foliage. This detailed and refined work renders the otherwise insignificant cast-off in almost sculptural form - the …

Chun Kit Chan

Wolves May Lurk in Every Guise Chun Kit Chan Year 12 School: Churchlands Senior High School Medium: Digital photograph Artist statement: When people look at this photo, I want them to feel a sense of isolation and loneliness. I am currently creating a series of images based on Little Red Riding Hood. This image will …

Adam Carter

Suffocation Adam Carter Year 10 School: Pinjarra Senior High School Medium: Photography Artist statement: The image Suffocation is one of a collection of photos representing the ugly, smothering impact upon the environment of plastic bags. The process I used to take the photo was quite simple; however, I decided to line up the sun directly …

Emma Cammack

Bear Emma Cammack Year 11 School: Kalamunda Senior High School Medium: Ceramic sculpture Artist statement: This artwork was inspired by the artist Crystal Morey. I connect with her work on a conceptual level as she deals with our human connection with the natural world and how we deal with issues that plague our environment. I …

Sean Cameron

A Fleeting Glance Sean Cameron Year 10 School: Applecross Senior High School Medium: Pencil on Canson Paper Artist statement: Faces are always on the move, constantly changing, smiling, speaking, looking. A fleeting glance is all that is captured, sometimes only a penetrative gaze in passing, the surrounding details forgotten. Incomplete, a blur. Other Young Originals

Caitlin Button

Healthy Lifestyle? Caitlin Button Year 12 School: Geraldton Senior College Medium: Cardboard; paper; wood; Paint Artist statement: Healthy Lifestyle? has been inspired by Claes Oldenburg, a sculptor from America, who specialises in creating over-sized everyday objects. My artwork provides an insight into the daily life of an ordinary person who eats their Vegemite for breakfast. …

Meg Bradsell

Whispher Meg Bradsell Year 10 School: Balcatta Senior High School Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Artist statement: This acrylic self-portrait depicts a fairytale about me and my inner secret garden. The whisper gesture idealises the secrecy of the garden and the secrets I hold. The flowers, leaves and moths portray the garden - my inner self …

Ethan Bergersen

Traditional Evolution Ethan Bergersen Year 11 School: Applecross Senior High School Medium: Textiles Artist statement: Traditional Evolution is a fashion and design piece that explores cultural changes within Japan. During my visit to Japan in 2016, I was fascinated by the combination of massive skyscrapers and ancient samurai castles. The collision of the old and …

Atalaya Bellotti

Flower & Bee Atalaya Bellotti Year 10 School: Ellenbrook Secondary College Medium: Photograph Artist statement: My artwork is a representation of a relationship that has developed over millions of years. The image connects with the audience by evoking a sense of harmony. Many species have evolved, whereas the bee has remained the same throughout many …

Jamie Beck

Beach View Jamie Beck Year 8 School: Canning Vale College Medium: Digital drawing Artist statement: Based on an aerial photograph, I used an Ipad and the app SketchBook to create this artwork. I have worked to recreate the colours in the ocean and represent how they change. Other Young Originals

Maica Bandalan

Transcendental (Home) Maica Bandalan Year 12 School: Hampton Senior High School Medium: Digital photography Artist statement: My self-portrait is an exploration of the impact that moving to Australia from my home in the Philippines had on the development of my personal identity. Initially the culture shock and language barriers made me introverted and shy. I …

Kallum Bailey

Self-portrait Kallum Bailey Year 9 School: Pinjarra Senior High School Medium: Scanograph Artist statement: This image is a scanograph. I placed flowers on to the scanner and then laid my face against it with my mouth open so it looked like the flowers were coming out of my mouth. I then edited the scanned image …

Ruby Anthony

Layered Landscape Ruby Anthony Year 10 School: John Curtin College of the Arts Medium: Inktense pastel and embroidery Artist statement: This piece of embroidery shows the changing tones and colours in the natural environment. Each of the three vertical sections is taken from an Impressionist style pastel drawing I made in response to the landscape. …

Zahra Alhashimy

Home Zahra Alhashimy Year 12 School: Hampton Senior High School Medium: Acrylic paint on canvas Artist statement: Inspired by West Australian Indigenous artist Julie Dowling, this self portrait is an exploration of my identity. Like Dowling, I have placed the landscape within my body to show the importance of place in the development of who …

Indhi Albert-Tristram

Whale Indhi Albert-Tristram Year 9 School: Ballajura Community College Medium: Glazed paper clay Artist statement: I designed and sculpted my unique whale after producing drawings of marine animals. The illustrations of Marcus Pfister, in particular The Rainbow Fish, were of inspiration. Other Young Originals

Zoe Abercromby

Keith Zoe Abercromby Year 12 School: Shenton College Medium: Photography transfer with pyrography on plywood Artist statement: I decided to explore my own past and how my family and ancestors migrated to Australia. Before my Grandpa passed away he wrote a book about his father Robert Abercromby, and the journey he endured moving from England …