This work captures the majestic beauty of Sherbrooke Forest, with the towering straight trunks of the eucalypts rising from the rich fertile soil, and dwarfing the team of horses, slowly making its way up the steep incline. At the time this work was painted, teams of horses and bullocks were often seen in Kallista, carting timber and deilvering building materials needed for housing.
Tom Roberts painted this work close to his home, near the beginning of Royle Avenue, Kallista. His view is down what is now Tom Roberts Road, towards the Kallista township.
Left: Arthur Streeton
- Above Us The Great Grave Sky, 1890