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Author in-conversation: Robert La Nauze on George Thwaites and sons

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Join author Robert La Nauze in conversation with Graeme Davison on Made to order, his new book on colonial cabinet makers George Thwaites and sons, whose handcrafted furniture added style and grace to the buildings of 'marvellous Melbourne'.

From magnificent cedar desks in Victoria’s banks, to breakfront bookshelves in fine country residences and fine furniture still used today at Government House, Made to order celebrates the furniture made by Thwaites and his sons – revealing the lives of not only the owners but the artisans, whose contribution to the fabric of colonial and Victorian society has been largely overlooked until now.

Published by NewSouth Publishing in association with State Library Victoria.

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