Have you ever wanted a bit of the Dictionary of Sydney to take home and keep? Or perhaps you’d like to share some Sydney history over Christmas?
We now have a very limited number of exclusive Dictionary of Sydney tea towels available for sale.
Featuring James Ashton’s grand feat of horsemanship in Sydney in 1855, the tea towels measure 70x50cm and have been screen printed in Sydney in a bright Dictionary orange on 100% white cotton, using water-based Permaset inks.
$25 (including postage within Australia)
Every sale helps the Dictionary of Sydney!
About the image: A ‘grand feat of horsemanship’, presented in Sydney during the winter of 1855 during Ashton’s run at York Street, featured James Ashton riding astride two horses around the ring holding aloft one of his apprenticed boys in various artful poses. Born into a family of tinkers in Essex in 1820, Golding Ashton changed his name to James Henry Ashton to distance himself from his convict past. His descendants conduct the two Ashton circuses extant today.