1854 - 1914
Walter Withers, painter, illustrator and teacher and one of fourteen children was born on the 22nd October 1854 at Aston Manor, Warwickshire, England.
He arrived in Melbourne on the 1st January 1883 and in the summer of 1889 - 90, shared with Roberts and Streeton the old cottage on the Mount Eagle Estate. In 1890, he rented Charterisville in East Ivanhoe and in 1894 moved to Cape Street, Heidelberg.
In 1898 he moved from Cape Street to Withers Court, Darebin Street, Heidelberg and in 1903 to Southernwood on the corner of Brougham Rd and Bolton Street, Eltham. He died in Eltham on the 13th October 1914 and is buried in the nearby churchyard at St Helena.
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