Paul Burnett’s  oil paintings of historical ports on canvas

by Steve Reynolds

Artist Paul Burnett has done some oil paintings of historical ports on canvas, all painted from historical archive photos in the State Library. (The Library allowed him to reproduce them in art as they are now out of copyright.)

Paul sent copies of some of his paintings to us after reading some articles on our website. Several of the paintings are linked to the subject matter in many of those articles.

The header photo is Paul’s painting of the South Australian Company wharf and sheds (1904)

Below are some more of Paul’s paintings: –

New Dock No.1, Port Adelaide 1867

Fletcher’s Slip 1863

More of Paul’s paintings can be found on Instagram at

By Steve Reynolds

Steve Reynolds is the current President of MLSSA and is a long-standing member of the Society. Steve is a keen diver, underwater explorer, photographer and is chief author of the Society's extensive back catalogue of newsletters and journals.

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