Hugh Sawrey Painting

Hugh Sawrey (born in Queensland in 1919, died Benalla, Victoria in 1999) was a famous prize winner artist and founder of the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame in Longreach.  Hugh stayed at Mary’s Commerical Hotel in 1962.

During his stay, he painted wall sized painting entitled “The Muster”  Hugh had been very grateful to Mary for her assistance in caring for his mother and as a thank you he left the painting with Mary as a gift.  The original painting now hangs in the Dalby Gallery due to renovations taking place at the hotel.