About the Author

Gael Hammer

Gael Hammer

Historian and writer Gael Hammer was on a quest. She wanted to unearth the treasured artworks scattered around the globe by a renowned yet neglected Australian artistic genius, her great-uncle Miles Evergood.

It was a challenge that brought out Gael’s inner detective. She looked for clues in an international search that led her to one of the most important discoveries in the history of early twentieth-century Australian art. And she found unique paintings, drawings and sketches that have now created a buzz in art circles in Australia and abroad.

The paintings are as alive and vibrant as they were nearly 100 years ago when Miles captured iconic Australian scenes. ‘At long last,’ Gael says, ‘these extraordinary artworks have come home. It is gratifying that they are being appreciated anew for their beauty and their significant place in the realm of Australian post-impressionism.’

The story of Gael’s amazing discovery regarding the whereabouts of her uncle’s paintings is told in this remarkable award-winning book.