The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Carrington, Francis Thomas Dean

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1365384The Dictionary of Australasian Biography — Carrington, Francis Thomas DeanPhilip Mennell

Carrington, Francis Thomas Dean, was born in London on Nov. 17th, 1843, and educated at the City of London School. He received his first lesson in drawing from George Cruickshank, and went through the South Kensington course. He commenced drawing for Clarke & Co., Paternoster Row, a title-page to one of Captain Mayne Reid's novels being his first appearance in print. Mr. Carrington came to Australia, and after some experience on the diggings at Wood's Point, Jericho, Jordan, and Crooked River, he joined Melbourne Punch in 1866, succeeding N. Chevalier and O. R. Campbell. With this paper he was connected for twenty-one years, drawing the principal cartoons and many smaller blocks all through the stirring times of the Darling excitement and the "Berry blight." Mr. Carrington left Punch when it was amalgamated with the Bulletin and joined the Melbourne Australasian.