I enjoyed the first of the BBC4 two-parter The Art of Australia yesterday evening. In particular the work of the late 19th century 'Hiedelberg School', a small group working in the impressionist style.
I've never been to Australia, but those who have speak of the extraordinary light, which this school seems to have captured. The closest I can imagine is the luminous sunshine of Mediterranean landscapes and seashores. Of the Australian impressionists I liked the work of Arthur Streeton most. Here are a few I've found online while I should have been working (the last is an image of Sussex on a particularly bright English day). The programme is still available on the BBC iPlayer.