C1881

A Chinese Camp and Joss House at Vegetable Creek.

Rare colonial engraved view of present day Emmavile, New South Wales. Tin was first discovered on Strathbogie Station in 1872 and the settlement was called Vegetable Creek after the Chinese market gardens which developed to service the mining population. The … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

A Chinese Camp and Joss House at Vegetable Creek.

Date:

C1881

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

210mm 
x 150mm
AUTHENTICITY
A Chinese Camp and Joss House at Vegetable Creek. - Antique View from 1881

Genuine antique
dated:

1881

Description:

Rare colonial engraved view of present day Emmavile, New South Wales. Tin was first discovered on Strathbogie Station in 1872 and the settlement was called Vegetable Creek after the Chinese market gardens which developed to service the mining population. The population of the area in the early 1900s was about 7,000 and included 2,000 Chinese people. It was renamed in 1882 after the wife of the then state Governor Lord Augustus Loftus.

From the original edition of the Illustrated Sydney News.

Charles Henry Hunt (1857 - 1938)

Hunt worked for a London lithographic firm before coming to Sydney in 1879. In Sydney he worked for the Illustrated Sydney News and the Town and Country Journal, the Sydney Mail and Queensland Punch. With Arthur Collingridge he

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