C1870
 (1897)

[AUSTRALIA-NSW] Montagu Island to Beecroft Head Surveyed by Captn. F.W.Sidney & Navg.Lieut.J.T.Gowlland R.N. assisted by J.G.Boulton and W.N.Goalen, Navg. Sub Lieut.s and C.George, Navg. Midn. R.N.1868.

Rare hydrographic chart extending from Montagu Island to Beecroft Head, NSW,  by Captn. F.W. Sidney & Navg. Lieut.J.T. Gowlland R.N. First issued i1st July 1870 with large corrections to July 1897 and small corrections to1899. There an inset of Ulladulla … Read Full Description

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[AUSTRALIA-NSW] Montagu Island to Beecroft Head Surveyed by Captn. F.W.Sidney & Navg.Lieut.J.T.Gowlland R.N. assisted by J.G.Boulton and W.N.Goalen, Navg. Sub Lieut.s and C.George, Navg. Midn. R.N.1868.

Date:

C1870
 (1897)

Condition:

Minor soiling to sheet edges, otherwise in good condition with folds as issued.

Technique:

Engraving.

Image Size: 

650mm 
x 1015mm

Paper Size: 

695mm 
x 1040mm
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[AUSTRALIA-NSW] Montagu Island to Beecroft Head Surveyed by Captn. F.W.Sidney & Navg.Lieut.J.T.Gowlland R.N. assisted by J.G.Boulton and W.N.Goalen, Navg. Sub Lieut.s and C.George, Navg. Midn. R.N.1868. - Antique Map from 1870

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dated:

1897

Description:

Rare hydrographic chart extending from Montagu Island to Beecroft Head, NSW,  by Captn. F.W. Sidney & Navg. Lieut.J.T. Gowlland R.N. First issued i1st July 1870 with large corrections to July 1897 and small corrections to1899. There an inset of Ulladulla Harbour at top and three coastal profiles of showing Mount Dromedary.

The regular updating of Hydrographic charts by the Hydrographic Office was to ensure that commanders of ships, pilots and other mariners were able to have the most to up to date information available to safely navigate foreign waters and ports as new information of changes to sea depths, sand bars, wrecks or other any other pertinent nautical information that could hinder passage became available. As updated charts were offered for sale, the earlier outdated charts in the hands of mariners, pilots, ships owners and sailors were invariably discarded, subsequently making all British Admiralty issued hydrographic charts of the period rare.

John Thomas Ewing Gowlland (1838 - 1874)

Gowlland began his naval career by entering the Royal Naval School, Greenwich and in 1853 joined the navy as a master's assistant. He saw active service with the Baltic squadron in the Crimean war and at 16 won a medal for taking a prize back to England. He then served in the survey of the Chincha Islands off Peru, Vancouver Island and in determining the northern boundary of the United States of America. As a commander he won the goodwill of the Indian chiefs and was specially thanked by the Admiralty for his excellent charts; his name is perpetuated in several places on the Pacific coast. He returned to Europe by way of Sydney and as first assistant surveyor worked in the Mediterranean. He was appointed to the Australian survey as chief assistant in 1865 after Captain Sydney's retirement and took command of the survey of the New South Wales coast, and compiling Admiralty charts of the coast. He carried out extensive surveys of Sydney Harbour and made the first plans of Garden Island. From 1871 his services were retained at the expense of the New South Wales government. In 1872 volunteered to command a relief expedition to search for the brig Maria wrecked off Bramble Reef, resulting in the rescuing of thirty four survivors. In 1873 Gowlland returned to England and was promoted staff commander. He was a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, London, and the Royal Society of Victoria. He wrote several pamphlets on the winds and currents of the eastern coast of Australia and many press articles on marine subjects. He returned to Sydney and while surveying Middle Harbour was drowned in an accident off Dobroyd Point on 14 August 1874. He was buried with full naval honours at the cemetery of St Thomas's Anglican Church, North Sydney.

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