C1898
 (1935)

[AUSTRALIA-WA] Plans on the south West Coast of Australia / Koombanah Bay / Hamelin Bay / Hamelin Inner Harbour

Scarce Hydrographic chart of  the harbours of Koombanah Bay (Bunbury) and Hamelin Bay on the south west coast of Western Australia. First published 11th November, 1898 and new edition 4th December 1906, Large corrections 17th May 1935 and small corrections … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

[AUSTRALIA-WA] Plans on the south West Coast of Australia / Koombanah Bay / Hamelin Bay / Hamelin Inner Harbour

Date:

C1898
 (1935)

Condition:

Small repaired tear to upper left sheet edge, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Engraving.

Image Size: 

485mm 
x 653mm

Paper Size: 

512mm 
x 697mm
AUTHENTICITY
[AUSTRALIA-WA] Plans on the south West Coast of Australia / Koombanah Bay / Hamelin Bay / Hamelin Inner Harbour - Antique Map from 1898

Genuine antique
dated:

1935

Description:

Scarce Hydrographic chart of  the harbours of Koombanah Bay (Bunbury) and Hamelin Bay on the south west coast of Western Australia. First published 11th November, 1898 and new edition 4th December 1906, Large corrections 17th May 1935 and small corrections to 1938.

 

Collections:
State Library Victoria: MAPS 100 AJ 1795- (1472)

Hydrographic charting of Australia History ( - )

Naval policy dictated that Admiralty charts be destroyed when superseded to avoid navigational error. It was during Rear Admiral John Washington’s period as the Admiralty’s hydrographer, 1855-1863, that a series of agreements were drawn up with the Australian colonies. These agreements provided boats and crews for use by officers lent from the Royal Navy to chart the coasts and shoal waters in the approaches to the rapidly developing towns, communication with which was seriously hampered by the the frequency of shipwrecks. It had been the discovery of gold and the consequent rush of miners and emigrants from not only England but California that added greatly the numbers of ships sailing to Australia’s east coast. This led to numerous petitions being made to Her Majesty’s Government to chart the eastern approaches to Australia to make for safer passage for shipping.

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