C1848

Bay Whaling off the Boyd Town Light House Two Fold Bay N.S.W. / East Boyd, N.S.W.

Artist:

John Black Carmichael (1811 - 1857)

Scarce pair of colonial views of whalers at Twofold Bay near Eden. Boyd town was established by the flamboyant English stockbroker Benjamin Boyd. He had established the East Boyd settlement in part to support a new enterprise in shore whaling, … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Bay Whaling off the Boyd Town Light House Two Fold Bay N.S.W. / East Boyd, N.S.W.

Date:

C1848

Artist:

John Black Carmichael (1811 - 1857)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured etching.

Image Size: 

168mm 
x 82mm

Paper Size: 

218mm 
x 138mm
AUTHENTICITY
Bay Whaling off the Boyd Town Light House Two Fold Bay N.S.W. / East Boyd, N.S.W. - Antique View from 1848

Genuine antique
dated:

1848

Description:

Scarce pair of colonial views of whalers at Twofold Bay near Eden.

Boyd town was established by the flamboyant English stockbroker Benjamin Boyd. He had established the East Boyd settlement in part to support a new enterprise in shore whaling, an industry which had been operating in the bay since 1828. 

The bay would later become known for the unique symbiotic relationship which developed between local whalers and wild killer whales (orcas) during the annual migration of Baleen whales from Antarctica. The orcas would alert the whalers to the presence of the Baleen in the area by swimming into the mouth of the Kiah River and thrashing the water loudly, making their presence known to the local Davidson whaling family. The orcas would then lead the hunters to the whales and aid in their kill.

References:
Ferguson, J. A. Bibliography of Australia Volumes 1-8, Canberra 1976 4949.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 623345
New York Public Library: KD (Wells, W. H. Geographical dictionary)
State Library New South Wales: Call Number: MAV/FM6/406
State Library Victoria: RARELT 919.4 W46G

Artist:

John Black Carmichael (1811-1857)

Carmichael was a painter, etcher, art teacher and engraver. Despite being ‘deaf and dumb’, a distinguishing handicap often mentioned in relation to his work, Carmichael was nevertheless regarded as one of the most competent engravers in Sydney. He is also notable for having been one of the earliest free emigrant artists to pursue a lifelong professional career in New South Wales.

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