C1887

Collins Street, Melbourne, from a Sketch made in 1838.

Small colonial engraving showing a historical perspective of the early settlement of Melbourne in 1838. By 1838, just 2½ years after John Batman’s announcement that “This will be the Place for a Village“, Melbourne’s population and infrastructure had already gained: ” . . . In … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Collins Street, Melbourne, from a Sketch made in 1838.

Date:

C1887

Artist:

Unknown

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

97mm 
x 60mm
AUTHENTICITY
Collins Street, Melbourne, from a Sketch made in 1838. - Antique View from 1887

Genuine antique
dated:

1887

Description:

Small colonial engraving showing a historical perspective of the early settlement of Melbourne in 1838.

By 1838, just 2½ years after John Batman’s announcement that “This will be the Place for a Village“, Melbourne’s population and infrastructure had already gained:

” . . . In 1838 Melbourne was composed of three churches, 13 hotels, 28 business places, and 64 dwelling houses, making a total of 108 buildings.  In the early days no building regulations were in force, owners built their places to suit themselves, irrespective of being in a line with his next door neighbour.  I can only describe them as between certain streets, also giving north, south, east and west side.  Some were built right up to the street ; others standing well back . . . “

References:
Ferguson, J. A. Bibliography of Australia Volumes 1-8, Canberra 1976 16439.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 4084242
State Library Victoria: CCF 994.5 V66S
State Library New South Wales: 74Vv5vQ4lxmZ

 

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