C1886

Dryden’s Rock, Mount Macedon

Artist:

Albert Charles Cooke (1836 - 1902)

Colonial engraving of Dryden’s Rock, Mount Macedon. Hanging Rock was first recorded on a map by Robert Hoddle as Diogenes’s Mount in 1844. Its remarkable geological character and beauty were recognised by William von Blandowski, Curator of Melbourne’s Natural History … Read Full Description

Sold

S/N: HOV-002-VC–219083
(C)
Categories:
Free Shipping

Within Australia

All orders ship free
within Australia

Rest of the World

Orders over A$300
ship free worldwide

See Shipping page for Terms & Conditions

Details

Full Title:

Dryden’s Rock, Mount Macedon

Date:

C1886

Artist:

Albert Charles Cooke (1836 - 1902)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

200mm 
x 130mm
AUTHENTICITY
Dryden's Rock, Mount Macedon - Antique Print from 1886

Genuine antique
dated:

1886

Description:

Colonial engraving of Dryden’s Rock, Mount Macedon.

Hanging Rock was first recorded on a map by Robert Hoddle as Diogenes’s Mount in 1844. Its remarkable geological character and beauty were recognised by William von Blandowski, Curator of Melbourne’s Natural History Museum, who described it as ‘one of the most remarkable spots in Victoria, if not in whole Australia‘ after an excursion in 1855. 

By the late 1850s the formation had also become known as both Dryden’s Rock, after an early settler in the vicinity, and The Hanging Rock, after a suspended and wedged rock on the southern side of the formation. The allotment containing Hanging Rock was purchased from the Crown in 1857, and picnics and sports days were first held on land owned by William Adams immediately to the south-west of Hanging Rock from the mid-1860s. These events included horse racing. By the time Adams acquired the allotment containing Hanging Rock in 1869, organised picnic and sports days on Boxing Day and New Years Day were regularly attended by thousands of people from both the local district and Melbourne.

Biography:

Albert Charles Cooke (1836-1902)

Cooke was a painter, engraver, draughtsman and illustrator. Throughout his career he worked for many of the Illustrated newspapers, such as the Illustrated Sydney News, Illustrated Australian News, The Australasian Sketcher and The Leader. He was also well known for a series of birds eye views of a number of Australian cities and towns.

Choose currency

Exchange rates are only indicative. All orders will be processed in Australian dollars. The actual amount charged may vary depending on the exchange rate and conversion fees applied by your credit card issuer.

Login

Register

The List

Join our exclusive mailing list for first access to new acquisitions and special offers.