C1881

Head-Quarters of the New Fishery at Port Stephens.

Artist:

Artist unknown.

Rare engraving of the fishery and wharf established in Port Stephens to supply the Sydney market, as a result of over fishing in Sydney waters. From: The Illustrated Sydney News. Royal Commission appointed on the 8th January, 1880, to Inquire … Read Full Description

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S/N: ISN-NC-810122009A–184030
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Full Title:

Head-Quarters of the New Fishery at Port Stephens.

Date:

C1881

Artist:

Artist unknown.

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Image Size: 

215mm 
x 150mm
AUTHENTICITY
Head-Quarters of the New Fishery at Port Stephens. - Antique Print from 1881

Genuine antique
dated:

1881

Description:

Rare engraving of the fishery and wharf established in Port Stephens to supply the Sydney market, as a result of over fishing in Sydney waters. From: The Illustrated Sydney News. Royal Commission appointed on the 8th January, 1880, to Inquire Into and Report Upon the Actual State and Prospect of the Fisheries of this Colony. Under the Fisheries Act 1881, the colony was divided into three divisions: The Home Fisheries which embraced all marine fisheries &#8220between Port Stephens, including its lakes and tributaries, to the north, and Bherrewerre, in St George&#8217s Basin, to the south&#8221. The Northern Fisheries which embraced all marine fisheries &#8220from Port Stephens to the northern boundary of the Colony&#8221.

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