C1854

Laying the Foundation Stone of the sill of the Fitz Roy Dry dock.

Artist:

Artist unknown

On 3 February 1847, Gother Kerr Mann was appointed Civil Engineer in charge of construction of a dry dock at Cockatoo Island, with construction commencing during that year. However the foundation stone of its ashlar lining was not until laid … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Laying the Foundation Stone of the sill of the Fitz Roy Dry dock.

Date:

C1854

Artist:

Artist unknown

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Image Size: 

225mm 
x 130mm
AUTHENTICITY
Laying the Foundation Stone of the sill of the Fitz Roy Dry dock. - Antique Print from 1854

Genuine antique
dated:

1854

Description:

On 3 February 1847, Gother Kerr Mann was appointed Civil Engineer in charge of construction of a dry dock at Cockatoo Island, with construction commencing during that year. However the foundation stone of its ashlar lining was not until laid on 5 June 1854 by Governor FitzRoy after the dock had been excavated to a depth of 52 feet below the land surface. The Illustrated Sydney News, which was published from 1853 to 1889 included a number of high quality engravings to illustrate the accompanying news and articles. It was issued on a monthly basis due to the time consuming process of having to engrave each illustration which would take an engraver between one and two weeks to make each one. Due to their ephemeral nature few have survived.

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