C1871

Ombala River, From Castle Rock. sic

Artist:

Samuel Calvert (1828 - 1913)

Note letter ‘B’ missing in title, printing error. “It has been known for many years that both copper and lead ores existed in the parishes of Quedong and Merriangah, County of Wellesley, N.S.W., and about eight years ago a party … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Ombala River, From Castle Rock. sic

Date:

C1871

Artist:

Samuel Calvert (1828 - 1913)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.
AUTHENTICITY
Ombala River, From Castle Rock. sic - Antique Print from 1871

Genuine antique
dated:

1871

Description:

Note letter ‘B’ missing in title, printing error.

“It has been known for many years that both copper and lead ores existed in the parishes of Quedong and Merriangah, County of Wellesley, N.S.W., and about eight years ago a party of gentlemen from Melbourne examined and leased a few acres in the parish of Quedong from Captain Campbell, the proprietor of the Bombala Station. A limited company, named the Quedong, was formed principally with a Melbourne proprietary, to work the ground, and in their various explorations, they made very promising discoveries of copper in carbonic oxide and sulphuret, and of lead in carbonate and sulphuret. After some hundreds of tons of the various ores being brought to grass (where most of it, still lie’s), the company ultimately came to grief, after, we are informed, expending some 14,000 of their capital. Afterwards, other gentlemen from Melbourne visited the district, and selected ground for lead mining on the opposite side of the river from the Quedong. These gentlemen subsequently formed the Belmore Silver and Lead Mining Company Limited, and it is from the property of this company that three of our four Now South Wales views were taken.

From the original edition of the Illustrated Sydney News.

Artist:

Samuel  Calvert (1828-1913)

English painter and engraver who moved to Adelaide after his older brothers John and William migrated to South Australia in 1843. By 1850 Calvert had set up on his own account in King William Street then then moved to Melbourne as an engraver in 1853. He wa prolific and left a large body of work.

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