C1871

Port Darwin, Northern Australia.

Very early engraving of Darwin.  The first British person to see Darwin harbour appears to have been Lieutenant John Lort Stokes of HMS Beagle on 9 September 1839. The ship’s captain, Commander John Clements Wickham, named the port after Charles … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Port Darwin, Northern Australia.

Date:

C1871

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

225mm 
x 150mm
AUTHENTICITY
Port Darwin, Northern Australia. - Antique View from 1871

Genuine antique
dated:

1871

Description:

Very early engraving of Darwin.  The first British person to see Darwin harbour appears to have been Lieutenant John Lort Stokes of HMS Beagle on 9 September 1839. The ship’s captain, Commander John Clements Wickham, named the port after Charles Darwin. In early 1875 Darwin’s European population had grown to approximately 300 because of the gold rush. On 17 February 1875 the SS Gothenburg left Darwin en route for Adelaide. The approximately 88 passengers and 34 crew (surviving records vary) included government officials, circuit-court judges, Darwin residents taking their first furlough and miners.

From the original edition of the Town and Country Journal.

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.

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