C1876

Port Macdonnell, South Australia.

Rare detailed colonial engraving of Port Macdonnell, at the southern end of the South Australian  and Victorian border. The are was first sighted by Lieutenant James Grant, in HMS Lady Nelson on 3 December 1800. In 1860 the area was … Read Full Description

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S/N: AS-SC-761125141B–221287
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Details

Full Title:

Port Macdonnell, South Australia.

Date:

C1876

Artist:

Unknown

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

225mm 
x 152mm

Paper Size: 

265mm 
x 182mm
AUTHENTICITY
Port Macdonnell, South Australia. - Antique View from 1876

Genuine antique
dated:

1876

Description:

Rare detailed colonial engraving of Port Macdonnell, at the southern end of the South Australian  and Victorian border. The are was first sighted by Lieutenant James Grant, in HMS Lady Nelson on 3 December 1800. In 1860 the area was declared a port and surveyed. It was named after Sir Richard Graves MacDonnell, Governor of South Australia from 1855 to 1862. It became one of Australia’s busiest ports.

From the original edition of The Australasian Sketcher.

Collections:
State Library Victoria: Accession no: A/S25/11/76/141

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