C1871

Punt on the Bombala at Belmore

Artist:

Samuel Calvert (1828 - 1913)

&quotIt 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 … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Punt on the Bombala at Belmore

Date:

C1871

Artist:

Samuel Calvert (1828 - 1913)

Condition:

In good condition.

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Punt on the Bombala at Belmore - Antique Print from 1871

Genuine antique
dated:

1871

Description:

&quotIt 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.&quot From the original edition of the Illustrated Sydney News. The Illustrated Sydney News, which was published from 1854 to 1889 and 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 one engraver between one and two weeks to make each one.

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