C1865

Raising the Barque ‘Ada,’ Sunk in Sydney Harbor by the ‘Jeddo.’ sic

Rare engraving depicting the sinking of the Ada when it collided with the Jeddo between Garden Island and Bradley’s Head, Sydney. The Ada sunk in the fair way between Garden Island and Bradley’s Head, in eleven fathoms of water, with … Read Full Description

$A 195

In stock

S/N: ISN-NS-650916004–408278
(B00 4-5-6 FM-03)
Free Shipping

Within Australia

All orders ship free
within Australia

Rest of the World

Orders over A$300
ship free worldwide

See Shipping page for Terms & Conditions

Details

Full Title:

Raising the Barque ‘Ada,’ Sunk in Sydney Harbor by the ‘Jeddo.’ sic

Date:

C1865

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

221mm 
x 173mm

Paper Size: 

251mm 
x 195mm
AUTHENTICITY
Raising the Barque 'Ada,' Sunk in Sydney Harbor by the 'Jeddo.' sic - Antique View from 1865

Genuine antique
dated:

1865

Description:

Rare engraving depicting the sinking of the Ada when it collided with the Jeddo between Garden Island and Bradley’s Head, Sydney.

The Ada sunk in the fair way between Garden Island and Bradley’s Head, in eleven fathoms of water, with 500 tons of coal on board.

Account: Mr. John Cuthbert, the well-known shipbuilder of this port, became the purchaser, and at once commenced raising the ship. In order to effect this two large hulks were obtained, and moored close on either side of the wreck, which was found to be so deep in the mud as to render it impossible to ‘sweep her’ in the ordinary way. To obviate this a strong cable was passed right round the vessel under her tuck, partially under her bilge, and well down her stem-post, purchases were then fastened to the cable and taken to immense beams lying across the decks of the hulks. At low water the purchases were hove taut, and as the tide rose the floatage power of the hulks acted as an equipoise to the weight of the wreck, which was thus lifted several feet each tide, and by the aid of steam tugs the hulks and their load were gradually removed into their present position off Darling Point, where the Ada’s deck is now so far above water as to permit the broken portion being temporarily repaired, for the purpose of pumping her out and removing her to Mr. Cuthbert’s establish- ment at Miller’s Point, which will probably be effected in a few days.

From the original edition of The Illustrated Sydney News.

References:
Gibbs & Shallard. Illustrated Sydney News. ISSN 2203-5397.

Collections:
State Library New South Wales: F8/39-40
State Library Victoria: PCINF SLVIC=1853-1872
National Library Australia: Bib ID 440095

Frederick Casemero Terry (1826 - 1869)

Terry was an artist and engraver born England and emigrated to Sydney and arriving in Sydney in the early 1850's. He was soon part of colonial society and became known for his paintings and engravings. This engraving is from his rare series Landscape Scenery Illustrating Sydney and Port Jackson, New South Wales printed by Sands and Kenny. Unusually set within an oval image they included views of Sydney town and the harbour, as well a number of country towns. Unfortunately the engraver had mispelt Terry's name and as a result it appears as Fleury. At the 1855 Paris Exhibition he was included with five other Australian artists in having his paintings displayed. He was then invited to exhibit in the Further Exhibition of the Society for the Promotion of the Fine Arts in Australia held in the Mechanic's School of Arts. By the 1860's he was established as one of best colonial artists and in 1861 he had been made examiner at the Mechanics School of Arts. Terry died at the early age of forty four and as many artists before him he had struggled financially in his last years.

View other items by Frederick Casemero Terry

Choose currency

Exchange rates are only indicative. All orders will be processed in Australian dollars. The actual amount charged may vary depending on the exchange rate and conversion fees applied by your credit card issuer.

Login

Register

The List

Join our exclusive mailing list for first access to new acquisitions and special offers.