C1864

Salmon Breeding in Tasmania.

Rare colonial engraving of the Salmon Ponds at New Norfolk established in the same year as this engraving, 1864. The Salmon Ponds was established in 1864 as a hatchery to receive salmon eggs sent from England. Since salmon are migratory fish, … Read Full Description

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S/N: ISN-TC-640864999–235329
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Full Title:

Salmon Breeding in Tasmania.

Date:

C1864

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

240mm 
x 150mm
AUTHENTICITY
Salmon Breeding in Tasmania. - Antique View from 1864

Genuine antique
dated:

1864

Description:

Rare colonial engraving of the Salmon Ponds at New Norfolk established in the same year as this engraving, 1864.

The Salmon Ponds was established in 1864 as a
hatchery to receive salmon eggs sent from England. Since salmon are
migratory fish, spending part of their life at sea, it was expected that
once released, the fish hatched at New Norfolk would return to the
Derwent River. Although the eggs were hatched and the young fish reared
successfully, they failed to return from the sea once released. A small
number of trout eggs, included with the first shipment of salmon eggs,
were more successful and today a Museum of Trout Fishing is located
within a cottage built in 1865 for the first superintendent of the
Salmon Ponds.

From the original edition of the Illustrated London News.

Samuel Calvert (1828 - 1913)

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 was a prolific and left a large body of work.

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