C1878

Sketches about the Palmer, North Queensland.

Scarce colonial engraving showing the confrontations between the local Yalanji aboriginals, Europeans and Chinese. As well as the Europeans seeking their fortunes, the Palmer gold fields also attracted Chinese miners who arrived by the shipload, mainly from Guangdong Province in … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Sketches about the Palmer, North Queensland.

Date:

C1878

Artist:

Unknown

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Engraving.

Image Size: 

225mm 
x 340mm
AUTHENTICITY
Sketches about the Palmer, North Queensland. - Antique View from 1878

Genuine antique
dated:

1878

Description:

Scarce colonial engraving showing the confrontations between the local Yalanji aboriginals, Europeans and Chinese.

As well as the Europeans seeking their fortunes, the Palmer gold fields also attracted Chinese miners who arrived by the shipload, mainly from Guangdong Province in southern China. By 1877 more than 20,000 Chinese miners had arrived and their presence increased the frequency of confrontations between the three groups.

Titles:
The Fight at the Conglomerate.
1. Track over the Conglomerate 2. Burking a Chinaman. 3. Throckmorton’s Grave. 4. Packers Stuck up by Blacks.

From the original edition of the Australasian Sketcher.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID Bib ID 914558
State Library Victoria: Accession no: A/S13/04/78/5

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