C1838

The Bourke Falls, Illawarra.

Note this lithograph is from the very rare 1838 series, &quotSix views&quot which drawn on stone by Gauci and not to be confused with the 1848 issue titled, &quotSketches in Australia&quot which were drawn on stone by Spreat. Very rare. … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The Bourke Falls, Illawarra.

Date:

C1838

Engraver:

On stone by W.Gauci and printed by C.Hullmandel 

Condition:

Tow minor spots lower right otherwise in gn good condition

Technique:

Image Size: 

185mm 
x 265mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Bourke Falls, Illawarra. - Antique Print from 1838

Genuine antique
dated:

1838

Description:

Note this lithograph is from the very rare 1838 series, &quotSix views&quot which drawn on stone by Gauci and not to be confused with the 1848 issue titled, &quotSketches in Australia&quot which were drawn on stone by Spreat. Very rare. View of a picturesque waterfall in the Illawarra district, with two Aboriginal natives carrying spears and shield, located in the foreground. The precise locality of this view is unknown – it could possibly be the Kings Falls , west of Stanwell Park , or another west of the Illawarra Escarpment at Wollongong. Reproduced in Mitchell &amp Sherington (1987, p.10). Exhibited, C France, The Illawarra &amp Environs: A Pictorial Survey ( Wollongong , 1988). ref:http://www.uow.edu.au/~morgan/rmw4.htm

Capt. Robert Westmacott (1801 - 1870)

Sketcher, army officer and pioneer. He is best known for his sketches in Australia, a series of views of Sydney and rural New South Wales. Settling north Bulli he bred horses and was said to have discovered and surveyed the road now called Bulli Pass.

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