C1887

The Expedition of Hume and Hovell.

Colonial engraving showing Hume and Hovell during their expedition. Hume and Hovell believed their explorations had led them to the western shores of Westernport, but their calculations were wrong and they were actually 100km off course, at a place known … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The Expedition of Hume and Hovell.

Date:

C1887

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

150mm 
x 90mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Expedition of Hume and Hovell. - Antique View from 1887

Genuine antique
dated:

1887

Description:

Colonial engraving showing Hume and Hovell during their expedition.

Hume and Hovell believed their explorations had led them to the western shores of Westernport, but their calculations were wrong and they were actually 100km off course, at a place known by the indigenous people as Corayo (Corio) on a bay called Jillong (Geelong). The pair returned to N.S.W with reports to Governor Brisbane of excellent grazing lands. It was not until 5 months later when Hovell returned to Westernport by boat, to find unfamiliar country, that he realised his latitudinal mistake.

References:
Ferguson, J. A. Bibliography of Australia Volumes 1-8, Canberra 1976 16439.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 4084242
State Library Victoria: CCF 994.5 V66S
State Library New South Wales: 74Vv5vQ4lxmZ

G.R.A. - George Rossi Ashton (1857 - 1942)

Ashton studied at the South Kensington School of Art and became a black-and-white illustrator for the London Graphic. In 1877-78 he represented the Illustrated London News at the Kaffir war and next year joined Julian on the Illustrated Australian News in Melbourne; together they covered the capture of the Kelly gang at Glenrowan. He was among the first sketch-artists of the Bulletin, drew also for the Australasian Sketcher, the Illustrated Sydney News and the Picturesque Atlas of Australasia, and was art editor and artist for Victoria and its Metropolis. In 1886-88 he was a member of the Art Society of New South Wales and the Australian Artists' Association (Victoria). In 1893 he returned to England where he continued to illustrate for various papers and toured music-halls with a lightning-sketch routine.

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