C1870

The Government Camp Ballarat, 1854-Troops Arriving from Melbourne.

Scarce colonial engraving of the Eureka Stockade by Douglas Smith Huyghue (1816-1891) who was in Ballarat at the time of the Eureka uprising and made and an eye witness sketch.

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Full Title:

The Government Camp Ballarat, 1854-Troops Arriving from Melbourne.

Date:

C1870

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

205mm 
x 115mm

Paper Size: 

210mm 
x 130mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Government Camp Ballarat, 1854-Troops Arriving from Melbourne. - Antique View from 1870

Genuine antique
dated:

1870

Description:

Scarce colonial engraving of the Eureka Stockade by Douglas Smith Huyghue (1816-1891) who was in Ballarat at the time of the Eureka uprising and made and an eye witness sketch.

References:
Ferguson, J. A. Bibliography of Australia Volumes 1-8, Canberra 1976: 18713.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 2839411
State Library Victoria: H 994.531 B21W Ba
State Library New South Wales: CALL NUMBERS DSM/992.2/1A1

Douglas Smith Huyghue (1816 - 1891)

Was an Australian and Canadian poet, author and artist. Born April 23, 1816, in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, and was educated at the Saint John Grammar School. His first published poetry was in the Halifax Morning Post and Parliamentary Reporter, where his work appeared under the pseudonym 'Eugene'. At that time Huyghue also assisted province’s commissioner of Indian affairs in arranging an exhibition of Indian artefacts. In the late 1840s he moved to England, and then immigrated to Australia on the Lady Peel in 1852. In 1853 he became a clerk in the Office of Mines in the Ballarat goldfields, where he witnessed the Eureka Stockade revolt of 1854. His watercolor, "The Eureka Stockade," is exhibited at the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery. He continued working as a civil servant in Ballarat and Graytown.

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