C1886

The Kimberely Goldfields.-A Glance at Derby.

Artist:

Artist unknown

Very rare colonial engraving of the Kimberley goldfield town of Derby, Western Australia made only three years after it was officially named a townsite. The town was provided with a Government Resident and a police detachment. 1883 Several stations existed … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The Kimberely Goldfields.-A Glance at Derby.

Date:

C1886

Artist:

Artist unknown

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Engraving.

Image Size: 

247mm 
x 142mm

Paper Size: 

292mm 
x 163mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Kimberely Goldfields.-A Glance at Derby. - Antique View from 1886

Genuine antique
dated:

1886

Description:

Very rare colonial engraving of the Kimberley goldfield town of Derby, Western Australia made only three years after it was officially named a townsite. The town was provided with a Government Resident and a police detachment.

1883 Several stations existed by this time and Yeeda stations wool, awaiting shipment, was swept away by a tidal wave resulting from the Krakatoa volcanic explosion in Indonesia.
1884 First lot sold in Derby. A start was made on a jetty and tramway. Road Board elected.
1885 Wooden 102 foot jetty built  costing ‎£3,000. Floods caused heavy stock losses for some settlers. Fencing commenced on stations and the Kimberley’s first hotel opened in Derby.
1886 Halls Creek gold rush occurred. Town residents established a cricket club, and camels were introduced as beasts of burden.

From the original edition of The Town and Country Journal.

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