C1874

The Old Tank Stream, Sydney.

The settlement of Sydney was centred on a stream of fresh water that emptied into Sydney Cove. After the first few years the water was proving inadequate and the convicts were set to work digging holding tanks into its watercourse. … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The Old Tank Stream, Sydney.

Date:

C1874

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

190mm 
x 127mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Old Tank Stream, Sydney. - Antique Print from 1874

Genuine antique
dated:

1874

Description:

The settlement of Sydney was centred on a stream of fresh water that emptied into Sydney Cove. After the first few years the water was proving inadequate and the convicts were set to work digging holding tanks into its watercourse. Hence the first water supply was called The Tank Stream. Remnants of it can still be seen near the corner of King and Pitt Streets.

John Skinner Prout (1805 - 1876)

John Skinner Prout (1805-1876) Prout was born in England Prout emigrated to Australia in 1840 with his wife and seven children. He soon became involved in the colonial life as a commercial artist, lecturing and publishing his own series of lithographs titled, Sydney Illustrated and Tasmania Illustrated in 1844-1846. His time in Tasmania teaching drawing, sketching and watercolours created interest and fostered a number of colonial amateurs. He is represented in all major institutional collections.

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