C1887

The River Murray: Long Reach, with Steamboat.

Artist:

Artist unknown

This lithograph is from the series made to show case the possibilities of irrigation in Australia by the Chaffey’s which would create the township of Mildura and establish the irrigation from the river. In 1884 Alfred Deakin as Minister for … Read Full Description

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S/N: TAIC-040-SC–231761
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Full Title:

The River Murray: Long Reach, with Steamboat.

Date:

C1887

Artist:

Artist unknown

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured lithograph.

Image Size: 

203mm 
x 130mm
AUTHENTICITY
The River Murray: Long Reach, with Steamboat. - Antique Print from 1887

Genuine antique
dated:

1887

Description:

This lithograph is from the series made to show case the possibilities of irrigation in Australia by the Chaffey’s which would create the township of Mildura and establish the irrigation from the river. In 1884 Alfred Deakin as Minister for Public Works and Water Supply accepted the new position of President of a Royal Commission for irrigation in Victoria. As part of his research Deakin travelled to the United States where he met brothers George and William Chaffey, two Canadians who had created an irrigation colony in California, which was both technically and commercially highly successful. He convinced the Chaffey’s to come to Australia and set up a similar scheme on the Murray River.

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