C1885

The South Australian Gunboat Protector.

Scarce colonial engraving of HMS Protector. HMCS (later HMAS) Protector was a large flat-iron gunboat commissioned and purchased by the South Australian government in 1884, for the purpose of defending the local coastline against possible attacks in the aftermath of … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The South Australian Gunboat Protector.

Date:

C1885

Artist:

Unknown

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

114mm 
x 90mm
AUTHENTICITY
The South Australian Gunboat Protector. - Antique Print from 1885

Genuine antique
dated:

1885

Description:

Scarce colonial engraving of HMS Protector.

HMCS (later HMAS) Protector was a large flat-iron gunboat commissioned and purchased by the South Australian government in 1884, for the purpose of defending the local coastline against possible attacks in the aftermath of the ‘Russian scare’, of the 1870s. She arrived in Adelaide in September 1884 and subsequently served in the Boxer Rebellion, World War I and World War II.

From the original edition of the Australasian Sketcher.

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