C1881

The Wreck of the

SS Tararua struck the reef off Waipapa Point in the Catlins, New Zealand (between Balclutha and Invercargill), and sank the next day, in the worst civilian shipping disaster in New Zealand’s history. Of the 151 passengers and crew on board, only … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The Wreck of the

Date:

C1881

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Engraving.

Image Size: 

350mm 
x 225mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Wreck of the - Antique Print from 1881

Genuine antique
dated:

1881

Description:

SS Tararua struck the reef off Waipapa Point in the Catlins, New Zealand (between Balclutha and Invercargill), and sank the next day, in the worst civilian shipping disaster in New Zealand’s history. Of the 151 passengers and crew on board, only 20 survived. It had been sailing from Port Chalmers, Dunedin at 5 pm on 28 April 1881, en route to Melbourne via Bluff and Hobart.

Rare engraving from the original edition of the New South Wales Agriculturist and Grazier.

 

J.W.C. - James Waltham Curtis (1839 - 1901)

Curtis was a painter, illustrator and photographic colourist. A regular exhibitor at the Black and White exhibitions, Victorian Academy of Arts, in the 1880s. painter, illustrator and photographic colourist, was born in Devonshire. He had worked on the London Graphic and Sketcher before coming to Victoria, probably with the goldrush. In Melbourne he worked first as a colourist for Johnstone, O’Shannessy and Co., then as an illustrator on the Illustrated Australian News succeeding O.R. Campbell. He often signed his works with the monogram.

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