C1858

Township & Suburban Allotments of Dandenong Parishes of Dandenong and Eumennerring Counties of Bourke and Mornington.

Very rare early map of the township of Dandenong dated March, 15th 1858 showing town allotments, a number have owners names. The Dandenong Post Office opened on 1 July 1848 and by 1850, the whole area had been taken up … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Township & Suburban Allotments of Dandenong Parishes of Dandenong and Eumennerring Counties of Bourke and Mornington.

Date:

C1858

Condition:

Wear to folds, minor soiling, otherwise in good condition. Laid onto archival linen.

Technique:

Hand coloured lithograph.

Image Size: 

447mm 
x 305mm

Paper Size: 

463mm 
x 365mm
AUTHENTICITY
Township & Suburban Allotments of Dandenong Parishes of Dandenong and Eumennerring Counties of Bourke and Mornington. - Antique Map from 1858

Genuine antique
dated:

1858

Description:

Very rare early map of the township of Dandenong dated March, 15th 1858 showing town allotments, a number have owners names.

The Dandenong Post Office opened on 1 July 1848 and by 1850, the whole area had been taken up for grazing. A township was surveyed in 1852 and by 1861, there were 40 houses in the township housing 193 people.

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State Library Victoria: MAPEF 912.945 V23 Vol.2A pg.28-29 Note: A400

Edward Gilks (1822 - 1897)

Gilks was an engraver, artist, draughtsman and lithographer. Born in London son of Thomas Gilks, a West India Dock official, and his wife Sarah Creasey. Apprenticed as a lithographer to Thomas Dean 7 Jun 1836 (£20). In partnership in London as “T. &. E. Gilks” 1844-1851, with his elder brother Thomas Gilks (1813-1877), author of “The art of wood engraving” (1867). Free 5 Jun 1849. This partnership was declared bankrupt and formally dissolved 18 Dec 1851. In 1852 he emigrated to Australia, arriving on the Alipore 19 Jan 1853. He advertised himself as a “Plan and architectural draughtsman and lithographer … Estate and survey plans, views of buildings, &c., drawn and printed with neatness and despatch”. Winning a prize medal for lithography at the 1854 Melbourne Exhibition. In April 1855, he became a lithographic draughtsman in the Department of Crown Lands, resigning to set up his own business once more in April 1858. He soon became insolvent, but applied for his discharge in June 1859. He applied to exhibit a “screen with fragmentary illustrations of the processes of engraving, lithography, printing, and photographic art in Victoria” at the Victoria Exhibition in 1861 (The Herald, 23 Jul 1861). He became insolvent once more in 1862, listing as “Causes of insolvency: Loss on a contract, and unprofitable employment, inability to repay borrowed money, and pressure of creditors. Liabilities, £226 14s 10d; assets, £15; deficiency, £211 14s 10d” (Mount Alexander Mail, 28 Oct 1862). His estate was sequestered. He became insolvent again in 1869. Gilks and his wife subsequently returned to England, where she died 27 Aug 1890 and he 22 Jun 1897, both at Wandsworth. Crown Court, Threadneedle Street, London — 1844-1846 4 Fenchurch Buildings, Strand, London — 1846-1851 170 Fleet Street, London — 1851 93 Flinders Lane East, Melbourne — 1853 66 Hanover Street, Collingwood — 1856 84 Little Collins Street West, Melbourne — 1858 Swanston Street, Melbourne — 1860 Douglas Parade, Williamstown — 1862 West Bank Terrace, Richmond — 1865-1870 Bulleen Road, Kew — 1870 Cotham Road, Kew — 1871 Hull Street, Richmond — 1873-1874 Clifton Street, Richmond — 1876 1 Park Hill Terrace, Hoddle Street, East Melbourne — 1878 3 Wellington Terrace, East Melbourne — 1881-1884 42 Cologne Road, Battersea, London — 1890 19 Salcott Road, Wandsworth Common, London — 1897

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