C1886

View of South Brisbane

View of South Brisbane by Arthur Collingridge. A convict settlement was founded on the Brisbane river in 1824. Originally known as Moreton Bay, the settlement was notorious for its harsh punishment of convict reoffenders. In 1839, the surveyors Robert Dixon, … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

View of South Brisbane

Date:

C1886

Condition:

In good condition.

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Image Size: 

330mm 
x 220mm
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View of South Brisbane - Antique Print from 1886

Genuine antique
dated:

1886

Description:

View of South Brisbane by Arthur Collingridge. A convict settlement was founded on the Brisbane river in 1824. Originally known as Moreton Bay, the settlement was notorious for its harsh punishment of convict reoffenders. In 1839, the surveyors Robert Dixon, Granville Stapylton and James Warner arrived in the area to prepare it for further European settlement. Dixon began work on the first plan of Brisbane town in anticipation of future development and the convict settlement gradually diminished as free settlers moved into the area. The Municipality of Brisbane was proclaimed on 6 September 1859, and became the capital of the new state of Queensland. In a notable attempt to prevent urban slums and overcrowding, the Parliament of Queensland passed the Undue Subdivision of Land Prevention Act 1885, resulting in Brisbane and other Queensland cities having very low population densities.

Arthur Collingridge de Tourcey (1853 - 1907)

Collingridge was a painter, illustrator and teacher who became staff artist for the Illustrated London News and The Graphic both very successful London newspapers, before emigrating to Australia. He was one of several sons in an old Catholic family from Godington Manor, Oxfordshire. Like his brother George , he mostly dropped the 'de Tourcey’ in Australia. came to Sydney in 1879 where he worked as an illustrator for the Sydney Mail , the Town and Country Journal. He founded the New South Wales Art Society and was staff artist of the Illustrated Sydney News. Collingridge exhibited widely, mainly in New South Wales and was a founding member of the Royal Art Society of NSW 1880.

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