C1864

View of the Rapids on the River Plenty, Tasmania.

Rare colonial engraving of the rapids on the Plenty River, Tasmania near where the Salmon ova were placed in artificial breeding ponds established in 1864. The Salmon Ponds were established in 1864 as a hatchery to receive salmon eggs sent from … Read Full Description

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S/N: ISN-TC-640817013–235330
(C043)
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Full Title:

View of the Rapids on the River Plenty, Tasmania.

Date:

C1864

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

215mm 
x 165mm
AUTHENTICITY
View of the Rapids on the River Plenty, Tasmania. - Antique Print from 1864

Genuine antique
dated:

1864

Description:

Rare colonial engraving of the rapids on the Plenty River, Tasmania near where the Salmon ova were placed in artificial breeding ponds established in 1864.

The Salmon Ponds were established in 1864 as a
hatchery to receive salmon eggs sent from England. Since salmon are migratory fish, spending part of their life at sea, it was expected that once released, the fish hatched at New Norfolk would return to the
Derwent River. Although the eggs were hatched and the young fish reared successfully, they failed to return from the sea once released. A small number of trout eggs, included with the first shipment of salmon eggs,
were more successful and today a Museum of Trout Fishing is located within a cottage built in 1865 for the first superintendent of the Salmon Ponds.

From the original edition of the Illustrated London News.

Samuel Calvert (1828 - 1913)

Samuel Calvert (1828-1913) English painter and engraver who moved to Adelaide after his older brothers John and William migrated to South Australia in 1843. By 1850 Calvert had set up on his own account in King William Street then then moved to Melbourne as an engraver in 1853. He was a prolific and left a large body of work.

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