C1880

Views on the Port Augusta and Gov. Gums Railway, South Australia.

Artist:

Australian colonial school, artist unknown.

In 1849 Charles Simmon purchased land at the entrance of Pichi Richi Pass and built a hotel. Around it in 1861 he laid out a town adopting an Aboriginal name rendered Thaltia by H.R. Minchin in 1855. It is derived … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Views on the Port Augusta and Gov. Gums Railway, South Australia.

Date:

C1880

Artist:

Australian colonial school, artist unknown.

Condition:

Technique:

Original engraving

Image Size: 

225mm 
x 175mm
AUTHENTICITY
Views on the Port Augusta and Gov. Gums Railway, South Australia. - Antique Print from 1880

Genuine antique
dated:

1880

Description:

In 1849 Charles Simmon purchased land at the entrance of Pichi Richi Pass and built a hotel. Around it in 1861 he laid out a town adopting an Aboriginal name rendered Thaltia by H.R. Minchin in 1855. It is derived from the Aboriginal word thaltja, meaning ‘The Gums’. The earliest and best engraved image of this gateway to the Flinders Ranges. Scarce.

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