C1899

Western Australia, Showing The Goldfields.

Mapmaker:

George Philip II (1823 - 1902)

Very detailed and scarce map of the Western Australian goldfields marked in pink and noting information on inland exploartion with names and dates of discoveries. Two insets, one of the northern continuation of the map and one of the environs … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Western Australia, Showing The Goldfields.

Date:

C1899

Mapmaker:

George Philip II (1823 - 1902)

Condition:

Centre fold as issued, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Colour printed engraving.

Image Size: 

370mm 
x 480mm
AUTHENTICITY
Western Australia, Showing The Goldfields. - Antique Map from 1899

Genuine antique
dated:

1899

Description:

Very detailed and scarce map of the Western Australian goldfields marked in pink and noting information on inland exploartion with names and dates of discoveries. Two insets, one of the northern continuation of the map and one of the environs of Perth at lower right. Also included is steamer routes and railways. This map was made to provide information on the great interest creted by the discovery of gold in Kalgoorlie which caused the Western Australian population to double from about 50,000 in the years between 1891 to 1895.

Population in Western Australia in 1891 was 49,782. By 1895 it had doubled to 100,515, and by 1901 was 184,124

The discovery of gold in the colonial period in Western Australia;

1885 Western Halls Creek, by Charles Hall and Jack Slattery. Triggered the “Kimberley gold rush”.

1887  Near Southern Cross, found by the party of Harry Francis Anstey. The “Yilgarn gold rush”.

1891 Cue, found by Michael Fitzgerald, Edward Heffernan and Tom Cue. The “Murchison gold rush”.

1892 Coolgardie, by Arthur Bailey and William Ford.

1893 Kalgoorlie, by Patrick “Paddy” Hannan, Tom Flanagan and Dan Shea.

1893 Nundamurrah Pool, on the Greenough River, near Mullewa, east of Geraldton, this was a small rush.

Mapmaker:

George Phillip II (1823-1902) 

George Phillip II was the son of George Philip (1799-1882) who was a London geographical publisher, globe maker, and founder of the firm George Philip & Son. He started business in 1834 in Liverpool and from about 1848 he traded as “George Philip & Son” with his son and successor  Philip retired 1 July 1879 and the business was coninued by his son and his nephew.

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