C1886

Wombats.

Artist:

Stephen T. Dadd (1879 - 1914)

First reported sighting February 1797, after the ship Sydney Cove ran aground on Clarke Island in February 1797, the crew of the salvage ship, Francis, discovered wombats on the island. A live animal was taken back to Port Jackson.  Governor John Hunter … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Wombats.

Date:

C1886

Artist:

Stephen T. Dadd (1879 - 1914)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

110mm 
x 70mm
AUTHENTICITY
Wombats. - Antique Print from 1886

Genuine antique
dated:

1886

Description:

First reported sighting February 1797, after the ship Sydney Cove ran aground on Clarke Island in February 1797, the crew of the salvage ship, Francis, discovered wombats on the island. A live animal was taken back to Port Jackson.  Governor John Hunter later sent the animal’s corpse to Joseph Banks at the Literary and Philosophical Society to verify that it was a new species. 

Naming 26 January 1798 

‘We saw several sorts of dung of different animals, one of which Wilson called a Whom-batt, which is an animal about 20 inches high, with short legs and a thick body…’ Bargo, N.S.W. John Price.

First detailed description 25 August 1798 Letter from Hunter to Joseph Banks.

Common names Common Wombat, Naked-nosed Wombat, Coarse-haired Wombat, Island Wombat, Tasmanian Wombat & Forest Wombat.

Modern binomial name Vombatus ursinus

First described Shaw 1800

Distribution SA, VIC, TAS, NSW & QLD.

 

Biography:

Stephen T. Dadd (1879–1914) 

Dadd was a British painter and illustrator, with some of his work published in The Illustrated London News and other media.

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