C1848

Wooranora River

Woronora River flows through the mountains west of Sutherland near present day Heathcote. Westmacott’s description ‘This wild and picturesque scene is upon the line of road from Sydney to Wollonyony (Wollongong), the river running through the ravine collects its waters … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Wooranora River

Date:

C1848

Engraver:

William Spreat,lithograher 

Condition:

In good condition, folds as issued.

Technique:

Lithograph printed with one tint, hand coloured.

Image Size: 

235mm 
x 168mm
AUTHENTICITY
Wooranora River - Antique Print from 1848

Genuine antique
dated:

1848

Description:

Woronora River flows through the mountains west of Sutherland near present day Heathcote. Westmacott’s description ‘This wild and picturesque scene is upon the line of road from Sydney to Wollonyony (Wollongong), the river running through the ravine collects its waters from the adjacent swamps and gullies, and during the rainy season becomes a rapid torrent. Upon passing the Fall shewn in the sketch it becomes navigable for small boats, continuing its course for some distance, joins George’s River, which joins Cook’s River, emptying itself into the sea at Botany Bay. The country in the vicinity of Wooranora River is rocky and sterile, and not being much frequented is the resort of the largest description of kangaroo.’

Capt. Robert Westmacott (1801 - 1870)

Sketcher, army officer and pioneer. He is best known for his sketches in Australia, a series of views of Sydney and rural New South Wales. Settling north Bulli he bred horses and was said to have discovered and surveyed the road now called Bulli Pass.

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