C1866

Wreck of the Steamer 'Urara' on the Clarence River Bar.

Rare colonial engraving of the Urara, which was wrecked on south reef at the Clarence River entrance while entering the river on 1st May 1866. She was a 382 tons paddle steamer of 2 cylinders making 120 horsepower, 2 masts, … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Wreck of the Steamer ‘Urara’ on the Clarence River Bar.

Date:

C1866

Engraver:

Samuel Calvert 

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

235mm 
x 112mm
AUTHENTICITY
Wreck of the Steamer 'Urara' on the Clarence River Bar. - Antique Print from 1866

Genuine antique
dated:

1866

Description:

Rare colonial engraving of the Urara, which was wrecked on south reef at the Clarence River entrance while entering the river on 1st May 1866.

She was a 382 tons paddle steamer of 2 cylinders making 120 horsepower, 2 masts, schooner rigged, built by Laird & Sons, Birkenhead as a two funnel passenger vessel for 105 in total of two classes. Chartered by the Australasian Steamship Navigation Company for their Sydney to Maryborough service and used on their Melbourne trades during 1862- 63.

From the original edition of the Illustrated Sydney News.

Collections:
State Library New South Wales: TN115
State Library Victoria: RARENSL N.S.W. 1875

John Rider Roberts (1820 - 1868)

Roberts was a landscape painter, illustrator, surveyor and architect. He was firstly in partnership with Henry Haege as surveyors, civil engineers and architects. One of Roberts’s major artistic activities was 'improving’ the survey plans he and Haege provided for land auctioneers by adding topographical views of the areas up for subdivision. Roberts was closely associated with the Illustrated Sydney News up until his death. He provided many topographical drawings and was head of the art department. Roberts also 'tidied up’ drawings from less competent artists before the woodblocks were made. Roberts seems to have been the last of the many proprietors in partnership with its longstanding engraver, printer and publisher, W.G. Mason. Listed as a painter, architect and surveyor of Hordern Street, Newtown, in 1867, John R. Roberts died of 'dropsy’ on 30 June 1868.

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