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421760
  • Title
    Oswald W.B. Brierly : pictorial and manuscript collection, ca. 1816-1883
  • Creator
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    ca. 1816, 1825, 1830, 1833, 1838-1857, 1867-1868, 1870-1872, 1875, 1880-1883
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    421760
  • Physical Description
    Albums - 11 sketchbooks
    Drawings - ca. 729 drawings
    Prints - 5 lithographs & 3 chromolithographs
    Textual Records - 37 volumes
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Oswald Walters Brierly, marine painter to Queen Victoria and the Royal Yacht Squadron, was born in Chester in 1817. He studied art and naval architecture in London before travelling to Australia in 1842 aboard the Wanderer with Benjamin Boyd. Brierly managed Boyd's whaling and pastoral business, based in Twofold Bay, until its collapse in 1848. Subsequently, Brierly travelled on various navigational voyages (including the H.M.S. Rattlesnake and H.M.S. Maeander), and as a war artist of naval operations during the Crimean War. He was also offical artist to the Duke of Edinburgh during his voyages on the H.M.S. Galatea
    This collection is significant for its depiction of Australian Aboriginal and Pacific Islander maritime technologies, the nineteenth century whaling industry in Australia, settlement of Twofold Bay, and representations of the various flora and fauna encountered during explorations of the South Pacific -- Reference: Australian Dictionary of Biography. Vol.3, 1851-1890. Carlton, Vic.: Melbourne University Press, 1969
  • Scope and Content
    Collection records:
    Oswald W.B. Brierly - Voyage on the Wanderer, 1816, 1825, 1830, 1833, 1841-1847
    Oswald W.B. Brierly - papers relating to Twofold Bay, 1842-1847
    Oswald W.B. Brierly - Voyage on the H.M.S. Maeander, 1842-1844, 1850-1851
    Oswald W.B. Brierly - Voyage on the H.M.S. Rattlesnake, ca. 1847-1853
    Oswald W.B. Brierly - Crimean War, 1854-1855
    Oswald W.B. Brierly - Voyage on the H.M.S. Galatea, ca. 1867-1868
    Miscellaneous records:
    Oswald W.B. Brierly : studies of sailing ships, ca. 1838-1857, 1870-1883
    Oswald W.B. Brierly - Miscellaneous notes mainly on Louisiade Archipelago and Tahiti, ca. 1841-1843, 1849-1850
    Oswald W.B. Brierly - Miscellaneous notes, ca. 1848-1850
    Oswald W.B. Brierly - General shippping notes H.M.S. Rattlesnake 1849-1850, H.M.S. Maeander 1850-1851
  • System of arrangement
    This collection comprises 10 pictorial and manuscript collection record series and 78 individual records. You may navigate to a more detailed description of each series from this collection record. ¶Arranged by journey
  • Source
    Bequeathed by D.S. Mitchell, 1907
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