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430333
  • Title
    Edward Forde : album of sketches of New Zealand and New South Wales views, ca. 1857, 1859-1862
  • Creator
  • Call number
    PXA 1688
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    ca. 1857, 1859-1862
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    430333
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    Albums - 36 x 29.5 cm. - 1 album (containing 44 watercolour - 2 pencil - 2 ink drawings)
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Edward Forde, watercolourist, surveyor, and draughtsman, was born in Monkstown, Ireland to Henry Forde and Ellen (nee Adams). From 1857-1859 Forde worked in the New Zealand Department of Harbours and Rivers. In the early 1860's he became chief draughtsman in the New South Wales Department of Harbour and River Navigation based in the north coast of N.S.W. Forde married Helena Scott, painter and natural history collector, at Ash Island, Newcastle in 1864. He died at Menindie in 1866 of fever. -- Reference: The Dictionary of Australian Artists / Joan Kerr (Ed.) Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1992. ; International Geneaologial Index No. 458108
  • Scope and Content
    NEW ZEALAND VIEWS (Nos. 1-14)
    1-2. Bukelong 1857 [Building - front and rear view]
    3. St Mary's Nelson [New Zealand] 1859 [possibly Christ Church in background]
    4. Roman Catholic Chapel and dwelling house Nelson 1859
    5. Taranaki [New Plymouth]. The Barracks & Church with the sugar? houses in the distance
    6. Scene at Taranaki. Mt Egmont in the distance
    7. Mt Barnabas Church the north shore Rangatota Cape Colville [east of Auckland]
    8. Arki Rua Maunga Kawa [Maungakawa kawa, volcano near Te Ahuahn, Auckland] Mountains in the distance
    9. Tauranga [with Maunganui mountain in the background]
    10. Eropa [or Erope] 21st July 1859 [Maroi carved figures]
    11. Scene at the hot springs at Lake Rotorua [Hot springs at Ohinimotu, Rotorua]
    12. Tara Wera [i.e. Tarawera] The Burning Point
    13. Mr. Spencer's residence - Tara Wera
    14. The gem - on her way to Auckland from Tauranga passing the island of Tahua [or Tukna?]

    NEW SOUTH WALES VIEWS (Nos. 15-45)
    15. Pilot Station. East Ballina. Richmond River. Sept. 1860. / "4.D"
    16. Cape Byron from Lennox Head, 1860 / "4.D"
    17. Our last day at Ballina, Sept. 22nd 1860 / "4.D" [Pilot Station, Ballina, Richmond River]
    18. From Bowden's Veranda. The Elbow Clarence River, 1860
    19. Our Camp - The Heads. Moruya River / "4D"
    20. Our Camp the Heads. MacLeay River, 3/61 [i.e. Mar. 1861] / "4D"
    21. Our dressing room MacLeay River Heads 1861
    22. East Kempsy and Rudder's Hill taken from the Steamer a long side at Lamington, Macleay River [1861]
    23. A sunrise behind our Camp MacLeay River 1861
    24. [The Ritols Boat shed under the Heads - Macleay River]
    25. [The Macleay River the Heads - Mt Arakoon - Trail Bay Mar 1861]
    26. [About 4 miles up the River - at the first bend looking down Yarra Happina MacLeay River Heads Scotts Head Nth Bellingen Peak]
    27. [Coastal view with headland and three mountain peaks in distance]
    28. [Looking northward from side of Heads MacLeay River Scotts Head]
    29. [Looking northward - from the Heads MacLeay River Scotts Heads Bellingen Peak - entrance to the Nambucca River]
    30. MacLeay River Blacks at Corroboree. Dance to tune - Nimo aug - mo aug - iah, June 1861 ...
    31. [Scene close to the sea - shore party Mt Arakoon near Turkey Cape]
    32-33. Nimmitabel Mountain & Bemboka Peak & the Brown Mountain from Bemboka Station Novr. 1861 / "4D" [panoramic view]
    34. Bemboka Peak from a ridge near the junction of the Sandy Creek & Bemboka River / "4D"
    35-38. [Coastal views]
    39. [Mountain with pathway in foreground]
    40. Crowdy Head, 1862 / "4D"
    41a-42b. [Crowdy Head? Four studies]
    43a. Angles taken to Smokey [i.e. Smoky] Cape from [triangle symbol] 5 MacLeay River Heads see other side [notes on reverse]
    43b. Angles at points in Ranges taken from ... MacLeay River Heads - see other side [notes on reverse]
    44a-b. [Mountians with ocean in foreground. Unidentified coastal views]
    45. [River view with boat in foreground]
  • Source
    Transferred from Mitchell Manuscripts, Aug. 1997 Bequeathed by D.S. Mitchell, 1907 This item has been digitised as part of the Nelson Meers Foundation Benefaction, 2002
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Creator died before 1955
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    No. 20 Thomas Bowden, Grafton is the only Bowden in the Post Office Directory for that district in 1867.
    Nos. 27, 35, 37-39, 41-42, 44-45 are untitled on both the work itself and album page.
    No. 32 is a panoramic view that has been cut in half at an unknown date and is arranged over two album pages.
    No. 36 has an inscription at the lower left that is difficult to decipher.
    This album was bound into new covers in Nov. 1931.
    D.S. Mitchell bookplate inside front cover.
    "D.S. Mitchell" signature on original front cover.
    Digital order no:Album ID : 824085
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    On original album cover, "Sketches by Edward Forde".
    Some drawings are initialled, "4D".
    Many drawings are titled in pencil at lower left or right.
    Most drawings have titles and dates handwritten in ink on album page below image.
    On a plate inside original front cover, "The published sketches by the late Edward Forde Harbours & Rivers Department New Zealand in 1857-9 Richmond, Macleay, Tweed, & other rivers, & South Coast scenery &c. up to 1863-4."
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