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440114
  • Title
    Georgiana Lowe - album of drawings of New South Wales views, ca. 1842-1850
  • Creator
  • Call number
    SAFE/PXD 390
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    ca. 1842-1850
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    440114
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    1 album (ca. 125 drawings comprising 96 watercolour and 29 pencil drawings) - 59.6 x 43 x 6.2 cm.
  • Scope and Content
    1a. Banana [Tree] Sydney
    1b. [Landscape watercolour]
    2a. Zanthorrhaea / or Grass Tree / Nelson Bay / Sydney
    2b. [unfinished pencil sketch]
    3. Gum Tree / Sydney
    4. Bamboo / Sydney
    5. Native of S.En. Australia - method of ascending / Large Trees - when hunting the Opposum [i.e. Opossum] / Body hangs off .... / left arm ... / O.W.B. Wanderer H.M.S. / Sepr. 5 / 43
    6. Gum Tree
    7. 50 Miles from Sydney [landscape]
    8. Illawarra
    9. Nelson Bay Sydney [on mount below image]. Pyndar - / View from our drawing room window looking to the sea / the building our little farm [on reverse of mount]
    10a. Asplenium / Nidus avis / Tivoli / NSW
    10b. Jordon Creek
    11a. Young Palm tree
    11b. Gum
    12a. On Mount Victoria / N.S.W. 1843
    12b. Gum
    13. Nelson Bay / Mr Lowe's place / 4 miles from Sydney [i.e. Bronte House]
    14a. Nelson Bay / View from Mr Lowe's ...
    14b. Nelson Bay
    15a. From the gardens Nelson Bay
    15b. Farm [from] Nelson Bay
    15c. From the gardens Nelson Bay
    16a. Nelson Bay.
    16b, 16c, 17a. Nelson Bay [coastal views]
    17b. Nelson Bay [property in view]
    18. Pyndar / View from the sea shore looking W the house / The house was not finished when this view was taken / The verandah has been put up since [inscription on reverse of mount]
    19a. Zamia / Nelson Bay
    19b. Nelson Bay [view of Bronte House on hill]
    19c. Illawarra
    20. Nelson Bay [Bronte House in background]
    21a. Waterfall Nelson Bay
    21b. Nelson Bay [with settler's hut]
    22. From Mount Victoria / Bathurst Road Weatherboard
    23. Near Sydney [slab hut with North Sydney in the background]
    24a. New South Wales / Mr Lowe's Constituency / St Vincent
    24b. [unfinished pencil sketch]
    25. The Weather board New South Wales Bathurst Road
    26. Mount Kera from Dr Osborn's house / near Wollongong
    27. Gigantic Lilly Illawara
    28. Berrima / 50 miles from Sydney
    29a. ... merang
    29b. Illawara [dwelling beside river]
    30a. [Landscape]
    30b. [Landscape with building in foreground]
    31a. Kembla / Illawarra
    31b. [landscape with dwelling]
    31c. Keera / Illawarra
    32a. [Landscape with buildings]
    32b. Old Bathurst road. Fish River
    33a. Sydney [Woolloomooloo Bay with Potts Point to the right]
    33b. Illawarra Lake / NSW
    34a. Illawarra
    34b. First sight of New South Wales from our ship
    35a. St Jago / Cape de Verde Isles
    35b. Bathurst Road
    36a. [untitled]
    36b. Port Macquarry [i.e. Macquarie]
    37a. Victoria [Mount Victoria?]
    37b. On Mount Victoria
    37c. Sydney [Dawes Point]
    38a. [Landscape]
    38b. Penrith N.S.W. 1843
    38c. Government House / Parramatta / June 20th 1843
    39a. Northern [or Southern] Deserta / one of the Desertas
    39b. Sydney Harbour [looking up harbour, entrance to Sydney Cove to the left]
    39c. [Boat on river]
    40a-b. Bathurst Road
    40c. Mount Toma
    41a. Near Sydney
    41b. Blue Mountains Road to Bathurst
    41c. Bathurst Road
    42a. Arralewin [Araluen?] Mr Stokes Mt Vincent
    42b. Illawarra
    42c. Bathurst plains
    43a. Aireen Galla / Kangaroo Grounds / April 2nd 1843 N.S.W.
    43b. Sydney [possibly Potts Point, entrance to Woolloomooloo Bay]
    44a. Bananas Nelson Bay / Sydney
    44b. Sydney [Darling Point]
    45a. Grass Plant
    45b. Sydney [possibly Potts Point]
    46a. Palm Illawarra
    46b. Sydney [Harbour view]
    47a. Brush / Balgonie / Illawarra
    47b. Nelson Bay [landscape]
    48a. Aireen Galla / 350 ft. Kangaroo Gound / NSW
    48b. Old Bankia [i.e. Banksia] Tree / Nelson Bay
    49a. Near Sydney [view of a cove]
    49b. [unfinished pencil sketch]
    49c. Point Piper / Near Sydney
    50a. Near Sydney [on page below image]. From .... Balmain / Road [on reverse of image]
    50b. Near Sydney
    51a. Desertas
    51b. Illawarra
    51c. Rock of Lisbon
    52. Heads from Sydney Macquarry [i.e. Macquarie] St.
    53a. Illawarra
    53b. Gums Sydney
    54a-b. Kangaroo Grounds / Illawarra
    55. New Government House / Town of Sydney lies on this side
    56. Monument erected to the memory of La Perouse / Botany Bay
    57a. View of Sydney from the verandah / of the old Government House ...
    57b. [unfinished pencil sketch on reverse]
    58a. Entrance of the Harbour / Sydney
    58b. 2nd view of entrance of the Harbour / Sydney
    59. Gigantic Lilly / 20ft high
    60a. Woolongong [i.e. Wollongong] / N.S.W.
    60b. [unfinished pencil sketch of sails on the reverse]
    60c. Government House
    61. Sydney Harbour Government House
    62a. Mr Lowe's House / Nelson Bay
    62b. [unfinished pencil sketch of house on reverse]
    63. North Shore / Sydney
    64. New Government House / Building in the distance like / a castle Government Stables / Gum tree / the New Government House / Building on the edge of the water / the bathing house Robert bathes / there every morning / The fort ...
    65. Govett's Leap Mount Victoria / on the Bathurst Road
    66. Sydney Woolloomooloo
    67a. Nelson Bay / Sydney [Bronte House]
    67b. [unfinished pencil sketch of landscape on reverse]
    68a. Kangaroo Grounds / Illawarra N.S.W.
    68b. Illawarra N.S. Wales
    69a. [Landscape with road]
    69b. Stockade / Illawarra
    70a. Sydney Harbour / N S Wales
    70b. N S Wales Sydney Harbour [Double Bay?]
    71a. Woolongong [i.e. Wollongong, farm house]
    71b. Cooloongatta [Alexander Berry's estate] / Shoalhaven / N.S.W.
    72a. Mount Victoria / July / 1843
    72b. [Landscape, Tempe House]
    73. [Waterfall, with inscription on reverse that is difficult to read]
    74. [Landscape of house by river]
  • System of arrangement
    When originally catalogued, the drawings were numbered according to the album page they appeared on, rather than a sequential individual number. Drawings with a sketch on the reverse have been renumbered.
  • Source
    Presented by Rear-Admiral R St. V Sherbrooke, 1958
  • Access Conditions
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  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Artist died before 1955
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    When received by the Mitchell Library in 1958, the drawings were mounted in an atlas folio with a broken cover but were subsequently re-housed and repaired by Messrs. Sangorski & Sutcliffe.
    Further treatment occurred in 1995-1996 when SLNSW Preservation Branch rebound the album.
    Transferred from Mitchell Manuscripts (D 390) in 1991.
    The drawings are dated from the period the Lowe's were in Australia, from 1842-1850.
    Many pages house several drawings.
    Nelson's Bay is now called Bronte.
    No. 5 is titled on mount in Georgiana Lowe's hand, "Native climbing a gum tree"
    No. 72b has been identified as Tempe House after comparison with Elyard, Tempe and Harris (Mitchell Library SSV/1A).
    Nos. 14a, 16a, 19c, 25, 36a, 40c, 50b, 60c were missing when received in 1959.
    The donor, Rear-Admiral Sherbrooke, is the great-great-grand nephew of Georgiana and Robert Lowe. -- Reference: Sydney Morning Herald, 20 May 1858.
    Digital order no:Album ID : 846166
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Most drawings are titled on work at lower left or right, or below image on mount.
    Only one drawing is signed.
    Five drawings are dated 1843.
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