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449001
  • Title
    Scenes in New South Wales, 1856-1857 / Mrs Allan Macpherson
  • Call number
    PXA 3819
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    1856-1857
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    449001
  • Physical Description
    Albums - 20 x 28 cm. - spine damaged - 1 Ackermann commercial sketchbook, cardboard covers, containing 15 watercolours and 2 pencil sketches
  • Scope and Content
    1. Government House Sydney
    2. Cottage at Cooks River near Sydney
    3. Balmain North Shore Sydney
    4. Sydney Harbour from Paddington
    5. Sydney Heads
    6. Encampment in the Bush
    7-8. Rocky River Diggings
    9. The Burning Mtn - Mount Wingen in the distance
    10. Mount Wingen. The Burning Mountain
    11. Scone Hunters River District
    12. Crossing the Hunter in a flood
    13. Cockatoo Island Sydney
    14. Bernera Cottage [loose sheet in sketchbook]
    15. [Rudimentary, unfinished pencil sketch]
    16. Albany Kg Georges Sound
    17. [Blank]
    18. [Rudimentary, unfinished pencil sketch]
  • Source
    Presented February 1955
  • Collection History
    Presented by Sir Norman Kater on behalf of Oona Blake (1893-1969), daughter of Allan and Emma Macpherson’s second son Ewan. Reference: A private empire [notes on illustrations] / Stephen Foster. Millers Point, N.S.W. : Pier 9, 2010
  • Access Conditions

    Access to this pictures collection via appointment only. Please submit your request through Ask a Librarian
  • General note

    Contents list held with album
    All sketches unsigned and undated. Dates sourced from the artist's publication "My experiences in Australia. Being recollections of a visit to the Australian colonies in 1856-7. By a lady.", in which 4 sketches (6,7,16,17) are reproduced (London: JF Hope, 1860. ML 981/M)
    A printed price list for R. Ackermann products is affixed to each inside cover of album
    Brief notes about the Macpherson property affixed to p.1 of the album, written by the donor (with Allan misspelt)
    Digital order no:Album ID : 823698
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