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  • Title
    Watercolour of Fort Denison, Sydney, ca. 1859-1860 attributed to James Glen Wilson, surveyor of HMS Herald and associated silver cutlery, by Daniel Pontifex, silversmith, ca. 1824-1825.
  • Creator
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    1824-1825, between October 1859 - January 1860
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    872567
  • Physical Description
    1 watercolour
    1 tablespoon and 1 table fork - silver
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    James Glen Wilson RN, (1827-1863), Irish born artist, surveyor and photographer, sailed on board the survey vessel HMS Herald on a surveying expedition to the Pacific from 1852-1858 which also included resettling the Pitcairn Islanders to Norfolk Island.
    The Herald and its consort, the paddle steamer Torch visited Port Jackson several times during this period arriving first in July 1853, returning in 1854, April 1855, 1857 and from October 1859 until January 1860, returning for the last time in May 1860 when its captain, Denham, was ordered to return to England.
    James Glen Wilson had already left the Navy and the expedition by late 1859 or early 1860 and settled in New South Wales. By January 1860 he was posted as surveyor with the Department of Lands to Molong.

    Reference:
    Library Correspondence File
  • Scope and Content
    ITEM 01

    Farm Cove "man of war roads" Sydney as taken from Fort Denison [ca. 1859-1860] / [attributed to James Glen Wilson]

    ITEM 02

    HMS Herald tablespoon and table fork engraved with Coat of Arms and motto "Honi soit qui mal y pense", 1824-1825 / by Daniel Pontifex, silversmith
  • Source
    Purchased from Tim McCormick Australian Arts, 17 July 2009
  • Access Conditions

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