Emigrants Going to AustraliaThe "Tyranny of Distance" was appropriate for passengers from the northern hemisphere.Here we see "Getting Berth Numbers at Gravesend", the tearful farewell, the passenger coping with on board life including storms, "Fine weather". Then "Land Ho"!
Original wood engraving after C.J. Staniland for The London Illustrated News. Hand coloured.
Published London, Feb 12, 1887
Size of image 480mm x 430mm
Condition = excellent with fold
A Proposed Remedy Against Sea-sickness
A Remedy for Sea-Sickness, 1872 : While the male crew undergo all the dangers and discomforture of the HIGH SEAS...
the ladies display the "latest thing" in curing a ever-present syndrome in the era of Tall Ships to enable travelling comfort!
(Original wood engraving, THE GRAPHIC, printed 1872)
"Outbound to Australia on and Orient Liner - a Cock-Fighting MatchDemonstrating that fun was to be had on long voyages when the weather was fine.
Original wood engraving after Roger Brown for The Graphic Newspaper. Hand coloured.
Size of image 230mm x 320mm
Condition = Good, hand coloured
Mail Steamer Off Glenelg (Holdfast Shore, South Australia)The "Tyranny of Distance" was appropriate for passengers from the northern hemisphere, but also sending letters: news from home would only arrive on large passenger steamers would call at the colonies with smaller vessels going out to retreive mail, newspapers, subscriptions, along with passengers, until the opening of the telegraph in 1872. The SS (Screw Steamship) Admella was built in 1857 and intercontinentally visited Adelaide, Melbourne and Launceston, hence the name. It was fastest and most luxurious steamship of its time. On Aug 5,1859 she struck Carpenter Rocks south west of Mount Gambier. It was the greatest loss of life in the Colonies maritime history with only 24 of the 113 on board being saved.
History of SS ADMELLA
Original wood engraving after F.B.Schnell. Hand coloured.
Published Melbourne, c.1886
Size of image 180mm x 115mm
Condition = excellent
Price with mat presentation $75
Code: TS1 THE GOLDEN AGE OF SAIL ~ "The City of Adelaide" on its maiden voyage 1864 Antiquarian Maritime Series Conservation Quality Limited Edition Giclee Limited (/300)
Clipper Ship, “City of Adelaide”, 1000 tons
David Bruce, Commander.
To Messrs. Devitt & Moore Owners Messrs Wm Pile, Hay & Co. ,Builders & the Officers of the Ship this print is most respectfully dedicated by their obedient servant, Wm. Foster
The original was a hand coloured lithograph by Thomas Dutton (c.1819-1891) published in London by William Foster, August 1st, 1864 after the maiden voyage.
Size of image = 42cm x 56cm
Price = AUD$275 including Limited certificate with history of this magcificent Tallship.
Archival Edition Limited to 300
Archival Giclee Limited Edition CITY OF ADELAIDE