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Hamilton Reach, Brisbane & Kingsford Smith Drive, c1886

Hamilton Reach, Brisbane & Kingsford Smith Drive, c1886

by Schell, Frederick B.

Early view of Brisbane Hamilton Reach with Kingsford Smith Drive (c1886). Formerly Eagle Farm Convict Road (now Kingsford Smith Drive) led to the convict agricultural settlement at Eagle Farm. During 1829 and 1830 convicts constructed this road from the side of the hill by the river in Hamilton.

Reproduction print from a hand-coloured wood engraving by Andrew, after New York-born artist Frederick B. Schell (1838-1905), from his 1884-1888 travels around Australia. At the age of 29 Schell was commissioned to select the illustrations for the “Picturesque Atlas of Australasia” published in Sydney between 1886 and 1889 by the Honourable Andrew Garran, M.A., LL.D., M.L.C., to provide a graphic summary of Australia’s development and commemorate 100 years of settlement.

Image size 19 x 26cm.

Stock Number: HE210Price: $11.00

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