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Brisbane Hamilton Reach & Kingsford Smith Drive, c1886

Brisbane Hamilton Reach & Kingsford Smith Drive, c1886

by Schell, Frederick B.

Early Hamilton, Brisbane. Originally 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.

Heritage Editions 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 Picturesque Atlas of Australasia published in Sydney between 1886 and 1888 to commemorate 100 years of settlement since the First Fleet arrived in Sydney in 1788, and to provide a graphic summary of Australia’s development.

Image size 19 x 26cm.

Stock Number: HE210Price: $12.00