England 1814 – Australia 1880
Australia from March 1841
[Map of Leschenault inlet, with meeting of Aboriginal and European on opened out envelope].
pen and ink
Envelope addressed to Edmund Richards (For Emma Richards) Port Leschenault, Western Australia
sheet (open) 23.2 (h) x 19.0 (w) cm
The Wordsworth Collection, purchased 2010
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Philip Chauncy was a sketcher, amateur photographer and surveyor, working in the Swan River Colony from 1841 to 1853. In this sketchbook Chauncy drew rare portraits of Aborigines from King George Sound. The portraits include one of Wylie, who had accompanied the explorer Edward John Eyre in his attempt to cross the Nullabor Plain in 1841, and a portrait of Wylie’s wife Gelgaran.