J. FRASER | Mt Kenneth

J. FRASER
print after 1827 /1831 – 1915 /1919
Australia from 1852

William SANFORD
draughtsman, intermediary UK 1818 – 1902
Australia 1851 - 1855

A. HILLMAN
lithographer England 1807 – Australia 1883

Mt Kenneth 1855
planographic
undesignated impression as issued , published state
print run unknown
printed image 8.8 (h) x 32.2 (w) cm
The Wordsworth Collection, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 2010
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
NGA 2010.1009

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In 1854 the engineer and surveyor, Robert Austin led an expedition to the Murchison River where he noted geological formations in the area around Mount Churchman and Mount Kenneth. These suggested the possibility of deposits of gold. A. Hillman made lithographs of Mount Kenneth and Mount Marshall after drawings byJ. T. Fraser who was part of Austin’s original exploring party. These were published in Austin’s 1855 Journal and evoke the remoteness of the area. Gold was not prospected in the Murchison region in 1890s.





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