J. HUGGINS | Swan River.

or 1781 – England 1845

Frederick CLAUSE
or 1791 – United Kingdom 1852

Frederick GARLING
or England 1806 – Australia 1873
Australia from 1815

Swan River. c.1828-1829
no watermark
Not signed. Not dated. Not titled.
image 9.9 (h) x 15.0 (w) cm
The Wordsworth Collection, purchased 2010
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
NGA 2010.982


In 1827, Captain James Stirling explored the Swan River with a view to establishing a colony there. The drawing Swan River c.1829 depicts the area where Stirling’s party camped overnight during their expedition. It was made in London as a basis for the wood-engraving, Swan River 1830.

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