A. SHARPSHOOTER | Peel, Peel, Swan River Peel! Very Fine Peel!


publisher England 1793 – 1832

Peel, Peel, Swan River Peel! Very Fine Peel! 1829
undesignated impression as issued , Published state
print run unknown
printed image 30.2 (h) x 21.4 (w) cm
The Wordsworth Collection, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 2010
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
NGA 2010.1029


Peel, Peel, Swan River Peel! Very fine Peel! 1829revolves around the Secretary of State, the Right Honourable Robert Peel, and his cousin Thomas. Hearing of the rich potential of land at Swan River, Thomas led a syndicate of financiers who proposed to underwrite the development of the settlement if the Government granted them prime land. However Peel’s scheme failed as he reached the colony after the Government’s deadline, and could only secure inferior land.

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