71 "The West
Bourke Plate Galop" [Sir William John Clarke] c1878-1882
Sheet music in letterpress with albumen paper photograph laid
down on cover, signed by a "Jane W. Smith" and photographer's
line "Foster & Martin" in ink upper right and on
photograph lower right, 7.5 x 6.3cm (photograph), 36.6 x 27.1cm
(paper). Slight foxing and soiling, minor tears to edges, slight
surface loss to photograph.
continues "Composed by Alfred Plumpton. To the Hon. W.J.
Clarke. Nicholson & Ascherberg. Melbourne, 45 & 47 Collins
St East. Sydney, 317 George St. Pianoforte & organ galleries.
C. Troedel & Co. Lith. Held in NLA. The photograph is a portrait
of William John Clarke (1831-1897), who in 1874 became the largest
landowner in the colony, inheriting his father's Victorian properties
£1,500,000. He became well-known for his interest and support
of scientific farming and was on several Victorian agricultural
societies' committees including being president of the Society
for West Bourke from 1874 to 1891. He was a great philanthropist
and a prominent supporter of various sports. Ref: ADB.
72 The Great International
Exhibition Sydney 1879-80
...As Seen From The Harbour [The Garden Palace], 1879. Colour
lithograph, panorama, monogrammed "M.H." in image lower
right, 38.8 x 77.8cm. Slight stains, foxing, discolouration,
repaired missing portions and tears. Laid down on acid-free backing.
includes "Designed by J. Barnett, Colonial Architect. Litho'd
by Jarrett & Co. Sydney." Held in Powerhouse Museum.
73 Australian Emu c1880s
Albumen paper photograph, stereo card format, letterpress including
title on backing and verso, 4.2 x 7.8cm. Slight foxing, laid
down on original backing.
includes "The 'Best' Series. Birds & Animals. Australian
Emeu [sic]. Boston Store. W. Collie, dealer in foreign and domestic
dry goods, silks, shawls, dress goods...Gloversville, NY. Miller
& Best, Pub's, 67 High St, Boston." Ref: NY Public Library.
74 J.B. Henderson British/Aust. 1827-1918
Cumberland St, Sydney, 1881. Pencil with gouache, initialled,
dated and titled lower left to right, 10.3 x 15.9cm. Slight foxing.
75 The Champion
Course, Parramatta River...
...Scene Of The Late Contest Between Hanlan And Beach For The
Championship Of The World [Sculling], 1884. Colour lithograph
with 10 vignettes, date, title and captions in image, 54.2 x
84.4cm. Old folds, foxing, worn repairs to tears and missing
portions, laid down on old backing. Framed.
includes "Supplement to the Illustrated Sydney News, August
27th, 1884. Gibbs, Shallard & Co., Litho, 70 Pitt St, Sydney."
Captions read "Bird's eye view of Parramatta River; The
starting point, Champion Course; Street view in Ryde, P&T
Office; Gladesville, looking towards Asylum; The Brothers; View
of river from Ryde; Gladesville Wharf; Sydney Rowing Club, Branch
Club House; [and] Iron swing bridge above Hunters Hill."
Image includes portraits of scullers Australian William Beach
and Canadian Ned Hanlan. This race, held on 16 August 1884, was
rowed over a distance of 5.13km with a prize of £500. William
Beach won by six or seven lengths. "After the race, Hanlan
could not accept the fact that his long reign had ended, blaming
the Australian climate, the treacherous tides and an excess of
hospitality for his defeat, which he took very badly." Ref:
76 Wollongong Building
(1) Church Hill Estate [Crown St], Wollongong 1885
Pen and ink plan drawing, annotated in ink and pencil verso,
24.5 x 35cm. Foxing, old folds, tears to uneven edges.
includes "C.A. Atchison, Licensed Surveyor under Real Property
Act, 20th Nov'r 1885." Annotations include "Church
Hill Estate, No. 16c. Part of Bourke's grant."
(2) Proposed Hotel
For E. Hulbert, Corrimal St, Town Of Wollongong c1890s
Pair of pen and ink plan drawings with oil and watercolour on
glazed linen, and linen-backed paper, 27.2 x 25.6cm (approx.
each). Perforations, soiling, foxing, creases, old folds.
includes "Cook and Owen, Engineers, Surveyors of Wollongong."
Image shows Harp Inn with proposed extension and the properties
of Graham, McGuffle, Makin and Roxby on Corrimal and Crown Streets.
The group $990
77 Christmas Supplement
To "The Pictorial Australian."
...Charley Clarke-Hunt's Experiences At Home And Abroad, 1885.
Colour lithograph, illustrated story, consisting of 23 panels
over 4 pages, 44.7 x 28.5cm (paper). Missing portion to lower
left, small tears to edges, slight foxing.
covers an English visitor's "colonial experience" in
the outback at Cooper's Creek, South Australia.
78 The Sydney Jockey
Turf Club's Consultation...
...On The Champion Race, To Be Run At Flemington, Melbourne [Betting
Scam], 1886. Letterpress leaflet, annotated and dated in ink
in several hands verso, 20.9 x 15.4cm. Slight stains, pinholes,
includes "On the 6th day of March, 1886. Members, £1
each. 500 prizes, £20,000. The last year's dividend on
the Champion was 9s 9d in the £; so that every subscriber
in the Champion of last year who did not draw a horse or money
prize, received that amount... N.B. Please address: Mr J. Wallace,
Box 784, GPO, Sydney..." Annotations verso by various police
officers include "...This document was received by a storekeeper
in Benalla [Vic.] through the post. 15.2.1886. [Super] W.B. Montfort...This
appears to be an illegal affair. Perhaps it would be well if
it were forwarded to CI Police so that no letters be forwarded
to the address given..." and "I assume that the postal
notice (re Wallace) in the P. Gazette of the 2nd Dec. last, p.
338 has escaped Sgt. [?] observation." See item 79.
79 Melbourne Cup
[Betting Ephemera] 1887
Group of five letterpress leaflets, some with various annotations
in ink, sizes range from 7.2 x 10.9cm to 28.8 x 21.7cm. Creases,
tears and missing portions to edges.
includes "The Original Approximation Prize Consultation
Company, Box 855, Sydney; July 20th, 1887" and "12,000
numbers. Series B. £6,000" The group includes a ticket,
annotated "149", and a notice cautioning readers "against
confounding The Original Approximation Prize Consultation Company
with a swindling concern which has apparently borrowed a portion
of our name and the name of our Secretary." See item 78.
The group $1,650
80 John Tebbutt Australian 1834-1916
History And Description Of Mr Tebbutt's Observatory, Windsor,
New South Wales, 1887. Soft-cover booklet with wood engraving
frontispiece, 21.9 x 13.8cm. Slight creases to edges of pages,
soiling, tears and small missing portions to cover.
"By John Tebbutt, Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society,
London, Member of the Royal Society of N. S. Wales; and Corresponding
Member of the Ethnographic Institute, Paris, and of the Queensland
Branch of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia. Sydney:
Joseph Cook & Co., Printers, 490 Kent Street, close to the
Cathedral. 1887." Held in NLA. Born in Windsor, NSW, John
Tebbutt was a highly respected astronomer, famous for discovering
the "Great Comet of 1861." Ref: ADB.
81 Women's Suffrage
Petition Victoria 1889
Letterpress handbill, 34.4 x 21.9cm. Staple holes, slight crinkles,
includes "Petition to the Honorable the Speaker and the
Members of the Legislative Assembly of the Colony of Victoria.
The humble petition of the undersigned men and women resident
in Victoria: respectfully showeth that the exclusion of women
from the franchise is both unjust to them and inimical to the
welfare of the State; and your petitioners humbly pray that this
condition of injustice under which they labour be altered with
all convenient speed... (Here follow 188 signatures.) Ordered
by the Legislative Assembly to be printed, 25th November, 1889...
By authority, Rob't S. Brain, Government Printer, Melbourne.
82 Australian Colonial
Imagery Design For Photograph Album
Watercolour and gouache on card, 28.4 x 21.3cm. Minor foxing
and stains, soiling, pinholes to margins.
original Australian design for a photograph album page.
83 Ellis Rowan Australian 1848-1922
Narrow-leaved Bottle Brush, c1890. Watercolour and gouache, signed
lower left, titled in ink on original exhibition label mounted
below image, 73.3 x 54cm. Slight foxing. Original frame.
continues "Callistemon linearis, de Can dolle (Myrtaceae).
N.S. Wales, Victoria. P.2587." Uncommon large format in
original presentation and frame.
84 A Bush Encounter
With Kangaroos And Wild Horses
Pen and ink sketch with watercolour, trimmed portion of hand
written letter in ink verso, 13.9 x 12.3cm. Old folds, creases.
letter, in an unknown hand, includes "I hope Mr Gorman is
none the worse for his coach accident. I would like to know about
it when you write. I have been up the last two nights trying
to trap wild horses. I am going to have another try at them tonight.
I have built a trap yard at the waterhole...And the kangaroos
are hopping about us all night. No allusions to my friends at...The
kangaroos come down in dozens. I have even grabbed some of them
by the tail. They came so close...I like Harpers [?] Monthly
Magazine now, it is a pity it only comes out once a month."
...Gold On Scales [Peak Hill, Western Australia], c1890s. Albumen
paper photograph, partially obscured title on backing below image,
14.6 x 20.3cm. Slight surface loss to edges and to original backing.
on depicted gold bars reads "Peak Hill GF Ltd, WA."
Peak Hill is the name of a goldfield area and the site of a gold
mining ghost town in the Murchison region of Western Australia.
86 [J. Nancarrow,
Working Man's Store] c1890s
Albumen paper photograph, carte-de-visite format, printed studio
line and annotation in ink on backing verso, 6 x 9.7cm. Foxing
overall, missing portions to edges, laid down on original backing.
line includes "Sydney Photo Co., 233 Pitt Street."
Annotation reads "Mr & Mrs J. Woodland."
87 Beauchamp &
...Drapers, Tailors And General Outfitters, Gawler, South Australia,
c1890s. Printout paper photograph, 10.6 x 15cm. Scuffs and slight
soiling, surface loss to edges, laid down on original backing.
advertisement for Oscar Wehrstedt, "Draper, Murray St, Gawler"
appeared in the newspaper Bunyip, Gawler, SA on 29 January 1875.
At the time the store was located opposite the Bunyip office.
88 John Paine Australian 1833-1908
Kurnell [NSW], c1890s. Albumen paper photograph, titled and initialled
"JP" in negative lower left, photographer's stamp verso,
13.3 x 19.4cm. Minor crinkles overall.
reads "Published (Copyright) by J. Paine Photo, Sydney."
89 William Mecham
aka Tom Merry British 1853-1902
Why Not Give Our Colonies A Chance? [Against Imports From Non-Commonwealth
Countries], 1892. Colour lithograph, signed in image lower right,
date and title above and below image, 32.5 x 47.2cm. Repaired
missing portions and tears to centre of image, slight foxing
to margins. Laid down on acid-free tissue.
reads "St Stephen's Review cartoon, May 26th, 1892."
Image favourably depicts imports from British colonies including
Australia, West Indies and Canada, while disparaging the USA,
Germany and Italy. William Mecham was a British cartoonist and
performer, taking the stage and pen name Tom Merry. He was a
professional caricaturist who gave 'Lightning Cartoon' presentations
on the music hall stage, and was the first celebrity of any kind
to appear in a British film. Ref: Wiki.