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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.
Text 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 worth about
£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.
Text 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.
Text 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. Framed.

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.
Text 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: Wiki.

76 Wollongong Building Plans
(1) Church Hill Estate [Crown St], Wollongong
Pen and ink plan drawing, annotated in ink and pencil verso, 24.5 x 35cm. Foxing, old folds, tears to uneven edges.
Text 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.
Text 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.

The story 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, old folds.
Text 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.
Text 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.

Text continues "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, stains, foxing.
Text 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. E.-No.4-(6d.)-338."

82 Australian Colonial Imagery Design For Photograph Album c1890
Watercolour and gouache on card, 28.4 x 21.3cm. Minor foxing and stains, soiling, pinholes to margins.
Scarce 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.
Caption 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 c1890s
Pen and ink sketch with watercolour, trimmed portion of hand written letter in ink verso, 13.9 x 12.3cm. Old folds, creases.
The 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."

85 Amalgamating Room.
...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.
Text 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. Ref: Wiki.

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.
Photographer's line includes "Sydney Photo Co., 233 Pitt Street." Annotation reads "Mr & Mrs J. Woodland."

87 Beauchamp & Wehrstedt...
...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.
An 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.
Stamp 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.
Text 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, France,
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.

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