[Melbourne] Queens Wharf.Yarra Yarra.
[Melborne, Charles Trodel, 1863-4.]
Hand coloured lithograph, sheet 390 x 510mm. 15¼ x 20". Tatty and chipped extremities, tear lower right.
A steamship and rowing boats at Queen's Wharf, Melbourne, Australia. In the 1850s Queen’s Wharf became the gateway to the goldfields. Standing here you could have seen the steamers ferrying passengers from ships anchored in Port Phillip Bay, and heard the babble of tongues — English, Scottish, Irish, American, German, Chinese — as the newcomers claimed their baggage and set out to look for lodgings in the nearby hotels and boarding houses. From the 'The Melbourne album : containing a series of views of Melbourne & country districts : respectfully dedicated to, and patronized by His Excellency Sir Charles Darling', published by Charles Troedel 1864'. Francois Cogné (1829 - 1883), a French artist, worked in Australia from 1856 to 1864.
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