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Rapid Bay, view of the cliffs
Title : Rapid Bay, view of the cliffs Rapid Bay, view of the cliffs
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Creator : Henderson, James, artist
Source : B 2434/43
Date of creation : ca. 1843
Format : Artwork
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Description :

View of the cliffs and coastline at Rapid Bay [original is watercolour].

Rapid Bay is situated near Cape Jervis on the Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia, about 100 kms south of Adelaide.

Born in Scotland, James Henderson came out to Australia for health reasons, travelling with a party of Royal Engineers under E.C. Frome. He was engaged in numerous surveys, particularly around Lake Alexandrina and the northwest bend of the Murray River, and during this time developed a reputation as an artist.

In 1841 he transferred to the Public Works Department where he remained until returning to England in 1851. He was a member of Frome's Expedition to Lake Frome, July 8 - April 29, 1843, and kept a journal (D 7504 L) and sketchbook (B 2434) of 42 drawings.

Related names :

Frome, Edward, Charles, 1802-1890


Coverage year : 1843
Period : 1836-1851
Place : Rapid Bay, South Australia
Region : Fleurieu Peninsula
Further reading :

Kwan, Elizabeth Living in South Australia: a social history Netley, S. Aust.: South Australian Government Printer, 1987

South Coast encounters: stories of the past and present from the South Coast, South Australia / edited and compiled by Madeleine  Brunato. Victor Harbour, S. Aust. : South Coast Branch, Fellowship of Australian Writers, S.A., c1986

Internet links :

Fleurieu Peninsula

SA Memory, Foundation of South Australia 1800-1851 Drive through the Scrub (Hawker and Henderson)



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