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Surveyors' Encampment Yorke Peninsula
Title : Surveyors' Encampment Yorke Peninsula Surveyors' Encampment Yorke Peninsula
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Creator : Snell, Edward John; artist.
Date of creation : 1850
Format : Artwork
Dimensions : 180 mm x 268 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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'Surveyors' Encampment Yorkes (sic) Peninsula', July 12 1850: a watercolour by artist Edward J Snell.

Edward John Snell was an engineer, artist and adventurer. Snell recorded his travels in South Australia and Victoria in his diary, with candid and humorous descriptions and sketches.

In his diary, the 1850 private survey expedition at 'Yorkes Peninsula' is described in detail, with a vocabulary of 'The Natives of Yorke's Peninsula' and a sketch map of the country traversed.

Later in 1852 Snell travelled to the Victorian goldfields to try his luck, and recorded daily life at the diggings.

Related names :

Snell, Edward John, 1820-1880

Period : 1836-1851
Region : Yorke Peninsula
Further reading :

Snell, Edward The life and adventures of Edward Snell: the illustrated diary of an artist, engineer and adventurer in the Australian colonies 1849 to 1859 / edited and introduced by Tom Griffiths with assistance from Alan Platt. North Ryde, N.S.W.: Angus & Robertson and the Library Council of Victoria, 1988

Internet links :
Gold! [Victorian Cultural Collaboration] see: Literature: Edward Snell: writer and illustrator



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