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Rivoli Bay, and Penguin Island
Title : Rivoli Bay, and Penguin Island Rivoli Bay, and Penguin Island
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Creator : Angas, George French, 1822-1886, artist
Source : South Australia illustrated, plate 38
Place Of Creation : London
Publisher : Thomas M'Lean
Date of creation : 1847
Additional Creator : Giles, J.W.
Format : Book
Dimensions : 179 x 254 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Description :

Rivoli Bay before sunrise (top); Penguin Island off Rivoli Bay (bottom). Part of the text accompanying the top illustration reads 'Rivoli Bay is situated in S. latitude 37 degrees 30'; although open to the S.W., a natural breakwater is formed by reefs that stretch across the entrance to the bay ... The accompanying sketch represents the moon setting in the rose-coloured reflection thrown by the rising sun upon the western sky'.

For Penguin Island (bottom) Angas noted '... Penguin Island, so named for those birds which inhabit it, and breed amongst its rugged and sea-worn shore. The entire island is perforated with thin burrows ... The seaward extremity of this rocky island is so perforated and fretted away by the action of the elements, as to present a very curious appearance. The circumference of Penguin Island does not exceed three quarters of a mile'. Both these sketches were completed during April/May 1844.

Period : 1836-1851
Region : South East
Further reading :
Robinson, Tony... [et al]South Australia's offshore islands, Canberra: Australian Heritage Commission, 1996
The state of our seas and coasts: description, uses and impacts on South Australia's marine and estuarine environment : prepared by the Marine and Estuarine Strategy Technical Reference Group for the Government of South Australia Adelaide: Marine and Estuarine Steering Committee, 1998
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