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The Moonta Mine Shewing Elder's Shaft
Title : The Moonta Mine Shewing Elder's Shaft The Moonta Mine Shewing Elder's Shaft
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Creator : Wyatt, William; artist
Source : B 8126
Date of creation : 1862
Format : Artwork
Dimensions : 176 x 303 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Description :

Lithograph of the copper mine at Moonta showing Elder's shaft, in the middle towards the left and a double whim in the background.

Born in South Australia, William Wyatt Junior was the son of prominent surgeon and early settler William Wyatt Senior (1804-1886). The artwork is signed by the artist, bottom left corner.

William Wyatt Jr was murdered at the age of 34, by a drunken labourer who worked for William Wyatt Senior.

Related names :

Wyatt, William, Junior, 1838-1872

Wyatt, William, Senior, 1804-1886

Coverage year : 1862
Period : 1852-1883
Place : Moonta, South Australia
Region : Yorke Peninsula
Further reading :

Drew, GJ Discovering historic Moonta, South Australia, [Adelaide] : Dept. of Mines and Energy and the District Council of Northern Yorke Peninsula, 1991

Gee, Lionel CE Record of the mines of South Australia, [Adelaide, S. Aust. : South Australian Dept. of Mines, 1966]

Rendell, Alan 'Wyatt, William (1804 - 1886)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 2, Melbourne University Press, 1967, pp 626-627

Internet links :

Australian Dictionary of Biography Online: Search for Wyatt, William

Moonta Bay Yorke Peninsula

Whim Wikipedia



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