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The Zebra (ship)
Title : The Zebra (ship) The Zebra (ship)
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Creator : Boettger, Jacob
Source : B 17899/3
Date of creation : ca. 1840
Format : Artwork
Dimensions : 791 mm x 475 mm (image); 864 mm x 650 mm x 35 mm (framed)
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Description :

The Zebra was a three masted ship, built in 1818 and weighing 350 tons, owned by J Dede of Altona, Germany. This artwork has been attributed to Jacob Boettger. He has paid attention to fine details of the vessel including sails, rigging and hull. The work was possibly painted from a model or from drawings of building plans of similar vessels, or perhaps the actual vessel as Boettger lived and worked in Altona. Painstaking measures have been employed to make finely detailed points including sails, rigging and ropes. The artist's interpretation of the work has a focus on the detail of the vessel itself and the sea lacks embellishment. Boettger made many maritime paintings usually depictig the vessels in profile and under full sail.

Danish Captain Dirk Meinerts Hahn, as captain brought a group of almost 200 'Old Lutherans' to Adelaide aboard his ship the Zebra in 1838. In South Australia, Hahn assisted this group to obtain 150 acres of land near Mount Barker from William Hampden Dutton. In gratitude the people named the settlement after him - Hahndorf. The town was settled by Lutheran migrants largely from in and around a small village then named Kay in Prussia.

Related names :

Hahn, Dirk Meinerts, 1804-1860

Zebra (ship)

Hahndorf, (S. Aust.)

Kavel, August Ludwig Christian, 1798 - 1860

Coverage year : ca. 1842
Period : 1836-1851
Place : Hahndorf
Region : Adelaide metropolitan area
Further reading :
Internet links :

SA Memory, The Foundation of South Australia S.A. Northern Pioneers

Australian dictionary of biography online edition Kavel, August Ludwig Christian (1798 - 1860)

State Library of South Australia, General Information Factsheets Online: Germans in South Australia

State Library of South Australia, General Information Factsheets Online: South Australian Company

Hahndorf, South Australia Wikipedia

Prussia Wikipedia



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