The Jigama River near Pambula. Capt. Robert M. WESTMACOTT.

The Jigama River near Pambula.

Exeter: W.Spreat, circa 1840.

Handcoloured lithograph, 165 x 260 mm.

Pambula River

A fine Australian view from a series of tinted lithographic plates (published as Sketches in Australia) of Sydney and Harbour areas, mountains and southern coastal regions of New South Wales, "drawn from nature" by Captain Westmacott.

A fine Australian view from a series of tinted lithographic plates (published as Sketches in Australia) of Sydney and Harbour areas, mountains and southern coastal regions of New South Wales, "drawn from nature" by Captain Westmacott.

Jigama River is now known as Pambula River which is on the South Coast of New South Wales. The river was first explored by Europeans in 1797 when George Bass put in to escape from a gale on his way down the coast. Bass noted the beauty of the place in his diary.The village developed to serve the early settlers in the locality. Some of the earliest European settlers, the Imlay brothers, pioneers and landowners in the district established their station on the banks of the Pambula River in the 1830s.

Their land was bought by the Walker brothers in the early 1840s.

Little is known of Westmacott, except that he was a captain in the 4th (King's Own) Regiment, and that he spent the early 1840s in Australia. His published views represent the last in the chronology of work by military or naval officers in the romantic landscape tradition of the early 19th century.

Condition Report: Fine.

Price (AUD): $650.00

US$478.88   Other currencies

Ref: #4202790

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