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Her Majesty's Bark ENDEAVOUR in Botany Bay. Shows the "ENDEAVOUR" and the ship's boat, both under sail, entering Botany Bay. In a rocky foreground  are aboriginals fishing.. The scene captures the recorded arrival of Lt. Cook, (later Captain Cook), on the Australian mainland on the northern point of the Kurnell peninsula, Botany Bay in 1770.

Geoffrey Chapman Ingleton 1908 - 1998 became an artist and historian. Born in Bairnsdale, Victoria, he entered the Royal Australian Naval Colledge in Jervis Bay as a boy of 13. After graduation, he joined HMAS MORESBY as a hydrologist.

Throughout his life he put together one of the most important Australian reference libraries which he used extensively in his published work and his art. Over his lifetime, he etched a series of prints of ships that were significant in the founding of Austalia and this etching forms part of this oeuvre.


Numbered 2/50. Inscribed "Botany Bay "Welcome'" and signed Geoffrey C. Ingleton. Inscribed in the plate.


A crisp early impression of one of Ingleton's more recognised etchings, in excellent condition.

225mm - 287mm. (Plateline measurement.)


"Botany Bay 'Welcome'". Geoffrey C, Ingleton.

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