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Shows Brewer and Joske's second sugar mill built in 1873. Today the area of the plantation is part of the city of Suva. The view shows Fijian field laborers, (before indentured Indian labor), and in the left hand distance, Suva Harbor.

 

Published in The Illustrated Australian News. 1875.

 

Artist. James Clarke Waite. 1832-1920.

 

Wood engraving.

 

214 x 337 mm.

 

Wood engravings were first produced in Europe in the fifteenth century. During the late eighteenth century the process was reintroduced and used for inexpensive illustrated books. The nineteenth century publishing phenomena of the illustrated newspaper was made possible by use of the technique. The process allowed for the illustration and the text to be printed by a single pass through the printing press using the letterpress method.  It also made it possible for several engravers or even a team to produce and work on a single illustration at the same time.


All the major artists of the period contributed to the illustrations. Some papers acknowledged the artists on the plates but The Australasian Sketcher appears to have had a policy of anonymity. Where known, we have included the artist’s name.

BREWER AND JOSKE'S SUGAR PLANTATION, FIJI. [SUVA.]

SKU: REG000077
AU$200.00Price
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