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Originally known as Port Curtis, there are few nineteenth century views of Gladstone. The town grew slowly and it was the stimulus of the establishment of a meatworks in 1893 that was the catalyst for developement.

This view of the wharves along the river was drawn by James Howe Carse, a Scottish landscape artist who arrived in Australia in 1867. He painted and exhibited both in Australia and New Zealand for several years and then became one of the artists travelling around Australia drawing the preliminary scenes for Edwin Carton Booth's "Australia Illustrated." With the completion of this work, Carse settled in Sydney and in 1876 was considered " the best painter in the colony."


Steel engraving.

Later hand-colour.

123 x 186 mm. Image size.

Good condition.

GLADSTONE, QUEENSLAND. [1874] James Howe Carse.

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