image forrest j_western australia_plate 6
Image number: RS.12560
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Mount Taylor and Mount Hale

Date

1875

Creator

Henry Charles Prinsep (1844-1922, Australian), Artist

After

1st Baron of Forrest of Bunbury John Forrest (1847-1918, Australian), Explorer

Object type

Library reference

RCN39561

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 330mm
width (print): 228mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > landscape

Description

Landscape view including two peaks in Western Australia, Mount Taylor (184 metres) and Mount Hale (687 metres). The scene includes two figures mounted on horseback, members of the Western Australian Exploring Expedition of 1874.

Figure 6 from the monograph Journal of the proceedings of the Western Australian Exploring Expedition through the centre of Australia…commanded by John Forrest (Richard Pether, Perth, 1875).

Inscribed ‘PLATE 6. H.C. Prinsep delt. H.G De Gruchy & Co., Melb. MT.TAYLOR WITH MT.HALE IN THE DISTANCE from Camp 22.’

According to the accompanying text, the view represents the expedition’s progress to 4 May 1874: ‘steering a little South of East for about nine miles over splendidly grassed country we camped on a small pool of fresh water on one of the courses of the river…Marked a tree F/22 being 22nd camp from Geraldton.’

Forrest commented upon these illustrations: ‘Owing to my absence in England while Mr. Prinsep was engaged making the drawings from my rough field sketches, the names of some of the views were inserted erroneously…’ This view was captioned correctly.

John Forrest, 1st Baron Forrest of Bunbury (1847-1918) Australian explorer and politician. Forrest became first Premier of Western Australia.

Associated place

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