image forrest j_western australia_plate 7
Image number: RS.12561
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Carnarvon Range

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 the distant Carnarvon Range of Western Australia. In the foreground, two figures resting by a freshwater springs, members of the Western Australian Exploring Expedition of 1874.

Figure 7 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 7. H.C. Prinsep delt from a sketch by J. Forrest. H.G De Gruchy & Co., lith. CARNARVON RANGE FROM WINDICH SPRINGS.’

According to the accompanying text, the view represents the expedition’s progress to 27 May 1874: ‘passing a number of shallow pools, when we came to some splendid springs, which I named Windich Springs (after my old and well-tried companion Tommy Windich, who has been on three Exploring Expeditions with me)…’

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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