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Image number: RS.12565
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Mount Rawlinson




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


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

Object type

Library reference





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


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Landscape view showing the distant Mount Rawlinson (588 metres) within the Barrow Range in Western Australia. The scene includes two figures with horses in the foreground, one resting with a rifle, the other using a surveying theodolite. Both are members of the Western Australian Exploring Expedition of 1874.

Figure 11 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 11. H.C. Prinsep delt from a sketch by Forrest. H.G De Gruchy & Co., lith.. SOUTH END OF THE BARROW RANGE. Mount Rawlinson.’

According to the accompanying text, the view represents the expedition’s progress to 15 August 1874: ‘In the afternoon got a fine round of angles, from granite rocks. The country passed over today was along and through ranges which are no doubt the Barrow Ranges of Mr. Gosse’.

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 incorrectly. Forrest explains it as: ‘’View of Mount Rawlinson, in the Barrow Range, as seen from Granite Rocks, Camp 73.’

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

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