Hoyte, John Barr Clark, 1835-1913 :[Golden Crown Stamper Battery , Golden Crown Street, Thames. ca 1868]

Hoyte, John Barr Clark, 1835-1913 :[Golden Crown Stamper Battery , Golden Crown Street, Thames. ca 1868]
Date
1867 - 1870
By
Hoyte, John Barr Clark, 1835-1913
Ref
C-174-003
Description
Shows the stamper battery established on the Golden Crown claim in Thames, about 1868. Features a single-storey building with a tall chimney. Other smaller buildings, likely to be miners' dwellings, and roadways are established on the hills behind. A flagpole bearing two flags stands to the right side of the painting. The scene is dotted with figures, all male Gold was first discovered in Thames in 1867. Thames soon had 693 stamper batteries pounding quartz rock as part the gold extraction process and by the 1880s, logging had also been established in the area Inscriptions: Recto - bottom right - JC Hoyte / 18[?] [in brushpoint] Quantity: 1 watercolour(s). Physical Description: Watercolour on paper, 375 x 545 mm Provenance: Sold to Fletcher's at Webbs, 3 April 2001
Access restrictions
Partly restricted - Please use surrogate in place of original
Format
1 watercolour(s), Works of art, Watercolours, Building portraits, Watercolour on paper, 375 x 545 mm, Orientation: Horizontal image
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