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Eden, Twofold Bay, Australia

Date: 1855
Overall: 240 x 330 mm
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Purchased with USA Bicentennial Gift funds
Object Name: Lithograph
Object No: 00030873
Place Manufactured:London
Related Place:Eden,

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    This lithograph depicts the Australian settlement of Twofold Bay. The whaling town was established by Benjamin Boyd in 1843 and consisted of several buildings, a jetty and a number of moored boats. The large vessel moored in this picture is believed to represent Boyd's yacht the WANDERER. The print was drawn by the artist in England after she visited a friend in Twofold Bay.
    SignificanceThis print represents the establishment of whaling settlements in Australia.
    HistoryBenjamin Boyd hoped to build a bustling development in Twofold Bay. He founded two settlements there, first the port at Boyd Town and then the whaling station at East Boyd. During construction of the buildings and the establishment of the whaling station noted marine painter, Oswald Brierly, was the manager of operations who observed and recorded the whaling activities.

    In 1849, Boyd’s investments had financially collapsed and he left Australia with his extensive plans for Twofold Bay not reaching full fruition. Many operations at the settlement stopped but the whaling station continued and became the longest operating shore station in New South Wales, only closing in 1930.

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