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The Barque FREDERICK of Melbourne, Captain John Muir Velzian, off Newcastle

Date: c 1870
Dimensions:
Overall: 530 x 665 x 25 mm, 3.28 kg
Medium: Watercolour on paper, wood, glass
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Purchased with USA Bicentennial Gift funds
Classification:Art
Object Name: Painting
Object No: 00030591
Related Place:Nobbys Head, Newcastle,

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    Description
    This painting depicts the barque FREDERICK from broadside starboard view under sail along the coast of Newcastle, New South Wales. Nobbys Head and a small side-wheel paddle steamer can be seen in the background.
    SignificanceThis painting of the American built FREDERICK (originally the COMMODORE) is a visual record of its voyages between Melbourne, Victoria and Newcastle, New South Wales.
    HistoryThe FREDERICK was a three-masted wooden barque built in 1846 at Haddam, Connecticutt as the COMMODORE. The COMMODORE made two recorded voyages from New York to Melbourne, via Adelaide, with general cargoes. The vessel was renamed FREDERICK in 1861 when the vessel was purchased by Piggot Brothers and registered in Melbourne. From 1861 to 1867 the vessel was employed on the Newcastle - Melbourne - Newcastle run for the transport of coal. The barque was wrecked at Hokitika, New Zealand, in July 1867.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: The FREDERICK off Newcastle

    Primary title: The Barque FREDERICK of Melbourne, Captain John Muir Velzian, off Newcastle

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