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Elliotts & Australian Drug Limited Chemical Works & Laboratory - Rozelle

Date: c 1919
Dimensions:
Overall: 1970 × 2880 × 115 mm
Medium: Oil paint, canvas, frame
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Huntsman Chemical Company Limited
Classification:Art
Object Name: Painting
Object No: 00018049
Place Manufactured:Rozelle Station
Related Place:Balmain,

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    Description
    Commercial artists C. H. Hunt and J. W. Reed were commissioned to paint this bird’s-eye view of Rozelle in 1919, for the Elliot Brothers’ chemical works catalogue.
    SignificanceThe painting is an excellent record of the Rozelle waterfront in 1919 and is a rare 'birds-eye' panoramic view of early twentieth century waterfront industry.
    HistoryThis painting celebrates the industrial development typical of the foreshores of much of Sydney Harbour in the early twentieth century. Commercial artists Charles Henry Hunt and James William Reed painted this bird’s-eye view of Rozelle in 1919, for the Elliot Brothers’ chemical works catalogue. The work encapsulates the energy of a busy waterfront servicing nearby factories. At the time, this was a scene of great industrial progress.
    The painting shows a conglomeration of pharmaceutical and chemical factories and laboratories, including the Balmain Chemical Works, on Terry Street, Balmain, the fertiliser company George Shirley Limited and the Elliot Brothers building. It also shows elemental sulphur being transported by barge to the wharves, and then by tramway skips to the sulphuric acid plant. In the open building below the plant, coopers are making barrels for the sulphur. Part of the first coal-fired Balmain Power Station can be seen at the far right .

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    Assigned title: Elliotts & Australian Drug Limited Chemische Werke & Laboratorium - Rozelle

    Assigned title: Elliotts & Australian Drug Limited Chemical Works & Laboratorium - Rozelle

    Primary title: Elliotts & Australian Drug Limited Chemical Works & Laboratory - Rozelle

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