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Aboriginal Australian portraits, 1836

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 278/64

Scope and Contents

Five framed prints of engravings 'printed and sold by J.G. Austin & Co., No. 12, Bridge Street, Sydney'. The captions have been recorded as found and may include language which is offensive, inaccurate or inappropriate. They have been retained to reflect the context of the collection's creation.


  • Creation: 1836


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1 envelope(s) (1 envelope) : art work

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Oak Showcase Drawer

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The provenance of the collection is unknown.


The five engravings were published in W.H. Fernyhough's, 'A series of twelve profile portraits of Aborigines of New South Wales, drawn from life and on stone' (J.G. Austin, Sydney, 1836).


This collection level description was created by RAS.


Fernyhough, William Henry, 1809-1949

Finding aid date

2004-06-21 14:01:28+00:00

Includes index.


Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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