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[Views Of Old Sydney]

1886. Colour lithograph, captions under each of four panels in image, printer’s line in image lower centre, 41.6 x 51.2cm. Old vertical fold with repaired tears. Period frame.

Captions read “Settlement at Port Jackson, 1788; Sydney in 1802; The Old Tank Stream, (looking towards Sydney Cove), [1842]; Sydney in 1886.” Printer’s line reads “John Sands, Sydney.”

The Pink and the White Terraces, positioned 800 metres apart from each other, were formed by geothermally heated water containing silicic acid and sodium chloride. The White Terraces received extra sunlight, giving them a more bleached or white appearance while the Pink Terraces were sheltered from the sun and therefore had less bleaching. The Terraces were thought to have been destroyed in 1886 during the eruption of Mt Tarawere, but in 2011 parts of the Terraces were found and it is now believed that they may have survived and are buried in sediment. Ref: Wiki.

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Item #CL169-44

Price (AUD): $2,850.00  Other currencies

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