Barracluff’s Ostrich Farm Estate. Rose Bay Heights
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Barracluff’s Ostrich Farm Estate. Rose Bay Heights

1917. Lithograph, 76.2 x 50.4cm. Crayon and ink jottings to centre of image, repaired tears, creases and missing portions, foxing, soiling and old folds. Linen-backed.

Text includes “Auction sale at 3pm on the ground, Saturday, 8th December 1917. Raine & Horne Auctioneers, 70 Pitt St, Sydney. J.W.S. Lucas Esq. solicitor to the estate, 16 Spring St, Sydney. J.H. Lucas, Licensed Surveyor under RPA, 7 Moore St, Sydney. William Brooks & Co. Ltd, Litho, 17 Castlereagh St, Sydney.” Held in SLNSW.

The ostrich farm was owned by Joseph Barracluff in the Watsons Bay/Vaucluse area. He arrived in Sydney from England in 1884, and started a feather shop in Elizabeth Street. In 1893 Barracluff went to England and met Queen Victoria as a member of the NSW Lancers. When he returned to Sydney he established the ostrich farm at South Head, the first in Australia. The farm became a tourist attraction. A prominent and active figure in the eastern suburbs, Barracluff was an alderman of Waverley, and from 1914 to 1915 he was mayor. Ref: SMH, Nov 1918.

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Item #CL177-20

Price (AUD): $2,200.00  other currencies

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