1874 Kangaroo Point - Brisbane from Bowen Terrace

1874 Kangaroo Point, Brisbane from Bowen Terrace - by J. C. Armytage

Reproduction from a hand-coloured steel engraving drawn and engraved from a photograph, by prominent English topographical artist James Charles Armytage (1802-97) for “Australia Illustrated” published in London ca.1872.

Looking from the New Farm end of Bowen Terrace, across Kangaroo Point, the Brisbane River and the Botanic Gardens, to the newly completed Parliament House building (opened in 1868) – suggesting the photograph was taken in Brisbane in 1869-70, and provided to Armytage by Richard Daintree, Agent-General for Queensland in London from 1872. Main Street was the only road in Kangaroo Point, and the sawmill and engineering works had not yet been constructed there.

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