1895 Print over 100 years old Brisbane City and River (also available unframed)


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Antique print dated 1895.

The page is over 115 years old and in good condition.

In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.

Frame size 400mm x 370mm. available also in a 
gold frame, your choice.  RtW.264.

Entitled – Brisbane. View of the City and the River. 

Below the picture an inscription reads:

 Brisbane. – Leaving Sydney we now proceed to the capital of Queensland in twenty-eight hours, the journey being taken over the New South Wales and Queensland Government Railways.

Looked at from the very best available point of vantage – namely, “One-tree Hill,” distant five miles from the city, or one mile from Taringa Railway Station – Brisbane is seen in the valley, ever clinging to the river in all its windings, so that the buildings are spread out over a considerable tract of country.

The panoramic view here obtainable is most comprehensive, embracing not only Brisbane on the left, but Ipswich, twenty-five miles up the valley, to the right.

Across is seen the Great Dividing Range, with the peaks of some of the mountains in New South Wales; and in the distance, over the city, Moreton Bay shows itself to advantage before the eye reaches the island of the same name, 40 miles to the east, while the entire scene is lit up by reaches of the river sparkling in the sun. 

The youngest of the capital cities of Australia, Brisbane cannot boast of very broad streets, but she has such a river as her southern sister, with her exalted notions as to houses, would fain exchange for her muddy little Yarra.

This city stands upon a bend of the River Brisbane, 25 miles from Moreton Bay, where Captain Cook anchored in 1770.

The population numbers about 50,000, and there is a much-frequented watering-place called Sandgate, on the shores of Moreton Bay.

Small steamers run down the bay in about an hour to the Aquarium and Zoological Gardens; and on Saturday afternoons and holidays there are many pleasant excursions to Humpybong and Redcliffe.

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original and not a photocopy.

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