England 1755 – Australia 1815


  • Australia from 1800


Coventry, England born 1771 – after 1812

Print after

  • Australia 1801 - after 1812?

Absalom WEST

England Died after 1814


  • Australia 1798-1814

A native camp near Cockle Bay, New South Wales, with a View of Parramatta River. Taken from Dawes's Point. 1812
Collection Title: Views in New South Wales. Sydney: West, 1813
Page: plate 8
Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper engraving, printed in black ink, from one copper plate Support: paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: published state
Impression: undesignated impression as issued
Edition: print run unknown

Dimensions: printed image 22.9 h x 36.7 w cm plate-mark 27.2 h x 40.8 w cm sheet 31.6 h x 46.3 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2004
Accession No: NGA 2005.291.8
Subject: Aboriginal Australians Australia, Art period: Colonial, New South Wales
  • With Horden House, Sydney. This image was one of fourteen offered as a boxed set in: Governor Lachlan Macquarie. An important collection of rare books, manuscripts and pictorial works focussing on Macquarie's reign as Governor 1810-1822, Sydney: Hordern House, 1996, cat. no. 60.
  • Private collection, Sydney.
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Horden House, Sydney, 2005