'South View of Sydney-Cove, taken from the General Spring nigh the Eastern entrance to Pitt's Row'

'South View of Sydney-Cove, taken from the General Spring nigh the Eastern entrance to Pitt's Row'

Port Jackson Painter
Watercolour and ink, c1792 - 1794 © The Trustees of the Natural History Museum, London
Watling collection

This view, from Sydney Cove towards the wooded north shore, looks across the water from behind Government House.

Masts of moored ships can be seen in the distance, and a flag flies on the hillside behind the settlement. The artist has included several Aboriginal Australian and colonial figures, walking and working.

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The Art of the First Fleet book

The Art of the First Fleet book

Enjoy rare watercolours, ink and pencil drawings and some of the only visual records of the lives of the indigenous Eora people of Australia.

These beautiful illustrations, by artists on board the First Fleet, document the sights witnessed by the first Europeans to colonise Australia.

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