H.M.S. Rattlesnake, 1846, unfinished watercolour by Owen Stanley

Download this image

More from this collection

Related by Where

Research Help!

Where: Unknown

Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.

When: 01 January 1846

Try to find the date or year when this image was made.
"My first introduction to H.M.S. Rattlesnake", 1846, unfinished watercolour by Owen Stanley.

From an album of sketches compiled by naval officer, Owen Stanley, whilst in command of the surveying ship, H.M.S. Rattlesnake. Stanley was under orders to survey the inner route along the Great Barrier Reef and to chart the southern coast of New Guinea. On the way north from Sydney in 1848, the Rattlesnake acted as escort to the Tam o'Shanter which was carrying Edmund Kennedy's ill-fated expedition to Rockingham Bay. Stanley died suddenly in 1850 from an illness contracted while surveying the Louisiade Archipelago.

State Library of New South Wales, PXC 281 f.1 search.sl.nsw.gov.au/permalink/f/1ocrdrt/ADLIB110320921


Owner: State Library of NSW
Source: Flickr Commons
Views: 8726
hms rattlesnake royal navy pacirfic exploration nineteenth century c19th ships sailing portsmouth refitting

Add Tags
  • profile


    • 03/Feb/2020 09:35:44

    My 3 times great grandfather was on this ship in the 1850s.

  • profile


    • 12/Feb/2020 01:07:44

    Smooth sailings