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Hall, Ian and Sue
Date: 2002 -
Description: In foreground The Images, a rocky outcrop used extensively by the Aboriginals for fishing. In colonial times it was called the Mutton Reef (mutton fish now known as abalone). On 7 January 1926 a settler named Will Field, brother of Trevor Field, drowned here while duck shooting. In the middle ground is Black Swan Lagoon Beach with Sullivans Point at one end and the lagoon at the other. The Peninsula itself contains the area where Labillardiere gained most of the plant specimens in 1792/3 on which was based the first publication on the botany of New Holland. In the background is Port Du Nord, where the d'Entrecasteaux ships spent several weeks in 1792. In the further background is Moss Glen on the left and the ghost town of Leprena on the right, and beyond this is the La Perouse Mountain Range. The French garden is situated on the right hand end of the Peninsula opposite the lagoon. One of the observatories is on the left hand end now known as Bennetts Point.
Format: Pictorial and artistic works
North East Peninsula, Recherche Bay, Tasmania
Subjects: landscapes (views)
People/Orgs: Field, Will
Places: Recherche Bay, Tasmania
Institution: Southport Community Centre
Object number: SCC_00072
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