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thomas napier portrait lithograph praetorius

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Thomas Napier


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Antique print relating to Australia


Born in Scotland, Napier emigrated to the Australia in 1832, first to Tasmania and then later to Melbourne. He was a builder and continued that trade in the colonies. He moved to Melbourne in 1837 less than two years after the first permanent settlement of the Port Phillip area. He purchased a half acre of land in Collins Street in the centre of Melbourne and built a house for himself and his new wife Jessie Patterson. In 1845, he moved out to the Strathmore area, building a house on the top of the hill in Woodland Street, in the area now occupied by the Catholic Church and School. He called that house 'Rosebank'.

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artist H Praetorius
method Tinted lithograph
date C1885
size 190mm by 160mm (image) 275mm by 205mm (sheet)
SKU AU7838