Out of Copyright. Image courtesy of the National Library of Australia. | Licence: Public Domain
Out of Copyright. Image courtesy of the National Library of Australia. | Licence: Public Domain

Red Hill, S. by E. 3/4 E. on 15th June, 1818

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Description

Rex Nan Kivell Collection NK3701/C; Spine title on box: Original watercolours Lt. F.W. Beechey. (Capt. Parry's Expedition. 1819); Title from inscription l.l. ; Painted 1818 [i.e. 1819].
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Image Credit

Out of Copyright. Image courtesy of the National Library of Australia.

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Location

Lancaster Sound, Arctic Ocean

Medium

Tww Comment

Sir William Edward Parry led a voyage through the Parry Channel, a waterway through the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, in 1819. The voyage took him and his crew further north than any exploration had managed before. His record was finally surpassed in 1875-1876 by Albert Hastings Markham. This location is approximate. Two dates have been suggested for this image based on the inscription and the known timeframe of the expedition.