Courtesy of Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales | Licence: Out of copyright
Courtesy of Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales | Licence: Out of copyright

View of the Entrance to Jacksons Bay, the North and South heads from above Vaucluse the property of Mr W. Wenthworth [i.e. Wentworth]. M.L.C. / J. Janssen 1848

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Contents: "The viewpoint is from above Wentworth's estate at Vaucluse, showing Vaucluse House in the left foreground. The building with the enclosed courtyard to its right is the convict barracks where estate workers were confined at night. To the right of the tree is the settlement at Watsons Bay followed by South Head and North Head."

Biographical History: Explorer, author, barrister, landowner and statesman William Charles Wentworth (1790-1872) lived at Vaucluse estate between 1827-62. Vaucluse House was orginally built by Sir Henry Hayes in 1803. It was enlarged by W.C. Wentworth between 1827-30 with two and three storey stone additions.

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Vaucluse House, New South Wales, Australia

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