Easter Manoeuvres: the Nelson bombarding Queenscliff

Place Oceania: Australia, Victoria, Queenscliff
Accession Number ART50167
Collection type Art
Measurement Image: 15.4 x 20.7 cm; Sheet: 19.7 x 27.7 cm
Object type Print
Physical description wood engraving on paper
Maker Unknown
Alfred May & Alfred Martin Ebsworth
Australasian Sketcher
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1882
Conflict Australian Colonial Forces, 1854-1900
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

This print was published in the Melbourne based, Australasian Sketcher, on 22 April 1882. There are five images compiled into this print. The top left image is captioned 'Queenscliff Night Visions' and shows a Captain with an enormous moustache reaching out his hand. The top centre image is captioned 'The Nelson Bombarding Queenscliff' showing a nighttime scene of the vessel in action with the headlands just in the background. The top right image is captioned 'To Arms' and shows aman partially dressed and trying to play the bugle. There is a row of tents in the background. The bottom left image is captioned 'The Queenscliff Battery', with two men firing a canon. The bottom left image is captioned 'The Rush For The Guns' and shows men falling over themselves in the race to their posts. The whole scene appears to be one of wry amusement about the event of preparing defences.