On board the training ship Vernon, Sydney Harbour

Place Oceania: Australia, New South Wales, Sydney
Accession Number ART50173
Collection type Art
Measurement sheet: 41 x 27.4 cm (irreg.); image: 30.6 x 21.8 cm
Object type Print
Physical description wood engraving
Maker George Rossi Ashton
Place made Australia
Date made 14 May 1884
Conflict Australian Colonial Forces, 1854-1900

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Scenes of life on board the training ship Vernon in Sydney harbour, NSW, where boys 'either as criminals or as neglected children' were housed, educated, and taught a trade until they were old enough to be apprenticed. The training also encouraged them to be proficient in naval exercises such as gun and cutlass drill, making sail, reefing, steering, etc,. This illustration after an original sketch by George Ashton was published in the Illustrated Australian News 14 May 1884, page 73.

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