Lieutenant John Shortland – Hunter’s River 1797

An Eye Sketch of Hunter’s River 1797 (Courtesy of Hydrographic Department, U.K)

Lieutenant John Shortland. An eye sketch of Hunter’s River. 1797. Signed J.S.
[initials presumed to be those of Lieutenant John Shortland].

Copy is held in the University Archives at Shelf Location A6472 (iii)

Original is held in the Hydrographic Department. Ministry of Defence, Taunton, Somerset, United Kingdon: C642/1.

Compare the original above with the first published edition (1810) below:

Lieutenant John Shortland's Eye Sketch of Hunter's River 1797, first published 1810.
Lieutenant John Shortland’s Eye Sketch of Hunter’s River 1797, first published 1810.

1810. [July 31]

Memoir of the Public Service of the Late Captain John Shortland, of the Royal Navy (3.2MB PDF File).
Naval Chronicle Vol. XXIV pp.1-21, 312-313. Contains plate of Shortland’s Eye Sketch.


4 thoughts on “Lieutenant John Shortland – Hunter’s River 1797

  1. Just a small point, the naming of this map an eye-sketch suggests it was drawn on the spot, yet it shows Shortland’s track to Port Stephens. This could indicate that the Hunter River was entered while Shortland was returning to Sydney rather than while on his way to Port Stephens.

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