print after 1791 – 1856
View of Mount Cockburn at the bottom of Cambridge Gulf, Taken from the Gut.
undesignated impression, with later hand-colouring? , published state
print run unknown
printed image 9.9 (h) x 15.9 (w) cm
The Wordsworth Collection, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 2010
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Phillip Parker King came to the west coast in September 1819. He surveyed parts of the Australian coast that had not been examined by Matthew Flinders. He visited the site of present day Wyndham on the Cambridge Gulf, in northern Western Australia. He was instructed to discover whether there was any river ‘likely to lead to an interior navigation into this great continent’. While there, he made an ink sketch and a watercolour of Mount Cockburn, Cambridge Gulf, from which an engraving was later made.