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Lot #16 - HMCS VICTORIA and THE RIP diorama, 19th century

  • Auction House:
    Leski Auctions
  • Sale Name:
    Australian & Historical
  • Sale Date:
    13 Jun 2020 ~ 12noon (AEST) - Session 1: Lots 1 - 667
    14 Jun 2020 ~ 12noon (AEST) - Session 2: Lots 668 - 941
  • Lot #:
  • Lot Description:
    HMCS VICTORIA and THE RIP diorama, 19th century
    showing the Queenscliff light house, fort and pilots shack located at the site of the present day Pilots Station. The Victoria was the first ship of war built to order by a British Colony, she was built at the Limehouse yard of Young Son & Magnay at a cost of £38,000. She arrived in Port Phillip on the 31st of May 1856 and was the first Australian Naval vessel to see action participating in the Second Maori War. She was also involved in quelling a convict revolt on board prison hulks off Williamstown, and even sailed to the Northern Territory in search of the ill fated Burke and Wills party.
    43cm high, 61cm wide, 14cm deep
  • Notes:
    The Rip was a Canadian built pilot vessel which operated at the entrance to Port Phillip (the rip) from 1860 til the late 1890s. In 1873 she was swamped by huge seas off Point Nepean with the loss of four lives however the boat survived and was repaired and returned to service.
  • Estimate:
    A$600 - 800
  • Realised Price:

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  • Category:
    Toys & Models

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