- Museum number
Drawing; two large houses with fence around them, one has a flag flying at the front and bushes at the back, in the foreground, there is another smaller building. Emu Bay. 1830
Graphite and ink on paper.
- Production date
- August 1830 (1 August?)
Height: 16.30 centimetres
Width: 20.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
This is part of a collection of twenty-nine drawings by GA Robinson held by the British Museum, seven of which are on the opposite side of another drawing.
Robinson's journal for 1 August 1830: 'Hoisted the Bethel flag and conducted service at Emu Bay. The people at the establishment and the natives were all present. The meeting took place in the store and the Bethel flag was hoisted outside'.
Robinson's journal of 4 August 1830: 'Emu Bay is called by the natives MUTE.TE.WAY.NEAT.YE; Emu River was so called by the Company's surveyor from the circumstance of descrying some emus on its banks, and Emu Bay takes its name from the river'.
(See Plomley, Friendly Mission).
- Not on display
- Acquisition notes
- This was probably part of the collection of artworks and ethnographic objects which Joseph Barnard Davis (q.v.) acquired from Robinson's widow in the 1860s, and which AW Franks (q.v.) later purchased for the British Museum at the auction sale of Davis's estate in 1883.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: Oc2006-Drg121-Rob