Photograph of Garden Island and reformatory ship “Vernon”

This photograph, produced around 1870, shows Sydney’s Garden Island and the reformatory ship ‘Vernon’. Garden Island is its original colonial form when it was used as a garden for members of the Royal Navy on station in the period. Several boats and waterfront buildings can be seen, but nothing specifically naval.

The ‘Vernon’, which had been used as a passenger and cargo vessel, was retired and under the direction of Henry Parkes was installed as a training vessel for orphan boys and unruly yo...

Summary

P3175-5
Photographic print, albumen, black & white, mounted on card, entitled 'Garden Island and the reformatory ship 'Vernon'', unknown photographer, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, c.1870

Taken from Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

Dimensions

319 mm
263 mm

Production

The ship "Vernon" was built in 1839. It was used as a reformatory ship 1867-1892.
c1870

Cite this Object

Photograph of Garden Island and reformatory ship "Vernon" 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 22 June 2017, <https://ma.as/324533>
{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/324533 |title=Photograph of Garden Island and reformatory ship "Vernon" |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=22 June 2017 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}
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