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The Stone Jetty Big Rat Island
Explore the mesmerizing beauty of the Easter Group of Abrolhos Islands through the lens of Karl Monaghan, a master in Australian landscape photography. His work, “The Stone Jetty – Big Rat Island,” captures a magnificent aerial view of Big Rat Island and its iconic stone jetty.
A testament to a time past, “The Stone Jetty Big Rat Island” brings to life a period of bustling industry in the isolated yet bustling Easter Group of the Houtman Abrolhos island chain. Built entirely of stone in the late 19th century, the stone jetty was once a conduit for the transport of guano—a valuable natural resource—from the island to ships for export. From 1894 until 1904, horses hauled bags in trucks along tram lines that ran the length of this very jetty, where it was then taken by lighter boats to large vessels anchored in deep water.
The Easter Group itself is a tapestry of rich history and natural beauty. Discovered and named in April 1840 by the crew of HMS Beagle, this group of islands is a haven for a large number of breeding seabirds, making it an important ecological area. Among the islands in the group is Big Rat Island, with its stone jetty standing as a silent witness to the industry of yesteryears. The group’s name and the harbor, Good Friday Harbor, were chosen to commemorate the Christian season during which the islands were discovered.
This print is more than just an aerial photograph—it’s a glimpse into the past, a slice of history, and a testament to nature’s endurance. It’s perfect for those who appreciate the intertwining of history, industry, and natural beauty.
Experience the meticulous craftsmanship of our Karl Monaghan Fine Art Paper Prints, prepared on 320 gsm 100% Cotton rag paper. Within our selection, you’ll find the esteemed Canson Edition Etching Rag, a prestigious art paper with a rich legacy spanning centuries, courtesy of the renowned Arches paper manufacturers. By utilizing top-tier materials, we assure the true vibrancy and authenticity of colors captured in this photograph. Moreover, with a longevity rating surpassing a century, this Australian landscape photography piece will endure the test of time, becoming an everlasting treasure.
For those seeking a more dramatic presentation, we take pride in offering Karl Monaghan Canvas Prints. These extraordinary artworks are expertly produced on archival Ilford Cotton blend Galicia Canvas, enhanced further by archival Epson Ultra Chrome Inks. With a longevity rating exceeding 100 years, even in standard lighting conditions, these expansive canvas prints effortlessly infuse any space with a touch of natural elegance. Prepare to captivate art enthusiasts and make a lasting impression with these exceptional Australian Canvas Prints.
Monaghan’s knack for capturing the most striking facets of the Australian landscape is undeniably showcased in this print. The vibrant blues of the surrounding waters contrast beautifully with the rugged, earthy tones of Big Rat Island, creating an enchanting visual feast for the eyes.
Available in the following sizes and formats;
Fine Art Paper Prints
“The Stone Jetty – Big Rat Island” is a breathtaking example of the power of landscape photography. It’s a testament to Monaghan’s talent and a tribute to the rugged and hauntingly beautiful landscape of the Easter Group of Abrolhos Islands. Let this stunning piece of art photography transport you to a world of serene beauty and profound history.
If your print risks potential exposure to UV light, UV protection can be added at a standard rate of $50 regardless of size ordered. *Only applies to Canvas Print options.
Shipping and Handling
All Karl Monaghan Fine Art Prints come with a certificate of authenticity. All items will be shipped using Australia Post, in standard tubes up to a maximum of 110cm long. Freight will be a standard fee of $35.00 which includes packing and sending.