Historical information

This is one of a pair of paintings by artist Mike McCrea, created when he was in Warrnambool in 1985. The painting was framed and sold by Patana Galleries, Paton Place, Manly Vale, NSW. It was later purchased by athe company of Master Mariners of Australia and who donated the pair to Flagstaff Hill.


The pair of paintings are significant for their association with steamships and the Master Mariners of Australia group. The paintings represent a time in local history when many steamships were sailing the coast and transporting passengers and goods.

Physical description

Painting, framed oil on board; cargo steamship off the coast of Warrnambool by artist Mike McCrea. Framed by Patana Galleries, Manly Vale, N.S.W. Signed by artist.

Inscriptions & markings

Signed; "MIKE"
"J15/62 McCrea" "Red. No. 390 A" Sticker with "62" "PATANA GALLERIES / PATON PLACE, MANLY VALE / PHONE 949-1535"