Historical information

The drawing is an artist's impression of Flagstaff Hill, Warrnambool, in 1855. It was presented to Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village by Mr R A Ramsay.


The drawing is significant for its subject, a local maritime village and port. It is significant as a depiction of what the young town of Warrnambool could have looked like in 1855.

Physical description

Drawing in colour within an oval, with typed inscription below it. Mounted behind glass in a black rectangular frame with a cream matte. Artist's impression of Flagstaff Hill, town buildings of Warrnambool, Lady Bay with jetty, sailing ships in the bay, and Middle Island in the year 1855. Title; "Flag-Staff Hill", Artist; H. H. Ramsay
It was presented to Flagstaff Hill by Mr R A Ramsay.

Inscriptions & markings

Typed below the drawing; Left: "FLAG-STAFF HILL".
Centre: "Drawn by Mr H. H. Ramsay - Presented by Mr R. A. Ramsay." Right: "WARRNAMBOOL IN 1855" On the back in pen "REC / 359A" (sighted before reframing)