Liardet, W. F. E. (Wilbraham Frederick Evelyn) (1799-1878)

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Liardet, W. F. E. (1799-1878)
Liardet, Wilbraham Frederick Evelyn (1799-1878)
Field of activity
hotel-keeper; water-colourist; Artist; Painter; Military officer; Hotel-keeper
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Wilbraham Frederick Evelyn Liardet (1799-1878), hotel-keeper and water-colourist, was born on 17 July 1799 at Chelsea, London, the son of Wilbraham Liardet, an official in the Ordnance Department, and...

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A nineteenth-century watercolourist, he first turned to painting as a way out of debt. He subsequently painted historical views of Melbourne.

watercolour painter, hotel-keeper and military officer, was born in Chelsea, London, on 17 July 1799, a descendant of the diarist John Evelyn via his mother Philippa, nee Evelyn, widow of Major Houghton. His father, Wilbraham Liardet, was an official of Swiss-Austrian descent in the Ordnance Department of the British Army, which W.F.E. Liardet also joined, retiring as a lieutenant on half pay in 1826. In 1821 Wilbraham junior had married his cousin Carolina Frederica Liardet; by July 1839, when they sailed for Sydney in the William Metcalfe , they had had eleven children of whom nine survived infancy. En route to Sydney the ship spent three weeks at Hobson’s Bay in what is now Victoria and Liardet suddenly decided to settle there. Purchasing a whaleboat to enable him to transport supplies, he began a business of carrying mail ashore from ships. In August 1840 he started running a mail cart to and from Melbourne three times a day, and in October opened the Brighton Pier Hotel and began a passenger coach service to Melbourne. The hotel soon became a popular place for visitors from the town as well as for travellers. Liardet and his sons would catch fish to be cooked on open fires for guests, or he would take them rowing or sailing while he entertained them with his songs, often accompanying himself on the guitar or flute. Horse races and regattas were among the other entertainments provided. Liardet was, however, a poor businessman and by 1841, at the ...

  • 1839 Arrived at Hobson's Bay, Victoria, on board the 'William Metcalfe'.

Flourished

  • fl. 1850 - 1864

Flourished

  • fl. 1839 - 1850

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Related people and organisations

Design and Art Australia Online

  • Hocken Library, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Geelong Municipal Council, Geelong, Vic.
  • Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
  • La Trobe Collection, State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC
  • (see also) McCrae, Georgiana
  • (see also) Liardet, Philippa
  • (see also) Evelyn, John
  • (see also) Liardet, Carolina Frederica
  • (see also) Trobe, C. J. La
  • (see also) View of the North Shore of the Port of Melbourne
  • (see also) Melbourne from the South Bank of the Yarra

Resources for W. F. E. Liardet

Resources by W. F. E. Liardet (76)

  1. Papers
    Liardet, W. F. E. (Wilbraham Frederick Evelyn), 1799-1878
    [ Unpublished : 1835-1876 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  2. Death certificate
    Liardet, W. F. E. (Wilbraham Frederick Evelyn), 1799-1878
    [ Unpublished : 1878 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  3. Papers
    Liardet, W. F. E. (Wilbraham Frederick Evelyn), 1799-1878
    [ Unpublished : 1835-1876 ]
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    Papers
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  4. [Liardet's Beach and Hotel in their heyday] W. F. Evelyn Liardet Fecit
    Liardet, W. F. E. (Wilbraham Frederick Evelyn), 1799-1878
    [ Art work, Photograph : 1842-1920 ]
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    [Liardet's Beach and Hotel in their heyday] W. F. Evelyn Liardet Fecit
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  5. [Fawkner's first printing office]
    Liardet, W. F. E. (Wilbraham Frederick Evelyn), 1799-1878
    [ Art work : 1875 ]
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    [Fawkner's first printing office]
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  6. Some paintings photographed from Liardet's portfolio of early Melbourne 1835-1876 / Isaac Selby
    Selby, Isaac, 1859-1956
    [ Book : 1925-1928 ]
    At 3 libraries
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  7. View of the north shore, port of Melbourne, 1862 / by W.F.E. Liardet
    Liardet, W. F. E. (Wilbraham Frederick Evelyn), 1799-1878
    [ Art work : 1862 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  8. Bon Accord, Waverly Sydney : residence of J.E. Liardet / W.F.E. Liardet
    Liardet, W. F. E. (Wilbraham Frederick Evelyn), 1799-1878
    [ Art work : 1871 ]
    At UTS Lib
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  9. Bon Accord, Waverley [residence of J. E. Liardet, 1871]
    Liardet, W. F. E. (Wilbraham Frederick Evelyn), 1799-1878
    [ Art work : 1871 ]
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    Bon Accord, Waverley [residence of J. E. Liardet, 1871]
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  10. View of the North Shore, Sandridge, Victoria, 1862 / drawn by W.F. E. Liardet
    Liardet, W. F. E. (Wilbraham Frederick Evelyn), 1799-1878
    [ Art work : 1862 ]
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    At State Library of NSW
    View of the North Shore, Sandridge, Victoria, 1862 / drawn by W.F. E. Liardet
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  1. Papers
    Liardet, W. F. E. (Wilbraham Frederick Evelyn), 1799-1878
    [ Unpublished : 1835-1876 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  2. Death certificate
    Liardet, W. F. E. (Wilbraham Frederick Evelyn), 1799-1878
    [ Unpublished : 1878 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  3. Papers
    Liardet, W. F. E. (Wilbraham Frederick Evelyn), 1799-1878
    [ Unpublished : 1835-1876 ]
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  4. [Biographical cuttings on Wilbraham Liardet, artist and hotel-keeper, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
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  5. W.F. Liardet
    [ Photograph : 1915 ]
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  6. Melbourne in the 1840s : Liardets [sic] watercolours : official opening
    Sawford, Judy
    [ Unpublished : 1995 ]
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  7. [Liardet's Beach and Hotel in their heyday] W. F. Evelyn Liardet Fecit
    Liardet, W. F. E. (Wilbraham Frederick Evelyn), 1799-1878
    [ Art work, Photograph : 1842-1920 ]
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  8. [Wilbraham Frederick Evelyn Liardet : Australian Art and Artists file]
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  9. Item 12: Liardets Coach to the Beach starting from Bull & Mouth [a view], 1855? / Samuel Thomas Gill
    [ Art work : 1855 ]
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    Item 12: Liardets Coach to the Beach starting from Bull & Mouth [a view], 1855? / Samuel Thomas Gill
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    Liardet, W. F. E. (Wilbraham Frederick Evelyn), 1799-1878
    [ Art work : 1875 ]
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    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Saturday 20 February 1932 p 7 Article
    ... ;a pioneer artist. W. F. E. LIARDET. BY A.C. Most of the early settlers who fought the fight and ... posterity. It is not likely that Captain Wilbraham Frederick Evelyn Liardet gave any spe-cial thought to ... 943 words
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