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Liardet's Beach and Hotel in their heyday

State Library of Victoria and W. F. E. Liardet (Wilbraham Frederick Evelyn), 1799-1878, artist.1875

Public Record Office Victoria (State Archives of Victoria, Australia)

Public Record Office Victoria (State Archives of Victoria, Australia)
North Melbourne, Australia

1 drawing : watercolour with pen and ink, gouache and pencil ; 15.2 x 35.3 cm.
Wilbraham Frederick Evelyn Liardet, hotel-keeper and water-colourist, was born on 17 July 1799 at Chelsea, London; arrived in Melbourne with his family in 1839, en-route to Sydney, but decided to stay in Melbourne; settled in Port Melbourne where he ran a 'mail cart' to the city centre; he had several businesses with mixed success; died in Wellington, New Zealand 1878.

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