A related drawing titled 'South Creek - Shane's Park Aug 3/35' is held in the Dixson collection of the State Library of NSW [ ZDL PX 24, f.14]
When Martens made this drawing in 1835, Shane's Park on South Creek near St Mary's was the estate of former colonial Surgeon John Harris (1754-1838). J.T. Ryan in his 'Reminiscences of Australia' (Sydney, George Robertson & Company, 1895), described the property as "one of the prettiest places in the County of Cumberland".
Elizabeth Ellis, in Conrad Martens: life & art
1994, p.163, explains that 'Martens began drawing gum trees soon after his arrival in New South Wales. The first date from May 1835 and his visit to P.P. King's property, Dunheved, South Creek, near Penrith'.