Journals of Two Expeditions of Discovery in North-West and Western Australia, during the Years 1837, 38, and 39: Volume 1

Journals of Two Expeditions of Discovery in North-West and Western Australia, during the Years 1837, 38, and 39: Volume 1

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Educated at Sandhurst, Sir George Grey (1812-98) became Governor of South Australia when he was not yet thirty. Later he served as Governor of New Zealand and High Commissioner for South Africa, and in the 1870s he enjoyed a period as Premier of New Zealand. Although he liked to portray himself as 'good Governor Grey' some of his contemporaries found him ruthless and manipulative. Like many other Victorian administrators, he was convinced that the 'savage' natives needed to be 'raised' properly in order to become more like Europeans. In this 1841 publication, Grey writes about two expeditions to North-West Australia that took place under his leadership in 1837-9. In Volume 1, he tells of the difficulties that the expedition encountered while seeking a site for settlement, including an incident when the spear of a 'coloured man' wounded him and he shot the 'wretched savage'.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 15 b/w illus. 4 colour illus.
  • 1139175440
  • 9781139175449

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Preface; 1. Commencement of the expedition. Teneriffe; 2. To Bahia and the Cape of Good Hope; 3. From the Cape of Good Hope to Hanover Bay; 4. Hanover Bay; 5. At Hanover Bay; 6. Hanover Bay and its vicinity; 7. Hanover Bay and its vicinity; 8. To the Glenelg River; 9. To the Upper Glenelg; 10. Return to Hanover Bay; 11. Natural History. Climate. Aborigines; 12. Physical geography. Commercial prospects; 13. At Swan River; 14. From Swan River to the shores of Sharks Bay; 15. The Gascoyne River; 16. To Kolaina and back to the Gascoyne; 17. From the Gascoyne to Gantheaume Bay.show more

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