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Author: EARL, GEORGE WINDSOR.
Title: Enterprise In Tropical Australia.
Description: First Edition; small 8vo; pp. viii, 177, last blank; frontispiece linen backed hand coloured folding map of Australia and Indian Archipelego, also folding linen backed map of Cobourg Peninsula; marble edges; later binders linen without lettering, top right hand corner of title page has been torn off but nicely repaired; light foxing to pages; content clean and bright; margin on 3 pages has brief pencil notes; a good copy. London, Madden And Malcolm, 1846. Very scarce detailed eyewitness information on settlement garrison at Port Essington including fatalities, natives, food [or lack of it], health, commerce, descriptions of natives, Dutch establishments, D'Urville, geography, natural history and likely successful commerce including trepang, cotton and cane. Relates Flinders meeting a fleet of sixty Prahus from the Celebes trepang fishing and cites many other sources including Lieut. King. Also information on success and failures of Melville Island settlement, the troubles with settlement at Raffles Bay. The loss of the Lady Nelson and the Stedcombe and shipping movements in and around Torres strait. Ferguson 4268 without publishers 4 page book ads at rear.
Keywords: discovery exploration Port Esssington Coburg Co Mathew Flinders aborigines Melville island Torres strait Britomart gilmore alligator pelorus trepang kanakas
Price: AUD 487.00 = appr. US$ 336.94 Seller: Time Booksellers
- Book number: 73630