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Historical Records of Australia Series 3 Volume 5

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (983 pages)
Year: (1922) 2011
ISBN: 9781921957772
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

The Historical Records of Australia Series III, Volume 5, published in 1922, covers despatches and papers relating to the settlement of the states. Volume 5 looks in particular at Tasmania December 1825 to March 1827, Northern Territory 1823-1827 and the abortive settlement at Western port, Victoria 1826-1827.

The papers included are commission and instructions to and despatches from Governor Darling and despatches to and from Lieut Governor Arthur; despatches and miscellaneous papers relative to the settlements at Melville island and Raffles bay and Western port.

The reproduction of the actual material gives an invaluable insight into the lives, frustrations, triumphs and failures of the settlers and settlements. A comprehensive index allows easy access to individual events.


Colonial Secretary’s Office, 4th November, 1826
It being intended to establish a Settlement at Western Port on the South Coast of New Holland, I am directed by His Excellency the Governor to signify to you His Commands to proceed thither on board of the Brig Dragon now ready to receive you with the Detachment of Troops placed under your Command; and, in fulfilling the intentions of Government, you will be pleased to govern yourself by the following Instructions.
On arriving at Western Port, you will select, in conjunction with Captain Wetherall of His Majesty's Ship Fly, who will sail in company, such a site as may be most eligible for a Settlement, having due regard to a safe anchorage, and a good supply of fresh water, with fertile Soil ...
Alexr. McLEAY

This product contains high quality scanned images of the original book. It has been bookmarked for easy navigation. Pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.

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Historical Records of Australia Series 3 Volume 5

Historical Records of Australia Series 3 Volumes 1-6 Set
Historical Records of Australia Series 3 Volume 1
Historical Records of Australia Series 3 Volume 2
Historical Records of Australia Series 3 Volume 3
Historical Records of Australia Series 3 Volume 4
Historical Records of Australia Series 3 Volume 6


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