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Historical Records of Australia Series 3 Volume 6

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (960 pages)
Year: (1923) 2011
ISBN: 9781921957789
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

The Historical Records of Australia Series III, Volume 6, published in 1923, covers despatches and papers relating to the settlement of the states. Volume 6 looks in particular at Tasmania April to December 1827, West Australia March 1826 to January 1830 and Northern Territory August 1824 to December 1829.

The papers included are despatches to and from Lieut Governor Arthur, despatches and miscellaneous papers relative to King George’s Sound, Swan River, Melville Island and Raffles Bay.

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.


(Despatch No. 6.)
King George's Sound, 19th August, 1827.

I am happy in being able to make a more favourable report of this Settlement than has hitherto been transmitted to you. Our Sheep are thriving remarkably well, and the Pigs are in excellent Store Condition. In addition to the ten old pigs, I have been able to reserve some of the finest young ones, which I hope will soon add greatly to the increase of our Stock. When the Amity arrived, our flour and salt provisions had been exhausted some days, and we were upon half a pint of Oatmeal pr. day, which, with Mallows, Mutton Birds and fish, we managed tolerably well. By the free use of the above vegetable, Scurvy has almost entirely disappeared and thank God we are now all comfortable and in perfect health with the exception of a few who are triflingly indisposed ...

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 6

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 5


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