Six Months in South Australia 1838: With Some Account of Port Philip and Portland Bay
- Usually Ships Within 7 Days
Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (316 pages)
Author: T. James
Year: (1838) 2008
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia
Written by T. Horton James in 1838 a short time after the settlement of the Colony of South Australia, the book describes and offers advice about the journey to Australia, detailing the daily routines on ships for well-to-do gentlemen. Hints are also given about particular things to be aware of, like the appetite being generally ravenous at sea and the consequences of eating twice as much as usual!
T. Horton James gives detailed descriptions about South Australia, debunking a lot of myths perpetrated by others. His description of landing at Port Adelaide makes for amusing reading.
On arrival he continued to give what appears to be sound advice to new emigrants who were settling in South Austrakua tho he was very pro New Zealand at the same time. A map of Port Lincoln is included along with a monthly calendar of gardening and agriculture.
High quality scanned images of the whole of the original book. This CD has been bookmarked for easy navigation, and pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.
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