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William Light's Brief Journal and Australian Diaries With Introduction & notes by David Elder name in front
HB medium Size 1984 Edition 184 pages brilliant overall used condition, although cover slight rubbed, marked, bumped shelf wear, secondhand book, this is a carefully selected pre-loved book.
The instructions given to Colonel William Light, first Surveyor-General of the new British Province of South Australia were inclusive & precise, yet strictly unworkable. A vast generally uncharted coastline was to be explored, the site of the capital city, selected & surveyed. This was to be done in just two months prior the arrival of settlers. Light was as the Colonisation Commissioners observed peculiarly & pre-eminently qualified for the task is attested in Elder's account of his remarkable life and accomplishments, he kept his purpose & succeeded, inspite of uniformed & persistent criticism, officious obstruction & failing health is no longer questioned. this books collects his Australian journals for the first time, illustrated
Comprehensive early Australian history here, insightful, extremely informative covering wide range & variety aspects of Light's efforts, & lots more,

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