Australian escaped convicts & education, in 'The Union' newspaper.

Australian escaped convicts & education, in 'The Union' newspaper.

Philadelphia: 1821. Newspaper article by recent immigrant to Australia titled "New South Wales", by William Smith, concerning Smith's views on education, the voyage to Australia, escaped convicts and New South Wales.

Smith was the first teacher in the New York Free School to introduce the "Lancastrian system" of education to the New York City school system and to Australia. He emigrated in 1818 to New South Wales via Hobart. He notes the ship 'Discovery' in Sydney Harbor, as well as French and Russian ships, and the ship 'Gen. Gates' under Captain Riggs. Riggs inadvertently left Sydney with 10 stow away escaped convicts, and later incurred a large fine.

The Smith article at p3, 12 column inches. With a period manuscript note, "W. Lee", likely for Washington & Lee University. Folio, 4pp, 13 x 21", period fold. Overall toning, center fold cracking. Good + condition. Item #24880

Price: $125.00

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