The State and Position of Western Australia; Commonly called the Swan-River Settlement. Fredk. Chidley Irwin, Capt.
The State and Position of Western Australia; Commonly called the Swan-River Settlement.
The State and Position of Western Australia; Commonly called the Swan-River Settlement.
The State and Position of Western Australia; Commonly called the Swan-River Settlement.
The State and Position of Western Australia; Commonly called the Swan-River Settlement.

The State and Position of Western Australia; Commonly called the Swan-River Settlement.

London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co., 1835. First edition. Hardcover. The first important published account of the settlement of Western Australia by the man who would serve as acting governor of the state in 1847 - 1848. With Chapter II on Aborigines. Appendix VIII tells the extraordinary account of the two native trackers who found the 5 year old son of Mr. Hall, who had wandered off along the beach and into the scrub a distance of over 22 miles, found unconcious within an hour of death, the tide covering his legs. This copy does not have advertisement leaves, assumed to be present in slightly later issues. 8vo, vii (1), erratum, 144pp, appendices I - X. Half green calf and cloth boards. Spine rebacked with the original laid down, cloth a touch marked, title page a bit foxed. Overall a pleasant copy however. Ferguson, 1973; Trove 27817802. Item #8364

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