Journals of Two Expeditions of Discovery in North-west and Western Australia, During the Years 1837, 38, and 39

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-02-23
  • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
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Educated at Sandhurst, Sir George Grey (1812-98) became Governor of South Australia when he was not yet thirty. Later he served as Governor of New Zealand and High Commissioner for South Africa, and in the 1870s he enjoyed a period as Premier of New Zealand. Although he liked to portray himself as 'good Governor Grey' some of his contemporaries found him ruthless and manipulative. Like many other Victorian administrators, he was convinced that the 'savage' natives needed to be 'raised' properly in order to become more like Europeans. In this 1841 publication, Grey writes about two expeditions to North-West Australia that took place under his leadership in 1837-9. In Volume 1, he tells of the difficulties that the expedition encountered while seeking a site for settlement, including an incident when the spear of a 'coloured man' wounded him and he shot the 'wretched savage'.

Table of Contents

Commencement of the expedition. Teneriffe
To Bahia and the Cape of Good Hope
From the Cape of Good Hope to Hanover Bay
Hanover Bay
At Hanover Bay
Hanover Bay and its vicinity
Hanover Bay and its vicinity
To the Glenelg River
To the Upper Glenelg
Return to Hanover Bay
Natural History. Climate. Aborigines
Physical geography. Commercial prospects
At Swan River
From Swan River to the shores of Sharks Bay
The Gascoyne River
To Kolaina and back to the Gascoyne
From the Gascoyne to Gantheaume Bay
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