Contents: Preface 'The writer of Australian history is confronted with peculiar difficulties.The clamour of strife which accompanied the birth of free institutions has scarcely died away and the greater part of the literature dealing with past events is so tainted by the heated feelings of partizans that it is necessary to use it with the greatest caution'. Chapter I Early Discoverers 1503-1772 the Motive for Maritime Discovery and Early Voyagers Chapter II The First Fleet 1788 Cook's Report, American Colonies, Matra's proposal to found a colony in New South Wales,suggestions for a Convict Colony, Lord Sydney selects Captain Phillip to command - incomplete arrangement New South Wales: Chapter III Botany Bay 1788-1792 Chapter IV The Convicts and the Guard 1792-1806 Chapter V The Deposition of Governor Bligh 1806-1810 Chapter VI The Emancipists 1810-1822 Chapter VII The Rule of Brisbane and Darling 1822-1831 Chapter VIII Changes in the Constitution 1831-1846 Chapter IX The Struggle for Free Institutions 1846-1851 Chapter X The Discovery of Gold 1851 Chapter XI Responsible Government 1853-1885 Chapter XII Present Condition of the Colony 1893- Tasmania: Chapter XIII The Settlement at the Derwent 1803-1837 Chapter XIV Events Preceding Constitutional Government 1837-1851 Chapter XV Under the New Constitution 1851-1893 Victoria: Chapter XVI First Settlement 1803-1839 Chapter XVII The Administration of Mr. Latrobe 1839-1852 Chapter XVIII The Eureka Stockade 1852-1857 Chapter XIX The New Constitution 1857-1863 Chapter XX Under Responsible Government 1863-1893 Western Australia: Chapter XXI Events from 1826-1874 Chapter XXII Constitutional Changes 1875-1893 South Australia: Chapter XXIII Early Settlement 1829-1840 Chapter XXIV Improving Prospects 1840-1855 Chapter XXV Under Responsible Government 1855-1893 Queensland: Chapter XXVI The Moreton Bay Settlement 1825-1851 Chapter XXVII The Colony of Queensland 1851-1893 New Zealand: Chapter XXVIII From the First Settlement to the Recall of Governor Fitzroy 1791-1846 Chapter XXIX Events from 1846-1861 Chapter XXX The End of the Maori Wars 1861-1871 Chapter XXXI Under the Constitution 1854-1893 ________________ Chapter XXXII Work and Wages 1788-1892 Chapter XXXIII Federation 1847-1893 Appendix Table Showing the Population and Relative Importance of Each of the Seven Colonies of Australasia at the commencement of 1891 Index Used, condition vg.,viii,cloth boards in green with red,gilt and black embossing, First Edition, MDCCCXCIII pp444,8vo.,frontispiece and further 23 illustrations., fold-out map intact,overall very good condition.
Used, condition vg.,viii,cloth boards in green with red,gilt and black embossing, First Edition, MDCCCXCIII pp444,8vo.,frontispiece and further 23 illustrations., fold-out map intact,overall very good condition.
This book has a fascinating provenance. The left front endpaper has affixed the bookplate of William Hillier, 4th Earl of Onslow, the father of the 4th Earl and who studied at Exeter College,Oxford. The front right endpaper has affixed the bookplate of the library of New College Oxford recording that the volume was left to the college by Richard William Alan Onslow, 5th Earl of Onslow. There is a stamp of the college in puce with J.J. 2823 in red and,finally,a block stamp stating that the volume was discarded from the library. The front board has an embossed stamp of the college's library. Altogether an interesting book with a fascinating provenance!
William Hillier, the 4th Earl of Onslow, was appointed the parliamentary under-secretary for the colonies and on 24th November 1888 was appointed governor of New Zealand.