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A journey from Sydney to the Australian Alps, undertaken in the months of January, February, and March, 1834 : being an account of the geographical & natural relation of the country traversed, its aborigines, &c. : together with some general information respecting the colony of New South Wales / by John Lhotsky
Bib ID 1988214
Format BookBook
Author
Lhotsky, John, 1795?-1866?
 
Printer (Sydney : Sold by J. Innes)
Description Sydney : By Commission at R. Ackerman's Repository of Arts, 1835 [i.e., 1834-1836] 
118 p. ; 24 cm. 
Summary

Documents Lhotsky's journey and his exploration of parts of the Snowy Mountains to below the tree line and the first to bring the Snowy River to public attention. He de-mystified the Monaro region by providing tangible geographic information which furthered the expansion of white settlers past the theoretical frontier of Michelago. Incomplete. Only 8 of a projected 20 part work published. Originally issued monthly, sheet by sheet with 16 p. to a sheet. Seven full sheets [to p. 110] and another half sheet [to p. 118] where the text stops abruptly were issued. Most subscribers cancelled their subscriptions during the long delay with the result few 'complete' copies available.

Notes

Library's FC copy imperf. wanting t.p. and p. 17+ located in the FC quarto run. A fragment [pt 1], eaten without loss of information, in delicate condition.

Library's N copy complete with 118 p.

Library's N copy bought at the Davidson Collection auction pt 2, 27 February 2006. Contains bookplate: Ex libris M & R Disney Davidson.

Library's N copy stamped: Webster Collection 4940.

Related Material Photocopy of Lhotsky's manuscript Notes available at MS 6350 through Manuscript Reading Room 
Cited In

Ferguson, J. A. Australia, 1980.

Australian Book Auctions. The Davdison Collection ... second sale, lot 331.

Subjects New South Wales - Discovery and exploration.  |  Monaro (N.S.W.) - Description and travel.

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    Copy: N (hbk)
    Note: N (hbk)
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    FRM F1980
    Copy: FC copy (fragment)
    Petherick Reading Room (Australian Rare or Fragile)

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