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Colonial voices : letters, diaries, journalism and other accounts of nineteenth century Australia / edited by Elizabeth Webby
Bib ID 2037722
Format BookBook
Description St. Lucia, Qld. : University of Queensland Press, 1989 
xxii, 484 p. ; 20 cm. 
ISBN 0702221716 (paperback)
Series

UQP Australian authors.

Summary

The nineteenth century was the great age of the writer and observer. This is the first anthology to draw together a selection from the fascinating variety of materials written about Australia between 1788 and the early 1900s. Major historical events are described by the people who lived through them, including convicts, settlers, journalists, politicians - even the miner at Eureka Stockade. Other passages give glimpses of everyday life, from Melbourne Cup fever to a marriage proposal.

Notes

Bibliography: p. [482]-484.

Subjects Australian prose literature.  |  Australian prose literature -- 19th century.  |  Literature and stories - Fiction - Life writing.  |  History - Biographies - Non-Indigenous - Autobiographies.  |  Settlement and contacts - Settlers.  |  Race relations - Attitudes.  |  Settlement and contacts - Explorers - European.  |  Race relations - Representation - Literature.  |  Literature and stories - Non fiction.  |  Settlement and contacts - Colonisation.  |  Australia -- History -- 1788-1900 -- Sources.  |  Australia -- Description and travel.  |  Australia.
Other authors/contributors Webby, Elizabeth

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