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Our Western Australian home : being sketches of scenery and society in the colony / by George J. Webb, Esq., D.A.C.G. (together with biographies of George Joseph Webb and Warrup, the Aborigine) ; edited and annotated by Geoff Blackburn, Steve Errington, Peter J. Bridge
Bib ID 7053006
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Webb, George Joseph 1816?-1863, author
 
Description Carlisle, Western Australia : Hesperian Press, 2016 
©2016 
iii, 41 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm 
ISBN 9780859056366 (paperback)
Summary

George Webb lived in Perth from April 1839 until January 1848 as an Assistant Clerk to progressing from to D.A.C.G (Deputy Assistant Commissary General) in 16 December 1845. To educate his family and friends back home about life at Swan River he wrote lengthy ‘sketches’ including descriptions of Perth and its lifestyle. He also mentions reports of visiting the Aboriginal prison on Rottnest Island, fighting a bushfire on Mount Eliza and excursion to the Northward of Perth, to visit the caves of Maiden, in November, 1841. Webb also included a description of seasonal changes at Lake Monger and a lengthy description of an Aboriginal youth called Warrup. Our Western Australian Home is a very valuable addition to information about the early colony.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Subjects Webb, George Joseph 1816?-1863 -- Travel -- Anecdotes.  |  Penal colonies -- Western Australia -- Nineteenth century -- Anecdotes.  |  Settlement and contacts - Penal colonies / Convicts.  |  Occupations - Public servants.  |  Settlement and contacts - Colonisation - 1788-1850.  |  History - Biographies - Indigenous.  |  History - Genealogy and family history.  |  History - Biographies - Non-Indigenous - Autobiographies.  |  Western Australia -- Social life and customs -- Nineteenth century -- Anecdotes.  |  Western Australia -- Description and travel -- Anecdotes.  |  Goonininup / Mount Eliza / Swan Brewery (Perth SW WA SH50-14)  |  Rottnest Island / Wadjemup (SW WA SH50-14)  |  Perth (SW WA SH50-14)  |  Swan River (SW WA SH50-14)  |  Lake Monger (SW WA SH50-14)  |  Western Australia (WA)  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Blackburn, Geoff, 1948- editor  |  Bridge, Peter J. (Peter John), 1943- editor  |  Errington, Steve, editor

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