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Letters from Port Essington, 1838-1845 / compiled and edited by J.M.R. Cameron
Bib ID 84860
Format BookBook
Description Darwin, N.T. : Historical Society of the Northern Territory, 1999 
viii, 178 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm. 
ISBN 1876248394
Notes

The letters in this volume were written from, or were about, Port Essington from its formation in 1838 until 1845. Port Essington (1838-1849) was the third British attempt to establish a permanent presence on Australia's northern coastline in the second quarter of the nineteenth century and followed earlier attempts at Melville Island (1824-1828) and Raffles Bay (1827-1829).

Subjects Port Essington (N.T.) -- Correspondence -- 1824-1851.  |  Port Essington (N.T.) -- Discovery and exploration.  |  Northern Territory -- Colonization.  |  Port Essington (N.T.) -- History.
Other authors/contributors Cameron, J. M. R. (James McDonald Rapson), 1942-  |  Historical Society of the Northern Territory

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