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Extracts from the letters of James Backhouse : whilst engaged in a religious visit to Van Diemen's Land, New South Wales, and South Africa, accompanied by George Washington Walker
Spine title: Backhouse's Journal.
Bib ID 928946
Format BookBook
Author
Backhouse, James, 1794-1869
 
Description London : Harvey and Darton, 1842 
2 volumes ; 21 cm. 
Full contents
  • Volume 1: [Part 1] (1842)
  • Part 2. 2nd ed. (1838)
  • Part 3. [1st ed.] (1838)
  • Part 4. [2nd or 3rd edition?] (1841)
  • Part 5. [1st ed.] (1839)
  • Part 6. [1st ed.] (1839)
  • Volume 2: [Part 7] (1842)
  • Part 8. [1st ed.] (1840)
  • Part 9. [1st ed.] (1841)
  • Part 10. [1st ed.] (1841)
 
Biography/History

Naturalist and first Quaker missionary in Australia. He visited homes, penal and Aboriginal settlements in Van Diemen's land from 1833-1834, and in New South Wales from 1835-1837. See "Australian dictionary of biography", vol. 1, p. 45-46.

Notes

Originally issued in 10 separate parts, 1837?-1841.

Parts 1-5 concern their visit to Van Dieman's Land and New South Wales.

Part 6 "Though dealing with Mauritius and the voyage thither from Australia, there is a short account of Western Australia at page 3."--Bibliography of Australia.

Parts 6-10 concern their visit to South Africa.

National Library of Australia's FC F3354 copy (vol. 1 and 2) bound in dark brown embossed boards with green sprig decorated end papers and page edges decorated with red speckles.

Cited In

Ferguson, J.A. Bibliography of Australia, 3354

Subjects Walker, George Washington, 1800-1859.  |  Backhouse, James, 1794-1869 -- Correspondence.  |  Missionaries -- Correspondence.  |  Society of Friends -- Missions.  |  Aboriginal Australians.  |  Convicts -- Australia.  |  Tasmania -- Description and travel.  |  New South Wales -- Description and travel.  |  South Africa -- Description and travel.  |  Tasmania -- Religious life and customs.  |  New South Wales -- Religious life and customs.  |  South Africa -- Religious life and customs.
Time Coverage 1835-1837 
Occupation Missionaries.
Other authors/contributors Walker, George Washington, 1800-1859

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