An Historical and Statistical Account of New South Wales both as a Penal Settlement and as a British Colony…. John Dunmore LANG.
An Historical and Statistical Account of New South Wales both as a Penal Settlement and as a British Colony…

An Historical and Statistical Account of New South Wales…
An Historical and Statistical Account of New South Wales both as a Penal Settlement and as a British Colony…

London: 1834.

Two volumes, octavo, with a folding map; in original green cloth with paper labels on spines.

First edition. Lang, a Presbyterian minister, arrived in the colony in 1823. He was possessed of enormous energy, and "pushed his way to power at once", as H.M. Green says, with "a great wave of popularity and dissension foaming at his bows and leaving a wide wake behind him". This is an attack on the emancipists, among others, by Wentworth's major rival, and is Lang's most important work. Although Lang shared with Wentworth the desire to encourage immigration and implement self-government, he in fact went further in wanting independence.

First edition. Lang, a Presbyterian minister, arrived in the colony in 1823. He was possessed of enormous energy, and "pushed his way to power at once", as H.M. Green says, with "a great wave of popularity and dissension foaming at his bows and leaving a wide wake behind him". This is an attack on the emancipists, among others, by Wentworth's major rival, and is Lang's most important work. Although Lang shared with Wentworth the desire to encourage immigration and implement self-government, he in fact went further in wanting independence.

Price (AUD): $1,425.00  other currencies     Ref: #1500664

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