Reminiscences of Australia with Hints of the Squatter's Life. Christopher Pemberton HODGSON.
Reminiscences of Australia with Hints of the Squatter's Life.

Reminiscences of Australia with Hints of the Squatter's Life.

London: W. N. Wright, 1846.

Duodecimo, frontispiece and folding plate; in publisher's blind stamped cloth with gilt lettering.

Uncommon account Leichhardt's first expedition.

Christopher Hodgson accompanied Ludwig Leichhardt on his first expedition of 1844. Shortage of provisions for the long journey prompted Leichhardt to order Hodgson's premature return to Brisbane about four weeks after departure.

Christopher Hodgson accompanied Ludwig Leichhardt on his first expedition of 1844. Shortage of provisions for the long journey prompted Leichhardt to order Hodgson's premature return to Brisbane about four weeks after departure.

Hodgson's diary of his time with Leichhardt is first published in this book. Indeed, some time after his return to Brisbane a rumour circulated that Leichhardt and his party had been massacred, prompting Hodgson to launch a relief part that departed in July of 1845. After seven weeks traversing hard country they found assurance that rumours of the massacre were indeed unfounded.

This book includes a leaf announcing the successful arrival of Leichhardt's expedition in Port Essington and the sad death of Hodgson's 'old comrade' John Gilbert. The leaf states the sheets of the book had gone to press before this news was received.

Ferguson 4310; Australian Rare Books 140.

Price (AUD): $1,850.00  other currencies     Ref: #4106113

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