Diary of Ten Years of an Early Settler in Western Australia; and also A Descriptive Vocabulary of the Language of the Aborigines. SWAN RIVER, George Fletcher MOORE.
Diary of Ten Years of an Early Settler in Western Australia; and also A Descriptive Vocabulary of the Language of the Aborigines.
Diary of Ten Years of an Early Settler in Western Australia; and also A Descriptive Vocabulary of the Language of the Aborigines.

Diary of Ten Years of an Early Settler in Western Australia…
Diary of Ten Years of an Early Settler in Western Australia; and also A Descriptive Vocabulary of the Language of the Aborigines.

London: M. Walbrook, 1884.

Octavo, in original gilt lettered publisher's blue cloth.

With an important West Australian vocabulary

A detailed first-hand account of pioneering days at the Swan River settlement.

A detailed first-hand account of pioneering days at the Swan River settlement.
The author, an Irish candidate for the Bar, was attracted by the lure of large land grants in Western Australia and travelled to the colony in 1830. This book publishes Moore's correspondence with friends, family and colleagues in Britain; so forming a valuable account of day-to-day life interspersed with gossip, natural history observations and other details. Diary of Ten Years of an Early Settler is a significant record of interpersonal contacts between early colonists. For example, a rambling account of some 16 pages describes an expedition by Moore and other settlers with a view to inspecting their grants. The party was guided by 'Mr. Dale, an officer in the 60th regiment, the first who had penetrated beyond the Range, was selected to point out the most practical route'. Lieutenant Robert Dale, explorer and draughtsman, is today best remembered for his magnificent lithographic panorama of the Swan River settlement.
Much of Moore's book records his personal contacts with Aboriginal tribes, and a descriptive vocabulary exceeding 100 pages forms and appendix with a separate title-page and preface. From the collection of Robert Edwards.

Ferguson, 12733.

Price (AUD): $900.00  other currencies     Ref: #4107010

Condition Report

See all items by ,