Report of the Speeches Delivered at the Dinner Given to Capt. John Hindmarsh, R.N. on his appointment as Governor of South Australia. HINDMARSH, Charles MANN.
Report of the Speeches Delivered at the Dinner Given to Capt. John Hindmarsh, R.N. on his appointment as Governor of South Australia.

Report of the Speeches Delivered at the Dinner Given to Capt. John Hindmarsh…
Report of the Speeches Delivered at the Dinner Given to Capt. John Hindmarsh, R.N. on his appointment as Governor of South Australia.

London: W. Clowes & Sons, 1835.

Octavo booklet, 44pp., a fine copy,modern dark blue half morocco.

The first SA Governor lauded

Rare: published shortly after the establishment of South Australia as a separate colony in 1834, this pamphlet captures much of the enthusiasm surrounding the appointment of Captain John Hindmarsh as the first Governor. It records speeches delivered in honour of Hindmarsh at a large meeting held in his honour during early September 1835.

Rare: published shortly after the establishment of South Australia as a separate colony in 1834, this pamphlet captures much of the enthusiasm surrounding the appointment of Captain John Hindmarsh as the first Governor. It records speeches delivered in honour of Hindmarsh at a large meeting held in his honour during early September 1835.

The meeting of 110 gentlemen was chaired by Colonel Robert Torrens and formed 'a very influential and highly respectable company'. Throughout the proceedings speeches were delivered by John Morphett, Sir Francis Lee and George Fife Angas and others. In addition, letters of effusive congratulations were read to the assembled crowd from George Grote and the Duke of Wellington, both of whom had been supporters of the South Australian Association.

Of special interest is a speech by Mr. Higgins, honorary secretary to 'The Society for the Protection and Benefit of the Aborigines of the British Colonies'. Higgins' speech comprises two full pages of small type. After a rambling introduction enriched with classical references he addresses the vital importance of the 'religious improvement' and 'intellectual advancement of the aborigines of the British colonies'. In this regard Higgins asserts 'the enlightened system of colonization to be adopted in South Australia is of itself sufficient to encourage our efforts.'

The reception for Captain Hindmarsh is followed by a 14-page refutation of adverse claims made about South Australia in the British press by the advocate-general Charles Mann.

Ferguson, 1969.

Condition Report: The title-page a little dusted, original stitch-marks visible in the gutter.

Price (AUD): $1,250.00

US$893.56   Other currencies

Ref: #4107175

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