The Murray River: being a Journal of the Voyage of the "Lady Augusta"…. Arthur KINLOCH.

The Murray River: being a Journal of the Voyage of the "Lady Augusta"…
The Murray River: being a Journal of the Voyage of the "Lady Augusta"…

Adelaide: W.C. Cox, 1853.

Octavo, 46 pp.; a few pencil annotations; in original printed brown wrappers, once folded down the middle but at some time put into a neat cloth binding.

The first navigation of the Murray by steam-boat

Very scarce, particularly with original wrappers: the Ivo Hammet copy, with his stamp on a flyleaf.

Very scarce, particularly with original wrappers: the Ivo Hammet copy, with his stamp on a flyleaf.
Kinloch's book records the pioneering voyage of the steamboat Lady Augusta, accompanied by the barge Eureka, up the Murray River to its junction with the Darling. The Lady Augusta - named for the wife of the South Australian governor - was the first such boat to make the long river journey, just pipping the rival Mary Ann to the £4000 prize that had been on offer from the South Australian Government since 1850. A second edition was published three years later in London.

Ferguson, 11196.

Price (AUD): $1,950.00  other currencies     Ref: #4107311

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