24177 PARKIN, Ray :
H.M.BARK ENDEAVOUR. Her Place in Australian History.With an Account of her Construction, Crew and Equipment and a Narrative of her Voyage on the East Coast of New Holland in the Year 1770.
With Plans, Charts and Illustrations by The Author.
The Miegunyah Press, Melbourne University Pess, 1997.
4to Two Volumes. pp.xii + 467.bibliography, index. plus collection of maps & Plans, bound in red cloth and housed in a slip case.
Limited to 1000 copies only
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John Hunter, An Historical Journal of The Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island.
Including The Journals of Governors Phillip and King, Since The Publication of Phillip’s Voyage. with An Abridged Account of the New Discoveries in The South Seas.
Published in London by John Stockdale in 1793.
8vo. pp.frontispiece portrait, title with vignette, 2p, xxi, [i]blank,list of plates, + 525, + 3p. publishers ads. Large folding map of New South Wales and folding plate of a Family of New South Wales, one folding plate, the engraved title page and portrait frontispiece of Captain John Hunter. New endpapers There is foxing to the title & plates, there is also some odd foxing to margins but the text in the main is clean.
Recently finely rebound in full leather, raised bands, title label. blind decoration to upper and lower boards.
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24431 GROOM , Linda :
A STEADY HAND . Governor Hunter & His First Fleet Sketchbook .
National Library of Australia, Canberra, 2012.
4to.pp.vi + 229 .Index, profusely illustrated in colour. Very Good hardcover in Very Good dust wrapper.
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The ship masters son from Leith in Scotland had the most extraordinary life. He had sailed into the Hudson River with Lord Howe in 1776 to the cheers of thousands of British soldiers, and received another ecstatic welcome from hungry colonists when he brought The Sirius into Port Jackson with supplies. He rowed the Hakesbury with the First Governor of the Colony of New South Wales, Arthur Phillip, he became the Second Governor of the colony. He reached the rank of Vice Admiral.
Along the way history unfolded in a stream of battles and events. The American War of Independence, the Napoleonic Wars, the governorship of NSW in a brutal period.
He loved art and music and though he was the centre of a large loving extended family he never married.
The Hunter River, Hunter region, Hunters Hill and much more were named after him.
One small note when the platypus was discovered by Europeans in 1798 it was Hunter who sent a pelt and sketch back to Britain.