Round the compass in Australia

Parker, Gilbert Round the compass in Australia. London, UK: Hutchinson, 1892.

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Author Parker, Gilbert
Title Round the compass in Australia
Place of Publication London, UK
Publisher Hutchinson
Publication year 1892
Sub-type Other
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Series Archive CD Books Australia collection
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The first part of the book, including chapters I. to IX., appeared in Harper's Weekly.  A considerable portion of the remainder first saw the light in the Sydney Morning Herald; and papers are included which were contributed to the St. James's Gazette, The English Illustrated Magazine, Black and White, and The Illustrated London News. - To the proprietors of these journals I am indebted for permission to republish.  The first part of the book is a reiew of Australian affairs brougt up to 1891; the second part is an account of my travels and inquiry not carried beyond the time of their occurrence, and a record of impressions received during the period between 1888 and 1891.  The chapter on the granting of responsible government to Western Australia may appear to be superfluous, since the new constitution has been launched; but there is information in it which, I believe, is as important to a knowledge of the colony as when the question of the Enabling Bill was before the public.  It is possible that this work may not be of less general interest because it is writtten by one who, through many years of residence, is familiar with the life and political conditions of the great sister colony, the Dominion of Canada.  And Australia has been viewed from the standpoint of this knowledge.
G. P.
Keyword Australia - Description and travel
Q-Index Code AX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
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