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Narrative of a Voyage from Melbourne to the Gulf of Carpentaria by  Captain J [Burke and Wills]. KIRBY - Paperback - First Edition - 1862 - from Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers (SKU: 107815)

Narrative of a Voyage from Melbourne to the Gulf of Carpentaria

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Narrative of a Voyage from Melbourne to the Gulf of Carpentaria

by [Burke and Wills]. KIRBY, Captain J

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Melbourne: Printed at the Herald Office, 1862. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. Melbourne, Printed at the Herald Office, 1862. Duodecimo, 16 pages. Later quarter leather and papered boards (bound without the wrappers); title page a little foxed, with two early ink-stamps lightly (and almost entirely) erased from it; a very good copy of a great rarity. 'The "Firefly", chartered by the Government of Victoria to convey stores, &c., for the exploration party sent in search of the ill-fated explorers, Burke and Wills, left Melbourne on July 29th, 1861, under orders to proceed to Brisbane, to take those who undertook to search for the missing men, and their horses. The explorers, horses and stores were to be landed at such point on the Albert River as Captain Norman of the colonial steamer "Victoria", might deem desirable. The "Firefly" encountered heavy weather and was eventually totally wrecked on Sir Charles Hardy's Island. This narrative is the captain's justification of his conduct' (Ferguson 11202).

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Bookseller
Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers AU (AU)
Bookseller Inventory #
107815
Title
Narrative of a Voyage from Melbourne to the Gulf of Carpentaria
Author
[Burke and Wills]. KIRBY, Captain J
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Printed at the Herald Office
Place of Publication
Melbourne
Date published
1862

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About Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers

The business was established in Adelaide in March 1976 and is a longstanding member of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Antiquarian Booksellers (ANZAAB) and the Australian Antique Dealers Association (AADA). A large out-of-print and antiquarian stock is maintained at our retail outlet in the centre of Adelaide; mail-order catalogues of our specializations are issued and a representative selection of our stock is online.

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