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Sketches of New South Wales. 20 pts complete in the Saturday Magazine 1836-1837. by  William Govett - from Gordon Hughes (SKU: 5091)

Sketches of New South Wales. 20 pts complete in the Saturday Magazine 1836-1837.

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Sketches of New South Wales. 20 pts complete in the Saturday Magazine 1836-1837.

by Govett, William

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London: John William Parker.. 20 parts over 20 issues, between May 7th 1836 and April 1st 1837. Each in a full copy of the Saturday Magazine. Clean disbound copies in good condition with minimal age toning. William Govett, 1807-1848, was an assistant surveyor in New South Wales between 1827and 1834, when he returned to England. He was the first European to travel extensively through the Blue Mountains. Govett's Leap is named after him.After his return to England Govett lived at Tiverton, where he wrote several articles on New South Wales which were published in the Saturday Magazine between 7 May 1836 and 2 September 1837 under the title 'Sketches of New South Wales'. They dealt with such topics as the nature of the country he had helped to survey, the habits of the Aboriginals, and life in Sydney. They were illustrated with twelve paintings by Govett. (Australian Dictionary of Biography).The pictures are included here as wood engravings.

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Title
Sketches of New South Wales. 20 pts complete in the Saturday Magazine 1836-1837.
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Govett, William
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London: John William Parker.

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