Author:PLOMLEY, N.J.B. (ed)

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Image for Jorgen Jorgenson and the Aborigines of Van Diemen's Land. Being a reconstruction of his 'lost' book on their customs and habits, and on his role in the Roving Parties and the Black Line.

Jorgen Jorgenson and the Aborigines of Van Diemen's Land. Being a reconstruction of his 'lost' book on their customs and habits, and on his role in the Roving Parties and the Black Line.

By: PLOMLEY, N.J.B. (ed)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Hobart, Blubber Head Press: 1991

Seller ID: 4341


1000 copies. 164pp, coloured frontis, 10 illustrations, folding coloured map (Military operations against the Aboriginal inhabitants of VDL) at rear. Blue linen with dustwrapper. A fine clean copy. ISBN 0908528221 ***The imminent publication of a work entitled 'A Narrative of the Habits, Manners and Customs of the Aborigines of Van Diemen's Land', by Jorgen Jorgenson - the Danish adventurer/writer/convict, reputed sometime 'King' of Iceland etc etc - was announced in the Hobart Town press in 1837. The book never appeared, and this is the first publication of his incomplete manuscript which th... View more info

Image for Friendly Mission : Tasmanian journals and papers of George Augustus Robinson 1829-1834. Second edition.

Friendly Mission : Tasmanian journals and papers of George Augustus Robinson 1829-1834. Second edition.

By: PLOMLEY, N.J.B. (ed)

Price: $99.00

Publisher: Hobart, Quintus Publishing: 2008

Seller ID: 12125


Second [revised] edition. Thick 8vo. xviii, 1162pp, illustrations, index. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. Fine (new). ISBN 0977557227 ***This new edition incorporates the corrections and additions that appeared in the 1971 Supplement (to the original edition of 1966), together with additional corrections collated by Plomley over subsequent years, and includes Plomley's revised version of 'the Bruny Island Mission 1829' (which corrects previous omissions) and adds extra material such as the journal of Robinson's clerk, Charles Sterling. There is also a comprehensive new index... View more info