Hobart, Tasmanian Historical Research Association: 2003
Seller ID: 16849
Large 8vo. xii, 244pp, frontis, 6 colour and 9 b&w illustrations. Soft covers. Errata slip loosely inserted. A fine clean copy, signed by the author. ISBN 0909479224 ***The winner of the Tasmanian Bicentennial Local History Prize - a somewhat ironic choice, given that the Tasmanian government officially declared the bicentenary year to be 2004, and this book is concerned with the first European settlement, at Risdon Cove on the Derwent River in September 1803, under the command of Lt John Bowen. This was a short lived venture; when David Collins' expedition from England arrived early the follo... View More...