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Historical Survey of Northern Tasmania – Low Head to Launceston – McKnight

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Hard to find soft cover and a quality production.

Published in 1998 at Launceston, effectively self published. 144 pages, perfect bound nicely illustrated.

Carefully written history with particular emphasis on the earliest reports of Port Dalrymple and the Tamar.

Naturally starts with Bass and Flinders in 1798; then Freycinet and Faure in 1802. Surveys by William Collins in 1804 along with the observations of Clark and Brown.

The last third is taken up by the seldomly referenced activities of Lieutenant Governor William Patterson who in 1804 was sent by Governor King to establish a colony at Port Dalrymple on at the behest of Lord Hobart from his desk in London. Patterson’s official and private journals are referred to as well as Mountgarrett’s account and the Paterson led explorations of the North Esk river.

Northern Tasmania, Port Dalrymple and, in particular, the keen observations of William Patterson.

Price: $30.00

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