The Minerva Journal of John Washington Price: A Voyage from Cork, Ireland to Sydney, New South Wales 1798–1800 (Miegunyah Press Second Series)

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John Washington Price was the surgeon of the transport Minerva which sailed from Cork to Sydney in 1799 carrying 200 convicts. His journal is lively, copious and detailed. Price was an acute observer of people and his journal is full of minutiae about convicts, sailors and soldiers, and of the flora and fauna encountered along the way.

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"The journal has been reproduced as a handsome volume by Miegunyah Press and the scholarship of Pamela Fulton is superb. The publication represents a significant addition to the historical records of early Australia and it must be said that this is just the latest of twenty-five offerings by this exceptional press, whose contribution to Australasian history is now very impressive indeed."  —Australian Book Review


"A finely presented piece of work, of interest to general readers and especially to colonial buffs."  —The Canberra Times

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Book Description The Miegunyah Press, Melbourne, 2000. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. John Washington Price (illustrator). 1st Edition. xviii+290pp, colour plates, maps, bibliography, index. Near Fine in VG d/w a little faded at spine. Seller Inventory # 000061

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Book Description MIEGUNYAH PRESS (Melbourne University Press), 2000. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Limited Edition. Hardcover, 4to, 490pp incl index. Very good hardcover limited edition with dust jacket. Slight sunfade on the spine, otherwise in excellent condition. Only 1000 copies printed. Please take a close look at the accompanying images as they illustrate and form part of the description. Weighs 1.8kg with packing. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you would like more information about this item or shipping. Seller Inventory # 408

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Price, John Washington (transcribed & intro. By Pamela Jeanne Fulton)
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Book Description Miegunyah Press/ Melbourne University Press, Carlton South, Victoria, 2000. Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Number 25 in an unnumbered limited edition of 1000. "John Washington Price was the surgeon of the transport Minerva, which sailed from Cork for Sydney in 1799 carrying two hundred convicts. Many of them were United Irishmen transported for their role in the 1798 rebellion. When Price set sail he was twenty-one, well educated, with a keen awareness of the world around him. His journal is lively, copious and detailed. He was an acute observer of people and his journal is full of minutiae about convicts, sailors and soldiers, and the flora and fauna encountered along the way. A highlight of the journal is the inclusion of Price's twenty-nine watercolour illustrations. These exquisite little works include unique and important scenes of Sydney, the first Government House, the indigenous people and the native fauna. In Sydney, Price was a frequent visitor to Government House. He met such leading figures as Bennelong, Dr Balmain, D'Arcy Wentworth, George Barrington and the Reverend Samuel Marsden, and his observations of town life contain a great deal of previously unrecorded information" (front flap) Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Seller Inventory # 016203

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