George Caley: Nineteenth Century Naturalist

Webb, Joan

Published by Surrey Beatty & Sons Pty Ltd, 1995
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185 pp., illustrations, bibliography, index. This biography is the first on George Caley to take a balanced approach to the life and work of a man who made a major contribution to 19th century scientific studies. Dr. Webb takes the reader from Caley's humble beginnings in a stable in Yorkshire to the settlement of Parramatta in New South Wales in 1800. It traces his journey through the colony, his encounters with Governor King, Governor Bligh and Reverend Samuel Marsden. His studies of the Australian flora and fauna are dealt with in detail. Research in London and Manchester as well as the Herbaria of a number of countries around the world has enabled the author to give the reader details of Caley's early life and events after his return from New South Wales in 1810. Included are details of the fate of Caley's extensive collections and the facts about those unwise decisions which led him to stagnate first in Manchester and then in the island of St. Vincent. Caley deserves a place in history superior to the one he has been given as Joseph Banks' eccentric collector. Significantly, this biography looks at a number of possible reasons for Caley's failure to achieve his potential and gain a place in history more worthy of his basic contribution. The truth needs to be told, not just to set the record straight about Caley the man, but also because he epitomizes the nature, proceedings and characteristics of 19th century natural history. Language: eng. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: George Caley: Nineteenth Century Naturalist
Publisher: Surrey Beatty & Sons Pty Ltd
Publication Date: 1995
Binding: Hardcover
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Book Description Chipping Norton: Surrey Beatty, 1995., 1995. Quarto,200 pp.,colour illustrations, laminated boards, bookplate. The book takes the reader from Caley's humble beginnings in a stable in Yorkshire to the settlement of Parramatta in New South Wales in 1800. It traces his journey through the colony, his encounters with Governor King, Governor Bligh and Reverend Samuel Marsden. His studies of the Australian flora and fauna are dealt with in detail. Bookseller Inventory # 34076

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Book Description Chipping Norton: Surrey Beatty, 1995., 1995. Quarto, laminated boards,200 pp.,colour illustrations, text illustrations, maps. WAS $43. The book takes the reader from Caley's humble beginnings in a stable in Yorkshire to the settlement of Parramatta in New South Wales in 1800. It traces his journey through the colony, his encounters with Governor King, Governor Bligh and Reverend Samuel Marsden. His studies of the Australian flora and fauna are dealt with in detail. Bookseller Inventory # 9044

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Book Description Surrey Beatty & Sons, Suydney 1995, 1995. 30.0 x 21.0cms, 186pp, b/w & colour illusts, very good+ hardcover with decorated boards (no dustwrapper as issued) Sir Joseph Banks sent Caley to NSW to explore the young colony and collect specimens (1800-1810). Caley wrote to Banks about his findings and about colonial life under Governors King and Bligh. But he failed to publish a natural history of NSW; the British Museum neglected his important collections; scholars could not access his expertise; his contemporaries ignored his empathy for Australia's Aborigines. Bookseller Inventory # 146009

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Book Description Surrey Beatty & Sons, Chipping Norton, NSW, Australia, 1995. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good+. No Jacket. Illustrated laminated boards with fading to spine. Usual library marks. 185 pages with colour and b/w illustrations. The life and work of a man who made a major contribution to 19th century scientific studies. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Ex-Library. Bookseller Inventory # 009112

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Book Description Surrey Beatty & Sons Pty Ltd, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 188 pp., illustrations, bibliography, index. This biography is the first on George Caley to take a balanced approach to the life and work of a man who made a major contribution to 19th century scientific studies. Dr. Webb takes the reader from Caley's humble beginnings in a stable in Yorkshire to the settlement of Parramatta in New South Wales in 1800. It traces his journey through the colony, his encounters with Governor King, Governor Bligh and Reverend Samuel Marsden. His studies of the Australian flora and fauna are dealt with in detail. Research in London and Manchester as well as the Herbaria of a number of countries around the world has enabled the author to give the reader details of Caley's early life and events after his return from New South Wales in 1810. Included are details of the fate of Caley's extensive collections and the facts about those unwise decisions which led him to stagnate first in Manchester and then in the island of St. Vincent. Caley deserves a place in history superior to the one he has been given as Joseph Banks' eccentric collector. Significantly, this biography looks at a number of possible reasons for Caley's failure to achieve his potential and gain a place in history more worthy of his basic contribution. The truth needs to be told, not just to set the record straight about Caley the man, but also because he epitomizes the nature, proceedings and characteristics of 19th century natural history. Bookseller Inventory # 0949324620AI052016

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