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Works: 281 works in 284 publications in 1 language and 414 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Diaries  Fiction  Naval history 
Classifications: DU160, 994.402
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Most widely held works by Project Gutenberg Australia
Sydney's first four years : being a reprint of A narrative of the expedition to Botany Bay, and A complete account of the settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench( Book )

in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Watkin Tench stepped ashore at Botany Bay with the First Fleet in January 1788. He was in his late twenties, a captain of the marines, and on the advanture of his life. Insatiably curious, with a natural genius for storytelling, Tench wrote two enthralling accounts of the infant colony - A Narrative of the Expedition to Botany Bay and A Complete Account of the Settlement at port Jackson. Tench brings to life the legendary figures of Bennelong, Arabanoo and Governor Phillip, and records the voices of convicts trying to make new lives in their new country
Poems by Adam Lindsay Gordon by Adam Lindsay Gordon( Book )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complete account of the settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench( Book )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fantastic eye-witness account of the first four years of the Australian settlement that became modern day Sydney. Written by Lieutenant-General Watkin Tench, who served in the First Fleet
Project Gutenberg Australia( )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Project Gutenberg produces books in electronic form (etexts) and makes them freely available to the public. The books are in the 'public domain'. All have been prepared by volunteers and cover the areas of light literature (Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, etc.); other literature (Shakespeare, Moby Dick, Paradise Lost, etc.) and reference (Roget's Thesaurus, The Bible, dictionaries, etc.)
A book for kids by C. J Dennis( Book )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Full of verse and stories and very funny illustrations, this edition will delight a whole new generation."--p.[4] of cover
An autobiography by Catherine Helen Spence( Book )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australian search party by Charles H Eden( Book )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fantastic account of an exploratory expedition to Australia, including the exploration of the Gould, Garden and Hinchbrook Islands, and the Macalister and Mackay rivers
The explorers of Australia and their life-work by Ernest Favenc( Book )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The king's men; a tale of to-morrow by Robert Grant( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A voyage towards the South Pole and round the world : Volume 1 by James Cook( Book )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Hogarth's will by Catherine Helen Spence( Book )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A voyage to New Holland by William Dampier( Book )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A source book of Australian history by Gwendolen H Swinburne( Book )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lapérouse by Ernest Scott( Book )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A continuation of a voyage to New Holland by William Dampier( Book )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terre Napoléon; a history of French explorations and projects in Australia by Ernest Scott( Book )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ernest Scott (1867-1939) emigrated to Australia in 1892, settling in Melbourne where he worked as a journalist. In 1913 he was appointed Professor of History at the University of Melbourne. This volume, first published in 1910, discusses the aims and outcome of the survey of the south Australian coast performed by Nicholas Baudin's French expedition between 1800 and 1804, and established Scott's reputation as a historian. Scott traces the path of Baudin's expedition along the then unexplored south coast of Australia, estimating the amount of original surveying performed by the expedition to address the accusation that the French expedition plagiarised British surveys of the same coastline. Scott also discusses the origins of the expedition to investigate possible political motivations behind the survey. This detailed and meticulously researched volume presents a valuable revised view of Baudin's expedition
The recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley( Book )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The moving finger by Mary Gaunt( Book )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Eliza Bakewell Gaunt (1861-1942), was an Australian novelist. She was educated at Grenville College, Ballarat, where her facility in writing was noted. Mary Gaunt believed that a woman had the right to follow her own career and be financially independent, even if married. On 19 March 1881 she was one of the first women to sign the matriculation roll of the University of Melbourne. She began an arts course but did not continue after poor results in her first year. She turned to writing: "It was my ambition to be a writer", she recalled, "I wrote merely because I wanted to make money, and money was a means of locomotion". Drawing on childhood memories of goldfield towns and her brothers' yarns of exotic places, she contributed articles and stories to Australian and overseas papers and magazines. One of her earliest pieces was an article on gold for Cassell's Picturesque Australasia. Her earnings enabled her to travel to England and India
The workingman's paradise : an Australian labour novel by John Miller( )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An historical journal of the transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk island : with the discoveries which have been made in New South Wales and in the Southern ocean, since the publication of Phillip's voyage, compiled from the official papers ; including the journals of Governors Phillip and King, and of Lieut. Ball ; and the voyages from the first sailing of the Sirius in 1787, to the return of that ship's company to England in 1792. by John Hunter( )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first edition of Hunter's important journal of the first years of settlement at Sydney. As with Governor Phillip's account, this was published by Stockdale, and continues that publisher's monopoly on the "official" accounts of the colony.Hunter was an experienced sea captain and the most dedicated navigator of the First Fleeters, and his book is in effect the first pilot for Australian waters and a significant companion to Cook, in particular, whose book he frequently consulted. As might be expected, therefore, the maps are excellent. Furthermore, it is the last book to include writings by Phillip as it prints his dispatches to the end of 1791; as the first work to publish anything by Philip Gidley King it is also the first account of Norfolk Island.Second captain of HMS Sirius under Phillip for the voyage to Botany Bay, Hunter became actively engaged in surveying and exploration in New South Wales, and only left for England in late 1791 after the loss of the Sirius at Norfolk Island while under his command. He spent the next few years in England, where he prepared his journals for publication. Hunter gives an excellent account of many activities, particularly exploration and the settlement at Norfolk Island (based on King's papers), which are treated more cursorily by the other First Fleet chroniclers. The engraved plates and maps, many of the latter from original cartography by Hunter, Dawes and Bradley, are very fine. The plates include the well-known "View of the Settlement at Sydney Cove, Port Jackson, 20th August 1788" (the first published engraving of Sydney) and P.G. King's "A Family of New South Wales", engraved by William Blake
 
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