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Author Eldershaw, M. Barnard.

Title Phillip of Australia : an account of the settlement at Sydney Cove 1788-92 / by M. Barnard Eldershaw
Edition Paperback edition
Published Sydney : Angus and Robertson, 1977


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Description 367 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Series Famous Australian lives
Summary Account of first settlement in Australia at Sydney Cove, lead by Governor Phillip; discusses background to, and reasons for, settlement; government instructions, including instructions regarding Indigenous Australians, organisation, personnel etc for voyage and settlement; voyage to Sydney Cove; settlement and contact; Governor's, officers', solders', convicts' and settlers' varying attitudes to, and relationships with, Indigenous Australians; Governor's treatment of Indigenous Australians and attempts to maintain peaceful relations with them; descriptions of Indigenous Australians; deteriorating relationships, violence and eventual punitive expedition; capture of Arabanoo, and later Baneelon and Colbee, in attempt to learn about Indigenous people; captives' lives after captured; smallpox and famine among Aboriginals
Notes First published: London : George C. Harrap, 1938
Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 347-348
Subject Phillip, Arthur, 1738-1814.
Governors -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Biography.
New South Wales -- Exiles
New South Wales -- History -- 1788-1814
New South Wales -- History -- 1788-1851
Sydney (N.S.W.) -- History -- 1788-1814
Sydney (N.S.W.) -- History.
ISBN 0207134553 (paperback)