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Author Knopwood, Robert, 1763-1838.

Title Knopwood's Port Phillip diary, 9 October 1803-31 January 1804 / edited and introduced by John Currey
Edition Revised edition
Published Malvern, [Vic.] : Banks Society Publications, 2002
Malvern, [Victoria] : Banks Society at the Colony Press, 2010


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  994.5102 Knopwo Kno/Kpp  AVAILABLE
Description 48 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
Summary The settlement was commanded by Lieutenant Governor David Collins, who arrived on the warship H.M.S Calcutta in October 1803 with some 300 male convicts, a party of Royal Marines, civil official and settlers. Knopwood's diary of the period from Collin's landing until his departure for Van Diemen's Land in January 1804, is one of the few surviving accounts of settlement. It records attempts by the settlers to find fresh water, the exploration of the bay; the escape of convicts, the mutinous mood of the marines' armed clashes between the colonists and the local Aborigines, and many details of daily life in the camp
Notes Includes index
"A rare historical record of Victoria's first European settlement at Sullivan Bay 1803-1804" -- on cover
Bibliography Bibliography: page 46
Subject Knopwood, Robert, 1763-1838 -- Diaries.
Anglican Church of Australia -- Clergy -- Diaries.
Sullivan Bay (Vic.) -- History.
Melbourne (Vic.) -- History -- To 1834
Genre/Form Biographies.
Author Currey, John E. B.
LC no. 2002489333
ISBN 0949586129 :
Other Titles Port Phillip diary 9 October 1803-31 January 1804
Port Phillip diary