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The Resource Our Western Australian home : being sketches of scenery and society in the colony, by George J. Webb, Esq., D.A.C.G. (together with biographies of George Joseph Webb and Warrup, the Aborigine) ; edited and annotated by Geoff Blackburn, Steve Errington, Peter J. Bridge

Our Western Australian home : being sketches of scenery and society in the colony, by George J. Webb, Esq., D.A.C.G. (together with biographies of George Joseph Webb and Warrup, the Aborigine) ; edited and annotated by Geoff Blackburn, Steve Errington, Peter J. Bridge

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Our Western Australian home : being sketches of scenery and society in the colony
Title
Our Western Australian home
Title remainder
being sketches of scenery and society in the colony
Statement of responsibility
by George J. Webb, Esq., D.A.C.G. (together with biographies of George Joseph Webb and Warrup, the Aborigine) ; edited and annotated by Geoff Blackburn, Steve Errington, Peter J. Bridge
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Language
eng
Summary
George Webb lived in Perth from April 1839 until January 1848 as an Assistant Clerk to progressing from to D.A.C.G (Deputy Assistant Commissary General) in 16 December 1845. To educate his family and friends back home about life at Swan River he wrote lengthy ‘sketches’ including descriptions of Perth and its lifestyle. He also mentions reports of visiting the Aboriginal prison on Rottnest Island, fighting a bushfire on Mount Eliza and excursion to the Northward of Perth, to visit the caves of Maiden, in November, 1841. Webb also included a description of seasonal changes at Lake Monger and a lengthy description of an Aboriginal youth called Warrup. Our Western Australian Home is a very valuable addition to information about the early colony
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
ANL
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1816?-1863
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Webb, George Joseph
Dewey number
994.102
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1948-
  • 1943-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Blackburn, Geoff
  • Bridge, Peter J.
  • Errington, Steve
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  • Webb, George Joseph
  • Warrup
  • Prisons
  • Penal colonies
  • Western Australia
  • Western Australia
Label
Our Western Australian home : being sketches of scenery and society in the colony, by George J. Webb, Esq., D.A.C.G. (together with biographies of George Joseph Webb and Warrup, the Aborigine) ; edited and annotated by Geoff Blackburn, Steve Errington, Peter J. Bridge
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
George Joseph Webb -Geoff Blackbum OAM -- The Commissariat - Duties and Organization -- Comparative Ranks - Commissariat and the Army -- Endnotes -- Our Western Australian Home: Being Sketches of Scenery and Society in the Colony -- Introduction -- The Town of Perth -- A peep into the Council Chamber -- A visit to Rottnest prison -- The Bush Fire -- Domestic Manners of the Western Australians -- A mail from England! -- Monger's Lake -- Warrup -- Conclusion : "Vox Et Prreterra Nihil." -- Copy of Journal kept during an Excursion to the Northward of Perth, to Visit the Caves of Maiden, in November, 1841 -- The life and early death of Warrup, son of Helia - Steve Errington -- Endnotes
Control code
000057237973
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
iii, 41 pages
Isbn
9780859056366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)946075400
Label
Our Western Australian home : being sketches of scenery and society in the colony, by George J. Webb, Esq., D.A.C.G. (together with biographies of George Joseph Webb and Warrup, the Aborigine) ; edited and annotated by Geoff Blackburn, Steve Errington, Peter J. Bridge
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
George Joseph Webb -Geoff Blackbum OAM -- The Commissariat - Duties and Organization -- Comparative Ranks - Commissariat and the Army -- Endnotes -- Our Western Australian Home: Being Sketches of Scenery and Society in the Colony -- Introduction -- The Town of Perth -- A peep into the Council Chamber -- A visit to Rottnest prison -- The Bush Fire -- Domestic Manners of the Western Australians -- A mail from England! -- Monger's Lake -- Warrup -- Conclusion : "Vox Et Prreterra Nihil." -- Copy of Journal kept during an Excursion to the Northward of Perth, to Visit the Caves of Maiden, in November, 1841 -- The life and early death of Warrup, son of Helia - Steve Errington -- Endnotes
Control code
000057237973
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
iii, 41 pages
Isbn
9780859056366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)946075400

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