Charles Darwin in Australia

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Cambridge University Press, Nov 7, 2008 - Science - 260 pages
Early in 1836 Charles Darwin spent two months in Australia as part of his round-the-world voyage on the Beagle. During this time, he visited Sydney, travelled on horseback to Bathurst, visited Hobart and called into King George Sound. In addition to making extensive notes on the geology of the country, and recording some observations on natural history, Darwin interacted with several of the colonies' leading citizens, including Kings and Macarthurs in Sydney, and Alfred Stephen and George Frankland in Hobart. This book provides the definitive account of this part of the Beagle's voyage. It is based on specific transcriptions of the entire Australian section of Darwin's diary, supplemented by extracts from field notes, letters and published material. The lavish illustrations include contemporary works by two of Australia's most famous early artists (Augustus Earle and Conrad Martens), both of whom had been Darwin's Beagle shipmates earlier in the voyage.

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Introduction i
Arrival in Sydney and a trip across the līlnc Mountains
Rciurn fro in Bathursl and impressions ol Sydney
Hobart and environs
Kinii ieorge Sound and farewell to Australia
Summary of documents relating to Dandiis risil to Australia

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About the author (2008)

Janice Mary Nicholas is a retired librarian who previously specialised in Australiana, especially manuscripts and pictorial material.

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