The Oxford book of Australian travel writing

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Oxford University Press, 1996 - Travel - 328 pages
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Travel has always been central to the experience of living in Australia and to giving that life meaning. This book is the first serious anthology of Australian overseas travel writing. The editors have assembled sixty extracts from the works of writers, soldiers, explorers, missionaries, journalists, and public figures. Contributors include Alfred Deakin, Henry Lawson, Ethel Turner, Douglas Mawson, Martin Boyd, Frank Clune, Patrick White, Jill Kerr Conway, Christopher Koch, Alan Moorehead, David Malouf, Clive James, Germaine Greer, Peter Conrad, and Robyn Davidson. There is an extended introduction and there are numerous historical and biographical notes.

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William a Beckett in Italy 1854
Alfred Blannin in Dover and Paris 1876
James Hogan in New York 1887

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David Walker was born in or near Wilmington, North Carolina, the son of a slave father and a free black mother (thus, under the laws of slavery, he was born free). the year of his birth is uncertain, although the most convincing recent research contends that it was 1796 or 1797. By his own account in the "Appeal," Walker left Wilmington as a young man and wandered around the United States, residing for an unspecified period in Charleston, South Carolina. In 1825, he turned up as a used-clothes dealer in Boston, where he would spend the rest of his abbreviated life. He died suddenly in 1830.
Sean Wilentz is the Cotsen Fellow and professor of history at Princeton University. His books include "Chants Democratic" and, with Paul E. Johnson, "The Kingdom of Matthias,"

White-Prof of History, Stanford University

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