The Genesis of Queensland: An Account of the First Exploring Journeys to and Over Darling Downs : the Earliest Days of Their Occupation; Social Life; Station Seeking; the Course of Discovery, Northward and Westward; and a Resumé of the Causes which Led to Separation from New South Wales : with Portrait and Fac-similes of Maps, Log, &c., &c

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Turner & Henderson, 1888 - Darling Downs (Qld.) - 633 pages
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