The Wollaston Journals: 1845-1856, Volumen3

University of Western Australia, 1991 - 512 páginas
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The Wollaston Journals: Volume 3, 1845-1856 is the final volume of a revised edition of the journals of John Ramsden Wollaston, an Anglican clergyman who migrated to Australia with his family in 1841. Volume 3 covers the period 1848-1856, during which Reverend Wollaston was transferred from Bunbury to Albany and subsequently appointed the first Archdeacon of Western Australia. Volume 3 differs from the previous two by including a significantly greater proportion of Wollaston's correspondence â?? private, official, and public â?? which reveal his relationships with friends, colleagues, and government officers; topics of contemporary religious and social discourse; and particular projects such as the development of the Annesfield Aboriginal community in Albany. More than a century and a half after Wollaston's death, Volume 3 completes the life story of a remarkable pioneer and provides a fascinating insight into early colonial life. As Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Bolton AO, comments in his introduction to Volume 3: â??[Wollaston] places us in his debt by his vivid and carefully observed portraits of people who were still coming to terms with their new landscapes, and landscapes on which the settlers had not yet made a lasting imprint.â?

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Geoffrey Bolton was born in North Perth, Australia on November 5, 1931. He was educated at Wesley College, the University of Western Australia, and Oxford University. He was a professor at the Australian National University, Monash University, and the University of Queensland. He retired from academia in 1996, before serving as the Chancellor of Murdoch University from 2002 to 2006. He wrote 15 books during his lifetime including Alexander Forrest: His Life and Times, Daphne Street, and Land of Vision and Mirage: Western Australia since 1826. He was named an Officer of the Order of Australia in 1984 and West Australian of the Year in 2006. He died on September 4, 2015 at the age of 83.

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