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Early from Australia...



Item # 697810

May 15, 1798

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 15, 1798  

* Early New South Wales, Australia

Page 3 has early reports concerning Australia, including: "Major Gross, the Lt. Governor of New South Wales...forced for his ill state of health to leave that settlement..." The colony, when that ship left Port Jackson, was doing well... reason to expect that the inhabitants for the future will be able to supply themselves with bread...".
And also a letter: "...from an Officer in the Botany Bay Corps, dated Port Jackson, Dec. 14, 1794" with reports on farming, etc.
Eight pages, 9 by 12 1/2 inches, never-trimmed margins, dirtiness to the front page, archival repair at the blank, spine margin, otherwise good.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's