Secondhand. Very good condition. Ex library copy with no external stickers. Withdrawn stamp and white-out on inside blank page. Light foxing to top and right foredges. A few tears to lining of inside back cover from removing date due slip.
This book outlines European exploration of the western coast of Australia since the early 17th century, especially the area surrounding the Swan River.
The purpose of James Stirling's visit in 1827 is analysed in detail. as is the initial criticism of his report by British officials and Stirling's extraordinary conversion of these officials which led to the establishment of the Swan River Colony.
This book is included in the Friends of Battye Library Inc.'s Bibliography of Western Australian History compiled by Pamela Statham Drew.