Secondhand. Very good condition. Minor wear to top right book corner. Light foxing to top foredge.
This 1980 reprint includes amendments to the 1979 edition.
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.