Secondhand. Very good condition. Ex library book with no external stickers. Date due slip on inside page. Minor edgewear. Book is clean and binding is very good.
In 1846, Leandre Fonteinne, a young French monk, formed part of the first Salvado/Serra expedition to the site that would become the mission of New Norcia. A tragic accident there, however, hastened his return to France.
It also records, in fascinating detail, life in the nineteenth century Swan River Colony and in France. Fonteinne was not a man of action, rather a fly on the wall, but a fly with a tape recorder. He gives us the rumour, the tensions, the slights, the hopes, the speculations that filled the missionaries (publisher blurb)