with sixty-five plates of non descript animals, birds, lizards, serpents, curious cones of trees and other natural productions
John White Esquire, (1757/8-1832)
Surgeon-General to the [First Fleet and the] Settlement [at Port Jackson]
THE JOURNEY TOOK PLACE IN 1787 .
ANCESTORS ARRIVING APP SAME TIME
True Tales of Early Australia
Lang, John (1816-1864 )
Records of Legislative Proceedings from 1824
PARLIAMENT OF NSW
A Project Gutenberg of Australia eBook Title: Letters from an Exile at Botany Bay (1794) Author: Thomas Watling (b. 1762)
Letters from an Exile at Botany Bay, to his Aunt in DumfriesGiving a Particular Account of the Settlement of New South Wales,with the Customs and Manners of the Inhabitants.Watling, Thomas (b.1762)First Published: 1794THE PUBLISHER OF THE ENSUING PRODUCTION,SENDS IT INTO THE WORLD FOR THE TWO FOLLOWING REASONS.First; he hopes it may contribute a little to the relief of an old,infirm, and friendless woman, to whom it is addressed.And Secondly; he imagines, the account here given of a country so littleknown, may be interesting to some, and amusing to all. With the original,which is now in his hands, he declines taking any liberty, but leaves theunfortunate exile to tell his story exactly in his own words, and how heacquits himself, the public must determine.
In the warmer season, the thunder very frequently rolls tremendous,accompanied by a scorching wind, so intolerable as almost to obstructrespiration;–whilst the surrounding horizon looks one entire sheet ofuninterrupted flame. The air, notwithstanding, is in general dry. Fifteenmonths have been known to elapse without a single shower; but though thusdry, the transitions of hot and cold are often surprisingly quick andcontrasted without any discernable injury to the human system. I havefelt one hour as intensely warm as if immediately under the line, whenthe next has made me shiver with cold, yet have I not experienced any harm therefrom; owing, without a doubt, to the dryness and salubrity, ofthe atmosphere.
Hard life in the colonies, and other experiences by sea and land, now first printed. Comp. from private letters (1892)
Jenkyns, Catherine Carolyn; Jenkins, Arthur Cardew; Jenkins, Gilbert Chilcott; Dunbar, Haln Killegrew