Windle, Kevin; Gover, Elena; Massov, Alexander
Title From St Petersburg to Port Jackson : Russian Travellers' Tales of Australia 1807-1912
Binding Trade Paperback
Edition 1st Edition
Publisher North Melbourne Australian Scholarly Publishing 2016
1925333647 / 9781925333640
Seller ID ID290557
MINT - a NEW copy. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 291 pages throughout the century, other Russian ships called at Hobart, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, and their officers recorded their impressions of colonial Australia, the convict system, the indigenous peoples, the life of the settlers and the wild life of the continent. This collection of official reports, travel notes and memoirs by ships’ officers and other Russian travellers offers a unique perspective on the Australian colonies and their development through the nineteenth century.