[Iag-list] book reviewer needed: "Granville Stapylton: Australia Felix 1836 second in command to Major Mitchell"

Brendan Whyte obiwonfive at hotmail.com
Tue Jun 12 11:48:15 AEST 2018


"The Globe", journal of the Australian & New Zealand Map Society, is seeking a reviewer for the following new title:

"Granville Stapylton: Australia Felix 1836, second in command to Major Mitchell"
by Gregory Eccleston
Evandale Publishing, Malvern (Vic), 2018.

250pp, 32x36cm hb, dustjacket, lots of  colour maps and illustrations.
ISBN 9780646983653


Dust jacket says: 
“...based on the true journals of the pioneer land surveyor Granville Stapylton when he accompanied Major Thomas Mitchell on the famous ‘Australia Felix’ expedition in 1836.  Stapylton’s journals clarify when and where several natural history discoveries were made, including ... Pig-footed Bandicoot, ...White-footed Rabbit-rat, and the first-ever sighting of an australite. The journals describe several first contacts with the indigenous people, the sometimes-fraught relationship between himself and Mitchell... The book later describes the attack on Stapylton’s survey camp ... resulting in the murder of Stapylton ...The farcical criminal trial in Sydney in 1841 is described in detail..."

Please contact me offlist if interested in reviewing this title for us.
  
 
Brendan Whyte
editor, The Globe
           


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