Explorers' Diaries

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To those who don't know. The Explorers' Diaries of Western Australia were released on the 31 March 2005 and are avaliable from Hesperian Press. Got mine cost about $100 posted. Gunnu take me a year of Sundays to read it.
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Reply By: Rod W - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 14:31

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 14:31
Should of had a bit more info, its: Volume One 1826-1835
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Reply By: slyonnet - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 14:31

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 14:31
Sorry to be that ignorant, but what are they exactly?
rgds,
Sly.
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Follow Up By: Rod W - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 14:35

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 14:35
Its a book (vol 1) for the modern day explorer/traveller and anyone interested in the discovery and naming of places and features in WA.
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Reply By: equinox-Kings Canyon - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 15:46

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 15:46
Yes - Got my copy a week ago.
Very detailed composition. I'm up to page 15 already.

As well as the journals from 1826 to 1835 it has:
Stirlings report on the state of the colony 1830
Colonial office - Instructions to explorers 1832
amoungst of things..

It also has 14 maps included (on the pages)

At 610 pages it will take a while to get through. Only a 1000 copies were printed so be quick.

Cheers

Equinox

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Follow Up By: Rod W - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 16:08

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 16:08
Page 15! What are you a speed reader (LOL).
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Reply By: joc45 - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 16:15

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 16:15
Read the Frank Hann diaries, and the book about John Septimus Roe "Not an Idle Man" is particularly good reading.
$100, might check it out, Thanks
Gerry
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Reply By: Member - iMusty (VIC) - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 18:38

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 18:38
$100.00 That's alot of money for one single book!

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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 18:43

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 18:43
not really musty,they sound like they're covering a great deal of data, and only 1000 printed,
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 21:30

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 21:30
Hello - A bargain if you are interested in the subject...try compiling the information yourself...many months/years work for one individual. ($100 is only a few hours pay for the average aussie - I may even try and claim mine as a tax deduction!!). Also keep in mind that while it provides a good read for some it is also a timeless reference book that will never lose its value. It is actually worth more that $100 if you ask me.
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Greg
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Reply By: Member - Paul B (WA) - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 23:28

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 23:28
If you go to the Gutenberg Project website you can download a heap of these for free. Check out http://gutenberg.net.au/explorers.html. It is an absolute treasure trove of expired copyright volumes and you will never read it all. About the nly thing it doesn't have is Frank Hann's work, because it's reallyonly been published quite recently.

Enjoy, Paul B, Kalgoorlie, WA
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Follow Up By: Rod W - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 08:55

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 08:55
There's always a tight arse out there eh!
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Reply By: Bob of KAOS - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 00:13

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 00:13
Thanks Rod
just ordered one
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Reply By: Member- Rox (WA) - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 22:59

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 22:59
How do you order one? send us a web link or is it @ shops?
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Follow Up By: Rod from Bush Camping - Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 08:58

Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 08:58
Do a searh for Hesperian Press.
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