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The evidence to the Bigge reports; New South Wales under Governor Macquarie.

Author: John Ritchie
Publisher: Melbourne, Heinemann, 1971.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During the years 1819-1821 commissioner John Thomas Bigge visited Australia and conducted extensive inquiries into its past History. ... [He] was the first well-educated observer to have spent seventeen months in the colony with every source of information open to him. He had been instructed to examine all the laws and regulations of the territory, everything connected with its administration, the superintendence  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ritchie, John, 1941-
Evidence to the Bigge reports.
Melbourne, Heinemann, 1971
(OCoLC)573571541
Named Person: John Thomas Bigge
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Ritchie
ISBN: 0855610271 9780855610272
OCLC Number: 571775
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 2 volumes (xvii, 237 + xii, 304 pages) ; 25 cm
Contents: v. 1. The oral evidence.--v. 2. The written evidence. Index.
Responsibility: Selected and edited by John Ritchie.

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During the years 1819-1821 commissioner John Thomas Bigge visited Australia and conducted extensive inquiries into its past History. ... [He] was the first well-educated observer to have spent seventeen months in the colony with every source of information open to him. He had been instructed to examine all the laws and regulations of the territory, everything connected with its administration, the superintendence and reform of the convicts, and the state of the civil, judicial and ecclestiastical establishments. ... [His] reports and the evidence given him remain the most thorough contemporary account of the condition of the prison-colony of New South Wales under Governor Macquarie.".

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