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The secret history of the convict colony : Alexandro Malaspina's report on the British settlement of New South Wales

Author: Robert J King; Alessandro Malaspina
Publisher: Sydney ; Boston : Allen & Unwin, ©1990.
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Presents the report of a secret Spanish mission to investigate the fledgling English colony in Australia, with an introduction to the international politics of the time. What was the real intention  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Alessandro Malaspina; Alessandro Malaspina; Alessandro Malaspina
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J King; Alessandro Malaspina
ISBN: 0046100202 9780046100209
OCLC Number: 50041787
Notes: Includes translations from the Spanish of Alexandro Malaspina's report and other documents by Fernando Quintano and Antonio Joseph Cavanilles.
Description: xii, 178 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part 1 The background: a strategic base in the Pacific Spanish dominion in the Pacific; Reasons for the settlement of New South Wales; The development of Britain's need for a base in the Pacific, 1740-1786; The involvement of Phillip and Sydney in the South; American expeditions, 1780-1783; The Netherlands crisis and the Botany Bay expedition; Laprouse at Botany Bay; The Nootka Sound crisis; The French Revolutionary War and the visit of the Baudin expedition, 1793-1803; The British invasions of La Plata, 1806 and 1807; Malaspina's return to Spain - triumph and downfall; New South Wales in 1793 - the condition of the British settlement; "Los Abitantes ..." - the Aboriginal peoples of Botany Bay and Port Jackson. Part 2 The Spanish texts: A political examination of the English colonies in the Pacific; Notes gathered at Port Jackson; Loose notes on the English colony of Port Jackson; Observations on the soil, natives and plants of Port Jackson and Botany Bay.
Responsibility: Robert J. King.

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