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Book - Richmond Henty, 'Australiana', Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1886 Reg. No: HT 12709
- Book titled 'Australiana, or, My Early Life' by Richmond Henty, published by Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, in London in 1886. Richmond Henty was born August 3, 1837. The son of Stephen and Jane Henty, he was the first white child born at Portland Bay, Victoria.
The four Henty brothers Edward, Francis, Stephen and John and their families, are credited with establishing the first permanent settlement in what would become the state of Victoria. The Henty's established a permanent settlement at Portland Bay, as well as the settlements of Digby (on Emu Creek) and Hotspur (on the Crawford River) in the late 1830's.
The Henty brothers had intended to follow pastoral pursuits at Portland, however they also found both sperm and black whales so plentiful that Edward and Stephen went into partnership as The book records Henty's early life in the Portland District, his journey to England to complete his education and his later life managing properties for his family.
- Octavo, frontispiece and double-page map, original decorated and gilt-lettered red cloth.
|Dimensions:||2.3 cm (Height), 12.2 cm (Width), 17.4 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||migration settlement, victorian pioneers, publications|
|Themes this item is part of:||Edward Henty, Pastoralist (1810-1878), Migration Collection|
|Secondary Classification:||Settlement - Cultural & Social Life|
|Tertiary Classification:||(to be classified)|
|Inscriptions:||Cover embossed in gilt : AUSTRALIANA / OR / MY EARLY LIFE / RICHMOND HENTY ". Title page signed: "John A. Venour 1898"|
|Author:||Mr Richmond Henty, Portland, Victoria, Australia, 1886|
|Publisher:||Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington,, London, England, Great Britain, 1886|
|Other Association (See Comments):||1898
Dated inscribed by John A. Venour