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Book - Richmond Henty, 'Australiana', Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1886 Document 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.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 2.3 cm (Height), 12.2 cm (Width), 17.4 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: migration settlement, victorian pioneers, publications
Themes this item is part of: Edward Henty, Pastoralist (1810-1878), Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
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

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