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Alexander Collie: Colonial Surgeon, Naturalist and Explorer

by Gwen: Chessell

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0980296536, Paperback)

This is the first book-length biography of the remarkable Scottish pioneer who accompanied Lieutenant-Governor James Stirling to Western Australia's fledgling Swan River Colony in 1829. With the assistance of his Aboriginal guide, Collie's expeditions across the state's southwest yielded many botanical, geographical, and meteorological discoveries that were essential to the colony's expansion and development over subsequent decades. Author Gwen Chessell's meticulous research vividly recreates the harsh conditions endured by Collie and his fellow Swan River colonists.

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"A biography of Alexander Collie."--Publisher. "This is the first book-length biography of this remarkable Scottish pioneer who made a pivotal contribution to Western Australia's early colonisation. Drawing on Collie's long and lively correspondence with his brother, George, Chessell's meticulous research recreates the harsh conditions endured by Collie and his fellow Swan River colonists and provides new insights into the mind of an innately inquisitive, nineteenth-century world traveller and humanist who sought to bridge the cultural divide between European and Indigenous communities."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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