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- DescriptionEducated at Sandhurst, Sir George Grey (1812-98) became Goverr of South Australia when he was t yet thirty. Later he served as Goverr of New Zealand and High Commissioner for South Africa, and in the 1870s he enjoyed a period as premier of New Zealand. Although he liked to portray himself as 'good Goverr Grey', some of his contemporaries found him ruthless and manipulative. Like many other Victorian administrators, he was convinced that the 'savage' natives needed to be 'improved' in order to become more like Europeans. In this 1841 publication, Grey writes about two expeditions to North-West Australia that took place under his leadership in 1837-9. Both expeditions encountered difficulties, and Grey himself was seriously wounded. In Volume 2, Grey focuses on the language and culture of the native Australians, and reveals his plans for 'raising' the Aborigines to what he regards a 'civilised' level.
- Author(s)Sir George Grey
- PublisherCambridge Library Collection
- Date of Publication23/02/2012
- SubjectTravel Writing
- Series TitleCambridge Library Collection - History of Oceania
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note25 b/w illus. 1 colour illus.
- Weight650 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine29 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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