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FAVENC , Ernest : THE HISTORY OF AUSTRALIAN EXPLORATION FROM 1788 TO 1888 .

Compiled from State Documents,Private papers and the most authentic sources of information.Issued under the auspices of the Governments of the Australian Colonies.

Turner & Henderson, Sydney, 1888.

Imperial 8vo.Original embossed cloth pp.474 + 4p publishers advertisements. Large folding frontispiece map,3 further folding maps,3 facsimiles of documents [,2 folding ] and 5 plates of aboriginal cave paintings .There is a little scattered pale foxing but the binding is in uncommonly good condition,bright and fresh. A  little bumped at head and tail of spine.

This copy has the signature of the author Ernest Favenc affixed to the endpaper and  has the signature of C.J. Hill Wray on the title page . Hill Wray arrived in the Colony aboard the Zamora in 1877. Dr Hill Wray The principal Government medical officer at Brisbane died prematurely in 1902. There was an outbreak of bubonic plague in Brisbane in that year and Dr Wray, as a result of his ministrations to those infected, caught the plague himself and died in Wattle Brae Hospital, Brisbane,on 8 May 1902. Besides the appointment of Government Medical Officer, Brisbane, Dr Wray also held the posts of Visiting Surgeon to the Benevolent Asylum at Dunwich and the Lock Hospital, Brisbane, and Health Officer at the Quarantine Station, Brisbane.At the time of his death, Mr Archibald Meston wrote of the late Dr Wray: Only those who knew him as the kindly physician or the amiable and sincere friend could know how pure a diamond was enshrined in that somewhat rough and unpretentious matrix

An nteresting association copy.

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