William Gardner - Production and resources of the northern and western districts of New South Wales, 1854

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William Gardner arrived in Sydney from Leith in 1838. He lived and worked in Maitland and then in Armidale and compiled the first detailed map of the northern districts of New South Wales, published in September 1844. Both volumes of his manuscript Production and resources of the northern and western districts of New South Wales, 1854 were selected for the Rediscovering Indigenous Language project.

The volumes include notes on geography, topography, botany, climate and meteorology, and notes on the Indigenous Australians of the New England and Liverpool Plains regions, including notes on language, naming of rivers and boundaries and the Native Police Force.

Volume 01: Production and resources of the northern and western districts of New South Wales, 1854 [ca. 1850-1857]

Volume 01: Production and resources of the northern and western districts of New South Wales, 1854 [ca. 1850-1857]

Forms part of the collection William Gardner - Production and resources of the northern and western districts of New South Wales, 1854 Volume 1 includes notes and statistics on geography, topography, climate and meteorology, botany, exploration and Indigenous Australians, particularly in New...

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