Eccleston, Gregory C. GRANVILLE STAPYLTON. Australia Felix 1836. Second in Command to Major Mitchell. Oblong folio, First Edition; pp. xx, 250, (blank); numerous coloured & b/w. maps, very numerous coloured & b/w. illustrations, 7 appendices, bibliography, glossary, index; original papered boards; a fine copy in dustwrapper. (Malvern); Evandale Publishing; (2018).
***A truly magnificent book with something for everyone interested in Australian history, exploration, natural history, local New South Wales and Victorian history, the Aboriginal people, Colonial settlement and administration, and just about everything else, beautifully and extensively illustrated. The book, written by experienced surveyor, Greg Eccleston, a close student of Mitchell's track across south eastern Australia, is based on Stapylton's original journals of Mitchell's expedition, supplemented by extensive and highly informative notes. #68264
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