Why did Britain send convicts to found a colony in the South Pacific? Why did Spain send an expedition to investigate the new colony? In March 1793, two Spanish corvettes lay at anchor off Sydney Cove, on the final stage of a fact-finding mission to Spain's far-flung Pacific dominions, a mission rivalling that of James Cook. In this book, Malaspina's secret report on the fledgling English colony is presented in English for the first time, with an introduction describing the world of international politics in which Spain, France and Holland jockey for advantage to retain their colonies in the face of competition from an England impudently spreading itself across the globe - even planting an outpost on the Pacific coast, Spain's territory since time immemorial. This book is intended for students and researchers in history and Australian/Pacific history.
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Book Description Sydney; Allen & Unwin; 1990, 1990. hardcover and dustwrapper in good condition, corner of front endpaper smudged where price erased, dustwrapper faded on spine; 179pp, b/w photos and maps. Bookseller Inventory # 74877
Book Description Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1990. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good - Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good - Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Secret History of the Convict Colony. Alexandro Malaspina's Report on the British settlement of New South Wales. xii-180pp. B/w illustrations, maps, notes & endnotes. Minimal shelf wear to lightly faded & lightly discoloured black boards with slight bumps to head & foot of spine. D/j with minimal shelf wear, o/w a G-VG d/j now protected in plastic sleeve & a G-VG copy. Bookseller Inventory # 018205
Book Description Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Size: 9"-10" Tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Australian History; ISBN: 0046100202. ISBN/EAN: 9780046100209. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 30368. Bookseller Inventory # 30368
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Book Description Allen & Unwin,, Australia And London., 1990. Large 8vo. pp 179. Fine in fine dust wrapper. First Edition. Hardback. Dust Jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 58919
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