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THE WRECK OF THE SHIP “GOVERNOR READY,”

IN TORRES STRAITS;

A DESCRIPTION OF

THE BRITISH SETTLEMENTS

ON THE

COASTS OF NEW HOLLAND,

MORE PARTICULARLY

RAFFLES BAY, MELVILLE ISLAND, SWAN RIVER, AND

KING GEORGE'S SOUND;

ALSO,

THE MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF THE ABORIGINAL TRIBES;

WITH

AN APPENDIX,

CONTAINING

REMARKS ON TRANSPORTATION,
THE TREATMENT OF CONVICTS DURING THE VOYAGE,
AND ADVICE TO PERSONS INTENDING TO EMIGRATE TO THE

AUSTRALIAN COLONIES.

BY

T. B. WILSON, M.D. SURGEON R.N.

MEMBER OF THE ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY.

LONDON:
PRINTED FOR SHERWOOD, GILBERT, & PIPER,

PATERNOSTER ROW.

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TO THE HONOURABLE

SIR HENRY DUNCAN, K.C.H., C.B.

CAPTAIN, ROYAL NAVY,

THIS VOLUME

IS RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED,

IN TESTIMONY OF GRATITUDE AND ESTEEM,

BY HIS FAITHFUL

AND MUCH OBLIGED SERVANT,

THE AUTHOR,

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