26 views of the starburst world : William Dawes at Sydney Cove, 1788-91 / Ross Gibson Gibson, Ross, 1956-

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Dawes, William, 1762-1836.; Astronomers - New South Wales - Biography.; New South Wales - History - 1788-1851.
In January 1788, astronomer and colonist William Dawes came to New South Wales' Botany Bay with the First Fleet Marines. He then came back into view in 1972, when a pair of slender 'language notebooks' - 80 small pages of limber handwriting - were discovered at the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies. These language notebooks are a crucial relic of the first four years of British colonization. In this book, author Ross Gibson continues his speculative brilliance on William Dawes, using Dawes' notebooks as source material. 26 Views of the Starburst World is an intellec.
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