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Early History of NSW - Being the Diaries of Major H. C. ANTILL

EARLY HISTORY OF NEW SOUTH WALES: TWO OLD JOURNALS - Being the Diaries of Major H. C. ANTILL on the Voyage to New South Wales in 1809, and on a Trip Across the Blue Mountains in 1815 with Governor Macquarie. Nearly one hundred and five years ago when Major (then Captain) H. C. Antill came to Australia as A/D.C. to Governor Macquarie, he kept a diary of the voyage, and when in 1815 he accompanied the Governor on the trip over the just completed road to Bathurst, he again kept a journal. The party included John William Lewin, A.I.S, the water-colour painter, who made some twenty sketches of the scenery, &c., on the trip. The diaries and some of the drawings are now in possession of Major Antill's grandson, H. E. Antill, Esq., of Jarvisfield, Pieton, and it is by his kind permission that an exact transcript of the diaries, and reproductions of some of the drawings, are now published.

EARLY HISTORY OF NEW SOUTH WALES: TWO OLD JOURNALS - Being the Diaries of Major H. C. ANTILL on the Voyage to New South Wales in 1809, and on a Trip Across the Blue Mountains in 1815 with Governor Macquarie.

Nearly one hundred and five years ago when Major (then Captain) H. C.
Antill came to Australia as A/D.C. to Governor Macquarie, he kept a diary of the voyage, and when in 1815 he accompanied the Governor on the trip over the just completed road to Bathurst, he again kept a journal.

The party included John William Lewin, A.I.S, the water-colour painter, who made some twenty sketches of the scenery, &c., on the trip.

The diaries and some of the drawings are now in possession of Major Antill's grandson, H. E. Antill, Esq., of Jarvisfield, Pieton, and it is by his kind permission that an exact transcript of the diaries, and reproductions of some of the drawings, are now published.

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