OWEN STANLEY, R.N. 1811-1850, CAPTAIN OF THE RATTLESNAKE.

Lubbock, Adelaide.


£40.00




Melbourne & London, 1st.ed., 1968. (xi) + 34 plates, 4 text figures & 2 maps. D.j., 22 x 14cm. V.G. The author, a descendant of Owen Stanley, draws upon family papers in this biography of a 19th century naval officer. Stanley is an important figure in Australian history. In 1838 he took part in an expedition to found the ill-fated settlement at Port Essington, and ten years later took command of HMS RATTLESNAKE in support of Edmund Kennedy’s overland expedition to Cape York. Stanley also took part in a number of exciting voyages into the South Pacific and Arctic regions. He was a proficient draughtsman and water-colourist and many of his works are reproduced in this book. Part One begins with an account of the Stanleys of Alderley, a prominent Cheshire family. Parts Two to Five describe Owen’s life aboard H.M. Ships TERROR (1831-1837), BRITOMART (1837-1843) and RATTLESNAKE (1846-1850). Attractively illustrated with 35 plates, 4 text figures and 2 maps.


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