Nineteenth-Century Travel Writing
John Herbert Roberts (1863-1955) of Trinity College, Cambridge, provides an account of his global voyage in his published diary A World Tour. Dedicated to his Grandfather, Robert travelled to America, Canada, Japan, China, India, Australia and New Zealand. In Australia he visited Albany, Adelaide, Melbourne, Tasmania, Sydney, Brisbane and the Blue Mountains. In a casual travel narrative, Roberts described the voyage, the landscape, the appearance of society and the structure of colonial life and institutions, his fellow travel companions, urban centres, architecture, cultural institutions, and gold diggings.