"Bennett, an English medical practitioner and naturalist, gives an account of excursions from Sydney to the Yass Plains and surrounding country in 1832-33. He writes mainly for the botanist, zoologist and anthropologist, and describes in detail the fauna, flora and insect life he encountered. His response to both the Australian landscape and the Aborigines is markedly Eurocentric; he finds the former sombre and incapable of yielding any emotions of 'pleasurable gratification' for the emigrant, while he sees little to admire in Aboriginal culture. His narrative also includes comments on the convicts and their treatment, and on the roads and methods of transport" (Walsh and Hooton 19).
Walsh, Kay and Joy Hooton. Australian Autobiographical Narratives : An Annotated Bibliography. Canberra : Australian Scholarly Editions Centre, University College, ADFA and National Library of Australia, 1993.