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Issue Details: First known date: 1834... 1834 Wanderings in New South Wales, Batavia, Pedir Coast, Singapore and China : Being the Journal of a Naturalist in those Countries, During 1832, 1833 and 1834.
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"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).

Source

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.

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Works about this Work

George Bennett, Naturalist Robert Wilson , 2010 single work biography
— Appears in: Margin , July-August no. 81 2010; (p. 4-10)
George Bennett, Naturalist Robert Wilson , 2010 single work biography
— Appears in: Margin , July-August no. 81 2010; (p. 4-10)
Last amended 3 Dec 2013 15:14:46
Subjects:
  • New South Wales,
  • c
    Singapore,
    c
    Southeast Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
  • c
    China,
    c
    East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
  • 1832-1834
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