THE SOUTHERN WORLD. The Rev. Robert Young.
THE SOUTHERN WORLD.
THE SOUTHERN WORLD.

THE SOUTHERN WORLD.

Journal of a deputation from the Wesleyan Conference to Australia and Polynesia: Including notices of a visit to the Gold Fields. Pp. xii+444, notes; brown (possibly originally purple?) cloth, decorated in blind, spine lettered in gilt, boards slightly rubbed, fore-corners a trifle worn, spine faded; uncut; hinges cracking, binder's ticket (Westleys) at foot of lower pastedown, a few tiny edge splits, a couple of pages loosening, some light foxing and occasional slight soiling; Hamilton, Adams, and Co., London, 1854. First edition. *Robert Young (1796-1865) was sent to Australia to investigate the feasibility of uniting the Wesleyan Missions churches of Australia, New Zealand and Polynesia into a separate, self-supporting body. Arriving in Adelaide in May 1853, he travelled to Sydney via Melbourne, then on to New Zealand, Tonga and Fiji. After returning to Sydney, he spent Christmas Day on the Victorian gold diggings and travelled to Van Diemen's Land before returning to England in 1854. Tipped-in before the upper free endpaper of this copy is an early handwritten synopsis of Young's account of his travels. Item #143772

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