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Recollections : Nathaniel Hailes' adventurous life in colonial South Australia - Allan Peters

Recollections

Nathaniel Hailes' adventurous life in colonial South Australia

By: Allan Peters (Editor)

Paperback Published: 15th July 1998
ISBN: 9781862544673
Number Of Pages: 182

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Nathaniel Hailes was a wry chronicler of early colonial South Australia. He arrived in Adelaide from England in 1839 and throughout his colourful career witnessed many strange and wonderful happenings. A courageous lone traveller, he got to know the Aboriginal people of the regions, upped of the first illicit still in the colony; saw fire destroy Adelaide's first Government House; became well-aquainted with some of the colony's first murders and executions; and at different times worked as Superintendant of Emigrants, auctioneer, the first librarian in the State, Clerk of the Court, Clerk to the Government Resident, Registrar, Harbourmaster and Postmaster. Hailes' witty and affectionate Recollections appeared in the South Australian Register newspaper in 1878. They are here for the first time in book form.

ISBN: 9781862544673
ISBN-10: 1862544670
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 182
Published: 15th July 1998
Publisher: Wakefield Press Pty, Limited
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.5  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1