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Oxley, John, 1783-1828
John Oxley journal re exploration of Moreton Bay, 1824
Level of Description
Date of Work
Type of Material
C 246 (Safe 1 / 257)
Microfilm : CY 1488, frames 185 - 240 (C 246, filed at Safe 1/257)
0.03 metres of textual material (1 volume) : manuscript
Administrative / Biographical Note
John Oxley was Surveyor-General of New South Wales, 1812-1828. He was appointed by Governor Lachlan Macquarie in 1817 to lead an expedition to trace the course of the Lachlan River and investigate the western interior of the colony.
The journal entries describe John Oxley's exploration of Moreton Bay written between 10-29 Sept. 1824. Entries for 10-29 Sept. 1824 are written at front of book on pages 1-77; entries for 7-9 Oct. 1824 are written on inverted pages 78-97.
Bequeathed by D.S. Mitchell, 1907
Signatures / Inscriptions
Cover title, in Oxley's hand: 'Remarks in Moreton Bay Sept. 1824'. Spine titel on binding: 'Oxley's remarks on Moreton Bay'. D.S. Mitchell signature.
David Scott Mitchell bookplate inside front cover. Journal paginated by the Library, pp. 1-97.
David Scott Mitchell Collection.
Explorers -- Australia.
Queensland -- Discovery and exploration.
Moreton Bay (Qld.)
Digital order no.
Album ID : 879052
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