The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay - Kangaroo, John Stockdale
  • Editor & Publisher
    John Stockdale
  • Born
    England, 1750
  • Died
  • Title
    The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay - Kangaroo
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John Stockdale

The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay - Kangaroo

subtitle: with an Account of the Establishment of the Colonies of Port Jackson & Norfolk Island; compiled from Authentic Papers, which have been obtained from the several Departments. to which are added the Journals of Lieuts. Shortland, Watts, Ball and Capt. Marshall, with an Account of their New Discoveries embellished with fifty five Copper Plates, The Maps and Charts taken from Actual Surveys, & the Plans and Views drawn on the Spot, by Capt. Hunter, Lieuts. Shortland, Watts, Dawes, Bradley, Capt. Marshall, &c., 1789

This book, edited by John Stockdale from the concise reports of the first Governor of the new Colony, Arthur Phillip and the journals of officials, is one of the rare copies with hand-coloured plates and the list of convicts.  It is a key work, essential to any library of Australiana.

As Governor Phillip mentions in the note on The Kangooroo [sic], a number of the illustrations in his volume came from the drawings and specimens sent back to London by the Chief Surgeon John White.A number of images from this volume reappeared in the later publications, plagiarised and altered.