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Backhouse & Walker in Illawarra & Shoalhaven 1836 / edited with an introduction by Edgar Beale, Winifred Mitchell and Michael Organ.
Call No: B4.500/1/Pam.13
Author: Beale, Edgar ; Mitchell, Winifred Organ, Michael ;
Publisher: Wollongong, N.S.W. : Illawarra Historical Society, 1991.
Subject: Illawarra Region (N.S.W.) ; Campbelltown (N.S.W.) ; New South Wales - description & travel ; New South Wales - description & travel ;
Material Type: Pamphlet
Series Title: Illawarra Historical Source Books Edgar Beale Memorial Volume ; Illawarra Historical Source Books Edgar Beale Memorial Volume ;
Series Part: ;
Pagination: 108 p. : ill., map, 21 cm.
Notes: Includes index
Public Note: Donation: C. Dunne
Summary: In 1843, James Backhouse published "A narrative of a visit to the Australian colonies" in London. With his companion, George Washington Walker, Backhouse spent much time, not only in Sydney, but in country areas such as Bathurst, Wellington, Port Macquarie, Maitland, Newcastle and a round trip in 1836 from Sydney through Liverpool, Campbelltown, Appin, Wollongong, Dapto, Kiama, Shoalhaven, Bong Bong, Berrima, Goulburn, Camden and so back to Sydney. The journals of their excursion occupy Parts 1 & 2 of this book; Backhouse's "Narrative" Part 3. The introduction contains biographical notes on each man. Backhouse and Walker were both members of the Society of Friends, or Quakers, as it is more widely known.

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