From St Petersburg to Port Jackson : Russian travellers’ tales of Australia 1807-1912 / Kevin Windle, Elena Govor, Alexander Massov (2016).

Elena’s new book, co-authored with Kevin Windle and Alexander Massov, is now out and available at Australian Scholarly Publishing for $44 AUD. Please see below for details.

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Title: From St Petersburg to Port Jackson : Russian travellers’ tales of Australia 1807-1912 / Kevin Windle, Elena Govor, Alexander Massov.

Authors: Windle, Kevin, 1947-, Govor, E. V. (Elena Viktorovna), Massov, Alexander.

Published: North Melbourne, Victoria Australian Scholarly, 2016

Copyright: ©2016

Physical Description: xxi, 291 pages, 18 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits, facsimiles ; 23 cm.

Subjects

  • Russians — Australia — Attitudes — History.
  • Russians — Australia — History.
  • Australia — History — 1788-1900.
  • Australia — History — 1901-1922.
  • Australia — Civilization.
  • Australia — Foreign public opinion, Russian — History.
  • Australia — Description and travel — Personal narratives.
  • Australia — History — 1914-1918.
  • Australia — History — 1901-1914.
  • Australian

Summary: The first Russian vessel to visit Port Jackson was the ‘Neva’, commanded by Captain Leonty Hagemeister, in 1807. From that point on, at irregular intervals throughout the century, other Russian ships called at Hobart, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, and their officers recorded their impressions of colonial Australia, the convict system, the indigenous peoples, the life of the settlers and the wild life of the continent. This collection of official reports, travel notes and memoirs by ships’ officers and other Russian travellers offers a unique perspective on the Australian colonies and their development through the nineteenth century.

Language: English

ISBN: 9781925333640

 

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