La Trobe: Traveller, Writer, Governor. By John Barnes

Australia today carries the name La Trobe in  many places, and signs of his influence in parks, gardens and institutions.  However, Charles Joseph La Trobe (1801-1875) who became Administrator of Van Diemen’s Land and Victoria’s first Governor, is not well understood.  “A man of a thousand occupations” said Washington Irving, and a versatile, untypical Englishman emerges from John Barnes’s extensive research.  This biography includes La Trobe’s own evocative water colours, and extracts from notebooks and letters,  It takes in his youth, later life and nearly 15 years in Melbourne.

ISBN: 9781925043334

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Australia today carries the name La Trobe in  many places, and signs of his influence in parks, gardens and institutions.  However, Charles Joseph La Trobe (1801-1875) who became Administrator of Van Diemen’s Land and Victoria’s first Governor, is not well understood.  “A man of a thousand occupations” said Washington Irving, and a versatile, untypical Englishman emerges from John Barnes’s extensive research.  This biography includes La Trobe’s own evocative water colours, and extracts from notebooks and letters,  It takes in his youth, later life and nearly 15 years in Melbourne.

ISBN: 9781925043334

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Weight 1.25 kg
Dimensions 19 × 25.5 × 2.5 cm

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