Judge Advocate Ellis Bent : letters and diaries 1809-1811
- Bent, Ellis, 1783-1815.
- Annandale, NSW : Desert Pea Press, 2012.
- Physical description
- x, 194 p. : ill., ports. ; 22 cm
KUC11 .B43 A4 2012
- Unknown KUC11 .B43 A4 2012
- Byrne, Paula Jane, 1959-
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-186) and index.
- Journal of a voyage
- Letters from the voyage to Madeira
- Sketch of the Island of Madeira
- Letters from Madeira
- Journal from Madeira to Porto Praya
- Sketch of Porto Praya in the Island St. Jago
- Journal : Porto Praya to Rio de Janeiro
- Journal at Rio
- Account of the city of St. Sebatian's and the harbour of Rio de Janeiro
- Letters from Rio
- Journal from Rio to the cape
- Letters from the Cape of Good Hope
- Letters from Sydney.
- Publisher's Summary
- Front cover image: King Parrot (Alisterus Scapularis), Go-mah (Murry), part of John Hunter, Birds and Flowers of New South Wales drawn on the spot.1788-1790, Rex Nan Kivell CollectionReproduced with permission of National Library of Australia, pic_an 3149631. Ellis Bent was the son of a London merchant trading to the West Indies. He was appointed Judge Advocate to the colony of New South Wales in 1809 and travelled with Governor Macquarie and the 73rd Regiment on board the Dromedary troop ship to the colony. On board ship he kept a journal, wrote sketches of Porto Praya, Madeira and Rio de Janeiro, and was careful to copy all letters he sent to his family. He also wrote from the Cape of Good Hope and from New South Wales until 1811. Ellis Bent has a merchant's eye for detail and these documents give us a remarkable insight into the manners, customs and power play of the early nineteenth century including the customs of sea faring ships.
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- Supplemental links
- Table of contents only
- Bent, Ellis, 1783-1815 > Correspondence.
- Bent, Ellis, 1783-1815 > Diaries.
- Judges > Australia > New South Wales > Correspondence.
- Judges > Australia > New South Wales > Diaries.
- Madeira Islands > Description and travel.
- Praia (Cabo Verde) > Description and travel.
- Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) > Description and travel.
- Publication date
- edited by Paula Jane Byrne ; foreword by Bruce Kercher.