The Helpman Journals. Being Extracts and Comments on the Manuscript Journals of Benjamin Francis Helpman of HM Sloop 'Beagle', 1837-38-39-40. Edited by E.M. Christie. [Contained in] Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, South Australian Branch, Volume 45, 1944. Benjamin Francis HELPMAN.

The Helpman Journals. Being Extracts and Comments on the Manuscript Journals of Benjamin Francis Helpman of HM Sloop 'Beagle', 1837-38-39-40. Edited by E.M. Christie. [Contained in] Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, South Australian Branch, Volume 45, 1944

Adelaide, RGSSA, 1944.

Octavo, [59] pages (in [vi], 129 pages with a map plus 6 plates and a folding map).

Original wrappers; a fine copy.

Benjamin Francis Helpman 'actively participated in the surveying and exploring of the North-west Coast, between Roebuck Bay and the Prince Regent River, and later, in the discovery and exploration of the Adelaide and Victoria Rivers ..., accompanying Captain Wickham on the boat trip to the navigable head of the Adelaide River, and his Journal contains a very full account of the expedition'. His name has been perpetuated in Helpman Islets, Point Helpman and Mount Helpman. This issue also contains previously unpublished material from William Light's diary (8 pages); OLDHAM, Wilfrid: How Adelaide was bought and sold (9 pages plus a folding map); and ANGAS, Captain J. Keith: An Examination of the Ninety Mile Beach, South Australia (17 pages with a map plus 2 plates).

Item #20729

Price: $110.00