William Light's Brief Journal And Australian Diaries
with an introduction and notes by David Elder
Wakefield Press, 1984, 184 pages, ISBN 0949268011, colour plates, hardcover, dustjacket,
As New Condition
'That Light was, as the Colonization Commissioners observed, 'peculiarly and pre-eminently qualified' for the task is attested in David Elder's account of his remarkable life and accomplishments. That he kept to his purpose, and succeeded, in spite of uninformed and persistent criticism, officious obstruction, and failing health, is no longer questioned.
This book collects Light's Australian journals for the first time. Many of his maps and water-colours also appear, including significant works never before published or displayed.'