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MUSGRAVE, Anthony (1849-1912)

British New Guinea : an abstract of statistical notes, etc. prepared for the use of publishers of almanacs, directories, &c., for the year 1891.

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Brisbane : Watson, Ferguson & Co., printers, Queen Street, 1890. Octavo (212 mm), modern wrappers with facsimile of the original front cover laid on, 16 pp (including title leaf); light foxing to first and last leaves, else very good.

With notes on geography, public officers (judicial, constabulary, treasury, customs, native control etc.), demographics, trade, settlements, communication, chronology (from the first possible European sighting in 1511), and a short bibliography of publications on New Guinea.

The compiler, Captain Anthony Musgrave (1849-1912) – nephew of the Governor of Queensland, Sir Anthony Musgrave (1828-1888) – was Deputy Commissioner (1884-88) and Government Secretary (1888-1908) of British New Guinea.

Ferguson 13028a

Trove locates six copies in Australian libraries (Australian Museum Research Library; NLA; UoM; SLQ; UQ; VU)