Pioneering in the Kimberleys
by Hamlet Cornish
ISBN 978-0-85905-027-2, (2011 new), 29pp, A4, illustrated, 120grams
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Hamlet and Anthony Cornish of Pinjarra were part of the Murray Squatting Company, a syndicate formed to take up land in the Kimberley after the explorations of Alexander Forrest.
In 1880 they travelled in the schooner Mary Smith to take up the land which became Yeeda Station on the Fitzroy River.
During this expedition Anthony Cornish was fatally speared.
This booklet, with its fresh and vivid descriptions and without modification, is taken from the Hamlet’s original manuscript which was novelised and published as The call of the Kimberley in 1950.