An Octogenarian's Reminiscences

An Octogenarian's Reminiscences

by James Bonwick
     
 

In this 1902 work, teacher, historian and archivist James Bonwick (1817–1906) recalls a long life's contribution to the fields of education and historical writing. More than sixty publications can be attributed to Bonwick, who was elected a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in 1865. He traces his life from boyhood to the many years he spent in Australia,…  See more details below

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In this 1902 work, teacher, historian and archivist James Bonwick (1817–1906) recalls a long life's contribution to the fields of education and historical writing. More than sixty publications can be attributed to Bonwick, who was elected a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in 1865. He traces his life from boyhood to the many years he spent in Australia, establishing, managing and inspecting schools. Bonwick stressed the need for observation and experimentation by the pupil rather than rote learning. He was also involved in the temperance movement, and was a sympathetic champion of the near-extinct Tasmanian aborigines. Upon returning to England in the early 1880s, Bonwick immersed himself in transcribing Australian source material, archived in London, that chronicled the British settlement in Australia. Many of his transcripts were subsequently used as the basis of works on the early history of Australia both by Bonwick himself and by others.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781108038966
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/08/2011
Series:
Cambridge Library Collection - History Series
Pages:
402
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.91(d)

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