Skip to content

Biblio logo: Used, Rare and Collectible Books for Sale

Enterprise in Tropical Australia by George Windsor Earl - Paperback - Facsimile Reprint - 2002 - from The Penang Bookshelf (SKU: AS552)

Enterprise in Tropical Australia

Click for full-size.

Enterprise in Tropical Australia

by George Windsor Earl

  • Used
  • very good
  • paperback
Very Good
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Penang, Malaysia
Item Price:
US$37.35 shipping to USA
Standard Delivery: 21 to 30 days

More Shipping Options
Ask Seller a Question

Payment Methods Accepted

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Paypal

About This Item

Darwin, Australia: Northern Territory University Press, 2002. Facsimile Reprint. Paperback. Very Good. Although Australia has attempted to keep some distance between itself and Asia, as characterised by the White Australia policy, this has not always been the case. This book is the account of the attempt by one of many 18th and 19th century English merchant adventurers - Francis Light of Penang fame, being another - to establish a British colony at Port Essington on the Coburg Peninsula in Australia's Northern Territory. He and others had hoped that with Asian trade and labour the settlement was going to be a new Singapore, adding to the string of British outposts East and South of Penang. Very Good Paperback. Facsimile Reprint with an extensive introduction by Bob Reece. originally published in 1846. 184 pages Weight 0.6kg. Post free within Malaysia There is a small amount of orange residue at one corner of the cover and on the text block below, minimal cover wear and very light spotting of the text block. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is no tanning throughout.


Review this book and you'll be entered for a chance to win $50!

(Log-in or create an account first!)

You're rating the book as a work, not the seller or the specific copy you purchased!


The Penang Bookshelf MY (MY)
Bookseller Inventory #
Enterprise in Tropical Australia
George Windsor Earl
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity available
Facsimile Reprint
Northern Territory University Press
Place of Publication
Darwin, Australia
Date published
Australia - Southeast Asia - Port Essington - Coburg Peninsula - 19th century British colonisation

Terms of Sale

The Penang Bookshelf

30 day return guarantee, with full refund including shipping costs for up to 30 days after delivery if an item arrives misdescribed or damaged.

The Penang Bookshelf provides tracking on all purchases and therefore will only ship to a physical address, not to Post Office or other collection boxes, and requires a phone number to help with delivery. In the event that this is not possible, the purchase will be considered cancelled at the buyer's request and an immediate and full refund made.

About the Seller

The Penang Bookshelf

Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers. member since: 2010
Ask Seller a Question

About The Penang Bookshelf

The Penang Bookshelf was set up in mid 2010 principally to introduce Malaysian residents to the variety of books there is available about the country both past and present. We only stock fiction and non-fiction related to Malaysia and the rest of Asia. Much of our current stock of over a thousand different titles is not available in Malaysia. Conversely much of our stock published in Malaysia is difficult to find outside the country. So if there\'s something Malaysia related that you\'re looking for, do please contact us and we\'ll do our best to help. At present details of most of our stock is not on line; we hope it will be eventually!


Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

Any printing of a book which follows the original edition. By definition, a reprint is not a first edition.
text block
Most simply the inside pages of a book.  More precisely, the block of paper formed by the cut and stacked pages of a...[more]
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.
An exact copy of an original work. In books, it refers to a copy or reproduction, as accurate as possible, of an original...[more]
A new book is a book previously not circulated to a buyer. Although a new book is typically free of any faults or defects,...[more]