Contributing Authors
Western Australian Exploration 1826-1835
The Introduction

Dr Marion Hercock, Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, adjunct research fellow with the School of Earth and Geographical Sciences at the University of Western Australia where she has also lectured in geography. Publications include works on resource use and environmental management in Western Australia; and geographical and scientific thought. Director of Explorer Tours, an educational tour company which specialises in following original exploration routes.

Appendix on Fauna

Dr Ian Abbott, ecologist, Senior Principal Research Scientist, Science Division, Dept of Conservation and Land Management. Has wide field experience and expertise in biogeography and historical ecology, as well as trees, birds and invertebrates. Since his first publication in 1970 he has published 180 papers.

Appendix on Firearms

Mr Geoff Blackburn, writer, historian, consulting geologist. Author of The Children’s Friend Society – Juvenile Immigration to Australia, South Africa and Canada 1833-1842; Conquest and Settlement: the 21st Regiment of Foot (Royal North British Fusiliers) in Western Australia 1833-40; and Calvert’s Golden West.