In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
Edward Charles Close was only 18 years of age when he joined the 48th Northamptonshire Regiment of Foot in 1808. This rare diary records his experiences throughout the Peninsular Wars in Portugal, Spain and France under the leadership of the Duke of Wellington.
He arrived in New South Wales with his regiment in 1817 and was one of a group of Peninsular War Veterans who became known as Wellington’s Men in Australia. Many, including Close, retired from the army and stayed in New South Wales, making a remarkable and long term contribution to the colony’s development. Close was granted land on the Hunter River in New South Wales and part of his holding became the town of Morpeth.
Edward Close was a settler, churchman, magistrate, a member of the first Legislative Council, an important colonial artist, and became known as the Father of the Hunter. His hand written diary is in the Mitchell Library in Sydney and was transcribed and printed about 1900. This edition is a facsimile of the 1900 diary with a new introduction and miniature of Close at the age of seventeen.