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Spotswood, Christopher

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

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(1813-1890) Indian-born author, in Australia from before 1848; the protagonist of his only known publication, Voyage of Will Rogers to the South Pole (1888 chap), while whaling in the South Seas, is dragged by a whale even farther southwards, into the heart of the Antarctic, where the climate is mild, and a Lost Race inhabits the fertile land of Bencolo. With no issues of scarcity to "civilize" them, they have created a mild-mannered Utopia run by clement magistrates. Rogers leaves without destroying this world. [JC]

Christopher Spotswood

born Bangalore, India: 7 April 1813

died Newstead, Launceston, Tasmania: 25 April 1890

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