Publisher:Library Of Australian History, Sydney, 1981
Library Of Australian History, 1981, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, Facsimile
"Many of my friends have suggested, at various times, that a few reminiscences of my early days would be acceptable to those who who are interested in Australian life & manners of that period. In complying with their request, I may state, I have no intention of giving a history of the early days, but will content myself, in the first place, with a simple narration of those scenes & events of my early childhood which will shew how different the state of the colony of New South Wales was at that time, & pass on to give the reader an account of events of interest that have occurred in my own time, in Australia, & also relate accounts of various incidents that I have received from my parents & others touching the earliest times. Few of those who have made this vast country their adopted home have heard much of the earlier life, employments, & undertakings of those pioneers who occupied the narrow limits of its first settlements. They have too often been led to conclude that the settlement comprised chiefly iron-gangs & assigned servants, ruled by the lash under cruel & tyrannical masters & overseers, & was infested by bushrangers & other outlaws. My object in these scattered narratives will be simply to shew that the homes & lives of the early settlers were, in many cases, conducive to the prosperity & happiness of both masters & convict servants, which have resulted in the advancement of the people who now comprise the Commonwealth of Australia..." All pictures shown are of the actual product offered for sale Size: 180mm - 250mm. 215 pages. DJ has some shelf-wear as well as some bumping to corners and extremities. Edges have a few marks. Covers have some shelf-wear, as well as some bumping to corners and extremities. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: History; Australia; ISBN: 0908120443. ISBN/EAN: 9780908120444. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 20026.