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Notes and Sketches of New South Wales; During a Residence in That Colony from 1839 to 1844

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Title:Notes and Sketches of New South Wales; During a Residence in That Colony from 1839 to 1844
Price:AUD$11.20 (about USD$7.80)
Book ID:SB00-0101023
Publisher:Penguin, Ringwood, Victoria, 1973
Edition:Facsimile Edition
Condition:Very Good Condition
Dust Jacket:No Dust Jacket
Penguin, 1973, Softcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, Facsimile Edition

XII, 164 pp., six pages of advertisements, editor's note, preface by author. Front cover is illustrated with a reproduction of E. Wintstanley drawing 'Street Scene Outside Sydney GPO, c1848'. Beige background with black & white writing on front panel and spine. The corners are scuffed and turned up, and there is rubbing and fading of the panels, spine is very sunned. Paper edges are brown. " ... her description of life on board the tiny ship, and in bustling colonial Sydney, are among the most vivid on record. With keen observation and biting wit, Mrs Meredith describes the boorish, wealthy merchant and squatting families of the day, living in charming mansions but plagued by dirt, drought and insects. She gives a compelling picture of the difficulties of inland travel, the desolation of the ring barked countryside, the fouled dwellings of drunken servants, and the murderous wretches in chain gang still building the colony's roads.". -- from the rear panel blurb. Size: 8vo - over 7�" - 9�" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Local History -- New South Wales ; Social History ; 19th Century ; ISBN: 0140700358. ISBN/EAN: 9780140700350. Inventory No: 0101023.
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