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Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press, 1959.. 1959.. Good. - 8vo, gray cloth (bumped; tiny stain to front cover with small dents to top edge; dents to spine; slight bubbling to cloth of covers) titled in gilt, in dw (soiled & lightly chipped; edges of flaps darkened; price- clipped). [x] & 222 pp. (page edges slightly darkened). Illustrated in B&W with full-page map & with 1 full-page illustration & head-pieces by Alison Forbes. Good.
"Judith Wright, the well-known Australian poet, tells the story of her forebears in Australia, who were pioneers of the wine-growing and cattle-raising industries in New South Wales and Queensland." [dw] Wright notes in her Introduction, that the pastoral settlement of inland and northern Australia coincided with the lifetimes of her grandparents and its pattern was more or less complete by 1929 when her grandmother died. "I have tried to sketch in...this background to their personal story--for instance, the great and almost unchronicled pastoral migrations in which men and cattle spread gradually from the coastal settlements, northward and westward over the inland grazing country, followed by the bullock- and horse-teams of the waggons that brought supplies." Dust jacket present. First Edition.
Title: THE GENERATIONS OF MEN
Categories: Travel & History,
Publisher: Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press, 1959.: 1959.
Book Condition: Good
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 633
Keywords: TRAVEL; HISTORY; AUSTRALIA; AUSTRALIANA; NEW SOUTH WALES; QUEENSLAND; PIONEERS; SETTLERS; MIGRATION; CATTLE-RAISING; WINE-GROWING; FARMING; AGRICULTURE; ALISON FORBES; POET; FIRST EDITION.