The White Roof of Australia
by Bill Beatty
Cassell and Company, 1958 [First Australian Edition], black and white photographic plates, illustrated endpapers, hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing and bumping to covers, edges and corners, no inscriptions, dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing, bumping, marking, chipping to edges corners and covers (see photographs)
“Probably no other writer has publicised Australia both here and abroad as much as Bill Beatty. Per medium of the short-wave programmes of Radio Australia he tells the world of this country’s unique and little known features, and his books and articles are widely read. 10,000 copies of his last book – “Beyond Australia’s Cities” – were distributed in Holland alone.
IN turning his attention to the Australian snowfields the author has chosen a subject dear to him. A keen skier and a member of two ski clubs, Bill Beatty was the first to make known the fact that Australia’s combined snowfields cover an area greater than the whole of Switzerland and that skiing was a sport in this country thirty years before Switzerland had even heard of it