From Colony to Commonwealth
by George Finkel
Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1975, [First Edition], ISBN 170029204, black and white photographs and illustrations throughout, hardcover, dustjacket
Good Condition, ex library with some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, stamps and sticker residue to front and back end papers, tape residue to covers, dustjacket shows some edge and shelf wear with some rubbing, bumping, chipping, creasing and small tears to edges and corners (see photographs)
“From 1824 when Sir Thomas Brisbane, Governor of NSW, sent a detachment of soldiers and convicts to found a new settlement on the Brisbane River to 1900, when Queen Victoria proclaimed the Commonwealth of Australia, Queensland has had an exciting and chequered history. Australia has one of the most varied histories of modern times, yet never before have the facts been written down for Australian children. Now George Finkel has brought this history to life on a state by state basis for anyone interested in Australian history, but more specifically for children in the 9-14 age group.
Queensland: 1824-1900 has an introductory section on the prehistory and fauna of Australia; chapters on exploration and settlement, the Barrier Reef, blackbirders, the Aborigines, going to school, industry and sport.”