The Story of an Australian Shire
by Derek Townsend
A Derek Townsend Production, 1986, [First Edition], ISBN 0947074007, colour photographic plates, hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, minor rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions, dustjacket shows minor edge and shelf wear with minor markings, rubbings, and sticker residue to front (see photographs)
“In the story of Redlands, Derek Townsend has created a book which the Shire, as well as the whole of Australia will be proud. Similarly, this unique account will undoubtedly, in one way or another, touch the heart of readers in all parts of the world.
Using his writing skill that critics have already acclaimed, Townsend unfolds the “story” with sensitivity, wit and humour; something far beyond the collection of mere facts yet still a criterion of historicity. And his idiosyncratic writing style covers a wide scope of material that roams from the Southern Hemisphere to Russia – Redlands is certainly a work of scholastic value. It is informative and entertaining having been penned with a broad, professional approach to attract all book fiends, especially those who live overseas and perhaps know little of Queensland or Australia except for kangaroos and koala! For the academic, even after critical evaluation, the text, with many anecdotes never before published, will be found equally fascinating.”