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1850: a very good year in the Colony of South Australia by Russell Smith

1850: a very good year in the Colony of South Australia by Russell Smith

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1850

a very good year in the Colony of South Australia

Selected Items of Historical Interest

by Russell Smith

Shakespeare Head Press, 1973, [First Edition], ISBN 0855582871, black and white photographs, hardcover with illustrated boards, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions, dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with some rubbing, bumping, chipping to edges, some discolouration to spine, small part at bottom front missing (see photographs)

“The infant Colony of South Australia underwent many dramatic changes in the year 1850.  This book gives a running account, month by month, of both the major and minor happenings throughout the year.  Issues such as:
Discovery of gold
Railway proposals
Hotel licences
Troubles with the Aborigines
River Murray steamers
Arsonist at work
Immigration
Royal Visit
Education
Disastrous race meeting
Australian Colonies Government Bill
Local scandals
Public unrest.
The author invites us to step back into time and experience the everyday joys, sorrows, aspirations and frustrations of the Adelaide resident of 1850.
It is a look at history from a very different angle”

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