A Bunyip Close Behind Me
Recollections of the Nineties
by Eugenie Mc Neil
Retold By Her Daughter Eugenie Crawford
The Hawthorn Press, 1972, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 725600810
Like New Condition, book is fine, dust jacket very minor edge and shelf wear, sunned spine.
'Life in Australia during the Victorian era is almost incomprehensible to people today, founded as it was on prejudice and stiff formality.
Mrs Crawford's ancestors were French - a group not much heard of in Australia's predominantly Anglo-Saxon past - and her mother a woman of great charm and common sense, thought however by many to be decidedly eccentric. Her eccentricities seem negligible today but her recollections of life in early Sydney constitute an entertaining historical vignette.'