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Across Australia by Indian Pacific by Patsy Adam-Smith

Across Australia by Indian Pacific by Patsy Adam-Smith

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Across Australia by Indian Pacific

by Patsy Adam-Smith

Photography by Lindsay Rodda

Thomas Nelson, 1971, [First Edition], ISBN 170019535, colour photographic plates, black and photographs, photographic endpapers, hardcover with glossy photographic boards, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, cancelled stamped to front and back endpapers, scuffing to back endpapers, price-clipped front endpaper, dustjacket shows minor edge and shelf wear with minor rubbing, bumping and small tears to edges and corners, sticker to spine (see photographs)

“As our grandfathers ventured east and west from the urban outskirts of this nation to the fringes of that no-man’s-land where so many pioneers had perished, could they ever have believed that a means would only be found whereby Australians would relax in air-conditioned luxury, surrounded by all the amenities of a world-class hotel, and be swept in three short days from coast to coast of this seemingly illimitable continent!
The Indian-Pacific is more than a train; it is a silver ribbon of steel that crosses a continent on an exclusive right-of-way to link one vast ocean to another; it is one of the greatest achievements of the post-war world, and it is a journey through a folk-memory.
Patsy Adam-Smith and Lindsay Rodda travelled those 2,461 miles across the sun-belt of a continent; one unbroken gauge from Sydney’s neon lights over mountains, through the mining vitality of South Australia, across the arid heart with its lonely settlements and unique personalities to the beauty and prosperity of Perth.”

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