Australian Father and Son by Lord Casey

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Australian Father and Son

by Lord Casey

Collins, 1967, b/w photographic plates, green cloth hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, previous owners inscription on front flyleaf, dustjacket has minor shelf and edge wear, with some minor staining to spine (see photographs)

'In this book Lord Casey, Governor General of Australia, tells the story of the lives of two men, a young doctor who emigrated from England to Australia in 1833 and his eldest son, the author's father, who was born in Tasmania in 1846.  He has used as his source material the voluminous papers, letters and diaries they left behind them.  Each of them lived strenuous lives in the pioneering days of young Australia and as we follow the careers of these two men so we learn not only about each of them as individuals and the way they made their very different lives, but also about the development of Australia itself.'