Australia's First Frontier by T. M. Perry

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Australia's First Frontier

The Spread of Settlement in New South Wales 1788 - 1829

by T. M. Perry

Melbourne University Press, 1965, black and white photographic plates, illustrative maps, hardcover, dust-jacket

Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing to edges and corners, previous owners inscription on front end-paper, minor crease to front end-paper, dust-jacket shows some edge and shelf wear with rubbing, chipping and small tears to edges and corners and a little marking and creasing (see photographs)

"This study seeks to describe the advance of Australia's first frontier of settlement in New South Wales.  It is an historical geography of the occupation of the areas near Sydney and the movement of settlers thence to the alluvial river flats and forest lands of the Cumberland Plain and, during the second decade of the nineteenth century, outwards to the frontier areas beyond the Blue Mountains and in the Hunter River Valley.  Settlement spread primarily not because of a land shortage but because of floods, droughts, and plagues, and the deterioration of pastures in the settled areas.  Shortage of land and increasing flocks and herds became important in extending settlement only after 1823."


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