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Border City by William A. Bayley

Border City by William A. Bayley

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Border City

History of Albury New South Wales,

by William A. Bayley

Albury City Council, 1954, [First Edition], ISBN 0207144338, black and white photographic plates, black and white photographic frontispiece, hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, previous owners inscription on front endpaper, dustjacket shows some edge and shelf wear with some rubbing, bumping, chipping, tears and small parts missing, discoloured spine (see photographs)

“Albury occupies a unique position in being the only city in Australia situated both on the border between two states and on the major rail and road networks connecting Australia’s two major cities, Sydney and Melbourne.  That position made possible its growth to the highly important commercial centre of a vast and prosperous agricultural and pastoral district – a city complete with every modern facility and adorned with trees and gardens to add to its natural beauty.
This book, the most ambitious history of the city yet produced, traces in words and pictures the development of the city from a bark hut beside a river, which at one time was a forbidding customs barrier whilst up and down its waters passed the paddle steamers carrying its produce, through its golden years when it aspired to be the capital city of a federated Australia, until it became the appealing city which it stands today.”

 

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