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Cobbers by Thomas Wood

Cobbers by Thomas Wood

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A personal record of a journey from Essex, in England, to Australia, Tasmania and some of the reefs and islands in the Coral Sea, made in the years 1930, 1931 and 1932

by Thomas Wood

Oxford University Press, 1947, [Third Australian Impression], black and white photographic frontispiece, hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, previous owners initials on title page, foxing to endpapers, dustjacket shows some edge and shelf wear with some rubbing, bumping, chipping, creasing and discolouration, small parts missing at spine (see photographs)

“This book gives an account of a varied and far-reaching journey, but it is not a ‘travel book’, or anything resembling it.  It is rather a story of a man who met other men in a new country, of an Englishman’s friendships with Australians as he passed through their country for the first time.  Descriptions of places, experiences, sailing and cattle and timber – all the facts in this book are the outcome of human relationships.  The title is therefore an exact (if limited) description of the book; for its first subject is ‘mates’, its second Australia; and the two combined into a delightful narrative of personal impressions of things, places, and people in that remote yet near place, Australia.”

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