Fair Dinkum Australia
by Dion H. Skinner, Illustrated by John Chizmeysa
Renniks & Co., 1970, [First Edition], b/w illustrations throughout, paperback
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, pages age-toned
'Australia is a land of Fair Dinkum people. People who have, in many fields, led the world and are devoutly proud of it. Australia is also a land of natural oddities - ranging from Ayers Rock to the kangaroo and platypus. When visitors don't believe it, all we have to do is assure them it's "fair dinkum". This work, then, will be of value to Australians and visitors alike, a handy reference to settle arguments, and a pocket book to provide hours of absorbing reading. It is published by Dion H. Skinner, a collector of many things, ranging from coins to crustaceans, antiques to anecdotes. And it is illustrated by John Chizmesya, a talented young artist with The News and Sunday Mail, Adelaide. Fair Dinkum Australia has appeared regularly in the Sunday Mail, as well as other Australian papers, and has a wide following. Now, collated in a single volume, it contains almost 500 fascinating facts and figured about Fair Dinkum Australia - and Fair Dinkum Australians.'