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Men of the Murray by G. W. Broughton

Men of the Murray by G. W. Broughton

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Men of the Murray

A Surveyor’s Story

by G. W. Broughton

Rigby, 1966, [First Edition], black and white photographic plates, hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions, dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing, bumping, chipping, creasing and closed tears, sticker residue to front (see photographs)

“In his account of surveying the River Murray lock sites the author introduces his readers to many fascinating characters – Shane McGirr, the teetotal publican at Narrung, Jack and Duncan McGowan, shearers and kangaroo shooters turned chainmen, Frank Turner, axeman and horse handler, Old George, the cook who comes close to “stealing the picture”, and a host of others – rabbit trappers, scrub cutters, settlers, station roustabouts.
This is no fishing trip.  This is life in the raw in the 1920s.  Communications, transport, labour, the heat, the insects, grog, married life under canvas – all present problems calling for a great deal of initiative...”

 

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