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Men of the Murray by G. W. Broughton - 1st Edition

Men of the Murray by G. W. Broughton - 1st Edition

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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, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, previous owners gift inscription on front endpaper, insect damage to front endpaper, dustjacket shows some edge and shelf wear with some rubbing, chipping and small parts missing (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 week-end 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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