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Practical Australian Motorist Illustrated by D. K. Thomson

Practical Australian Motorist Illustrated by D. K. Thomson

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Practical Australian Motorist Illustrated

Edited by D. K. Thomson

Colorgravure Publications, c1950s, illustrated colour plates, black and white photographs throughout, illustrated endpapers, colour photographic frontispiece, hardcover

Fair Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges, corners and covers in general, some discoloration, cracked hinge at endpaper, foxing to text block, some grubby markings (see photographs)

“This is the history of a young nation and its attempts to settle and secure a free community on an old continent.  In contrast to the histories of many other nations, its highlights have not been wars and revolutions.  Rather, Australia’s history has been one of steady growth leading to the progress of the twentieth century in which Australia has grown much faster than many traditionally richer and more populous nations.  Even today, Australia has a population of only twelve million people, inhabiting a continent of some three million square miles.  Australia’s nearest neighbour, Indonesia, has a population of some one hundred and twenty million people living in an area of little over half a million square miles.”

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