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Pupils, Punters & Polo Ponies at Plympton by Reg Butler

Pupils, Punters & Polo Ponies at Plympton by Reg Butler

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Pupils, Punters & Polo Ponies at Plympton

by Reg Butler

Investigator Press, 1985, [First Edition] [Signed], ISBN 0858640880, black and white photographs throughout, two toned photographic endpapers, hardcover with illustrated laminated boards

Very Good Condition, Signed by Author on title page, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, ex library with stickers, sticker residue and stamp to front and back endpapers, library stamps to title page and publishers page (see photographs)

“In tackling the matter of history in this the twenty-fifth year of Plympton High School, Reg Butler has given us not only a history of the school, but also of the local community since European settlement.  1985 is a Jubilee year for Plympton High School; 1986 is South Australia’s sesquicentenary of the ‘township or hamlet called Plympton’.  Thus, apart from being a record of ongoing importance, Pupils, Punters and Polo Ponies at Plympton will be a book of special significance for three of the next four years.
The book is not just a history book.  It’s also a geographical work.  I didn’t realise how local geography affected the early development of Plympton; or how flood patterns influenced settlement patterns.  It is also a work of sociology, examining how different social trends combined with demographic changes over the years give rise to the Plympton of today.  It is also a miscellany of facts and information, including descriptions of life in the area; ‘sharks or other objectionable monsters of the deep’ of yesteryear have become – ‘Jaws I, II, II etc.’ of today – Lynn M. F. Arnold (foreword).”


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