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Tasmania by S. W. Jackman

Tasmania by S. W. Jackman

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by S. W. Jackman

The Island Series

Wren Publishing, 1974, [First Edition], ISBN 0858850478, black and white photographic plates, colour dipped top fore edge (blue), hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges, and corners, ex-library with stamp crossed out on title page, numbers on publisher’s page, sticker residue on back endpaper, stamps on fore edges, dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing, bumping, chipping (See photographs)

“Variously known as ‘this other England’ and ‘the Garden Island’, Tasmania with its remarkable temperate climate and luxuriant vegetation is certainly one of the most attractive states of the Australian commonwealth.  But its popular image is misleadingly civilised for a land which remains still partly unexplored in its forest clad south-western reaches, and which has been more aptly described as ‘probably the most thoroughly mountainous island on the globe’.  This new and thoroughly comprehensible study also frees Tasmania from another misnomer, for with farming becoming increasingly unprofitable the economic future of ‘the Apple Isle’ now lies more firmly in industry, tourism, and the utilisation of her rich mineral resources.”


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