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The Book of the Dandenongs by John Larkins

The Book of the Dandenongs by John Larkins

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The Book of the Dandenongs

by John Larkins

Rigby Limited, 1978, [First Edition], ISBN 0727006320, colour photographic plates, black and white photographs throughout, illustrated endpapers, photographic title page, hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions, remainder line at bottom edge, dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing, bumping, chipping and creasing (See photographs)

“In this well-researched book there are meaningful passages on the forests as they once were, before being cleared for settlement and farmland; the conservationists’ pleas for the cessation of felling; the drama and the terror of rampaging bushfires along the ridges and in the valleys; the stately homes of the wealthy, the modest homes of the urban dwellers, the primitive huts of the early arrivals.  The book takes the reader from timber felling – with bullocks hauling the logs from the forests – to the famous ‘little train’ Puffing Billy to modern vehicles transporting a variety of products from the lush market gardens and tulips farms of today.”


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