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The Great Australian Gamble by James Holledge

The Great Australian Gamble by James Holledge

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The Great Australian Gamble

by James Holledge

Horwitz Publications, 1966, [First Edition], black and white photographs, paperback

Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing, bumping, creasing, and chipping  to covers, no inscriptions, tear to bottom front cover at spine, green pencil mark at inside front cover, green remainder line at top edge, age toned pages (see photographs)

“According to official figures Australians, per capita, gamble about twice as much as the Americans and about five times that of the English.  They spend more on gambling than on clothing, furniture, education, health or even liquor.  Research shows that the gambling mania has gripped the nation since its earliest colonial days, when sporting types bet on anything from a match race between pairs of trotters to which of two birds would fly up first from a fence...”

 

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