The Life and Letters of Col. William Light
by M. P. Mayo
F. W. Preece & Sons, 1937, [First Edition], b/w portrait frontispiece, 1 colour illustrative plate, hardcover,
Very Good Condition, previous owners gift inscription on half-title page, edges and corners rubbed, minor finger print marks on some pages
'Miss Mayo has portrayed for us the life and character of Colonel Light who played such an important part in the early history of South Australia.
the value of the volume is considerably enhanced by the letters (of which there are many) which passed between Captain Hindmarsh, Colonel Light, Robert Gouger, and Edward Gibbon Wakefield. These letters present a fascinating picture not only of the newly settled land and many of its leading people, but also some of the difficulties of legislating for a people removed by ten thousand miles from the seat of Government.'