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The Riverina 1861-1891 by G. L. Buxton

The Riverina 1861-1891 by G. L. Buxton

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The Riverina 1861-1891

An Australian Regional Study

by G. L. Buxton

Melbourne University Press, 1967, [First Edition], black and white photographic plates, line drawing maps, charts, illustrated endpapers (maps), hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, ex-library with cancelled stamped to front and back endpapers, title page and end flyleaf, previous owners inscription clipped from front endpaper, title page clipped, price-clipped dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little, creasing, rubbing and discolouration (see photographs)

“The Riverina is the flat inland plain crossed by the Murray and Murrumbidgee river systems in western New South Wales.  This is a fascinating and detailed study of the changing pattern of land ownership and social structure over thirty years of pioneering settlement.
The aims and operation of the Robertson Land Acts are closely examined, especially the ‘free selection before survey’ clause.  Selection did not immediately follow these Acts and the real clash between squatters and selectors did not come until the start of mechanization and railway-building removed natural obstacles to agriculture in the 1880s.”

 

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