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The Sixth Continent by Arthur Scholes

The Sixth Continent by Arthur Scholes

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The Sixth Continent

The Discovery and Exploration of Australia

by Arthur Scholes

George Allen & Unwin, 1958 [First Edition], black and white photographic frontispiece, illustrated end-papers (maps), black and white photographic plates, red colour dipped top fore-edge, hardcover, dust-jacket

Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing to edges and corners, ex-library with tape residue on end-papers and covers, stickers and stamps and stickers removed from half title page and fly-leaf page, crumpling to frontispiece, small tear and stamp to title page, small indentations to fore-edges; dust-jacket shows some edge and shelf wear with some rubbing, small chips and small tears to edges and corners, section from front wrap missing, small tears to spine  (see photographs)

"This is the story of the explorers of sea and land who wrote the name Australia on the world map.  They came from the old world to lay the foundations of a new life in the south.  It is the story of an island continent, twenty-five times the area of Great Britain and as large as the United States of America, 2,400 miles across and 2,000 miles from north to south.
Defining thirst and starvation, desert storms and ocean hurricane, enduring back-breaking toil and the isolation of the trail, the pioneers of Australia left their bones in the hungry ocean or in unknown graves in the panting heart of the vast inland."


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