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The Territory by Ernestine Hill

The Territory by Ernestine Hill

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The Territory

by Ernestine Hill

Decorations by Elizabeth Durack

Angus and Robertson, 1965, ISBN 064601420X, map frontispiece, line drawings in text, hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges, previous owners gift inscription and presentation plate on front end paper, top fore edge a trifle dusty, small mark to side fore edge, dustjacket shows some edge and shelf wear corners and covers, some rubbing, bumping, creasing, chipping and small tears to edges, corners, and covers (see photographs)

“Timeless because it is history, timelessly popular because it is so full of life, colour and adventure, Ernestine Hill’s The Territory is largely the story of the first hundred years of exploring, pioneering, and settlement in Australia’s tropic north.
Historic though the book is in scope, it has also the strong impact of first-hand knowledge and experience, for it is the result not only of years f research but of thousands of miles of strenuous travel in the far and wild country with which it deals.
Cattle droving over unknown wilderness, tragic encounters – for both races – with aborigines, the efforts to establish settlements that were cut off from the world and inevitably covered by the relentless growth of vegetation, the first crossing of the continent, the building of the Overland Telegraph Line, and the incredible lives of men and women of three generations – these are the stuff of the book.  Every character, incident and scene comes vividly to life.”

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