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Two At Daly Waters by Elisabeth George

Two At Daly Waters by Elisabeth George

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Two At Daly Waters

by Elisabeth George

Georgian House, 1946, [First Edition], black and white photographic plates, hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, front endpaper and frontispiece torn away, removed, foxing to endpapers, dustjacket shows some edge and shelf wear with some rubbing, bumping, chipping, tears, and discolouration, small parts missing (see photographs)

“To exchange the carpeted luxury of a millionaire’s household in Canada for the hard ant bed floor of a bush hut in the wilds of Australia is a fantastic bargain to make with life.  Nevertheless, that is what Henriette Pearce did when she agreed to marry Bill and share with him the hardships of tin mining in the Northern Territory.  This was during the war of 1914-18, and, after twelve years at Marranboy, the couple, with their small daughter, to use Bill Pearce’s words, “hadn’t got a bean”.  After tramping around Darwin looking for work, they returned to Marranboy to find their old hie barred against them.  It was then Bill Pearce decided to open a wayside store at Daly Waters, out there in the Never Never..”

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