West of the Bight
by Basil Fuller
Rigby, 1972 [First Edition], ISBN 0851793835, illustrated end-papers, black and white photographic plates, hardcover, dust-jacket
Near Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, dust-jacket shows minor edge and shelf wear with minimal creasing to top edge (see photographs)
"The author took a wandering trip south-west from Perth, seeing the country with the eye of the present and relating it to the past. He tells of such things as the only duel fought in Western Australia, the first public execution of a white man ("only a lad"), and the romantic escape of six Irish convicts. He unearthed the stories of the beer-drinking police horse, the wreck with a post-office, and Moondyne Joe, the prisoner who always escaped."