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Publisher: Hamilton Hill, Eunice McBride
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Edition: First edition - hard cover in dust jacket
ISBN: 0646207016
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Book Description and Condition

Book description and condition

During the extended drought of the 1920's in South Australia, after suffering bankruptcy and disgrace the McBrides family decided to make a new start in Western Australia. The trek across the Nullabor in 1928 with five children in a car pulling a trailer on the track alongside the telegraph line was difficult with help always a long way off. Arriving in Western Australia Dick worked as a jakeroo, then when war came entered the Survey

Corps. Qualified in this profession, and on his repatriation back to Australia he entered the Public Service, became a Pastoral Inspector in the Northern Territory, was involved in the surveying and allocation of leases when land was opened up for large pastoral stations for ex-servicemen and buffalo shooters. Transferred to Perth he worked as a Valuer for the taxation department. His life adventures ranged from the horse and buggy days of his great grandfather to the space age. 240 x 165mm., pp. 8 (preliminaries), 271, black & white plates. Hard cover in dust jacket. NEAR FINE.

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