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An Australian Camera 1851-1914 Michael Cannon

An Australian Camera 1851-1914 - Michael Cannon

David & Charles, 1973, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Heavily faded at the spine of the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.

Illustrated with black and white photographs. First British Edition. From the cover: “Almost from its beginnings, the history of white settlement in Australia has been recorded by the camera. This book reaches back into the era of convict settlement with the first known photographs. It shows early towns, cities, buildings and people, then joins explorers and pioneers in their efforts to subdue the strange frontier environment in which they found themselves. The entire colonial era emerges vividly, showing in human terms the growth of the world’s biggest wool industry, goldmining, pearling, settlement of smallholders, the trials of immigrants, the fate of the coloured population, and many other events in the making of ‘the lucky country’.”

Size: 9¾" x 7½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 112 pages.
An Australian Camera 1851-1914 Michael Cannon