Secondhand. Good condition. General wear to book corners and edges. Skew to spine. Some marks on foredges. Previous owner has signed inside page.
In its centenary year of British settlement, Western Australia, isolated, optimistic and clannish, was shaken by the onset of the Great Depression. Bolton traces the Depression years until the secession referendum of 1933 when the West voted to quit the Australian Commonwealth.
Includes discussion of the Group Settlement Scheme in the South West.
First published in 1972, this edition has a new introduction reflecting on the 1930s and the halcyon days of the 1980s boom.