Secondhand. Very good condition. Ex Library copy with stickers, stamps and book card pocket. Fading of spine. Has protective plastic covering.
The history of the Western Australian wool industry from European settlement through to 1916.
Recounted are the early days of pastoral settlement and wool growing with details provided concerning the washing of wool, transport in the north and shipping away. It outlines the dealings of the colony's wool traders, the emergence of the banks as wool shippers, and the subsequent sale of wool in London and in the Eastern States.
Finally, the book explores the establishment of sales at Fremantle and the problems of wartime selling leading up to the wool appraisements in 1916.