Secondhand. Very good condition. Both books have only minor wear to book corners and edges. Interiors and binding are excellent. Part 1 dust jacket has some separation of paperboard from laminate. I've seen three copies of Part 1 and they all have the same issue. Part 2 dust jacket has some creasing at spine tail. Please see images for more information.
The definitive work on the Western Australian Group Settlement Scheme.
Part 1 deals exhaustively with the official side of the Scheme, from the concept of "development before settlement" in 1904 to its rationalisation in 1925 under the experienced organisation of the Agricultural Bank. Gabbedy undertakes a deep analysis of the politics that motivated the Scheme's development.
Part 2 deals with the relationship between Group Settlement Scheme and the people caught up with it. Jack Gabbedy worked for over fifteen years on the Scheme and was acutely aware of the settler's ongoing issues.