Secondhand. Very good condition. Minor wear to book corners. Previous owner has signed inside page. Author has inscribed inside page. Book is clean and binding is very good.
Written to commemorate WG Manners & Co’s 100 years in the Kalgoorlie Goldfields, this book is a grand sweep of Australiana and life in Australia’s outback. It charts the Manners’ family history from 1895 to 1995. Ron compiled his book with his parents, Charles and Nancy Manners, and it tells stories about their remarkable yet ordinary lives.
Nancy (nee Stevens) spent her first 20 years living in a shack fabricated by her father, on a mining lease that is now part of Kalgoorlie’s Super Pit. Charles’ story is told through his meticulously kept war diaries, which chart his experiences with his best mate Dick Fryer-Smith. (publisher blurb)