Secondhand. Very good condition. Ex library copy with all external stickers removed. Remnant of date due slip on half-title page. Stamp on imprint page. Interior is otherwise excellent.
Sequel to The Bush and the Never Never.
On the Wallaby begins with the influence that the English novelists (Dickens, Kingsley and Trollope) had in inspiring many young men to emigrate and try their luck in Australia.
There are chapters on surveyor-explorers, teamsters, selectors, bush hawkers, bushrangers, Nat Buchanan the drover, the pioneer inventors of the shearing machine, wool press and windmill, rabbiters, country brewers and the wool-broking firm Winchcombe, Carson Ltd. (back cover)