Secondhand. Good condition. Wear to book corners. Pages are sunned. Previous owner has stamped inside page.
Edward Wilson Landor's The Bushman is a classic account of a British settler's life in the 'new country'.
Landor found himself in Australia not by choice but through necessity. Diagnosed with a serious illness, he was advised to live out his days in the warmer climate of Western Australia. Accompanied by his two brothers, the greenhorn colonist set out from England in 1841 in an 'ill appointed barque' laden with provisions and inappropriate equipment.
First published in 1847, The Bushman chronicles Landor's experience of colonial life. Interspersing the account of his adventures with evocative descriptions of the landscape, flora and fauna, and his acute observations of Indigenous people, Landor concludes that Australia was in many ways superior to England.
His colonial experiences also led him to the opinion that Englan's high-handed attitude was keeping the Australian colony in a state of subjugation. He correctly predicted the colony would, one day, be free from a serf-like dependence on her colonial master. (back cover)
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