Secondhand. Very good condition. Minor edgewear. Previous owner has inscribed the inside title page.
The Hester family descendants having been successfully farming in the Bridgetown and Upper Blackwood area for three generations.
The family originally migrated from France to the Swan River Colony in 1829.
Edward Hester was one of the early European pioneers of the Bridgetown district, leasing land in1856. He used the land to run cattle and by 1858 bought 20 acres on one of his leaseholds, building the house which he called Blackwood Park.