Secondhand. Good condition. Ex Library book with stamps on inside title page. Some staining from sticky tape. Dust jacket is in fair condition but has been covered in a protective plastic covering. Please see images for more information.
The Shire of Harvey constitutes the northern half of the Wellington District of Western Australia, where European settlement commenced ten years after the first arrivals at the Swan River.
Within the Shire lies the site of the Australind settlement pioneered in 1841 by the London-based Western Australian Company financed by ship owners and inspired by Edward Gibbon Wakefield. Prospective farmers purchased 100-acre blocks of land, but many remained at home in comfort when the time came to emigrate. Instead, prospective workers filled the ships. They obtained free passage to a new land where without organised employment or capital in a hostile wilderness.
These settlers tamed the wilderness without the benefit of either squatters or landlords and demonstrated how settlers could force a virtually barren land to produce a comfortable living.