Secondhand. Good condition. Ex library copy with all external stickers removed. Date due slip, stickers and borrower card pocket on inside pages. Significant wear to book edges, with corners now protected with book tape. Slight skew to spine. Faint marks on foredges. Book is clean and binding is still good.
In 1914, Western Australia was a quiet conservative outpost of the British Empire. The Great War WWI was to cast a long shadow on Western Australia, deepening existing social and political tensions.
Servicemen, the majority wounded, returned to a troubled society and an uncertain future. People were sleeping on the streets of Perth. Workers were striking on the waterfront and in the Goldfields, and the Labor Party was divided over conscription.