Yeer Muk A Doo: A Saga of the North-West: The First Settlement of the North-West Australia Told Through the Withnell and Hancock Families 1861 to 1890 by Nancy E Withnell Ta by Nancy E Withnell Taylor
Secondhand. Good condition. Wear to book corners and edges. Bend to front cover. Some dog-eared pages. Minor marks on foredges. Pages are sunning.
This book is a social history of the first European settlement of the North-West of Western Australia, covering the period 1861 to 1890, and is told through the Withnell and Hancock families. It is a story that begins with the arrival of William and Martha Withnell in the Swan River Colony, and includes the explorations of Francis Thomas Gregory and the establishment of Roebourne, the first town in the North-West in 1866.
Yeera-Muk-a-Doo is an Aboriginal name for the place where the European pioneer John Withnell built his first home in the North-West, on land which later became the townsite of Roebourne. (Foreword by Rica Erickson)
The first edition was published by the Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 1980.