Currency Lad - The Story of Hamilton Hume and the Explorers, by R.H. Webster

£15.99
Currency Lad - The Story of Hamilton Hume and the Explorers, by R.H. Webster
Currency Lad - The Story of Hamilton Hume and the Explorers, by R.H. Webster

Published by Ginninderra Press (Australia) in 1999, 234 pages. Paperback (S7254YWSO)

This book is a fascinating account of the history of early white settlers in and around Sydney in Austrialia, and especially their attempts at exploring inland, and the book largely concentrates on the exploits of Hamilton Hume.

From the rear side cover: Hamilton Hume was one of the first white children born in Australia - a so called Currency Lad, and he became the first man to understand and appreciate the new land and its strange inhabitants. It was Hume who first penetrated the rich pastures of the Southern Highlands, the Illawarra districts, the lush river systems of the murrumbidgee, and he was with Stuart at the discovery of the drought stricken Darling river. He skillfully picked out the districts most suitable for settlement and development...

This book is the story of Hamilton Hume.. a man who played a vital part in the history of Australia, but who has never received the recognition due to him...

The condition of the book is generally very good. The cover has one or two very minor scuffs and blemishes, and some light nibbling along the edges and corners, but the spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a small price label on the rear side cover.

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