Title SEA WOLVES AND BANDITS: SEALING, WHALING, SMUGGLING AND PIRACY, WILD MEN OF VAN DIEMEN'S LAND, BUSHRANGERS AND BANDITS, WRECKS AND WRECKERS. WITH A CHRONOLOGY OF CURIOUS AND INTERESTING FACTS RELATING TO OLD VAN DIEMEN'S LAND AND (FROM 1856) TO TASMANIA
Binding Hard Cover
Book Condition Good-
Edition First Edition
Publisher Hobart, Tasmania J. Walch & Sons 1946
Seller ID 29785
208 pp, 9 7/8" H. Medium brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine, colour pastedown on front board. Fold-out frontispiece of Hobart Bridge, plus additional b&w plates. Contents: Preface; Index to Part I; Introduction; Chronological Statement of Curious and Interesting Facts; Privateering; Military Camps; The First Roads; Toll Bars, Turnpikes, and the Old Coaching Days; An Old Crown Colony; Duelling in V.D.L.; Representative (not Responsible) Government; Who Discovered Gold in Australia?; Respon-sible Government; First Tasmanian Parliament; The Heroic 80's; Railways; The Gay 90s; Bicycling; Federation; Premiers' Conference; Index to Part II; Sealers and Wreckers; "Dire" Straits; Smuggling and Piracy; Early Banditry; Brigands of the Twenties; Britton, Brown and Jeffkins; The Robin Hood of V.D.L.; Last Phase of Banditry in V.D.L.; A Post-War Killer; A Forty-Niner; Whaling from Earliest Times; First Hobart Town Whaler; Power. Date in ink on front free endpaper, very light browning to endpapers and pages, a few tiny faint foxing marks on endpapers, small area of soiling at top corner of front pastedown, browning to edges of text block, very small soft bump to top corner of approx. pages 1 to 75, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, moderate edge wear with some fraying at two corners, very small bump to top corners, general light rubbing and scuffing on front board pastedown picture.