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The History of the North West of Australia: Embracing Kimberley, Gascoyne and Murchison Districts

Publisher: Hesperian Press

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Media: BOOK - hardcover, 322 pages
Author: J. Battye
Year: (1915) 1985
ISBN: 0859050572
Other: b&w photos, indexes
Publisher: Hesperian Press

The Preface to this book starts off as: 'The object of this work is to give a full and accurate account of the North-Western portion of Western Australia - that great portion of the Commonwealth which must, as years go on, become an increasing source of wealth to Australia. To many, this portion of the continent is still practially an unopened book, and yet there are few portions which can offer greater inducements to the capitalist of the labourer who is prepared to dare and do ...'

This facsimilie of the original 1915 edition, contains details of some 230 North-West settlers, their families and 100 stations. Virtually unobtainable in its original edition, this is the most valuable source of pre-1915 information on the North-West. Includes many photographs and extensive indexes for easy reference.

1. Historical Introduction
2. Story of Exploration
3. Climate and Natural History
- Climate of the North West and North
- Geology of Kimberley and the North West
- The Animals of the North West
- The Birds of the North West
4. Industrial and Commercial Development
- The Pastoral Industry
- The Mineral Resources of the North West
- The Pearling Industry
5. The Principal Towns, with biographical Notices of Prominent Citizens
Index to Biographical Section
Index to Names of Pastroal Stations

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