Bushmen All. A Romance of the Never-Never. Giles SEAGRAM, Henry John DRISCOLL.
Bushmen All. A Romance of the Never-Never
Bushmen All. A Romance of the Never-Never

Bushmen All. A Romance of the Never-Never

Adelaide, Vardon & Sons Ltd., 1908.

Octavo, [viii], 327, [1] (advertisement) pages.

Green cloth lettered and ruled in gilt on the spine; cloth lightly flecked, rubbed and a little bumped, with minimal wear to the spine; rear board a little bowed; a very good copy (internally excellent).

The flyleaf is inscribed in ink 'To Jack Rowan | in memory of old days | from the author | Harry Driscoll 10.5.09'. Henry John Driscoll was born in Adelaide in 1857; his obituary appeared in 'The Advertiser' on 4 September 1916. This novel, and its prequel, 'Jack Halliday, Stockman' (1905), 'deal with pioneering life in the Riverina and the dry country nearer the centre and, though not cleverly constructed, contains some authentic - and sometimes diverting - episodes of station life' (Paul Depasquale: 'A Critical History of South Australian Literature, 1836-1930', 1978).

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