Memoirs of Thomas Frost, 1825-1910. Thomas FROST, Geoffrey H. MANNING.
Memoirs of Thomas Frost, 1825-1910

Memoirs of Thomas Frost, 1825-1910

Adelaide, Gillingham Printers, 1985.

Large quarto, xiv, 209 pages with numerous illustrations (mainly from historical sources).

Gilt-decorated red cloth; covers slightly marked and bubbled; an excellent copy.

The first and only edition of these memoirs; number 42 of 260 copies signed by Peter Cotton (Managing Director of Gillingham Printers). 'Frost's reminiscences recount his experiences as a labourer, gardener, shepherd, cowherd, drover, miner, house-repairer, builder, contractor and, ultimately, architect with such well-known buildings to his credit as Brougham Place Church and Whinham College (now the Lutheran Seminary). He had tendered for the construction of the Overland Telegraph, his tender being rejected, apparently unfairly ... There is an artlessness about his reminiscences but this is due to his truthfulness and sincerity' (from the foreword by Sir Walter Crocker).

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