Pioneering Days in Western Victoria. A Narrative of Early Station Life
Melbourne, Exchange Press, [circa 1913].
Small octavo, 112 pages with 2 illustrations (from photographs) and 12 illustrations (8 full-page) by Percy Leason.
Two-colour (Percy Leason) pictorial wrappers with expert conservation to the spine and edges of both covers; trifling signs of use and age; a very good copy with a contemporary ownership signature (T. Bolton).
James Charles Hamilton (1836-1927) settled with his family in the Glenelg River area in 1846. A lengthy account of this most interesting book appeared in 'The Australasian', Saturday 3 January 1914. Coupled with the fact that the author gives his age at the end of his narrative as 76 (and 'I find myself still struggling'), we suggest 1913 is the most likely year of publication. Not in Trove.