Recollections of Bush Life in Australia, during a Residence of Eight Years in the Interior. Henry William HAYGARTH.
Recollections of Bush Life in Australia, during a Residence of Eight Years in the Interior.

Recollections of Bush Life in Australia, during a Residence of Eight Years in the Interior.

London: John Murray, 1848.

Duodecimo, 162 pp. in modern crushed green morocco, gilt device to front board, banded spine with double red labels.

Somewhere on the Monaro

Uncommon: a good pre-goldrush account of life in New South Wales, of note for the author's love of anecdote and his keen eye for life in the Australian bush.

Uncommon: a good pre-goldrush account of life in New South Wales, of note for the author's love of anecdote and his keen eye for life in the Australian bush.
'Haygarth spent eight years on a station 230 miles south west of Sydney in the 1840s… He reveals little about his personal life and circumstances, but uses incidents from his own experience in Australia to illustrate the life of a typical squatter' (Walsh & Hooton). Haygarth includes good notes on his interaction with the local Aboriginal tribes, including a description of a dance he witnessed, but is perhaps best with his constant explanation of the evolution of Australian language, which he never misses a chance to explain.

Ferguson, 4789; Walsh & Hooton, 'Australian Autobiographical Narratives: 1850-1900', I, 109.

Price (AUD): $400.00  other currencies     Ref: #4108016

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