Land, Labour, and Gold; or, Two Years in Victoria: with Visits to Sydney and Van Diemen's Land…. William HOWITT.

Land, Labour, and Gold; or, Two Years in Victoria: with Visits to Sydney and Van Diemen's Land…
Land, Labour, and Gold; or, Two Years in Victoria: with Visits to Sydney and Van Diemen's Land…

London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1855.

Octavo, two volumes, 24 pp. advertisements in the second volume not noted by Ferguson; in the original green cloth.

The state of affairs before the Eureka Stockade

First edition of a classic; probably the best of the digger narratives, it is a lively account of colonial and goldfields life noted for its vivid immediacy. Howitt attempts a thorough critique of colonial society, informed by his own radical liberalism. Writing before Eureka, his candid and reasoned criticism of the land laws and the administration of the goldfields gave articulate expression to the concerns and aspirations of the emigrant diggers.

First edition of a classic; probably the best of the digger narratives, it is a lively account of colonial and goldfields life noted for its vivid immediacy. Howitt attempts a thorough critique of colonial society, informed by his own radical liberalism. Writing before Eureka, his candid and reasoned criticism of the land laws and the administration of the goldfields gave articulate expression to the concerns and aspirations of the emigrant diggers.

Ferguson, 10618.

Price (AUD): $750.00  other currencies Ref: #4401816

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