Early Australian Steamers
22cm x 14cm. 68 pages, black and white illustrations. Original wrappers, in a vernacular cloth jacket with embroidered lettering and border.
A paper on early steam boats in Australia by Alexander Brown Portus (1834-1905), late Superintending Engineer of Dredges for the Public Works Department of New South Wales, read before the Australian Historical Society, 30th June, 1904. Describes the ships, their arrivals, movements, events, repairs, wrecks, and other historical minutiae, largely in New South Wales, but also of their movement and events in Victoria, Tasmania, Queensland, and New Zealand.
The jacket is worn and split at the spine crown and with a stain to the spine. Very minor foxing to edges. The interior is bright with only minor pencil annotations. Good Condition.
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