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We Of The Never-Never Mrs. Aeneas Gunn

We Of The Never-Never - Mrs. Aeneas Gunn

Victoria: Hutchinson, 1981, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper and the foot of the book spine. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.

Jacket illustration: Film shot of We of the Never-Never starring Angela Punch McGregor and Arthur Dignam, produced by Phillip Adams and directed by Igor Auzins.

From the cover: “First published in 1908, We of the Never-Never has long been regarded as a classic of Australian literature.

Newly married, Jeannie Gunn accompanies her husband to The Elsey , the huge cattle station in the Northern Territory, several hundred miles from the nearest town.

She is one of the few white women in the area and her presence is at first resented by the stockmen until her warmth and spirit win their affection and respect.

This is one of the few autobiographies written by a woman to chronicle the life of the pioneers of the outback. In the style of the bush storyteller, Mrs Gunn conveys with moving simplicity the beauty and cruelty of the land, and the isolation and loneliness, comradeship and kindness of the early settlers.”

Jacket designed by John van Loon. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 238 pages.
We Of The Never-Never Mrs. Aeneas Gunn