c1895 Old Times In The Bush Of Australia by James Kirby Australian History Book

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Old Times In The Bush Of Australia by James Kirby - 1895 - History Book

Old Times in the Bush of Australia: Trials and Experiences of Early Bush Life in Victoria, During the Forties

By James Kirby

Published by Geo. Robertson & Co. Melbourne c1895 - note that the book is undated however Museums Victoria website indicates that this is an 1895 edition noted by "New Issue" in very small print on the title page. Believed to be the second edition.


James Kirby's (1827-1904) Old Times in the Bush of Australia was a result of correspondence between the author and the Governor and Earl of Hopetoun, who requested Kirby commit his experiences of the early days of the Victorian colony to writing. The work was prefaced with transcripts of these letters and was written in a casual, colloquial style. Divided into three parts, the first concentrated on the hardships of bush life, Aboriginal peoples and bushrangers. The second part was more concerned with colonial society and farming, describing squatting, dancing, and local characters. Part three was a deliberation on gold mining and an account of a true detective tale. Written retrospectively, the work was a portrayal of Victoria from the 1840s to the 1890s.

A very nice copy of a scarce title predominantly held by libraries.

There is general wear and fading to cover with spine quite heavily faded as shown. There are no library marks, inscriptions or marks of any description with all pages clean and bright. I did notice a crease to several pages with an example shown in the pictures. Please study photos to understand condition. Happy to provide more photos on request.

Size 19cm x 13cm x 2.5cm

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Condition: Good
Binding: Hardcover
Special Attributes:
Region: Australia, Oceania
Subject: History
Original/Facsimile: Original
Seller Notes: There is general wear and fading to cover with spine quite heavily faded as shown. There are no library marks, inscriptions or marks of any description with all pages clean and bright. I did notice a crease to several pages with an example shown in the pictures. Please study photos to understand condition. Happy to provide more photos on request.
Language: English
Author: James Kirby
Publisher: Geo. Robertson & Co: Melbourne
Year Printed: 1895
Sub-subject: Australian History