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THE HOG'S BACK: The Story of the Men who made Broken Hill, Fischer, Ruth Trant

Author Name    Fischer, Ruth Trant

Title   THE HOG'S BACK: The Story of the Men who made Broken Hill

Binding   Hardcover and Dustjacket

Book Condition   Very Good +

Jacket Condition   Good

Edition   First Edition

Size   8vo - over 7" - 9" tall

Publisher   South Melbourne, VIC, Australia Macmillan of Australia 1970

ISBN Number    0333119150 / 9780333119150

Seller ID   013117

173pp., unpaginated, captioned, b/white halftone plate section (includes a rare image of 'The Hog's Back' - before mining removed it forever). Book clean. Spine firm, minimally bumped and canted. Plain tan boards lightly bumped on upper foredge corner only. Text-block unmarked. Colour-art illustrated (detail - 'Broken Hill Landscape', Pro Hart), loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn, with a hint of colour-fade on spine. Not to be confused with 'The Hog's Back', a hilly ridge of the same name, this fictionalized biography tells the story of the 1880's discovery on Mt. Gipps Station (in far western New South Wales, Australia) of a sizeable hill of valuable mineral known as 'the Hog's Back' - the Broken Hill and the men who discovered it . . . Contents include: Prelims., 9 chapters, Appendix. Book weight approx. 360g.

Fictionalized Biography, Local History, Australia, Broken Hill (New South Wales), History, Hog's Back (Region), Fischer, Ruth Trant, Silver Mines, Mining

Price = 16.92 AUD

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