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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1883. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... girls attain but a poor standard in instruction, and a worse one still, when socially considered. There is one in Melbourne considerably superior to the rest; but if I had daughters of my own, I should certainly not send them to any as boarders, and would think twice before I sent them as 'day-girls,' if the expression be allowable. But it is only fair to these schools to say that my standard of what a girls' school should be is very high. It is, however, satisfied by the Bishop's Ladies College at Perth. POLITICS. The chief interest of Australian politics lies in their relation to those of the Mother Country. Having imported their whole constitution and law books holus-bolus from England, each colony has been engaged ever since its foundation in fitting them to its circumstances. The legislative equipment of the young Australias corresponded pretty nearly to the tall hats and patent-leather boots which fond mothers provided for the aspiring colonists. An exogenous growth has prevented originality of ideas, which for the most part have been supplied by English thinkers, but the adaptability and less complicated social machinery of a young colony have permitted the carrying into execution of many valuable measures long before they emerged from the region of theory in their native land. It would not be hard to multiply instances where important reforms have been hastened and made practicable in England by their adoption and favourable operation out here, or avoided on account of their failure here. Australia is the corpus vile on which England makes her legislative experiments. In this direction there is a great deal of useful information in the study of our politics to an outsider; but to go into the question at large would take up a threevolume publication inste...
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Book Description Penguin Books Australia, 1993. Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP62358914
Book Description Penguin Books, UK, 1976. Soft Cover. Condition: Very Good. Facsimile. PB, pictorial card covers, 247pp. Moderate rubbing, creasing to covers, which been designed to look old & scuffed, but are not, inside has light tanning to pages, else square, clean & tight. A facsimile edition of a work first published in 1883. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Seller Inventory # jen004152
Book Description Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, 1976. Pictorial Wraps. Condition: Very Good. Reprint. Penguin Colonial Facsimiles series. From rear cover: "First published in London in 1883, Town Life in Australia gives us a fascinating and unusually frank picture of daily life in Victorian Australia". Printed in Australia. Slight handling wear, abrasion to rear cover (due to removal of price sticker), otherwise a clean tight solid softcover copy. 247pp. SB-200. Size: 19.5 x 12.5cm. Seller Inventory # 027345
Book Description Penguin Books, U. K., 1976. Soft Cover. Condition: Very Good. Pages have tanned, name on first page, otherwise clean and well bound. First published in London in 1883, Town Life in Asutralia gives us a fascinating and unusually frank picture of daily life in Victorian Australia. The author ranges over the amusements and culture of the day, describing domestic life, morality, politics and the amazing progress made in the short period which had elapsed since the bitter convict and gold-rush years. Size: 5" x 8" 247 Pages. Seller Inventory # 23359
Book Description Penguin Books Australia. PAPERBACK. Condition: Very Good. 0140700323. Seller Inventory # K0036808
Book Description Penguin, Melbourne, 1973 (first published 1883), 1973. 19.5 x 12.5cms, c 820pp, b/w illusts, very good+ paperback & cover This book discusses a walk around melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, houses, furniture, servants, food, dress, young Australia, social relations, religions & morals; education, politics, business, shops, amusements, newspapers, literature, language & art in the 1870s. Seller Inventory # 140677
Book Description Penguin Books Australia Ltd, 1973. Trade Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. A Trade paperback with scuffing to the covers and edgewear on the edges and front spine hinge. The interior is very clean & bright with larger than average print. ; Penguin Colonial Facsimiles; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 247 pages. Seller Inventory # 4729
Book Description Penguin, Harmondsworth, 1976. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Reprint. 247pp + publisher's ads. Facsimile of a title published in Lond in 1883 Size: 8vo. Seller Inventory # 319457
Book Description Penguin, Australia, 1976. Paperback. Condition: Good. No Jacket. Reprint. clear adhesive to covers, minimal library marks, otherwise book clean and tight. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Ex Library. Seller Inventory # 016379
Book Description Penguin, Ringwood, 1973. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Reprint. Inscript on FFEP, Boards are slightly worn o/w VG. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Book. Seller Inventory # 000575