New York; (1957): Longmans, Green and Co. First American Edition. Octavo. Item #022501
572pp., Australia became a self-governing colony in 1857. Many of the first immigrants carried a passion for the religious and civil liberty which they believed England denied them. They made South Australia the first colony in the British Empire to separate church and state. They made a constitution to suit themselves. The author has delivered a major contribution to our understanding of Australia's past. Bound in rust cloth, spine lettering gilt, corners bumped. A very good copy with previous owner's name, Australian bookseller's ticket to front paste-down, in chipped and edge worn dust jacket.