Queensland Frontier by Glenville Pike
"Glenville Pike effortlessly transports us back in time and circumstances...Countless, incredibly courageous adventures and unbelievably real characters embellish these pages. Life in Northern Queensland in the 1860-70's suffers nothing in comparative telling with the treks in South Africa or the American wagon trains in Indian territory..." - Review in The Australian
This tremendous pioneering saga is Glenville Pike's masterpiece, he grippingly writes of how the pioneers pushed the frontier of settlement northward on the tracks of valiant explores in the 1845-1880 period. One will be thrilled by the stories of courage, endurance, and mateship; of shipwrecks, and great horseback rides; of wild gold rushes-all against a background of constant guerilla war waged by the Aboriginal tribes in a desperate attempt to stem the white invaders in the North and West.
Paperback, 382 pages, 1988
Good condition. Ex-owner's name on first page