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An autobiography; or, Tales and legends of Canberra pioneers

Shumack, Samuel


In 1856, at the age of six, Samuel Shumack came to the Duntroon Estate in Canberra. He farmed in the district until 1915. Forced by injury to retire from active farming, Shumack, at the age of 59, began to record his memories of old Canberra. He was an acute and accurate observer. His stories move freely from one episode to the next. The text is enhanced by eight colour plates by artist Gray Smith. This fascinating book will be treasured by all who have an interest in Canberra's history. Chap....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 1967
Type: Book
Access Rights: Open Access


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