To Be Heirs Forever is a fascinating and lively account of early Australia from the author of the bestselling Kings in Grass Castles. In 1829 Eliza Shaw exchanged her world of English drawing-rooms and embroidery for the brushwood huts and backbreaking labour of a pioneer settlement in Western Australia. She left Leicestershire with her husband Will, six children, two servants, some livestock and tools. They were never to see England again ...After long months at sea, then a disastrous arrival at the infant settlement of Fremantle when two of their sons were drowned, the family finally settled on the upper Swan River about 90 miles from Perth. The heat and sand, the hardships and calamities, the brilliant flowers and birds, the strangeness of the Aborigines, and the courage and comradeship of the small band of settlers are all recorded here through the eyes of a remarkable woman. Eliza Shaw died in 1877, so her story encompasses almost the entire first half-century of the settlement of Perth and its surrounds. She left an invaluable legacy of letters and journals.Mary Durack first wrote the story of Eliza Shaw as a monologue for the 1972 Perth Festival where it played to packed audiences.It has since toured throughout Australia. To Be Heirs Forever will appeal to lovers of Australiana, family sagas, stories of pioneering women and pioneering life (such as The Letters of Rachel Henning) and Mary Durack's writing. The late Mary Durack was one of the great chroniclers of the West and Australia's past. Her best-known book - about her pioneering family - is Kings In Grass Castles. Both it and Sons In The Saddle have proved to be excellent backlist titles - particularly since their reformatting into smart Bs. To Be Heirs Forever is the latest Durack title to be given a fresh new look in B format.
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Book Description Constable, 1976. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ex Library book with usual stamps and stickers. Good condition book. Small staines to the page ends. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0002007297
Book Description Constable, 1976. Book Condition: Fair. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Dust Jacket in fair condition. Bookseller Inventory # 5719921
Book Description Constable and Robinson 1976 Hardcover, 1976. Book Condition: Fair. 286 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 911223
Book Description Constable, London, 1976. hardbound. b&w plates (illustrator). 8vo. Tells the story of Eliza Shaw, who exchanged the world of drawing-rooms and embroidery in Leicestershire for the hard life of a pioneer settlement in c19th Western Australia; b&w plates and fold-out family tree, illustrated endpapers; 1st Edition; small label ghost to front pastedown, minor foxing to endpapers and text block, o.w. Very Good throughout; dustwrapper foxed to flaps, o.w. Very Good (mylar protected). Dustwrapper. 286pp. 8vo. Very Good in Very Good dustwrapper Very Good in Very Good dustwrapper. Bookseller Inventory # 16294
Book Description London Constable, 1976. First Edition: Hardback, green bds., gold titles, 140 x 220 mm., 600 g., 286 pp., with Index and Appendices, portrait frontis and illustrated with bw. photographic plates + pull-out Family Tree, pictorial eps., original pictorial dw., with some chipping to top edge of spine, light foxing to internal fold, G+/VG copy. Bookseller Inventory # 10802
Book Description Constable, 1976. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 9149246
Book Description 1976. London, Constable, (1976). Cloth, fore-edge lightly foxed else v.g. in sl. torn d/w, maps, folding genealogical table, illust., pp. 286. Author's signed presentation copy. ISBN 0 09 461100 9. Biography of the early settler Eliza Shaw, based on her letters. Shaw settled with her husband and family in the Swan River Valley in 1829. Bookseller Inventory # 103685
Book Description Constable, London, 1976. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine Jacket in Mylar Sleeve. First Edition. 8 1/2 X 5 1/2". 286 pages, includes index. Fold-out map. Printed endpapers. Black/white photos, illustrations etc. A clean, straight, unmarked book, in an undamaged dust jacket, appears unused. Scan available. Bookseller Inventory # 016089