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, United Kingdom, 1976. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Hardback. Minor rubbing to top of spine. Jacket has marks and discolouring on inside. 286 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 61214
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, 1976. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ex-Library Copy with Usual Markings and wear. Second Hand, covers are considerably worn,edge of pages maybe sun damaged contents complete No.1 BESTSELLERS - great prices, friendly customer service â€" all orders are dispatched next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000497095
Book Description Constable, Great Britain, United Kingdom, 1976. Cloth. Book Condition: FINE+, Near New. Dust Jacket Condition: Near FINE Dust Jacket. W.J. Huggins. (illustrator). First Edition By This Publisher. 286 pages , includes b&w plates and fold-out family tree. ** This Item is HEAVY, (Weight = 505 Grams), thus Please, NO Overseas orders without contacting us first, as extra postage will be REQUIRED. Thank You. ** 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 the 19th century Western Australia." >> CONDITION = .BOOK = Pen on few pages; ;DUSTJACKET = Price clipped to lower front flap. edge wear. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # B1843-1
Book Description Constable and Robinson 1976 Hardcover, 1976. Book Condition: Fair. 286 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 911223
Book Description 1976. London, Constable, (1976). Cloth, fine in d/w, maps, folding genealogical table, illust., pp. 286. 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 # 108195
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 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, 1976. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Bookseller Inventory # GD-004-90-4447004