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Frontier French Island / Ruth Gooch (2006)

ISBN: 0975600044
Extent: 320 B5 pages
Price: $50 + p&h
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Frontier French Island is the most comprehensive history of French Island, Victoria, Australia, written to date. It is the culmination of ten years research and writing and is accompanied by almost 200 photographs and drawings, most never before published.
Ruth Gooch has … skilfully located many of those isolated references which are often only found by happenstance or serendipity. The stories which are told in the actual words of the participants and informants means that we are brought into the immediate presence of those who lived on or visited French Island. (Niel Gunson, Foreword)

Award: National Literary Awards, High Commendation, 2006.

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