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Peeps At Many Lands: Australia   By: (1874-1960)

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Peeps At Many Lands: Australia by Frank Fox is an engaging and informative book that takes readers on a captivating journey through the diverse and beautiful continent of Australia. Though lacking in a creative title that could have potentially piqued reader interest, the book compensates with its rich content and well-written narrative.

The author, Frank Fox, demonstrates his deep understanding and knowledge of Australia, making the book an authentic and reliable source of information. From the breathtaking landscapes to the unique wildlife, he paints a vivid picture of this remarkable land down under. Each chapter presents a different aspect of the country, allowing readers to explore everything from the bustling cities to the remote outback.

One of the standout features of this book is its detailed descriptions. Fox skillfully describes the natural wonders of Australia, enabling readers to imagine themselves snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef or hiking through the vast expanses of the Australian Outback. Additionally, the inclusion of numerous photographs enhances the reading experience, providing visual evidence of the beauty and diversity Australia has to offer.

Moreover, Fox offers intriguing insights into Australian culture, history, and indigenous traditions. His exploration of aboriginal life and their deep connection to the land adds a fascinating layer to the book, giving readers a deeper understanding of Australia's rich heritage. Whether discussing Australia's convict history or its modern multiculturalism, Fox effectively captures the essence of the country and its people.

While the book successfully presents a broad overview of Australia, its conversational tone occasionally veers towards informality, which, at times, disrupts the flow of the narration. Additionally, some readers might find the lack of in-depth analysis or critical examination of certain topics mildly disappointing. Nonetheless, Fox's engaging writing style makes up for these minor shortcomings and ensures an enjoyable reading experience.

Peeps At Many Lands: Australia is a valuable resource for anyone interested in exploring this magnificent country. From geography enthusiasts to travel lovers, this book offers valuable insights and captivating descriptions that will leave readers yearning to embark on their own Australian adventure. Although lacking an attention-grabbing title, Fox's meticulous research, engaging writing style, and abundance of photographs make this book a worthwhile addition to any explorer's library.

First Page:

PEEPS AT MANY LANDS

AUSTRALIA

[Illustration: THE NOMAD OF THE AUSTRALIAN INTERIOR]

[Illustration: KANGAROO HUNTING. PAGE 47.]

PEEPS AT MANY LANDS AUSTRALIA

BY

FRANK FOX

WITH TWELVE FULL PAGE ILLUSTRATIONS IN COLOUR

BY

PERCY F. S. SPENCE, ETC.

LONDON ADAM AND CHARLES BLACK 1911

CONTENTS

CHAPTER I PAGE AUSTRALIA, ITS BEGINNING 1

CHAPTER II AUSTRALIA OF TO DAY 15

CHAPTER III THE NATIVES 33

CHAPTER IV THE ANIMALS AND BIRDS 46

CHAPTER V THE AUSTRALIAN BUSH 63

CHAPTER VI THE AUSTRALIAN CHILD 73

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

KANGAROO HUNTING Frontispiece

FACING PAGE SNOWY MOUNTAINS NEAR THE SITE OF THE FEDERAL CAPITAL viii

THE BARRIER OF THE BLUE MOUNTAINS 9

THE GARDEN STREETS OF ADELAIDE 16

COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE 25

THE TOWN HALL, SYDNEY 32

AUSTRALIAN NATIVES IN CAPTAIN COOK'S TIME 41

THE AUSTRALIAN FOREST AT NIGHT "MOONING" OPOSSUMS 48

A SHEEP DROVER 57

A HUT IN THE BUSH 64

SURF BATHING SHOOTING THE BREAKERS 73

AUSTRALIAN CHILDREN RIDING TO SCHOOL 80

THE NOMAD OF THE AUSTRALIAN INTERIOR On the cover

Sketch Map of Australia on pages vi and vii... Continue reading book >>




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