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The Little Black Princess: A True Tale of Life in the Never-Never Land
Alexander Moring / Melville & Mullen, 1905 - The Little Black Princess: A True Tale of Life in the Never-Never Land Gunn, Jeannie / Mrs AeneasBook Description: Alexander Moring / Melville & Mullen, 1905. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Rare.Complete with all plates. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean. Binding is tight, save for one loose plate. Spine sunned. Slight foxing front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed. Previous owner's inscription in ink, neat. Deckled edges (rough cut), browned. Covers are faded in spots, but otherwise in sound condition. In 1902 Jeannie Gunn, a Melbourne schoolteacher, went with her new husband to live on the remote Elsey cattle station near the Roper River in the Northern Territory. Though she spent little more than a year there, her experiences in the outback and her contact with the local Aborigines impressed her deeply, and on her return to Melbourne she set down her recollections in two books, 'We of the Never Never' and the 'Little Black Princess'. Mrs Aeneas Gunn was the author of The Black Princess, published in 1905, and We of the Never Never,published in 1908. During and after World War I she worked tirelessly to support the servicemen of Monbulk, Victoria who she referred to as "my boys." She was awarded an OBE in 1939, "in recognition of her services to Australian Literature and to the disabled soldiers and their dependents." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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