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Where the Seasons Come and Go

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It tells of the days when Lutheran missionaries attempted in civilise the Aborigines and relates the subsequent history of their land grand, which eventually passed to Major Powell and his English wife Beryl.  Drought, creeping sands hills, fires, dust-storms and lack of capital finally drove the Powell back to Adelaide, where Bonython (who had worked as a Jackeroo on the adjoining property) learned of their story and marvelled at their endurance.

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This book contains several stories, interwoven by chance and circumstance and set down by Eric Bonython because he loved the country where they took-place the Cooper country.

It tells of the days when Lutheran missionaries attempted in civilise the Aborigines and relates the subsequent history of their land grand, which eventually passed to Major Powell and his English wife Beryl.  Drought, creeping sands hills, fires, dust-storms and lack of capital finally drove the Powell back to Adelaide, where Bonython (who had worked as a Jackeroo on the adjoining property) learned of their story and marvelled at their endurance.

He made several trips back to the area with various companions, nothing the amazing contrast in scenery provided by a few inches of rain.  In 1951-52 he reached his goal-Lake Eyre, then in flood.  His trips aroused world-wide interest and added greatly to knowledge of the inland.  This book is a memorial to the courage and faith of the early settlers, faced with conditions of appalling harshness.  It is also a memorial to Eric Bonython who shared their qualities.

Hard-cover

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Weight .65 kg
Dimensions 25 × 15 × 2 cm

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