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Mount Abundance, or, the experiences of a pioneer squatter in Australia thirty years ago

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Facsimile edition [sl : sn, ca. 1940]. London : Fleet Street Printing Works, [1879?]. Octavo, lettered wrappers (edges sunned, short tear to spine), pp. 54; title-page annotated: ‘Son of William M McPherson who was at one time Clerk of the House of Representatives in Melbourne Australia’; a good copy.

‘The Mount Abundance run was taken up in 1847 by Allan MacPherson (1818-1891), a young squatter from New South Wales. MacPherson had come to Queensland seeking new pastures, and had followed the route of Sir Thomas Mitchell into the Mount Abundance area. Following constant conflicts with local Aborigines, MacPherson decided Mount Abundance was a dangerous place and in late 1849, he withdrew his sheep from Mount Abundance, leaving it as a cattle station, and returned to England. In 1856 MacPherson briefly visited Australia at which time he disposed of his pastoral interests, including the sale of Mount Abundance to Stephen Spencer.’ – from the 2009 reprint.

Ferguson, 12121 (for the original edition)