# 16746

"YITTADAIRN" [RUSDEN, George William]

Moyarra : an Australian legend in two cantos.

$145.00 AUD

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London : E. A. Petherick & Co., 1891. Second edition. Octavo, original blind blocked blue cloth lettered in gilt (upper board soiled at bottom edge), edges uncut, patterned endpapers, front pastedown with later ex libris, frontispiece with illustration of a reclining Aboriginal female by Sir Thomas L. Mitchell, title page with early owner’s annotation beneath the word Yittadairn ‘i.e. G.W. Rusden’, pp. 96, printed slip with remarks by Sir Frederick Barlee pasted on first page, tipped in errata slip; contents clean and sound.

An account of two Aboriginal lovers who come to ruin because they transgress tribal law, by Melbourne historian, educationist and civil servant G.W. Rusden.