The History of Australasia by David Blair 1879 & published by McGready, Thomson & Niven. Page size 29cms x 21cms, image size 24cms x 16cms. Very nice condition considering its age, some minor marks to outer margin. The rear is blank.
"The History of Australasia" by David Blair was one of three important publications of the author. Written in 1879, the book relates the history of both Australia and New Zealand from their discovery through to the establishment of self-government in both colonies. Blair was born in Ireland and after studying for the ministry in Ireland came to Australia in 1850. Instead of a missionary career he took up journalism, became a member of the Legislative Assembly in Victoria and published his books on Australasia.