And So We Graft From Six to Six

Stock Code:
BAE3072
Price:
$20.00

Description

And So We Graft From Six to Six. The Brickmakers of New South Wales by Warwick Gemmell. 'Bricks - generally considered the most mundane of building materials - can give a fascinating insight into a vanished way of life. With this book, possibly the first ever to explore the subject comprehensively, Warwick Gemmell has provided a valuable contribution to our social and industrial history, and a unique collector's guide. He examines bricks and brickmakers of New South Wales from convict times to early this century, looking at wider historical contexts as well as focusing on individual brickmakers. The book's scope includes the convict brickmaking gangs as they "graft from six to six" to fulfil high quotas; their successors, the handmoulding firms which placed their stamp on how the cities and towns of New South Wales came to look, and finally, the large mechanised combines which began mass production the first standardised bricks in this contry.'

Details

  • Author:
    Gemmell, Warwick
  • Book Condition:
    Good Plus
  • Publisher:
    Angus & Robertson
  • Edition:
    Reprint
  • Jacket Condition:
    Good
  • Binding:
    Hard Cover
  • Location:
    CC3
  • ISBN:
    0207152926
  • Size:
    8vo
  • Pages:
    80
  • Publish Date:
    1986
Stock Level:
1 In Stock