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Local Colour by Bill Bachman, SIGNED, Tim Winton, Australia Travel Photography

Local Colour by Bill Bachman, SIGNED, Tim Winton, Australia Travel Photography

$24.99

The Other Australia is still out there. The landscape and people of the interior, and the extraordinary sights of make-do, bush art and human whimsy scattered across the continent are still very much a part of the national culture. For more than two years, photo-journalist Bill Bachman roamed the faraway places of Australia. Sometimes reporter, always observer, he explored the half-forgotten expanses that exist in reality as well as in national myth, and brought back thousands of pictures and volumes of notes. Distilled through a filter of reflection and memory, this text is the varied essence that remains. At the heart of the book are Bachman's photographs. The text he weaves around them forms an equally important part of the journey, blending fact with anecdote, history and humour. Novelist Tim Winton adds his own perspective in a series of vignettes on subjects as diverse as the complex topography of faces, the special place of corrugated iron in Australian culture, and the bogus glamour of the stockman's life. He celebrates the open road, redefines the romance of the swag, muses on the unwritten history of wayside junk, and marvels at "that other ocean", the outback sky. Together Bachman and Winton visit many places and explore many themes. Underlying and uniting them all is a sharp sense of local colour - without question a substance Australia possesses in great abundance.

Published by Local Colour Limited in 1998. Revised Ed. Large hard cover with dust jacket. Copy in VGC, very light edge wear, crisp and clean throughout. Handsome copy signed and inscribed to previous owner by author on acknowledgments page.

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Like new: A book in excellent condition. Cover is shiny and undamaged, and the dust jacket is included for hard covers. No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, and no underlining/highlighting of text or writing in the margins.

Very good (VGC): A book that has been read but is in excellent condition. No obvious damage to the cover, with the dust jacket included for hard covers. No missing or damaged pages, no major creases or tears, and no underlining/highlighting of text or writing in the margins. May be very minimal identifying marks on the inside cover. Very minimal wear and tear.

Good (GC): A book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover including scuff marks, but no holes or tears. The dust jacket for hard covers may not be included. Binding has minimal wear. The majority of pages are undamaged with minimal creasing or tearing, minimal pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages.

Acceptable: A book with obvious wear. May have some damage to the cover but integrity still intact. The binding may be slightly damaged but integrity is still intact. Possible writing in margins, possible underlining and highlighting of text, but no missing pages or anything that would compromise the legibility or understanding of the text.


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