Reminiscences of an Adventurous and Chequered Career at Home and at the Antipodes [1882, Vol. II]
London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, 1882. 1st ed., Volume 2 only, octavo, pp.viii, 308, (32, adverts unopened), prev. owner's name in pencil at title page, original decorated blue cloth, cnrs and spine edges bumped with spine slightly darkened, uncut edges, pictorial endpapers, contents clean and near fine condition. Very good.
The author, a police officer in England, who in 1840 migrated to South Australia taking up the post of sub-inspector of Police under Governor George Gawler. In 1852 Tolmer succeeded George Dashwood as Commissioner of Police and as soon as the gold rush began, he proposed an overland gold escort service from Victoria to South Australia. Item #99544
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