Wednesday 22 February 2017

Book Review: Adelaide - An Illustrated History by Colwell and Naylor

Title: Adelaide: An Illustrated History
Author: Max Colwell & Alan Naylor
Publisher: Lansdowne
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 128
Format: Hardback
Genre: Non-Fiction/History
Source: Bought Copy (Used)

An illustrated history of South Australia's capital, Adelaide.

I have lived in Adelaide for nearly ten years now, and when I saw this book in a used-book sale, it seemed like it would be an interesting read. And, on the whole, it was. I learnt many new things about the founding of the South Australian colony, and I enjoyed the mix of facts and anecdotes, by which the authors told the tale. I would have liked to have seen a little more detail in the sections on the twentieth century, to balance the rest, but this book has certainly given me a thirst to learn more.

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