Sydney: Bloxham and Chambers, 1928.
Softcover. Near fine. Travel/promotional brochure, 9"x 8" (folding to 9" x 4"), 32 pp, with three full-color illustrations by Percy Trompf on the wrappers, many half-tone photographs inside. Near fine, with minor handling wear.This beautifully illustrated brochure promotes Australia as "The Land of Opportunity!" for the settler, investor, trader, and tourist. After an introductorys ection touting the nation's climate, agricultural opportunities, and education system, there are separate sections describing the attractions and resources of New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, and Tasmania -- each offering considerable detail on the region's crop production, mining output, and the availability of transportation, water, electricity, etc. Illustrator Percy Trompf (1902-1964) was a prolific Australian commercial artist best known for his travel posters and prmotional brochures such as this one. According to the Australian Dictionary of National Biography, "His bright, colourful, optimistic pictures had wide appeal, especially during the Depression. Trompf supervised all stages of production, including the printing."