Melbourne, VIC, Australia; Macmillan and Co.; 1969
Book Condition: Very Good. Paperback. Size D: 7"-8" Tall (177-203mm). The cover has a little wear, with a few small scuffs. The page edges are lightly minor tanned and foxed. 320 pages. This is the story of Egon Kisch, a prominent European peace activist, who was prevented by immigration officials from landing in Freemantle and Melbourne. As part of the White Australia Policy, the Immigration officials gave him a dictation test in a European language (Scottish Gaelic) that he did not speak. His dramatic leap to the wharf at Melbourne when he broke his leg earned him both sympathy and notoriety. Books listed here are not stored at the shop. Please contact us if you want to pick up a book from Newtown.