This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is light edge wear, corners and spine joints of the bookcovers. The text pages are clean and bright. The endpapers have some light foxing. The front inner hinge has cracked, but is holding. Seventh printing.
The present work is written by a native of the island, and one who has practically spent her whole life on the island, a few years of her childhood only having been spent on Norfolk Island. While her lifetime does not cover quite one-half of the time covered by the history of the island, she had access for many years to one at least who remembered events that occurred before the beginning of the present century. The author's father was the second oldest man of the community atthe time of his death, in September, 1893, and was a grandson of John Adams, one of the mutineers of the Bounty, whose death took place in 1829. She has thus had the best of advantages for obtaining a collect knowledge of the island history.