Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd, 1930. Hardcover. Presentation copy from the author's family, and dated Sept 25th 1932. William Soltau Davidson was the New Zealand pioneer of refrigerated shipping who on February 15 1882, shipped the first commercially successful cargo of sheep's' meat from New Zealand to England, with the voyage of the specially outfitted ship Dunedin.
With a chapter on Western Australia and the purchase of land from the Midland Railway Company, and the establishment of the Tootra estate, which was hoped to be the best stud stock farm with ewes and rams sent from Bundure. Contents include cultivation, corriedale sheep, dairy factory, rabbits, stock feed, horses and cattle, estates belonging to the Canterbury Company, the amalgamation, Australian estates, Western Australia, and management. The 8vo, 166pp. Blue gilt cloth. Covers marked, spine slightly sunned. Internally, very good. Very good condition. Item #18356