William Hatfield (1892-1969), writer, whose original name was Ernest Chapman, was born on 18 March 1892 at Nottingham, England, son of Joseph Chapman, policeman, and his wife Mary, née Cudworth.
He decided to migrate, however, worked his passage as a steward and jumped ship at Port Adelaide in January 1912. Setting off on foot for 'the interior', by the evening he had reached Glenelg.
Hatfield soon became a first-rate bushman. For many years he worked in the north of South Australia, Central Australia, the Northern Territory and Queensland as a station-hand, stockman, drover, cook, horse-breaker, kangaroo-shooter, dingo-trapper, book-keeper, seaman, miner, fruit-picker, painter and timber-worker. In 1915 he attempted to join the Light Horse but was rejected because of injuries. Over the years he sympathetically studied Aboriginal languages and customs.
This is his autobiography, a lively account which fully displays his energy, vitality and willingness to tackle any occupation.
With original dustjacket in OK condition, the rest of the book is in good condition with clean pages and no discolouration.


I Find Australia by William Hatfield