Solvol Advertizing " The Life and Habits of Australian Fishes"
by Gilbert p Whitley and illustrated by Mary E. Soady
Published in Australia in the late forties, this beautiful book which I recently bought is out of print and is shared here in an educational sense as I cannot find means to communicate with these creators. Because it was written and illustrated so long ago, I suspect both responsible have died. Their lovely work deserves to be shared.
No mention is made of ABU in this booklet but it certainly helps build the image and feeling for our passionate embrace of fishing as a recreation, hobby or sport at the end of the 40's.
I understand the booklet was never sold , rather given away as a promotion by Solvol which as we Aussies all know is the best abrasive soap for cleaning dirty hands, especially those harbouring smells of a fishy nature! I still use the product today and I suggest no laundry tub is complete without a cake of Solvol.
If I have created a copyright issue please inform me and I will remove these images promoting the book , if they cause offense.
If you feel you would like to own this treasured publication, please contact me with a view to a trade for something ABU