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WRECKS ON THE QUEENSLAND COAST 1791-1992
Jack Loney
ISBN9780646128795
$37.50

A wealth of facts and rare photographs and illustrations describing Queensland shipwrecks, includes the Great Barrier Reef, Coral Sea, Torres Strait and the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Oceans Enterprises, Yarram, VIC, 1993. Softback. 148 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE SIRIUS LETTERS
Newton Fowell edited by Nance Irvine
ISBN1862900000
$42.50

The complete letters of Newton Fowell, Midshipman and Lieutenant aboard the Sirius, Flagship of the First Fleet on its voyage tpo New South Wales. THIS COPY has a presentation inscription to Harry Evison, from the author.

The Fairfax Library, Sydney, 1988. Hardback with dust jacket. 176 pages. SECONDHAND


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PAST AND PRESENT AND MEN OF THE TIMES
Captain W. Jackson Barry
510290713
$125.00

The life-history of Captain William Jackson Barry, who arrived in New South Wales in 1829. Barry takes liberties with the truth of his circumstances and embellishes his colourful life. Includes gold prospecting in New Zealand, and biographical sketches of prominent figures. THIS COPY has a signed presentation inscription in India ink to the frontispiece portrait, dated 1897. There are some minor pencil strokes in page margins.

McKee and Gamble, Wellington, 1897. Hardback with no dust jacket. 253 pages. SECONDHAND


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GLIMPSES OF THE AUSTRALIAN COLONIES AND NEW ZEALAND
Captain William Jackson Barry
51026071
$75.00

A thrilling narrative of the early days, embodying the life-history of Captain William Jackson Barry, who arrived in New South Wales in 1829. Includes gold prospecting in New Zealand, and biographical sketches of prominent figures as well as short histories of Australia and New Zealand.

The Brett Printing and Publishing Company Ltd., Auckland, 1903. Hardback. 211 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE AUSTRALIAN LANGUAGE
Sidney J Baker
ISBN090800161
$37.50

The meanings, origins and usage of language in Australia, from convict days to the present. Gives a good insight into Australian culture as well as the verbal currency. First published in 1945, this is the third edition.

The Currawong Press, NSW, 1978. Hardback with dust jacket. 517 pages. SECONDHAND


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GAYNDAH ON THE BURNETT
Doreen O'Sullivan
ISBN0646237926
$37.50

An illustrated history of the South Queensland town and district of Gayndah written with the support of the local Historical Society.

Doreen O'Sullivan, Toowoomba, 1995. Softback. 142 pages. SECONDHAND


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FIRST THE SPRING A History of the Shire of Kojonup, WA
Merle Bignell
ISBN855640480
$67.50

The illustrated centennial history of the Western Australia town and district situated on the road from Perth to Albany. The book links the progress of the town to that of the colony as a whole.

University of Western Australia Press, Perth, 1971. Hardback with dust jacket. 251 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE SUPPORTING CAST
Charles Pope
$42.50

The story of the ancestors of Robin Heath and Charles Pope spanning 3 eras. Starting with the immigration phase (1800-1900), then part 2 covers the Federation to the end of the Second World War and the final period ends at the turn of the 21st century.

Minipublishing, Australia, 2005. Softback. 300 pages. SECONDHAND


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NOT BY MYSELF The Fletcher Jones Story
Fletcher Jones
ISBN0959399984
$37.50

An illustrated account of the life of Jones and his sucessful trouser business and of the famous 'Coverdine' material. First published in 1976.

Kingfisher Books Pty. Ltd., Cheltenham, VIC, 1984. Hardback with dust jacket. 240 pages. SECONDHAND


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GEORGE McCULLOCH- GLASGOW, BROKEN HILL AND KENSINGTON
Lawrence McCallum
ISBN9780473310530
$39.99

A life of ships, sheep, silver and art. A biography of this Scottish born shipbuilder who was bankrupted, moved to Australia to manage sheep stations and ended up developing  silver mining at Broken Hill. His fortune financed an impressive art collection housed in his Kensington mansion.

Lawrence Robert McCallum, Christchurch, 2015. Softback. 227 pages. NEW


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FROM WILDERNESS TO EDEN History of the City of Griffith
B.M. Kelly
ISBN0731639944
$45.00

An illustrated history of the pioneering and development of the New South Wales city of Griffith, its region and its people.

City of Griffith Council, NSW, 1988. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 304 pages. SECONDHAND


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VOLUNTEERS AT HEART
D H Johnson
ISBN0702208361
$30.00

A history of the Queensland Defence Forces 1860-1901. From Volunteer Force, Militia, deployment to Melanesia in the 1860s, and the shake up of the Jervois Report. Includes the Queensland Marine Defence Forces 1884-1901. THIS COPY is  ex-private library with minor stamps, but it has a clear plastic cover over the dust jacket, which is taped down to the endpapers.

University of Queensland Press, 1975. Hardback with dust jacket. 248 pages. SECONDHAND


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ESPRIT DE CORPS
Edited by Brigadier F W Speed OBE ED
ISBN0043020070
$85.00

The History of the Victorian Scottish Regiment and the 5th Infantry Battalion. This Australian citizen soldiery has provided troops for all wars since the Boer War, and this work covers also the regiment's allied units the 5 Battalion and 2/5 Battalion.

Allen and Unwin, Sydney, 1988. Hardback with dust jacket. 429 pages. SECONDHAND


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STILL THE SAME, REFLECTIONS ON ACTIVE SERVICE FROM BARDIA TO BAIDOA
Compiled and edited by Garth Pratten and Glyn Harper
ISBN0642244359
$30.00

Retired and serving Australian Army officers are interviewed. Accounts of service from Bardia in 1941 to Baidoa (Somalia) in 1993. Includes WWII, Korea, Vietnam, a section on Special Forces, and Peacekeeping roles.

Army Doctrine Centre, NSW, 1996. Softback. 280 pages. SECONDHAND


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WE SHALL REMEMBER THEM
John J Glennon
61023033
$37.50

Verse and prose sketches of ANZAC military life in the Second World War. Seems mainly to be Australian related although the foreword is placed at Waimate.

John J Glennon, Waimate, n.d. Softback. 20 pages. SECONDHAND


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FORWARD, THE HISTORY OF THE 2ND/14TH LIGHT HORSE (QUEENSLAND MOUNTED INFANTRY)
Joan Starr and Christopher Sweeney
ISBN0702222909
$35.00

The history of Queensland's oldest regiment. One of the most distinguished regiments with service in South Africa, Gallipoli, Sinai and Palestine. Includes Roll of Honour, Battle Honours, Awards for Gallantry. This copy has a paper pocket at rear with some related material included. There is a name label to the title page.

University of Queensland Press, Melbourne, 1989. Hardback with dust jacket. 230 pages. SECONDHAND


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CHAUVEL OF THE LIGHT HORSE
A J Hill
ISBN0522841465
$47.50

Biography of the heroic commander of the Light Horse victories at Gaza, Beersheba and Damascus. Chauvel participated in the South African War as well as the two World Wars. THIS COPY has some minor foxing to closed edges, minor wear to jacket, and an embossed ownership mark to title page.

Melbourne University Press, 1978. Hardback with dust jacket. 265 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE STAFF REGIMENTAL AND GRADATION LISTS OF OFFICERS
anon.
51029041
$37.50

AIF 1st Australian Division, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Light Horse Brigades, 4th Infantry Brigade, L of C Units and Reinforcements. Revised to 6th December 1914. FACSIMILE of original edition.

Unattributed photo-offset FACSIMILE. Hardback with dust jacket. 132 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE (MIDDLE EAST) STAFF AND REGIMENTAL LISTS OF OFFICERS
anon.
5102904
$37.50

Staff and Regimental Lists of Officers No. 3, 8 December 1941. FACSIMILE. Includes alphabetical index. Lists of officers serving in the Middle East with the AIF in all branches of the force.

Unattributed photo-offset facsimile. Hardback with dust jacket. 274 pages. SECONDHAND


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STAFF AND REGIMENTAL LISTS OF THE AUSTRALIAN MILITARY FORCES 1914
anon.
61022031
$37.50

The staff of the Australian Forces, descending from the King, includes orders of Knighthood, date of attaining rank or position etc. Facsimile edition.

Facs. of Government Printer, Melbourne, (1914). Hardback with dust jacket. 157 pages. SECONDHAND


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RETURN TO GALLIPOLI Walking the Battlefields of the Great War
Bruce Scates
ISBN9780521681513
$37.50

Sociological study of how the First World War campaign at Gallipoli and ANZAC day pilgrimages there nurture and reflect Australia's national character.

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2006. Softback. 273 pages. SECONDHAND


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VOLUNTARY AID DETACHMENTS IN PEACE AND WAR
Rupert Goodman
ISBN086439117X
$65.00

The history of Voluntary Aid Detachments in Australia during the 20th century, including service overseas in both world wars.  Illustrated.

Boolarong Publications, Brisbane, 1991. Hardback, no dust jacket as published. 231 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE ROYAL NEW SOUTH WALES LANCERS 1885-1985
edited by P V Vernon
ISBN0958889104
$95.00

Regimental history of the NSW Lancers, incorporating a narrative of the 1st Light Horse Regiment, A.I.F. 1914-1919. Founding, action in South Africa, Gallipoli, Palestine. Motorisation prior to WW2. New Guinea during WW2. THIS COPY has signature to end-paper and name label to title.

Royal New South Wales Lancers Centenary Committee, Parramatta, 1986. Hardback with no dust jacket. 446 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE COAST WATCHERS
Eric Feldt
5102905
$37.50

The first work to recount the Coast Watcher who relayed vital war information to allied Intelligence about Japanese activity north of Australia. The author was Director of Naval Intelligence, in Operational Control of the Coast Watchers. First edition. THIS COPY has pen to the half title, and mild stain to spine.

Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1946. Hardback with no dust jcket. 425 pages + plates, illustrated endpapers. SECONDHAND


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FIGHTERS FROM THE FRINGE
Robert A. Hall
ISBN9780855752866
$55.00

Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders recall the Second World War and how the contributed to the war effort. These indigenous peoples served in many roles including in the forces and in supporting roles at home.

Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra, 1995. Softback. 218 pages. SECONDHAND


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RABBITS AND SPAGHETTI
Bill Bunbury
ISBN9781863681223
$55.00

Captives and Comrades, Australians, Italians and the War, 1939-1945. Includes Italian and Australian POW's, Australian Partisans in Italy, and Italian internees in Australia. THIS COPY is signed by Bunbury to the dedication page.

Fremantle Arts Centre Press, Fremantle, 1995. Softback. 215 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE FIRST AT WAR
Association of First Infantry Battalions, Editorial Committee
ISBN1862529655
$145.00

The story of the 2/1st Australian Infantry Battalion, 1939-45, The City of Sydney Regiment. Complete history includes nominal role, battle honours etc. This heavyu book may incur extra postal charges. THIS COPY has two pen signatures facing the foreword.

Association of First Infantry Battalions, Editorial Committee, Parramatta, 1987. Hardback with dust jacket. 558 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE KAPYONG BATTALION Medal Roll of the 3rd Battalion Royal Australian Regiment
James J Atkinson
ISBN090945812X
$47.50

The Royal Australian Regiment at the Battle of Kapyong, 23-24 April 1951. Includes narrative of the battle, overview of the Battalion, Nominal Roll, casualties, POWs, citations for awards.

NSW Military Historical Society, 1977. Hardback with no dust jacket. 80 pages. SECONDHAND


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ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY, 1939-1942
G Hermon Gill
ISBN0002174790
$50.00

Australia in the War of 1939-1945, reprinted with additions to the original edition. Overview of Australian naval policy prior to hostilities, and then covers the period up to March 1942. Based on official records. Illustrated. Excellent copy in protected dust jacket.

Collins, Melbourne, 1985. Hardback with dust jacket. 689 pages. SECONDHAND

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ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY, 1942-1945
G Hermon Gill
ISBN0002174804
$50.00

Australia in the War of 1939-1945, reprinted with additions to the original edition. Overview of Australian naval policy prior to hostilities, and then covers the period from March 1942 to victory in 1945. Based on official records. Illustrated. Excellent copy in protected dust jacket.

Collins, Melbourne, 1985. Hardback with dust jacket. 757 pages. SECONDHAND


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ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY 1939-1942 + 1942-1945 TWO VOLS.
G Hermon Gill
61021111
$145.00

Two volumes of Australia in the War of 1939-1945. The story of the Navy and Naval policy prior to the War and then its participation in the Mediterranean, Indian and Pacific Oceans. THIS SET will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.

Australian War Memorial, Canberra,  1957 and 1968. Hardbacks with dust jackets. 686 + 753 pages. SECONDHAND


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CHAPLAINS IN THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY
Rowan Strong
ISBN9781742233147
$37.50

A full look at the chaplaincy in the Australian Navy including in times of war and it's important function boosting morale in POW camps. Covers from 1912 to the Vietnam War.

University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, 2012. Hardback with dust jacket. 349 pages. SECONDHAND


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BATTLE SURFACE! Japan's Submarine War Against Australia 1942-44
David Jenkins
ISBN0091826381
$55.00

A detailed well illustrated study of Japanese submarine operations around Australia and the key role that codebreakers played in their defeat. Contains much derived from interviews with survivors on both sides.

Random House, Sydney, 1992. Hardback with dust jacket. 304 pages. SECONDHAND


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HUGHIE EDWARDS VC KCMG CB DSO OBE DFC The Fortunate Airman
Arthur Hoyle DFC
ISBN9780957768109
$75.00

Sir Hughie was an Australian with the RAF flying Bristol Blenheims, Mosquitos and Lancasters. He was awarded the VC for planning a dangerous raid on Bremen. After the war he stayed with the RAF before returning to Australia in 1963.

Australian Military History Publications, Loftus, 2000. Hardback with no dust jacket as issued. 212 pages. SECONDHAND


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AD ASTRA A HISTORY OF THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE ASSOCIATION
Jim Grant
ISBN1920783245
$30.00

History of the Western Australian Division of the RAAF Association fom 1987 to 2003.

The Royal Australian Air Force Association, Bull Creek WA, 2004. Softback. 199 pages. SECONDHAND


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SILVER WINGS IN PACIFIC SKIES
H M Moore
ISBN9780864391643
$65.00

A history of British Commonwealth Pacific Airlines, Australia's first Trans-Pacific passenger air service. appendices include BCPA's fleet, and staff as of March 1954. Illustrated.

Boolarong Publications, Brisbane, 1993. Hardback with no dust jacket. 166 pages. SECONDHAND


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GOLD AT BALLARAT, The Ballarat East Goldfield, Its Discovery and Development
H. J. Stacpoole
ISBN0909706115
$45.00

Illustrated with photos and maps, a history of the gold rush and town it supported. This copy the October reprint, and has a small gift inscription at front.

Lowden Publishing Co., Kilmore, 1971. Hardback with dust jacket. 96 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE TERRITORY
Ernestine Hill
510220521
$32.50

An informal history of the Northern Territory. The first hundred years, includes some aboriginal lore.

Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1955. Hardback with dust jacket. 454 pages. SECONDHAND


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REMEMBERED WITH PRIDE, The Recollections of An Australian Gold-digger
Mark J. Hammond
ISBN0959657320
$32.50

Memoir of Mark John Hammond who began mining with his father at the age of nine. He was present at ten different New South Wales goldfields, made his fortune and later entered politics. He was also embroiled in the great Queensland mining scandal. Edited, introduced and annotated by Brian Hodge.

Maruba Press, Lewisham, 1988. Hardback with dust jacket. 287 pages. SECONDHAND


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MINES IN THE SPINIFEX, THE STORY OF MOUNT ISA MINES
Geoffrey Blainey
ISBN0207136297
$30.00

A revised edition of this history of the Mount Isa mines and the associated community  in North West Queensland. Photographic section at rear.

Angus and Robertson Publishers,  Sydney, 1978. Hardback with dust jacket. 256 pages plus photos. SECONDHAND


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THE QUEENSLAND YEARS OF ROBERT HERBERT, PREMIER; LETTERS AND PAPERS
Bruce Knox editor
ISBN0702213624
$25.00

From published writings and unpublished family letters, Herbert's private sentiments are revealed. The first Premier of Queensland, and later permanent head of the Colonial Office. Topics include church / state relationships, education, land prices, communications and immigration.

University of Queensland Press, Queensland, 1977. hardback with dust jacket. 261 pages. SECONDHAND


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CITY OF THE DEAD A History of the Necropolis, Springvale
Don Chambers
ISBN1864470208
$42.50

The fascinating and surprising illustrated centennial history of the Melbourne cemetry and crematorium, 1901-2001.

Hyland House Publishing, Flemington, VIC, 2001. Hardback with dust jacket. 298 pages. SECONDHAND


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WE STILL CALL WAHROONGA OUR HOME
Ian A Ramage with photographs from the collection of Percy Bergan
ISBN0959287248
$35.00

Historical notes of Wahroonga, NSW, randomly compiled by the author. Includes a printed letter from the author, which mentions this was an edition of 1000 copies.

Ian A Ramage, Waitara NSW, 2003. Hardback with dust jacket, 250 pages. SECONDHAND


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WILLIAM DOBELL An Artist's Life
Elizabeth Donaldson
ISBN9781921497810
$47.50

The life and work of William Dobell, winner of the Wynne Prize for landscape, and the Archibald Prize for portraiture. Includes the controversial trial over his winning of the Archibald Prize where it was claimed his portrait was in fact a caricature. Well illustrated.

Exisle Publishing, Wollombi, 2010. Hardback with dust jacket. 208 pages. SECONDHAND


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NORTHERN OUTPOST
John Kerr
ISBN0959577912
$37.50

History of Mossman and the northern cane fields. From first exploration to the mechanisation and computerisation of the Mossman Central Mill.

Mossman Central Mill Company Ltd., Mossman, 1995. Hardback with no dust jacket. 184 pages. SECONDHAND


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TRACEY MOFFATT
Edited by Paula Savage and Lara Strongman
ISBN0958229031
$47.50

Exhibition handbook for Tracey Moffatt exhibition at the City Gallery Wellington. Photographs and text. Excellent condition.

City Gallery Wellington, Wellington, 2002. Softback. 104 pages. SECONDHAND


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FROM ENGLAND TO AUSTRALIA
Edward Charlwood
ISBN9781876425128
$42.50

A colour photographic facsimile of the 1863 shipboard diary of Edward Charlwood., on his journey from  England back to his Australian home.

Burgewood Books, Victoria, 2003. Softback. 42 pages. SECONDHAND


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WHISTLE AT THE BRIDGE
Jean Thorne
ISBN0858530384
$37.50

Recollections of early days in Tullah, Tasmania, in the days before the Murchison Highway. Social life in the small community based around the galena mine.

Cat and Fiddle Press, Hobart, 1980. Softback. 184 pages. SECONDHAND


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CATTLEMEN AND HUTS OF THE HIGH PLAINS
Harry Stephenson
ISBN0949847003
$30.00

The history of the development of Victoria's alpine region by cattlemen. With a good description of bushmen's huts, historically and current. Author was a prolific hill-walker.

Graphic Books, Victoria, 1980. Hardback with dust jacket. 350 pages. SECONDHAND


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PADDLE STEAMERS OF THE MURRAY RIVER
Kit Bennett
ISBN9780734407139
$37.50

Life on the River Murray, the paddle steamers and supporting infrastructure along the waterway. Good combination of colour photographs and text. Includes modern and antique, and  steam and diesel steamers.

Lothian Books, Victoria, 2004. Hardback with dust jacket. 162 pages. SECONDHAND


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PADDLE STEAMERS TO CORNUCOPIA
Sydney Wells
ISBN186252467X
$35.00

The Renmark-Mildura Experiment of 1887. History of the Darling and Murray Rivers and surrounding settlements between Mildura and Renmark. THIS COPY is signed by Wells.

Sydney Wells/ The murray Pioneer Pty. Ltd., Renmark, 1986. Hardback with no dust jacket. 288 pages. SECONDHAND


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ON THE OCCURENCE OF GLACIAL BEDS AT WYNYARD, NEAR TABLE CAPE, TASMANIA
A E Kitson F.G.S.
610210621
$30.00

A paper read at the Royal Society of Victoria, 3rd April, 1902. Reprinted from Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria Vol XV (New Series) Pt 1. THIS COPY Professor Hogg's copy, with the author's compliment.

Ford and Son, Melbourne, 1902. Softback. pp 28-35 + folding plate. SECONDHAND


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SECTIONS ILLUSTRATING THE GEOLOGICAL STRUCTURE OF THE COUNTRY ABOUT MORNINGTON
T S Hall and G B Pritchard
610210622
$30.00

A paper read at the Royal Society of Victoria, 16th May, 1901. Reprinted from Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria Vol XIV (New Series) Pt 1.

Ford and Son, Melbourne, 1901. Softback. pp 32-54 + folding plate. SECONDHAND


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CONTRIBUTION TO OUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE TERTIARIES IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD OF MELBOURNE
T S Hall and G B Pritchard
610210623
$30.00

A paper read at the Royal Society of Victoria, 10th September, 1896. Reprinted from Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria Vol IX (New Series).

Ford and Son, Melbourne, nd. Softback. pp 187-229 + folding plate. SECONDHAND


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MOTIVE POWER, MODERN LOCOMOTIVE DEVELOPMENT IN AUSTRALIA
Leon Oberg
ISBN9780864176905
$37.50

Diesel and electric locomotives, and they they developed along specific lines to accomodate Australian conditions and requirements.

Kangaroo Press, Kenthurst, 1995. Hardback with dust jacket. 140 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE DREAMTIME VOYAGE
Paul Caffyn
ISBN941679000259
$75.00

The around Australia kayak odyssey undertaken by New Zealander Caffyn from December 1981 to December 1982. He circumnavigated the continent, battling weather, tides and wildlife.

Kayak Dundee Press, Runanga, 1994. Softback. 186 pages. SECONDHAND


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WESTFIELD FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY
Edited by Paul McNally and Margaret Malone
ISBN0780980783506
$47.50

Published by Westfield Holdings Limited to celebrate fifty years in trade. Founded in Sydney by two Jewish emigres from Europe, Westfields flourished into a worldwide company establishing retail shopping malls.

Westfield Holdings Ltd., Melbourne, (2010). Softback. 180 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE BOOKS OF THE BULLETIN 1880-1952
George Mackaness and Walter W Stone
61024032
$65.00

An Annotated Bibliography, with essays by W E Fitz Henry and Norman Lindsay. Frontispiece by Norman Lindsay. A limited edition of 500 copies. Includes illustrations of book covers etc.

Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1955. Hardback with dust jacket. 97 pages plus plates. SECONDHAND


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AUSTRALIAN NURSES SINCE NIGHTINGALE 1860-1990
Elizabeth Burchill
ISBN0867861428
$30.00

Nursing in Australia including district and bush nursing, military nursing, male nurses and the 1985 Nurses Strike. THIS COPY is signed by the author.

Spectrum Publications Pty. Ltd., Richmond, 1993. Softback. 258 pages. SECONDHAND


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RED CEDAR, THE TREE OF AUSTRALIA'S HISTORY
John Vader
ISBN0730101517
$75.00

A history of the Australian  red cedar timber industry and communities that grew with the opening up of  forest for milling. THIS COPY has a sun faded spine to the dust jacket.

Reed Books Pty Ltd., NSW, 1987. Hardback with dust jacket. 201 pages. SECONDHAND


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WOODEN HOOKERS OF HOBART TOWN
Harry O'May
610250622
$47.50

Histories of whalers and traders in Hobart, two titles published in one book. Includes Whalers Out of Van Diemen's Land. Focuses on individual ships and captains. Photographic section at center. Tidy dust jacket.

Government Printer, Tasmania, undated (1960s). Hardback with dust jacket. 137+vi; 101 +iv pages. SECONDHAND


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MOTHERS AND KING BABY
Philipa Mein Smith
ISBN9780333678275
$47.50

Infant survival and welfare in an Imperial world; Australia 1880-1950. The response to child-mortality and declining birth rates by infant welfare movements in Australia. Some emphasis given to Truby King and Plunket. THIS COPY signed by the author.

MacMillan Press Limited, London, 1997. Hardback with dust jacket. 330 pages. SECONDHAND


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GOLDEN JUBILEE OF THE CHRISTIAN BROTHERS IN AUSTRALASIA 1869-1919
Christian Brothers
71020171
$125.00

Rare account of this Catholic Teaching Order, mainly covers Australian branches but mentions the New Zealand branch in Dunedin.

William Brooks and Co. Ltd., Sydney, 1918. Hardback with no dust jacket. 146 pages. SECONDHAND


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HISTORY OF AUSTRALIAN AVIATION
Stanley Brogden
710280324
$30.00

From baloonists in the 1860s to the age of jet aircraft in the 1960s, this is a complete history of Australian aviation.

The Hawthorn Press, Melbourne, 1960. Hardback with dust jacket. 192 pages. SECONDHAND


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AUSTRALIAN SHIPWRECKS Volume One: 1622-1850
Charles Bateson
ISBN0589071122
$55.00

Includes records of ships wrecked en route to or from Australia, and accounts of strandings. Chronological, with some illustrations and photographs.

A H and A W Reed, Sydney, 1972. Hardback with dust jacket. 268 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE PROSPECT NORTH STORY
Anita Woods
ISBN0858641089
$55.00

A history of St John's Uniting Church in Adelaide, South Australia. The Wesleyan and Methodist Circuit united in 1976. THIS COPY has a presentation inscription from the author to the free end paper, and is signed by Anita to the title page.

Investigator Press Pty. Ltd., Hawthorndene, 1988. Hardback with no dust jacket. 100 pages. SECONDHAND


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A HISTORY OF EVANDALE
K R von Stieglitz
710250112
$35.00

History of the Tasmanian District of Evandale. Includes some genealogical information.

A Birchalls Centenary Publication, Launceston, 1967. Softback. 100 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE TURNING YEARS A Tamborine Mountain history
Eve Curtis
ISBN0731644441
$30.00

History of the settlement and growth of this South East Queensland community.

Eve Curtis, Queensland, 1988. Softback.166 pages. SECONDHAND


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CATTLEMEN TO COMMUTERS
Susan Priestley
ISBN0909134170
$30.00

A history of the Mulgrave District, now the City Of Waverley, 1839-1961. THIS COPY has a prize plate from the City of Waverley pasted to reverse of end paper (facing title page).

John Ferguson, Sydney, 1979. Hardback with dust jacket. 205 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE LIFE OF PHILIP WIRTH
Philip Wirth
71020111
$47.50

Autobiography by one of the famed Australian Wirth Family circus, including accounts of overseas tours.

Troedel an Cooper, Melbourne, (1935?). Softback. 128 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE FATAL SHORE
Robert Hughes
ISBN0002173611
$75.00

The highly acclaimed and classic history of the convict settlement recommended by Joseph Banks, and the founding of modern Australia at Botany Bay in 1788. FIRST EDITION. This copy signed by the author.

Collins Harville, London, 1987. Hardback with dust jacket. 688 pages. SECONDHAND


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FERNS AND ALLIED PLANTS OF VICTORIA, TASMANIA AND SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Betty G Duncan and Golda Isaac with photographs by Bruce Fuhrer
ISBN0522842623
$47.50

Includes distribution maps for Victorian species. Includes details on cultivation and propagation. Includes colour photographs.

Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1986. Hardback with dust jacket. 258 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE STUDENT'S FLORA OF TASMANIA
Winifred M Curtis
61027003
$95.00

Complete taxonomic reference to the plants of Tasmania with some line illustrations.. Parts 1-3 in 3 volumes.

Government printer, Tasmania, 1956, 1963, 1967. Hardbacks with no jackets as issued. SECONDHAND


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THE STUDENT'S FLORA OF TASMANIA Part 1
Winifred M Curtis
ISBN9780724622818
$30.00

Taxonomic reference to the plants of Tasmania with some line illustrations. Gymnospermae and Angiospermae (Ranunculaceae to Myrtaceae).  Originally issued in 1956, this is a reprint of the Second edition of 1973.

St Davids Park Publishing, Tasmania, 1993. Softback. 240 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE STUDENT'S FLORA OF TASMANIA Part 3
Winifred M Curtis
ISBN9780724622979
$30.00

Taxonomic reference to the plants of Tasmania with some line illustrations.  Angiospermae (Plumbaginaceae to Salicaceae).  Originally issued in 1967.

St Davids Park Publishing, Tasmania, 1993. Softback. Pages 465-661. SECONDHAND


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THE STUDENT'S FLORA OF TASMANIA Part 4A
Winifred M Curtis
710290211
$45.00

Taxonomic reference to the plants of Tasmania with some line illustrations. Angiospermae : Orchidaceae.

Government printer, Tasmania, 1979. Hardback with no jacket as issued. 138 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE STUDENT'S FLORA OF TASMANIA Part 4B
Winifred M Curtis
ISBN9780724623136
$45.00

Taxonomic reference to the plants of Tasmania with some line illustrations. Angiospermae (Alismataceae to Burmanniaceae).

St Davids Park Publishing, Tasmania, 1994. Softback. 459 pages. SECONDHAND


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BIG JOHN
Kim Lockwood
ISBN9780724100071
$35.00

John McKinlay (1819-1872) was the first European to cross Australia from the south coast to the north and return safely. He led the South Australian Burke Relief Expedition, and three years later was stranded in Arnhem Land during the wet season.This work describes his abilities as a leader and explorer. THIS COPY is sighned by the author.

State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, 1995. Softback. 194 pages. SECONDHAND


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QUEENSLAND FRONTIER
Glenville Pike
ISBN0959378324
$32.50

The exploration and settlement of Queensland from the time of Leichhardt on. Includes Bushrangers, the Goldrush, and the influx of Chinese labour.

Glenville Pike, Brisbane, 2003. Softback. 382 pages. SECONDHAND


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EDGE OF EMPIRE
Martyn and Audrey Webb
ISBN0864450281
$55.00

A history of Ashburton, West Pilbara Shire, West Australia. From the earliest days, before the good pastoral land was discovered, and through the development and expansion of the settlements.

Artlook Books, Perth, 1983. Hardback with dust jacket. 387 pages + index. SECONDHAND


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ONE HAND ON THE MANUSCRIPT
Edited by Nicholas Brown, Peter Campbell, Robyn Holmes, Peter Read and Larry Sitsky
ISBN0731520823
$45.00

Music in Australian cultural history 1930-1960. Collected essays on musicians, compositions, and cultural themes and movements. With audio CD at rear.

The Humanities Research Centre, The Australian National University, Canberra, 1995. Softback. 265 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE SILENT 7TH
Mark Johnston
ISBN9781741141917
$95.00

A history of the 7th Australian Division 1940-1946 in the Middle East and the Pacific. . Very well illustrated with personal photos of the troops, well documented. THIS COPY has a gift inscription at top of title page.

Allen and Unwin, Crows Nest, 2005. Hardback with dust jacket. 272 pages. SECONDHAND