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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A history of this distinguished regiment of the Australian Army serving in Darwin, New Guinea, New Britain, and Rabaul in WWII.
Clipper Press, Melbourne, 1997. Hardback with dust jacket. 305 pages. SECONDHAND
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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).
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
History of the Tasmanian District of Evandale. Includes some genealogical information.
A Birchalls Centenary Publication, Launceston, 1967. Softback. 100 pages. SECONDHAND
History of the settlement and growth of this South East Queensland community.
Eve Curtis, Queensland, 1988. Softback.166 pages. SECONDHAND
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Bill retraces his grandfather's 1899 overland trek from Adelaide to Darwin. Andrew Lennox made the return trip by bicycle, and was a missionary near the South Alligator River in Kakadu National Park.
Bill Lennox/ hunter3, Wellington, 2010. SOftback. 179 pages. SECONDHAND
The history of the founding and development of this farm south east of Bathurst in NSW. Written by various members of the founding Webb family this is a family and local history. With photos at centre.
RRM and RG Webb, Albury, (1990). Softback. 76 pages. SECONDHAND
History and anecdotes about this community in Goulburn Valley notable for the large dammed lake and National Park. First printed in 1986.
Eildon Primary School, Victoria, 1994. Softback. 88 pages. SECONDHAND
This history of the City of Glenelg updates Glenelg-Birthplace of South Australia (1955). Includes details of local government, public works, amenities, buildings and milestones. THIS COPY has a presentation inscription signed by the Mayor Don Mason and the Town Clerk M J Baker.
Glenelg City Council, South Australia, 1979. Hardback with dust jacket. 366 pages. SECONDHAND
Social history of this Melbourne suburb from the beginning to the 1990s. Well referenced. 'SAMPLE' stamped to endpaper.
Melbourne University Press, Victoria, 1993. Hardback with dust jacket. 321 pages. SECONDHAND
Fascinating oral histories taken from residents of Kara Kara District in Victoria, many born in the late 19th century.
Shire of Kara Kara Bicentennial Community Committee, St. Arnaud, 1988. Softback. 279. SECONDHAND
MacQuarie's Journals of his tours in New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land 1810-1822, taken from material in the Mitchell Library. With tipped in colour plates, and folding charts. First published in 1956, this is a facsimile reprint.The Library of Australian History, Sydney, 1979. Hardback with dust jacket. 280 pages. SECONDHAND
Over 700 Australian wildflowers described and photographed by distinguished botanical professionals. THIS COPY has a gift inscription to the free end paper.
The Five Mile Press/ Monash University, Victoria, 1997. Hardback with dust jacket. 224 pages. SECONDHAND
Evocative photographs of Sydney thematically grouped with descriptive text. The emphasis is on architecture, scenery, and the people of Sydney.
Weldon Publishing, Sydney, 1992. Hardback with dust jacket. 144 pages. SECONDHAND