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A Tour Along Old Northern Road From Castle Hill to Wisemans Ferry -by- W D Neil. ISBN 0959580638.
Old Northern Road follows the path trodden as early as 1802 by convict labourers and officials on their way to the
Castle Hill Public Agricultural Settlement; later, free settlers also used the road; this booklet contains a brief history
of the road and that of some of the places of historical interest along it. A Hills District Historical Society
Publication. Used softcover booklet. 22 pages. (Hills District Historical Society.
Second Edition. 1983) Covers are scuffed, creased, and lightly grubby. Pages are in excellent condition.
A Valley of The Finest Description A History of The Shire of Lexton -by- Margaret Oulton. ISBN 0958872007.
2nd Edition 1996. Australian Local History. History of Victoria. History of Lexton Shire in Victoria.
Published by the Shire of Lexton in conjunction with The Pakenham Gazette. Used softcover book. 360 pages.
Covers are scuffed and bumped on edges. Written gift inscription on front free endpaper. Foxing on endpapers and
edges of pages. Else very good. Weight 1.1 kilograms.
An Illustrated History Of Australian Bushrangers -by- George Boxall. ISBN 0670900702. The real stories of Ned Kelly;
the Kellys; Ben Hall; Martin Cash; Matthew Brady; Captain Melville; Thunderbolt; Gardiner's gang; the
Clarke Brothers; Edward Davis; the Jewish bushranger; the Chinese bushranger of Coonabarabran; Alpin
McPherson (the apprentice stonemason who terrorised Queensland); Fred Lowry (who died uttering the
immortal plea: "Tell 'em I died game". and others. (Viking O'Neil. Melbourne. 1988)
Used softcover book. 208 pages. Corners bumped. Some foxing on edges of pages. Else very good.
Battlers' Boomtown Coraki In The Early 1890s -by- Pauline Curby. ISBN 0958910030. Australian History.
Australian Local Area History. History of the NSW Northern Rivers. A social history, told from the white settlers'
perspective, which examines ways in which people lived, worked and entertained themselves in the Northern Rivers
town of Coraki. Used softcover book. 114 pages. (Northern Rivers Publishing, Lismore. 1992) In fine condition.
Beer, Mines & Rails (Beer Mines and Rails) A History of the Brewing Industry in Queensland to the
1920s -by- Brett J Stubbs. Australian History. Illustrated with black and white photographs, graphs and maps.
Comprehensive index. (Tankard Books. Lismore, NSW. 2010) ISBN 9780980620917. Used book. Softcover. 214 pages.
Corners of covers bumped. Else very good. Weight 600 grams.
Booze Built Australia -by- Wayne Kelly. ISBN 0646220934. SIGNED COPY. Australian History. Australian Social
History. A fascinating account of how Australia's development was fuelled by booze; discover how the shout originated; why booze is
the basis of mateship; when booze was used to lure voters; why Australians love booze; how booze was used to balance the budget; how
booze built Australia; drawing on obscure sources, this book develops a theory on the role of booze in the social and economic
development of Australia. Used softcover book. 66 pages. Written inscription signed by Wayne Kelly on the title page. (Queensland
Classic Books. Brisbane. 1994) In fine condition.
Bound For Botany Bay British Convict Voyages To Australia -by- Alan Brooke and David Brandon. ISBN 1903365783.
The authors reveal the true story of the vast enterprise of British convict voyages to Australia spanning two
centuries; draws on a host of letters, journals and illustrations to flesh out the diverse experiences of these
high-seas voyages. Illustrated. (The National Archives, Richmond, UK, First Edition, 2005) Used hardcover book in
dust jacket, 272 pages. In fine condition.
Casino A Cricket History 1861-1986 -by- John V Hendley. Australian Local History. Northern Rivers Local History.
Signed by author on reverse of front cover. (Self published by J V Hendley.
Casino, NSW. No date but circa 1988) No ISBN. Used small softcover book. 125
pages. Front cover grubby. Rear cover marked and soiled. Foxing on last page.
Pages at rear of book are rippled from exposure to moisture on lower edge but not stained. Else pages are good.
Caught In The Act Unusual Offences of Convicted Vandemonians -compiled by- Phillip Hilton and
Susan Hood. ISBN 0724645551. Tasmanian Convict History. Some of the more unusual and memorable offences which
resulted in the perpetrator being shipped off to Tasmania, as revealed from the transcription of the Port Arthur
Database Project; the kind of offence that a Port Arthur guide might use in order to spice up a tour. Illustrated
with historical photographs. Used softcover booklet. 51 pages. (Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority.
Port Arthur, Tasmania. 1996) Light foxing on edges of pages. Else in fine condition.
Creating A Nation 1788-1990 A Dramatic New History That Challenges The
Conventional View Of Australia's Past As A Creation Of White Men Of British
Descent -by- Patricia Grimshaw, Marilyn Lake, Ann McGrath & Marian Quartly. ISBN 0869140957. (McPhee
Gribble Publ, Penguin Books, Melbourne, 1994) Used softcover
book, 360 pages, corners knocked, creases in cover and spine, page edges have tanned, else good.
Damned Whores and God's Police The Colonization of Women in Australia -by- Anne Summers.
First Edition. ISBN 0713909870. Australian Colonial History. Australian Womens' Studies. (Allen Lane/Penguin Books Ltd. London.
First Edition. 1975) Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 494 pages. Dust jacket is creased, worn on edges and corners;
lower edge has a tear which is
now closed. Name and address of previous owner written on front free endpaper. An earlier name in pencil has been
erased. Light foxing on edges of pages. Else very good.
Eyes To The Future Sketches Of Australia And Her Neighbours In The 1870s -by- Jennifer M T Carter.
ISBN 0642107238. Australian Colonial History. The author brings to life the Australian colonies in the 1870s;
through judicious use of primary research material held in the National Library of Australia's collections, this book
explores social customs, social conditions, encounters with Australia's neighbours, eminent people, strange episodes,
the operation of justice, royalty, romance, dissent and more in this fascinating decade. Used softcover book. 252
pages. (National Library of Australia. Canberra. 2000) Light foxing on edges of pages. Else in fine condition. Weight
Females On The Fatal Shore Australia's Brave Pioneers -by- Susanna De Vries. ISBN 9780958540872.
Australian Colonial History. True stories of 12 brave women who sailed to the colonies in Australia's founding years:
Esther Johnston (Abrahams); Rosanna Julian (Nichols); Elizabeth Macarthur (Veale); Mary Reibey (Haydock); Frances (Fanny)
Leonora Macleay; Mary Ann Friend (Ford); Eliza Forlong (Jack); Mary Thomas (Harris); Louisa Ann Meredith (Twamley);
Georgiana McCrae (Huntly); Anne Caldwell (Mooney); Mary Anna Spencer (later McManus). Used softcover book. 411 pages.
(Pirgos Press. Brisbane. 2009) Light foxing on edges of pages. Else in fine condition. Weight 900
Fifty Years Of Caring The History Of The Australian Jewish Welfare Society 1936-1986 -by- Anne Andgel. ISBN
0731627156. Signed Copy. (Published -by- The Australian Jewish Welfare Society and The Australian Jewish Historical
Society, Sydney, 1988) Used softcover book, 254 pages, mark from sticker on cover, else in very good
Four Legs But No Wheels West Of The Range Cattle, Horses And Dogs And The People Who Lived With Them
-by- Isabel Wilkinson. ISBN 095937633X. Australian History. There was a time, not too long ago, when the only wheels
we had were on bullock wagons or horse-drawn vehicles which needed four-legged creatures to set them in motion; the only
exception was the one wheel on a wheelbarrow which needed only two legs on a human; many a prospector travelling to the
goldfields or people 'down on their luck' pushed their belongings along bush tracks or city streets in a wheelbarrow. Used
softcover book. 329 pages. (Isabel Wilkinson. Revised Edition March 2005) Marks on rear cover. Else in fine condition.
Weight 400 grams.
Fraser Island The Orchid Beach Story -by- Reginald R Barnewall. ISBN 1876344490. Signed Copy.
The story of the pioneering days of aviation in which Sir Reginald Barnewall Bt and his wife, Lady Maureen Barnewall
identified Fraser Island to be the site of their dreamed island resort which became popular and successful tourist destination;
however all that remains of the Orchid Beach Island Village today is the airstrip built by Sir Reginald and his team, and one
solitary coconut tree planted by them; the hugely successful Toyota Fraser Island Fishing Expos had their genesis intertwined
in the history of Orchid Beach Island Village. Written gift inscription 'With Best Wishes' signed by Reg Barnewall dated 2007
on reverse of front free endpaper. Used hardcover book. No dust jacket as issued. 352 pages. (CopyRight Publishing. Brisbane.
2006) In fine condition. Weight 1.1 kilograms.
Good Riddance A History of Waste Management in Manly, Mosman, Pittwater and Warringah -by- Pauline
Curby and Virginia Macleod. ISBN 0646427911. Used softcover book. 224 pages. (Warringah, Manly, Mosman and Pittwater
Joint Services Committee. Dee Why, NSW. 2003) Covers are lightly worn on corners. Light foxing on edges of pages. Else
in fine condition. Weight 800 grams.
Great Great Game 1952-1999 The History Of The Brisbane Gang Show -by- Pat Dryden O.A.M. ISBN 1875783938.
Australian Guide and Scout Associations. Scouting in Queensland. Lord Baden-Powell stressed the importance of of play acting and
singing as a form of training in the Scout programme; music and drama or campfires and concerts led to the Scout concert combining
theatrical expertise and a love of scouting to become the Gang Show. Used softcover book. 256 pages. (Scouts Australia, Queensland
Branch Inc/Creartive. 1999) In AS NEW condition. Weight 700 grams.
Harrietville 115 Years of Continuous Gold Seeking -by- Edith Ellen Hoy. Fourth Edition 1975.
History of goldfields in the Beechworth and Harrietville regions of Victoria. Used softcover booklet. 40 pages.
(Self published by Edith Ellen Hoy. Pryor Printing Service. Wangaratta. 4th Edition. 1974) Covers are worn
on edges and corners. Some marks on rear cover. Creases in spine. Pages are in excellent
Historic Buildings of Victoria -edited by- David Saunders. History of Victoria. A comprehensive
classified survey of 640 buildings arranged in regional groups, each region
being introduced by a short historical chapter; the illustrations are
accompanied by captions, text and simplified locality maps; introductory
chapters discuss building materials and styles, and also provide an outline
history of Victoria. (Reprint, 1967. The Jacaranda Press in association with
The National Trust of Australia (Victoria)) No ISBN. Used hardcover book in dust
jacket, 278 pages. Dust jacket is worn on edges and corners, light foxing on
edges of pages, else very good. This book weighs 1.3 kilograms.
Historic Places Of Australia Volume One -edited by- Jim Ellis. ISBN 0726900199. Australian Council of National
Trusts. (Cassell Australia Limited, Sydney, First Edition, 1978) Used large hardcover book in dust jacket,
304 pages. Light creasing on upper edge and corners of dust jacket. else very good. Weighs 1.9 kilograms.
History Of Lamington National Park -by- J Keith Jarrott. ISBN 0959962425. (Published by J K Jarrott and The
National Parks Association of Queensland Inc. Printed by Beaudesert Times Pty. Ltd. April 1990)
Used softcover book. 152 pages. Rear cover is worn on edges. Else in fine condition.
How To Trace Your Convict Ancestors Their Lives, Times And Records A Janet Reakes Guide -by-
Janet Reakes. ISBN 0868062758. This book guides the reader through the key events in a convict's life, from
the commission of the crime, through sentencing, transportation and assignment to ticket or leave or eventual pardon; in
doing so, the author discusses the records that are most useful to family historians; the author is a professional
genealogist. Used softcover book. 72 pages. (Hale & Iremonger. Sydney. 1987) Top half of first page has been cut out.
Else the book is in very good condition.
"If These Walls Could Talk" Report Of The Corangamite Dry Stone Walls Conservation Project -by-
Corangamite Arts Council Inc. ISBN 044619917. Australian History. Victorian History. A social history of the
Western District of Victoria told around the story of volcanic basalt dry stone walls; Victoria probably has more
stone walls than the rest of Australia; readers are introduced to dry stone walls, the different types and their
characteristics, and the skills used in building them; illustrated with photographs and illustrations. Used
softcover book. 144 pages. (Corangamite Arts Council Inc. Terang, Victoria. Reprint. 2002) fine condition.
In And Around The Mid-Richmond With George Hunt: A Pictorial Look At An
Earlier Era 1908 To 1939 -compiled by- Nita Haynes nee Hunt for the Mid-Richmond
Retirement Village Committee -printed by- Northern Star Ltd. No date of
publication. Australian Local History. Northern Rivers Local History. A
selection of photographs of the Richmond River in northern New South Wales taken
by the late Coraki resident George Hunt. Photograph of the S.S. Irvington on the
front cover and photograph of Baxter's Lane at Tuckurimba on the rear cover. Used softcover book, with a
few marks on the covers. Light foxing on edges of pages. Else very good.
In And Around The Mid-Richmond With George Hunt: A Pictorial Look At An
Earlier Era 1908 To 1939 -compiled by- Nita Haynes for the Mid-Richmond
Retirement Village Committee Signed Copy -printed by- Northern Star Ltd. No date of
publication. Signed by Nita Haynes inside front cover. Australian Local History. Northern Rivers Local
History. A selection of photographs of the Richmond River in northern New South Wales taken
by the late Coraki resident George Hunt. Photograph of the S.S. Irvington on the
front cover and photograph of Baxter's Lane at Tuckurimba on the rear cover. Covers are worn on edges
and corners with a small tear in top of spine. Else very good.
In The Footsteps Of The Mercies A History Of Nursing At The Mater Misericordiae Public Hospitals Brisbane
-by- Robert Longhurst. ISBN 0646098616. Illustrated with many black and white photographs. Used hardcover book. No dust
jacket. 146 pages. (Mater Misericordiae Public Hospitals. South Brisbane. 1992) Written inscription by previous owner on front
free endpaper. Foxing on edges of pages. Else in very good condition. Weight 800 grams.
Industrial Development In Australia 1920-1930 -by- Colin Forster, Senior Lecturer in Economic History.
Covers the Twenties as a period of industrial growth in Australia; five case studies; Labour, finance,
productivity, and prices in Australia in the Twenties. (The Australian National University. Canberra. First
Edition. 1964) No ISBN. Used hardcover book No dust jacket. 256 pages. Good brown cloth covers with white
lettering on spine. Name written on front free endpaper. Light foxing on endpapers. A few marks on edges of pages.
Front cover is slightly bowed. Else good. Weight 600 grams.
Jim and Molly Two Special Australians -by- Ian Stapleton. ISBN 0646124404. Stapleton writes about a
wonderful array of older Australians he has met from amongst the various remote bush communities he has lived in; ordinary
"battlers" with wonderful stories to tell. In particular he writes about Jim Kingwill and Molly Lanigan of Gippsland,
Victoria. Illustrated with many photographs and line drawings. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper.
(Self-published by Ian Stapleton. Wollangarra Inc. Licola, Victoria. 1992) Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 208 pages.
Dust jacket worn at top of spine and on corners. Else very good.
Lismore From Lios Mor to Tuckurimba -by- Maurice Ryan and Robert Smith. ISBN 0957962231.
Australian Local History. Northern Rivers Local History. Lismore History. History of the city of Lismore on the
Far North Coast of New South Wales. Illustrated with photographs, maps and diagrams. (Northern Rivers Press.
Lismore, NSW. 2006) Used softcover book. 156 pages. Corners bumped. Else very good. Weight 820
Lismore The Story of a North Coast City -edited by- Maurice Ryan. ISBN 0908001142.
Australian Local History. Northern Rivers Local History. Lismore History. History of the city of Lismore on the
Far North Coast of New South Wales. Illustrated with black and white photographs and line drawings. Used hardcover
book in dust jacket. 156 pages. (The Currawong Press. Milson's Point, NSW. 1979) In AS NEW condition. Weight 820
Mind Games A Biographical History of Bridge in Queensland -edited by- Colin Masters. ISBN
0646382500. Describes the evolution of the game of Bridge in Queensland by means of biographical and
anecdotal reminiscences of many of the outstanding players and characters of the game; also contains many
feature articles by leading players and their advice on ways to improve the general standard of play. Includes:
NOTABLE IDENTITIES OF QUEENSLAND BRIDGE: M J Sullivan; Otto Hirschfeld and Frank Garnsey; Harold Hiley;
George McCutcheon; Arthur Hoffmann; James O'Sullivan; Bing Brown; Denis Priest; Reg Busch; Judy Valentine;
Richard Ward; Richard Wallis; Keith McDonald. PROMINENT PLAYERS IN THE STATE: Rubena Hicks; Josie and Kivas
Tully; Gray Reynolds; Fay Landy; Ivy Dahler; Rosemary Artherton; Margaret Drake; Tony Jackman; Mike
Pemberton; Frank Duffy; Meta Goodman; Diana Rogers; Greer Tucker; Joan Butts; Lindy Vincent; Therese Tully.
PERSONALITIES FROM THE CLUBS: Margaret Beaton; Pat Shedden; Pamela Bramich; Frank Burnett; Margi Wares;
Rene Hobbes; Luc Turschwell; Jill Spencer; Patrick Walsh; Harry and Doris Hornbuckle; Mary Murray; Joy
Carbis; Sylvia Gilles, Ross Dick. FEATURE ARTICLES: Queensland Triumphs (Paul Lavings); Bridge in the
Family (Sue Lusk); Numbers in Bridge (Mike Pemberton); Playing in Partnership; The Psychology of Bridge
(Ian Price); A Game For All Ages (Mark Abraham); The Growth of the Clubs; The QBA Bulletin; The Gold Coast
Congress 1962- (Tony Jackman); The Barrier Reef Congress (Richard Ward); Recollections of Early Queensland
Bridge (Joan Kent); The Tournament Scene in Queensland (Reg Busch); The Masterpoint Scheme. State Titles.
Club Presidents. Index of Names. Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 279 pages. (Queensland Bridge
Association Inc. Everton Hills. 1999) Light foxing on edges of pages. Else in fine condition. Weight 550
Miners In The 1970s A Narrative History of The Miners Federation -by- Pete Thomas. ISBN 0959376160. Australian Mining History.
Australian Industrial History.
(Miners Federation, Sydney, 1983) Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 552 pages. Dust jacket worn on edges and chipped on both ends of
spine. Name whited out on fep. Some pages creased in upper corner and one page torn in top edge. Else very good. Weight 1
No Place For A Woman The Autobiography of Outback Publican Mayse Young -by-
Mayse Young with Gabrielle Dalton. ISBN 0725107561. Inscription signed by author on title page.
(Pan Macmillan Australia. Sydney. 1991) Used softcover book.
176 pages. Light foxing on edges of pages. Corners bumped.
Over My Dead Body -by- Jim Brigginshaw. ISBN 9781921479113. Australian Industrial Relations History.
Story of the events of the Great Flood of 1893 and the formation of the first miners' unions; puts Australia's current
resource-driven prosperity into context by showing the day to day struggles of ordinary workers at a time when the
individual was virtually powerless against the arrogance of his employer, and expendable if work-related illness overtook him.
Used softcover book. 219 pages. (Glass House Books. Brisbane. 2008) In fine condition.
Paddy Keniff Queensland's Ned Kelly -by- Colin Newsome. ISBN 0646280449. Signed Copy. Australian Bushrangers.
Paddy Keniff despised the snobbery that upper class people imposed on ordinary folk of the day, and fought to protect
himself and his family against it and was fiercely sympathised for it; however he was hanged in 1903 for the shooting
of police constable George Doyle and Carnarvon Station manager Albert Christian Dahlke. Illustrated with black and white
photographs. Used softcover book. 112 pages. (Published by Colin Newsome. Glen Innes. 1996) Written inscription signed by
Colin Newsome and dated 2003 on title page. Spine is sunned and bumped at both ends. Else in fine condition.
Power Of The Land Il Potere Della Terra A Social History Of Italian Settlement In Lismore Una Storia Delle
Attivita' Dell 'Insediamento Italiano Di Lismore -by- Lesley Jenkins. ISBN 0646153668. Signed Copy. Australian Local History.
Text in Italian and English. Illustrated with maps and black and white photographs. Inscription to previous owner signed and
dated by author Lesley Jenkins on title page. Used softcover book. 268 pages. (Northern Star Printery. Lismore. 1993)
Some grubby marks on the covers. Foxing on edges of pages. Else pages are in fine condition. Weight 800 grams.
Rascals, Ruffians and Rebels of Early Australia -by- Frank Clune. ISBN 0207156662. Australian History.
During the first 80 years of Australia's history rascals, ruffians and rebels of all descriptions were transported to Sydney
Cove; with meticulous research, Frank Clune has pieced together the lives of nine of these miscreants in this book; he captures
the rigours of life in the penal settlements during Australia's early years. Illustrated in colour and black and white. Used
hardcover book in dust jacket. 219 pages. (Angus & Robertson Publishers. North Ryde. 1987) Foxing on endpapers and edges of
pages. Else in very good condition. Weight 800 grams.
Reader's Digest Book Of Historic Australian Towns. Over 1000 colour
photographs by Robin Morrison. 50 towns are represented, each chosen because of
its historical significance, either as a convict settlement, port, goldfield
town, commercial centre or agricultural and pastoral centre, and because of the
images it provides. (Reader's Digest, Sydney, 1982) ISBN 090948693X. Used
oversize hardcover book in dust jacket, 334 pages, light foxing on eps and half
title page, dust jacket has wear on edges with a small tear at bottom of spine,
a musty smell to the book, else very good. This book weighs 2 kilograms.
Riverina Ramblings -by- Jack McInnes. Australia's Riverina district is that portion of South Western
New South Wales within the boundaries of the Murray River and the Lachlan River; this book covers some of the Riverina's past,
its present and its possible future, as well as pioneer family history and a number of the author's literary works of the past.
(Self-published by Jack McInnes. Reprint. February 1994) ISBN 0646014285. Used book. Softcover book. 144 pages. Very good. Scarce.
Riversleigh The Story of Animals in Ancient Rainforests of Inland Australia -by- Michael Archer,
Suzanne J Hand and Henk Godthelp. ISBN 0730103145. Palaeontology. Fossils. Foreword -by- Sir David Attenborough.
Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 264 pages. (Reed Books Ltd. Sydney. 1991) In fine condition. Weight 1.35
Rottnest Island In History And Legend Its Discovery and Development, Natural Beauties, Fauna and Flora -by- W Somerville.
(Rottnest Board of Control, Western Australia, March 22 1949) Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 138 pages. Dust
jacket is fair: marked, grubby, worn and torn on edges with tears and chips.
Boards have stains on edges. Foxing on endpapers. Else pages are in excellent condition.
Rupert Murdoch Ringmaster Of The Information Circus -by- William Shawcross. Signed Copy. ISBN 0091827353.
Australian Biography. Australian Media. Rupert Murdoch with his News Corporation is one of the world's most powerful media barons;
this book tells two stories: that of Rupert Murdoch himself, his origins and family, his famous charm and his notorious reputation;
and also of the fascinating parallel tale of the communications revolution, from Arthur C Clarke to fibre optics, which Murdoch
knew how to exploit and which has made possible global influence and has hastened the worldwide spread of Western
popular culture. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. (Chatto & Windus, Random House, Sydney, First Edition, 1992) Used hardcover book
in dust jacket, 616 pages, , name stamp on previous owner on title page, foxing on page edges, else in very good condition.
Weight one kilogram.
Silver Dreams The Story Of Broken Hill -by- Pam Bayfield. ISBN 9780957976047. Australian History. Australian
Mining History. Set in Broken Hill, this historical saga takes you through various generations of several families whose lives
cover the period from the city's beginnings to now; full of drama caused by poverty, cruel mining conditions, greed as well as
family loyalty, love and endless striving to improve the quality of life. Illustrated with black and white photographs.
Used softcover book. 194 pages. (Pam Bayfield. 2008) In fine condition.
Simple Latin For Family Historians A McLaughlin Guide -by- Eve McLaughlin. 5th Edition. 1994.
Standard Latin words and phrases that are regularly found in parish registers; also covers words and phrases in common
usage which were not Latin at all but sounded impressive, some of which you will never find in a normal dictionary or even
Latin word lists. Used softcover book. 28 pages. (Varneys Press UK. Revised and expanded 5th Edition. 1994) In fine condition.
Southport Images Of Yesteryear 1880-1955 -written by- Robert Longhurst. ISBN 0646217488. Australian Local History. Queensland Local
History. Gold Coast Local History. Laminated covers with 1930s photograph of cars parked at a beach. (The Gold Coast Council. Gold
Coast, QLD. Reprint. 1999) Used hardcover book. No dust jacket. 72 pages. Covers sunned along upper edge. Small chip in lower
edge of front cover. Else very good.
St. James's School A History Of A City School 1868-1993 First Catholic Boys' School In Queensland
-by- B W Steele c.f.c. ISBN 0646136895. Australian Educational History. Catholic Schools in Australia. Used softcover
book. 112 pages. (St. James School. Brisbane. 1993) In fine condition. Weight 600 grams.
Status and Reward The History of Industrial Representation of Professional Engineers in Australia 1946-1996 -by- Dr Brian E Lloyd
and Helen Vines. ISBN 0909828113. Contributions by Laurie McCalman, Jack Michael, Bruce Nadenbousch, Ron Stapleton, John Vines.
(First Edition, 1996, The Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists & Managers, Australia) Used hardcover
book in dust jacket. 328 pages. Spine sunned. Else in fine condition.
Tatiara The First 140 Years 1845-1985 -by- Alan Jones. ISBN 0959864733. Australian Local History. South Australian
History. History of the area of South Australia covered by the District Council of Tatiara; this area was well protected by
natural barriers such as sandhills in the summer and mudflats and water in the winter; tales of this area resulted in
pastoralists heading south from the River Murray to find large tracts of red and blue gum, bulloak and box timber;
the sheep stations Nalang, Cannawigara and Wirrega were established in 1846. Illustrated with black and white photographs.
Used hardcover book with pictorial front cover. No dust jacket. 816 pages. (District Council of Tatiara. Bordertown, South
Australia. 1986) Rear cover bumped on edges. Foxing on first and last few pages and on edges of pages. Some insect damage to
edge of map on front free endpaper. Else in very good condition. Weight 1.8 kilograms.
Terra Australis 7 The Alligator Rivers Prehistory and Ecology in Western Arnhem Land -by- Carmel Schrire.
ISSN 07259018. ISBN 0867842040. Used softcover book. 277 pages. (Department of Prehistory. Research School of Pacific Studies.
The Australian National University. Canberra. 1982) Covers and spine are sunned and have a few small marks. Light wear to edges
and corners of covers. Name of previous owner written on first page. Else very good. Weight 810
The Australian Club 1838-1988 The First 150 Years -by- J R Angel. ISBN 0959282211. The Australian Club
is the first of its kind in Australia following an essentially English tradition of the Gentleman's Club which
blossomed in the 19th Century; the Club has a colourful history linked with the development of both the Colony of
New South Wales and the Commonwealth of Australia. Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 403 pages. (Published by John
Ferguson, Sydney in association with the Australian Club. 1988) A few spots of foxing on rear page. Light soiling on
edges of pages. Spine is indented. Else very good. Weighs 1.3 kilograms.
The Birth Of A Principality [Hutt River Province] -prepared by- R C Hyslop in collaboration with
Prince Leonard For the Administration Board. 4th printing December 1978. Australian History. In 1970 Leonard George
Casley declared the secession of his 18,500 acre Western Australian property as an independent state to be known as the
Hutt River Province, with himself elevated to the title of His Royal Highness Prince Leonard George Casley, this princely
title to be held in perpetuity by Prince Leonard and His heirs, as citizens of the independent sovereign state of Hutt
River Province. Illustrated with maps, diagrams and many black and white and colour photographs. Used softcover
booklet. 53 pages. (Hutt River Province. Western Australia. 4th printing. 1978) Covers are marked and worn. Pages are
in very good condition
The Birth of Melbourne -edited by- Tim Flannery. ISBN 1877008893. Australian History. History of
Melbourne. Tim Flannery traces first settlement of Melbourne through to Federation in this Anthology; a vivid portrait of
a changing environment recorded by the people who were there; lifts the curtain on the respectable facade of marvellous
Melbourne to reveal it as more of a boom-and-bust frontier town. Used paperback book. 396 pages. (The Text Publishing
Company. Melbourne. 2002) In fine condition.
The Brunswick Another River And Its People -by- Jim Brokenshire. ISBN 0731621980. Australian Local History of the
Brunswick River Valley on the north coast of New South Wales. Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 255 pages. (Brunswick
Valley Historical Society. Mullumbimby. First Edition. 1988) Dust jacket is worn on edges and corners with a few very small
tears. Light foxing on endpapers and edges of pages. Else very good.
The Bushranger Harry Power Tutor Of Ned Kelly -by- Kevin Passey and Gary Dean. ISBN 0646029967. Signed Copy.
Australian Bushrangers. Harry Power was one of the most notorious highwaymen in the annals of Australian bushranging; Power was
responsible for bailing up mail coaches, stealing hoses and dozens of reported hold-ups of travellers; but more importantly he was
responsible for leading young men into a life of crime, one of them being Ned Kelly. Illustrated with maps and black and white
photographs. Inscription to previous owner signed by both Kevin Passey and Gary Dean on 3rd page. A second unrelated gift
inscription is written on the same page. Used softcover book. 116 pages. (Victorian Bushranger Enterprises. Wodonga. 1991)
Covers are lightly scuffed especially rear cover. Light foxing on edges of pages. Else in fine condition.
The Catalpa Expedition -by- Z W Pease. ISBN 0859053083. Australian Convict History.
In 1876, a Yankee whaler, hired by the Irish clan Clan-na-Gael, tweaked the nose of the British Empire by stealing away six
Fenian prisoners from the British penal colony of Western Australia; the Fenians were British army mutineers and Irish
patriots who had planned revolution, were caught, and sentenced to life imprisonment and exile; this is the story of the
long voyage, its tribulation and success, which still echoes where free men live. Used softcover book. 134 pages.
(Hesperian Press. Carlisle, Western Australia. 2002) Light foxing on edges of pages. Covers are sunned. Else in fine condition.
The Convict Theatres of Early Australia 1788-1840 -by- Robert Jordan. Australian Theatre. The first
theatrical performance in Australia was George Farquhar's 'The Recruiting Officer', performed by the convicts of
Sydney Cove to celebrate the birthday of King George III. Robert Jordan brings the shadowy figures who created this
performance and other early entertainments to life, revealing that they were not the initiative of soldiers and
settlers, but of hard-living, quick-thinking convicts; here is a society creating its own rules, and its own class
system based on enterprise and opportunism, in which justice was arbitrary and nepotism rife. Previously unknown
theatre ventures are revealed, and we meet a gallery of entertaining characters. A substantial appendix provides
research material on 42 convicts and soldiers known to have been active in the theatres before 1800. (University of
Hertfordshire Press. Hatfield. 2002) ISBN 1902806255. NEW book. Hardcover book in dust jacket. 369 pages. NEW.
The Hatch And Brood Of Time A Study Of The First Generation Of Native-Born White Australians
1788-1828 Volume One -by- Portia Robinson. ISBN 0195544978. Signed Copy. Australian Colonial History.
The first generation entitled to call itself Australian by birth has been dismissed by history as 'the children of
the convicts' and mainly ignored as part of the development of an unique Australian society; the author has employed
rarely-used sources in a 'new' way to recreate the first generation of white society as it really existed in the 40
years following the arrival of the first fleet; based on 10 years of investigation in archives in Australia, Britain,
Ireland and France. Gift inscription signed by the author Portia Robinson on front free endpaper, and signed and dated
a second time by her on the title page. Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 369 pages. (Oxford University Press. Melbourne.
First Edition. 1985) Dust jacket is sunned on spine and front of jacket, and also has one small tear near spine
in upper edge of rear of jacket. Light foxing on edges of pages. Covers are sunned. Else in fine condition.
The Hill End Story Book 3: Memories and Vignettes -by- Harry Hodge. Second Edition. Australian Goldfields History. 211 pages.
ISBN 095989943X. (Hill End Publications, Forestville, NSW, 2nd ed, 1975) Very good hardcover book in a fair dust jacket.
Dust jacket is soiled, worn, torn and chipped on edges and corners. Book itself has foxing on edges of pages, else is very
The History Of Music In The Wynnum And Manly Area 1900 to 1997 -by- Betty Nock. ISBN 06463322521.
Australian Music history. Records the contribution of local individuals and organisations in the Wynnum Manly area of
Queensland to the development and encouragement of music, both vocal and instrumental. (Boolarong Press. Brisbane. First
Edition. 1998) Used softcover book, 130 pages + Appendices A to J. Corners and spine are worn. Else in very good
condition. Weight 600 grams.
The History Of The Sydney G.P.O. The City's Centrepiece. ISBN 0868063045. Australian History.
Sydney General Post Office. The Sydney General Post Office is one of the city's finest public buildings and best-known
landmarks. Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 114 pages. (published by Hale & Iremonger Pty Ltd on behalf of Australia
Post. Sydney. 1988) Dust jacket is sunned on spine and bumped on corners. Else in fine condition. Weight 650 grams.
The Katherine's Comin' Down Personal Accounts from the Survivors of the Australia Day Flood Katherine
1998 -by- Katherine Region of Writers. ISBN 0958658420. Australian History. A collection of writing 'bearing witness'
to the devastating flood of the Katherine River in Australia's Northern Territory in 1998; gives voice to the experiences
of many people involved. Used softcover book. 182 pages. (Katherine Region of Writers. Katherine NT. 2010) Gift inscription
relating a short personal family story of the event written on the reverse of title page. Else in fine condition.
The Life Of Matthew Flinders -by- Ernest Scott. ISBN 0207197172. Biography of Matthew Flinders Reissued Edition 2001.
Australian History. The life of Matthew Flinders, from his youth in Lincolnshire to his early years in the Royal Navy, his voyage under
Bligh, his arrival in Port Jackson, his partnership in exploration with George Bass, his marriage, the subsequent voyages of discovery,
his tragically prolonged detention on Mauritius, his return to England and his untimely death at the age of 40, is examined in detail
in this informative, entertaining and at times moving narrative; this work is a serious contribution to the maritime history of
Australia. Used softcover book. 372 pages. (Angus & Robertson/HarperCollins Publishers. 2001) Sticker on last page covers text detail of
picture credits. Light foxing on edges of pages. Else in very good condition. Weight 600 grams.
The King's School Parramatta Register 1831-1981 -compiled & edited by- Peter Yeend, School Archivist.
(The Council of the King's School. Parramatta. 1982) Used hardcover book, no dust jacket, 199 pages, good red cloth with good
gilt lettering on cover and spine, in excellent condition.
The People's Forest A Living History Of The Australian Bush -by- Gregg Borschmann. ISBN 0646369393.
The first national oral history collection of Australian landscape memory and folklore; the hitherto untold story of our forests
and woodlands; a selection from the 88 interviews of Australian men and women collected between 1992 and 1997; recorded
in association with the National Library of Australia and presenting the best of the Library's forest pictorial record.
(The People's Forest Press. Blackheath, NSW. 1999) Used softcover book. 279 pages. Shelf wear
on lower edge of pages. Light foxing on edges of pages. Else very good. Weighs 1.2 kilograms.
The Pioneers Of Russell Island -by- Wendy Dorrington. ISBN 1876780398. Australian Local
History. Queensland Local History. (Self published by Wendy Dorrington. Russell Island, QLD. 2003) Used small softcover
book. 104 pages. Wear to edges and corners of covers. Small stain to lower corner of first few pages. Else very good.
The Port Arthur Guide Historical Facts From Original Records at The Old Curiosity Shop Port Arthur -by-
W Radcliffe. Used small booklet reproducing historical records of the penal colony at Tasmania's Port Arthur; the
original documents can be seen at the Old Curiosity Shop at Port Arthur. Illustrated in black and white. 47 pages.
(W Radcliffe. The Old Curiosity Shop. Port Arthur. Tasmania. Undated but circa 1935) Lightly creased. Marks on rear cover.
Pages are very good.
The Robinson Family From Fermanagh Northern Ireland to Australia -compiled by- Ina Cooper. ISBN 0646440594.
Illustrated -by- Natalie Cooper. Australian Genealogical History. Used hardcover book. No dust jacket as issued. 250 pages.
(Self-published by Ina Cooper. Brisbane. 2004) A few small marks on edges of pages. Else in fine condition. Weight 1.1
The Shaping Of Hornsby Shire -by- Claire Schofield. ISBN 0959514546. Australian Local history. Sydney Local History.
History of Hornsby. Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 303 pages. (Hornsby Shire Council. Hornsby NSW. 1988) Used hardcover
Written gift inscription to previous owners on front free endpaper. Light soiling and a few marks to edges of pages, else very
good. Weight 800 grams.
The Shearers' War The Story Of The 1891 Shearers' Strike -by- Stuart Svensen. ISBN 0702221651. Ex-Library copy.
Australian History. A detailed account of the 1891 shearers' strike; based on thousands of hours in research and analysis
of government, union and pastoral company records; the author Stuart Svensen calls into question many accepted notions
about the strike, arguing that politicians, media barons and the large station owners conspired to undermine the trade
union movement and socialist ambitions of its leaders; he identifies the conspiracy ringleader and recounts the complex
chain of events leading to the strike. Used softcover book. 340 pages. (University of Queensland Press. St Lucia. 1989)
Ex-Library copy with the usual stickers, marks and stamps. Borrowers card and pocket pasted to front free endpaper. Pages
have tanned. Inked stamp pn upper edges of pages. Else in very good condition. Weight 420 grams.
The Shipwreck of the New Guinea Gold Explorers The Wreck of The Brig Maria Off Hinchinbrook Island in 1872 -by- Peter Maiden.
ISBN 0875998853. A real-life story of adventure and the ultimate test of courage; the brig 'Maria' was wrecked on Australia's Great
Barrier Reef on its way to the mythical gold fields in New Guinea; the survivors relate encounters with bands of Australian Aborigines.
Illustrated with black and white plates and maps. Used softcover book. 173 pages. (Central Queensland University Press. Rockhampton. 2000)
In very good condition.
The Sydney Gazette And New South Wales Advertiser Volumes IV And V March 16 1806 To August 30, 1807.
Facsimile Edition. The William Dixson Foundation. Publication No. 8. A facsimile reproduction of these Sydney newspapers
from 1806 to 1807; produced in accordance with the will of Sir William Dixson who was an avid collector of Australia and who on his
death bequeathed his collection to the Public Library of New South Wales; one of the objects of the William Dixson Foundation is the
reprinting of scarce historical books and documents relating to Australasia and the Pacific. (The William Dixson Foundation.
Publication No. 8. Published by The Trustees of The Public Library of New South Wales in association with Angus & Robertson, Sydney,
1968) Oversize hardcover book in dust jacket, unpaginated, some marks on dust jacket, light foxing on eps and edges of pages, 4-page
liftout of The Sydney Gazette is soiled, creased and insect damaged at bottom on fold, book itself and dust jacket are very good.
This book weighs 1.5 kilograms.
The Water Supply Sewerage and Drainage of Sydney An Account of the Development and History of the
Water Supply, Sewerage and Drainage System of Sydney and the Near South Coast From Their Beginnings with the First Settlement
to 1960 - Some 70 Years After Their control was Vested in a Board Especially Constituted For The Purpose -compiled by- W V Aird.
Forward -by- S Haviland, C.B.E. President of the Metropolitan Water Sewerage and Drainage Board Sydney. 347 pages. Used hardcover book.
No dust jacket. Red cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine. (Halstead Press Pty Ltd. Sydney. 1961) Some marks on the covers.
Name and date written on front free endpaper. Light soiling and foxing on edges of pages. Else pages are very
The Wired Nation Continent The Communication Revolution and Federating Australia -by- K T
Livingston. ISBN 0195536339. Australian Telecommunications. Australian History. Australian Constitutional History.
This book highlights the theme of the federation of the Australian colonies and the place of telegraphic,
postal, and press communication in that process; reveals how widely communication issues were debated in the
nineteenth century and provides a historical perspective on how the Australian Government acquired its
constitutional powers over telecommunications and the electronic media. (Oxford University Press. Melbourne.
1996) Used book. Hardcover book in dust jacket. 218 pages. Book and dust jacket have been
knocked at rear of top of spine - small tear in top of spine and dust jacket. Else in excellent condition.
They Came To Thunderbolt Country -by- Jeane Upjohn. University of New England History Series 6.
ISBN 0858347369. A history of the Uralla and New England area of rural New South Wales. Illustrated with black
and white photographs. Used softcover book. 96 pages. (The University of New England. Armidale. 1988) Light foxing
on edges of pages. Else in very good condition.
Thompson Estate Eastern Suburbs Athletic Club 100 Years 1900-2000 A History Of Thompson Estate Eastern
Suburbs Athletic Club 100 Years 1900-2000 -by- Douglas Cave. Australian History. Detailed facts and figures for this
athletic club located in East Brisbane. Used softcover book. 118 pages. (No publisher. No place. No date)
Spine is worn. Else in fine condition.
Treasured Memories Headstone Transcriptions of St Matthews Windsor and Wilburforce Cemeteries
-by- Roma Waldron. No ISBN. Australian History. Used softcover book. 92 pages. (Self-published by Roma Waldron. Moorooka,
Qld. Undated) Some marks on covers. Pages are in fine condition.
Trying To Find A Seafaring Ancestor -by- Ronald Parsons. ISBN 0959544666. Australian Family Research.
Tips and leads on finding information about seafaring ancestors. Used softcover booklet. 12 pages. (Gould Books. Gumeracha,
South Australia. 1988) In fine condition.
Women of Parramatta -by- Ladies Auxiliary Parramatta Trust. Signed Copy. No ISBN. Australian History.
Short stories of the life and work of women of Parramatta and the surrounding area from its early settlement
to the present day; these women were outstanding for their individual achievements or deserved mention for the
significant role they had played in institutions or committees. The women whose stories are included in this book are:
Martha Betts (Matron of Protestant Orphan School);
Jennifer Blackman (Barrister) (signature);
Rosslyn Blay (Florist-Soroptimist International Association) (signature);
Ila Brown (Singer) (signature);
Grace Carter (First Honorary Anaesthetist at Parramatta District Hospital) (signature);
Caroline Chisholm (The emigrant's friend);
May Crouch (Art Teacher Parramatta High School);
Betty Cuthbert M.B.E. (World Champion Sprinter);
Eliza Darling (Founder of the School of Industry for Girls);
Gwen Davies (World President of International Inner Wheel 1975-76) (signature);
Beth Dean (Dancer, Choreographer, Critic, Author);
Mother Mary Clare Dunphy (Founder of the Parramatta Convent of Mercy);
The Female Factory;
Margaret Finnegan (Finance Consultant, Fashion Retailer) (signature);
Sybil Fortescue (Musical Director);
Elizabeth Fraser M.B.E. (Journalist);
Rosemary Goldie (First Woman Appointed to an Official Vatican Post);
Gwendolen Granger (Parramatta Hospital Ladies Auxiliary);
Lesley Harwin (Historian, Curator of Hambledon Cottage) (signature);
Martha Henderson (First Matron, Royal Hospital for Women, Paddington);
Elizabeth Hepplewhite (Pharmacist);
Sister Mary Paschal Hession (Teacher of the Piano);
Gwenda Solling Houison (Red Cross V.A.D. Commandant) (signature);
Elizabeth Howell (Pioneer Woman);
Elizabeth Hume (Mother of the famous Explorer);
The Misses of Hanley Ville School;
Rubina Jeffery (Community Worker);
Lorna Kennedy (Foundation President of Parramatta Inner Wheel) (signature);
Mary Kidd M.B.E. (Inspector of Schools);
Gwenyth Logan (Co-ordinator of Parramatta Community Services Centre) (signature);
Penelope Lucas (Governess);
Elizabeth Macarthur (Pioneer);
Linda McBurney (First registered Cub Mistress) (signature);
Frances MacKay M.B.E. (Medical Practitioner);
Elizabeth Macquarie (Governor's Wife);
Beryl Mallinson (Painter);
Elizabeth Marsden (Pioneer);
Margaret Miller (First President Parramatta Business and Professional Woman's Association);
Pamela Page (Concert Pianist);
Parramatta Hospital (The second oldest Hospital in Australia);
Plaques in St. John's Church Parramatta);
Katherine Reid (Aviatrix);
Elizabeth Ruse (First Woman emancipated);
Doris A Sargeant (Author, Local History) (signature);
Betty M Schofield (Matron Parramatta Hospital) (signature);
Henrietta Shephard (Community Worker);
Shopkeepers and Business Women;
Ida Steer (Real Estate Agent and Auctioneer);
Valerie Swane (Horticulturalist) (signature);
Swann Sisters (Elizabeth Farm);
Florence M Taylor (Architect and Engineer);
Marguerite Treffone (Lieutenant-Colonel Salvation Army);
Kerima-Gae Topp (First Woman Poultry Technologist) (signature);
Norma Topp (Director Tall Women's Association);
Anne Walker (First Woman Alderman in Parramatta 1971-74) (signature);
Jane Watsford (Early Pioneer);
Joan Waugh (Founder of Tara School);
Sister Mary Stanislaus White (Teacher of the Violin);
Lilian G Whiteoak (First Dux of Parramatta High School) (signature);
Jemima Wickham (First Postmistress);
Women and Early Inns of Parramatta.
The signatures of many of these women are
written on the front free endpaper and those whose signatures are present is indicated after their name. Profusely
illustrated with black and white photographs. Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 121 pages.
(Ladies Auxiliary Parramatta Trust. Parramatta NSW. 1977) Dust jacket is worn on edges and corners with small tears at both
ends of the spine and some small chips. Foxing on edges of pages, else pages are in fine condition.
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