Used and Out of Print Books on Australian
Geography, Travel and Adventure
All About Bridges. Covers the historical development
of bridge building in New South Wales and problems facing engineers in the design of modern bridges; b/w and colour
photographs of NSW bridges, some of which have been demolished since publication. (The Commissioner for
Main Roads, Department of Main Roads, New South Wales Government, no date, circa 1960) Used softcover
booklet, 28 pages. Covers lightly worn. Spine worn. Pages are very good.
Australia 1:250,000 Map Series Gazetteer -prepared by- The Division of National
Mapping, Department of Minerals and Energy, Canberra, ACT. Based on maps completed in 1968. (AGPS, Canberra, 1975) ISBN 0642005486.
Large oblong hardcover book. No dust jacket. 1017 pages. Green cloth covers are heavily marked. Foxing and soiling on edges of pages.
Else pages are very good. Weighs 2.6 kilograms.
Australia: A Timeless Grandeur -text by- Helen Grasswill -photography by- Reg Morrison.
Large coffee table book of photography of Australia's magnificent natural landscapes, outlining the geological structure, climate, vegetation
and wildlife of each area. (Lansdowne Press, Sydney. First Edition. 1981) Used large hardcover book in dust jacket. 304 pages. Foxing on
dust jacket and on white cloth boards. Boards have shelf wear on lower edges. Else very good. Weighs 2.3 kilograms.
Ayers Rock and The Olgas: Uluru National Park -text and photography by- Derek Roff.
(Ure Smith, Sydney. 1979) ISBN 0725404728. Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 128 pages.
Foxing on first and last few pages. Else very good.
Explore Wild Australia With The Bush Tucker Man -by- Les Hiddins. Australian Travel. Travel guide to outback
Australia illustrated in full colour. Maps. Comprehensive guide to Australian wild bush food with colour
photographs, distribution maps and information about each food. ABC Books. (Viking/Penguin
Books Australia Ltd. Melbourne. 1999) ISBN 0670879142. Used book. Hardcover book in dust jacket. 244 pages.
Dust jacket sunned on spine. Light foxing on first and last few pages and edges of pages. Else in fine
condition. Weight 1.4 kilograms.
Hiking For Health, Explore Manly, French's Forest and Warringah, Updated Facsimile Edition. In
the 1920s and 1930s, hiking and bushwalking became very popular pastimes; then,
as now, one of the pleasantest and most inexpensive pastimes was to take the
ferry to Manly and then set off on a long walk; this publication is a facsimile
of the little guide book which was once in every knapsack.
(Manly, Pittwater & Warringah Councils (ShoroC Councils, 2003) ISBN
0959937390. Used softcover book, 50 pages, in very good condition.
Historic Houses of Australia. Historic Buildings of Australia Volume 3 published by Australian
Council of National Trusts. Profusely illustrated with over 300 black and white and colour photographs. (Cassell Australia Ltd.
Melbourne. First ed. 1974) ISBN 0304939358. Used book. Large hardcover book in dust jacket. 301 pages. Corners of
covers bumped. Spine of dust jacket is sunned. Insect damage on edge of front free endpaper. Else very good. Weighs
Historic Sandstone Sydney -by- Douglass Baglin and Yvonne Austin. Australian Sandstone Buildings.
Since Sydney was first established, settlers have used Sydney's natural sandstone to construct permanent dwellings,
roads, bridges, pavements, schools, churches; this book is a superb record of the characteristic Sydney sandstone in
all its existing forms; contains over 250 photographs in full colour and a carefully researched and sympathetic text.
(Rigby Publishers Ltd. Adelaide. 2nd ed. 1980) ISBN 0727013424. Used book. Hardcover book in dust jacket. 191 pages.
Light foxing on first and last few pages. Spine of dust jacket is sunned and worn especially at both ends. Else in
very good condition. Weighs 1.1 kilograms.
Reader's Digest Atlas of Australia. (Reader's Digest Services. Sydney. First Edition. 1977)
ISBN 0909486549. Used book. Oversize hardcover book in dust jacket. 288 pages. Dust jacket is creased and chipped
on corners. Foxing on edges of pages. Else very good. Weighs 2.5 kilograms.
Reader's Digest Book of Historic Australian Towns. Photographs by Robin Morrison and Nick Rains.
Consultant architectural historian Robert Irving. Second Edition 1998. Completely revised and updated. Profusely
illustrated in colour. Black marker ribbon. (Reader's Digest Pty Ltd. Sydney. 2nd ed. 1998) ISBN 0864492715.
Used book. Large hardcover book. No dust jacket. 333 pages. In fine condition. Weighs 1.6 kilograms.
Reader's Digest Guide to The Australian Coast: For All Those Who Swim, Sail, Surf, Fish, Picnic, Sightsee, or
Holiday by The Sea -edited by- Robert Pullan. (Reader's Digest Services Pty Ltd. Sydney. First Edition. 1983) ISBN
0909486972. Used book. Hardcover book in dust jacket. 479 pages. Foxing on first and last few pages. Else in fine
condition. Weighs 2.3 kilograms.
Reader's Digest Wild Australia: A Recreational Guide to All Our National Parks. Australian National Parks.
Practical information on more than 540 Australian National Parks and a selection of other scenically outstanding Reserves;
with interest ratings, descriptions and details of access and facilities supported by over 700 colour photographs and 40
maps. (Reader's Digest Services Pty Ltd. Sydney. First Edition. 1984) ISBN 09498198. Used book. Hardcover book in dust jacket.
432 pages. Some foxing on edges of pages. Else in fine condition. Weighs 2.2 kilograms.
The Fortune Hunters -by- Frank Clune. Australian Travel. Australian Adventure. Frank Clune tells his story
of a three-thousand mile journey in a jeep, with a geologist and a geiger counter, to join the uranium rush to the Northern
Territory in the 1950s; he tells of dramatic and humorous incidents, and of the characters that he met, and also what he
found about the early pioneers. Illustrated with black and white plates. Maps of Clune's journey on endpapers. (Angus &
Robertson Publishers. Sydney, First edition. 1957) Used book. Hardcover book in price-clipped dust jacket. Dust jacket is
grubby on the rear, lightly stained on rear and spine, and bumped on edges and both ends of spine with small tears.
Foxing on edges of pages. Else book itself is very good.
The World Of Olegas Truchanas -by-
Max Angus. Olegas Truchanas, a Lithuanian-born Tasmanian and a councillor of the Australian Conservation
Foundation, lost his life in the Gordon River Gorge, in the heart of Tasmania's
South-West wilderness on January 6, 1972; for more than 20 years he had waged an
unceasing campaign against the gradual alienation of what now remains one of the
world's last great primeval regions; his long journeys had taken him to remote
valleys and mountain ranges, to discover lakes, tarns and forests where, in many
cases, no man had been before; this volume has gathered together his finest
photographs. (7th ed, Australian Conservation Foundation, Melbourne, no date) ISBN 0858020602. Used oversize
hardcover book in dust jacket, 144 pages, foxing on first and last few pages, else very
good. Weighs 1.2 kilograms.
Treasures Of Australia -text by- Cedric Flower -photography by- Robin Smith. (Currey O'Neil Ross Pty Ltd,
Melbourne, First ed, 1983) ISBN 0859023052. Used large format hardcover book in dust jacket, 194 pages, a few spots of foxing
on half title page, else in very good condition. Weighs 1.6 kilograms.
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