Kay's Secondhand Books & Music Australia
Second hand Australian History books
A Meddling Priest: John Joseph Therry -by- John McSweeney PE. ISBN 1876295325. Signed Copy.
Australian Colonial History. Cork-born John Joseph Therry was the first Catholic chaplain officially appointed
to New Holland, arriving in Sydney in May 1820; he was unrelenting and passionate in his efforts to secure
justice and clemency for convicts, and the Aborigines considered him a friend; he was continually in trouble with the
authorities, both colonial and ecclesiastical. Used second hand paperback book. 178 pages. A personal inscription to previous
owners signed by John McSweeney on title page. (St Pauls Publications. Strathfield. 2000) Foxing on
edges of pages, else in very good condition.
A Million Wild Acres 200 Years Of Man And An Australian Forest -by- Eric Rolls. First Edition 1981.
Australian History. The story of the Pilliga scrub and man's passion for land, of occupation and settlement; the author
has rewritten the history of settlement and destroyed the argument that Australia's present dense eucalypt forests are the
remnants of 200 years of energetic clearing; the Pilliga teams with wildlife, plants and trees - this lovely tangle is
explained as Rolls reflects on soils, living conditions. breeding and ecology. Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 465
pages. (Thomas Nelson Australia, Melbourne. First Edition, 1981) Dust jacket is creased along upper edge, sunned on spine,
and worn along top of rear flap. Book has foxing and grubby marks on edges of pages. Else in very good condition.
Weight 1.1 kilograms.
A Score And A Half Of Folk Thirty Years Of The Monaro Folk Music Society Inc -by- David Meyers
-edited by- Kevin Frawley. ISBN 064642789X. Australian History. A.C.T. History. This book is a history of the
Monaro Folk Society Inc. (formerly the Monaro Folk Music Society Inc.), and the Folk movement in the Australian
Capital Territory and surrounding districts
for the approximate period 1965-2000. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Used second hand softcover book. 124
pages. (Sefton Publications. Pearce, A.C.T. 2004) Foxing on edges of pages. Light stains on upper edge of rear pages.
Else very good.
A Tale Of Old Fassifern -by- Steve Johns. ISBN 0646106538. Signed Copy. Australian History.
New South Wales Local History. Fassifern is a suburb in the city of Lake Macquarie; this is its colonial history.
Illustrated with black and white photographs and line drawings. Signed by the author Steve Johns on the title page.
Used second hand stapled softcover book. 160 pages. (Self published by Steve Johns in 1992) Remains of sticker on front cover.
Lower corner is bumped. Else in fine condition.
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 second hand softcover booklet. 22 pages. (Hills District Historical Society. Second Edition. 1983) Covers are scuffed, creased,
and lightly grubby. Pages are in excellent condition.
A Town Like No Other The Living Tradition Of New Norcia -edited by- David Hutchison, Dom Chris Power OSB and
Wendy McKinley. ISBN 0959580638.
The West Australian town of New Norcia, 132 kilometres north of Perth, is unique in Australia as it is owned exclusively by
Benedictine monks, established in 1846; the town contains the Monastery and its Abbey, some other buildings, and formerly
housed a college for girls and boys, and an orphanage or boarding school for Aboriginal girls and boys, and a farm; from 1908
to 1982 the monks of New Norcia were responsible for the mission to the Aborigines at Kalumburu in the far north of Western
Australia. Used second hand softcover book. 156 pages. (The Benedictine Community of New Norcia Inc. Holy Trinity Abbey. New Norcia, W.A.
Revised Edition 2007) In very good condition. Weight 420 grams.
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 second hand 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 second hand softcover book. 208 pages. Corners bumped. Some foxing on edges of pages. Else very good.
At The Very Heart 100 Years In Remote Australia -by- Storry Walton (2012).
ISBN 9781743051344. Australian History. Few environments resisted the incursion of settlers
like the vast Australian interior, and were routinely perilous and fatal; it bred a sinewy people,
hardened by severity and tragedy, made resilient with and grit, deeply imbued with a love
of its terrible grandeur and beauty; this book draws together words and images of these people
over a span of 100 years, an album of memoirs and photographs and extracts from diaries. Used second hand
hardcover book in dust jacket. 274 pages. (Wakefield Press, Kent Town, South Australia. 2012)
Book itself is in fine condition. Dust jacket has indentations, else is also very good. Weight
Beer, Mines & Rails (Beer Mines and Rails) A History of the Brewing Industry in Queensland to the
1920s -by- Brett J Stubbs. ISBN 9780980620917. Australian History. Illustrated with black and white photographs, graphs and maps.
Comprehensive index. (Tankard Books. Lismore, NSW. 2010) Used second hand softcover book. 214 pages.
Corners of covers bumped. Else very good. Weight 600 grams.
Bench Marks And Boundaries -by- J H Meek. ISBN 0646052640. Australian History.
The author, Jack Meek from Stanthorpe, is the oldest living land surveyor in Queensland; he writes of
the challenges facing early surveyors, who often had to work in isolation and were subject to physical
difficulties; includes accurate accounts of the areas in which he carried out his surveys; sections
deal with areas throughout Queensland's south west. Illustrated with black & white photographs and line
drawings. Used second hand paperback book. 112 pages. (Published by Hallett Brier, Brisbane, 1991). In very good
condition. Weight 400 grams.
Billy Blue The Old Commodore -by- Meg Swords. Signed Copy. ISBN 0855871466. Australian Convict History.
The story of William Blue who was sentenced in 1796 to seven years' transportation to New South Wales for the theft
of sugar; he became a well-know denizen of Sydney. Written inscription to 'a distant cousin, Bob' signed by Meg Swords on the
title page. Used second hand small softcover book. 68 pages. (North Shore Historical Society. Sydney. 1979) Marks on the covers. Foxing on
edges of pages else pages are very good.
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 second hand hardcover book in
dust jacket, 272 pages. In fine condition.
Burrinjuck To Balranald The Early Days -by- Kevin Jeffcoat. ISBN 0731022610.
A photographic record of the early days of the irrigation of the Murrumbidgee Valley. The Valley was first identified as an ideal
site for large-scale irrigation in 1891 and surveyed in 1896; in 1906 the Barren Jack and Murrumbidgee Canals Construction Act
was approved, launching the building of the Burrinjuck Dam and the establishment of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Areas. Used second hand
oblong softcover book. 60 pages. (Published by the Department of Water Resources NSW. Parramatta. 1994) Light wear to edges and
corners of covers. Pages are in fine condition.
Caboolture Country Stories Of The Area Once Controlled By The Caboolture Divisional Board Shires Of Pine Rivers,
Caboolture, Kilcoy, Landsborough & Maroochy, City Of Redcliffe -by- Stan Tutt. ISBN 0959920102.
Australian History. Queensland Local History. 'Kabul-tur' is a Kabi tribe Aboriginal word meaning 'place of carpet snake'.
Stories relating to al parts of this area are included. Illustrated with many black and white photographs.
Photograph on the cover is of the Geddes Ferry over Caboolture River, on Gympie Road, first installed and
operated by J J Stewart in 1873. Centre pages show the earliest map of the area in 1891. Used second hand softcover book.
66 pages. (Caboolture Historical Society. Caboolture. 1973) Remains of small sticker on front cover.
Else in very good condition.
Casino A Cricket History 1861-1986 -by- John V Hendley. Signed Copy. 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 second hand 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 second hand softcover booklet. 51 pages. (Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority.
Port Arthur, Tasmania. 1996) Light foxing on edges of pages. Else in fine condition.
Chillagoe 1888 To 1988 Sketch Book -by- Alex Hardaker and Lee Hardaker. The authors came to the
northern Queensland town of Chillagoe in 1970 and in 1977 built the 'Chillagoe Museum' to house and preserve the history
of the old mining town and districts. Australian History. Queensland History. A book of black and white sketches,
photographs and maps with text. Used second hand oblong softcover book. 32 pages. (Self published by Alex & Lee Hardaker. No date
but circa 1988) A few marks on the cover, else very 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 second hand 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.
Early Tableland Days W. H. Bunker Photographic Collection -by- Joan Cairns & W T Johnston.
ISBN 0958872104. Australian History. Atherton Tableland Colonial History. The work of William Henry Bunker, a gifted
photographer who emigrated from London in 1885 aged 17 years, has left a valuable record of early pioneering days
on the Tablelands; he recorded the early hardships and extensions of the railway lines, the clearance of the forests,
the despatch of the giant timbers, the haulage of the great logs by bullock and horse teams, the construction of the
townships, the weddings, child studies, schools and social gatherings. Packed full of black and white photographs
with captions. Used second hand softcover book. 96 pages. In very good condition.
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 second hand softcover book. 252
pages. (National Library of Australia. Canberra. 2000) Light foxing on edges of pages. Else in fine condition. Weight 800 grams.
Far Country A Short History Of The Northern Territory -by- Alan Powell. Second Edition. ISBN 0522843778.
Australian History. Northern Territory History. The real history of Australia's last frontier, through settlement, wars,
depression and the problems of black-white relations, is engrossing. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Used second hand
softcover book. 301 pages. (Melbourne University Press. 2nd Edition. 1988) Lower outer corner bumped. Else in fine
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 second hand softcover book. 411 pages.
(Pirgos Press. Brisbane. 2009) Light foxing on edges of pages. Else in fine condition. Weight 900 grams.
Ferries On The Yarra -by- Colin Jones (1981). ISBN 0909104425. Australian History. Victorian History.
Yarra River Traffic. The first majestic ferry, The Goldola, steamed up the Yarra River in 1854; in her wake came a
succession of boats, from houseboats to those equipped with dance floors and crowds of dancers to modern transport
ferries; the author has talked to the men who ran the ferries and recounts those stories, illustrated with a collection
of photographs which capture the essence of the ferry tradition. Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 108 pages.
Foxing on edges of pages. In very good condition. Weight 550 grams.
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 second hand softcover book, 254 pages, mark from sticker on cover, else in very good condition.
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 second hand
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 second hand hardcover book. No dust jacket as issued. 352 pages. (CopyRight Publishing. Brisbane.
2006) In fine condition. Weight 1.1 kilograms.
Frontier Town Charleville 1865-1901 -by- Claire Wagner. ISBN 0864391072.
Australian History. Queensland Local History. The author describes the development of Charleville as a home base for the families
of itinerant bush workers; it became a major transport centre as a railway terminus, beginning as a depot for drovers, bullockies
and horse teamsters serving north Queensland, the river port at Bourke and the railhead at Orange, in the 1890s it became an
important centre for the early bush union movement. The early years were marked by conflict with the government's representative,
the Police Magistrate, and the local community again opposed the government during the Shearers' Strike of 1891, when troops were
despatched as strikebreakers; the same community shared a widespread enthusiasm for military ceremonial which accompanied the
establishment of local militia, foreshadowing the spirit of 1915. The book also describes the leading role taken by women and
includes much information not previously published. Illustrated with maps and black and white photographs. Used second hand softcover book.
175 pages. (Boolarong Publications. Brisbane. 1991) Light foxing on endpapers and edges of pages. Else in fine condition.
Good Riddance A History of Waste Management in Manly, Mosman, Pittwater and Warringah -by- Pauline
Curby and Virginia Macleod. ISBN 0646427911. Used second hand 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.
Grass Parrot Tales Local Legends Of The Goodnight And Tooleybuc Districts -by- Ian Hickey
(2nd Ed 1994) SIGNED COPY. ISBN 0646094505. Australian History. The The author is a farmer at Goodnight, in the
Mid-Murray region of New South Wales, a 3rd generation member of the Hickey family to occupy the property
'Revenue Park' which was selected by his grandfather in November 1901; in this book he relates yarns about
his local area and its history, most of which are based on true incidents. Illustrated with black & white
photographs and line drawings. A written inscription SIGNED BY IAN HICKEY on the Preface page. Used second hand
softcover book. 144 pages. (self-published by Ian Hickey, Goodnight NSW, 2nd Edition May 1994) Light wear to covers,
else very good condition. Weight 300 grams.
Great Australian Droving Stories -by- Bill 'Swampy' Marsh (Reprint August 2009). ISBN 9780733313356.
Australian Drovers Anecdotes. Before utes, trucks, road trains, planes and helicopters, drovers moved stock over vast
distances of Australia's outback to market or in search of feed; they were a wry and toughened bunch following an
isolated and often difficult life, filled with adventure and great humour. Illustrated with black & white photographs.
Used second hand paperback book. 278 pages. (ABC Books Australian broadcasting Corp, Sydney, reprint August 2009) Light
scuffing to covers, else very good condition. Weight 400 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 second hand softcover book. 256 pages. (Scouts Australia, Queensland
Branch Inc/Creative. 1999) In AS NEW condition. Weight 700 grams.
Guluguba Pioneers Stories From A Queensland Rural Community -by- Launa Partlett. ISBN 0958819505.
Australian History. Queensland Local History. Guluguba is situated on the Leichhardt Highway which partly follows Ludwig
Leichhardt's northern trek in 1844; this village is also within the Surat Basin oil field and a chapter of this book
deals with the life of an oil search pioneer who was the father of the author, Launa Partlett; in this book Launa digs up
the sacred heirlooms of Guluguba. Illustrated with many black and white photographs. Used second hand softcover book. 158 pages.
(Self-published by Launa Partlett, Bundeena, NSW in 1986) Remains of stickers on covers. Corners bumped. Light foxing on
edges of pages. Else very good.
Hell, Highwater & Hard Cases -by- Bruce Simpson (Reprint March 2000). ISBN 0733307957.
Australian History. The pioneers of northern Australia who opened up the Queensland frontier in the late 1860s,
and those who followed across the Territory and into the Kimberleys and the West Australian goldfields, were
hard cases - they had to be! Packhorse drover & author Bruce Simpson brings to life a vanishing Australia with
fascinating first-hand accounts of camp cooks, buckjump show roughriders, officious union officials, and many witty
characters who were also great horsemen. Illustrated with black & white photographs and maps. Used second hand
softcover book. 210 pages. (ABC Books, Sydney. Reprint March 2000) Front cover creased in upper corner, else very
good condition. Weight 450 grams.
Historic Pubs Along The Murray River -by- Gary Bell. ISBN 1740271807. Australian History.
A sketchbook produced to preserve the history and architecture of some of Australia's historic country pubs, an
important aspect of the historical expansion of our nation along the Murray River. Illustrated with black and
white line drawings by the author. Used second hand oblong softcover book. 118 pages. (Ginninderra Press. Charnwood, ACT.
2001) In fine condition.
History Of Gatton Shire In The Lockyer Valley -by- Avil Tew. 1979. ISBN 0959512209. Australian History.
Queensland Local History. Chapters cover: Early History: Prehistory, pastoralists, Lockyer squatters, Aborigines, military post,
bushrangers, financial problems, labour shortages, settlers migration, travellers and inns, postmen and coachmen, roads, railway
and Murphy's Creek, bridges, land selection, agriculturalists, cattlemen, towns, telecommunications, law and order, schools,
urbanisation, religion, road trusts; Local Government: Tarampa Divisional Board, horse racing, droughts, fish, Divisional Board
works, excision, bridges, Agricultural College, dairying, branch line, pests, Federation, military, Gatton 1900-1920, ticks, pear,
motoring, Shire Council Electricity, water, fires, medical services, Gatton 1979, parks, sport, associations, cultural activity,
health, cemeteries, industries, irrigation, Q.A.C., soil conservation. Illustrated with maps and black and white photographs. Used second hand
softcover book. 111 pages. (Gatton Shire Council. Gatton, Queensland, Qld. 1979) Light foxing on edges of pages. Else in fine condition.
Weight 400 grams.
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 second hand softcover book. 152 pages. Rear cover is worn on edges. Else in fine condition.
History Of Withcott And The Upper Lockyer -by- Don Talbot. ISBN 064606617.
Australian History. Queensland Local History. Illustrated with line drawings and black and white photographs.
Chapters cover: Table Top, the beginning; The battle of One Tree Hill; The Fort at Postman's Ridge;
Finding a road up the Range; The coming of the coaches; Aborigines at Postman's Ridge; Pentecost's view of
Withcott in 1900; Wallaby mince on sandwiches for Gittins; Withcott by gas light with the Joneses; Shores
tackle the Withcott cream run; Merryfields, wine and milk; Licensee Macgill's Scottish connection; School
built on Commonage; Last dairy at Blanchview; Helidon town began as 'Hellidon'; Bank robbery at Helidon
1964; Taking the waters at Helidon Spa; 100 years of sandstone; Murphys Creek, the beginning; Nurses
brutally killed at Murphys Creek; Volunteer fire brigades; Withcott Motors, with no roof; QCWA, a very special
history; Local birds and mammals; Redwood Park revisited; Index. Used second hand softcover book.
194 pages. (Self-published by Don Talbot, Withcott, Qld. 1992) Some marks on the front cover. Inked stamps on
title page. Some marks on lower edge of pages. Else in very good condition. Weight 550 grams.
Hope Farm Chronicle Pioneering Tales Of South Australia 1836-1870 -by- Geoffrey H Manning. ISBN 0959562990.
Australian History. South Australian Local History. McLaren Vale. From the experiences of his great-great-grandfather, George Pitches
Manning, the author Geoffrey Haydon Manning has interwoven a period of history charged with achievement, development, and disillusionment:
emigration, the crude dwellings, natural disasters, child mortality, law and order, education, 'gold fever', Aborigines, the
building of roads and jetties, ploughing matches, shows and soirees; all provide an insight into the lives of those settlers.
Illustrated with many black and white photographs. Used second hand hardcover book covered with clear plastic. No dust jacket. Pictorial
boards. 212 pages. (Self-published by Geoffrey Haydon Manning in June 1984) Light foxing on endpapers and edges of pages. Else
in fine condition. Weight 600 grams.
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 second hand 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 second hand
softcover book. 144 pages. (Corangamite Arts Council Inc. Terang, Victoria. Reprint. 2002) fine condition.
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 second hand 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.
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 second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 208 pages.
Dust jacket worn at top of spine and on corners. Else very good.
Lismore District Racing And Trotting Club Lismore Cup Meeting Official Programme Tuesday, 25th August, 1953.
Northern Rivers Horse Racing Memorabilia. Used second hand small paperback booklet. 32 pages. (Published by the
Lismore District Racing And Trotting Club, 1953) Some foxing on cover near spine and on rear cover. Some pages are
lightly creased. Wear to one page. Else very good.
Kettle On The Hob A Family In Van Dieman's Land 1828 1885 -by- Frances Cotton -edited by- Norah Rodgers. 4th printing 1991.
Australian Local History. Tasmanian History. In about 1878 Edward Cotton of the property 'Kelvedon' opened his home to weary travellers for a free
cup of tea; this led to many happy encounters. Illustrated with black and white photographs and line drawings -by- Joan Cotton, Frances Cotton
and Louise Moore. Used second hand small softcover book. 83 pages. (Published by Joan Roberts, PO Box 163, Orford, Tasmania. Fourth printing 1991)
Some marks on covers. Else in very good condition.
Kurrajong An Early History -by- Vivienne Webb. Second Edition 1980. SIGNED COPY. ISBN 0959470921.
Australian Local History. This book traces the development of the Kurrajong District, from the first sighting of the
Carmarthen Hills in 1789 by Governor Phillip up to the 1950's; full of factual and anecdotal details and a tribute
to the residents past and present; illustrated profusely with black & white photographs. Used second hand hardcover book in
dust jacket. 198 pages. SIGNED BY Vivienne Webb on the title page. (Published by Vivienne Webb, Sydney. 2nd Edition
1980) Some scuffing to dust jacket. Else in very good condition.
Marree And The Tracks Beyond In Black And White: Commemorating
The Centenary Of Marree 1993-1983 -by- Lois Litchfield. ISBN 0959173900. Australian History.
The story of 100 years of progress of the Marree district, which lies within the Kujani Tribal Territory stretching
from Parachilna to Lake Eyre South, runs east to Lake Blanche and to embrace each side of much of Lake Torrens and
includes Andamooka; it skirted the western flank of the North Flinders Ranges just taking in Beltana and Leigh Creek,
while the Copley Spur and the Willouran Range ran centrally through it; its multi-culture, its teamsters, its
camel-men, its stockmen, its famous rail centre and Australia's communication link with the world for 80 years.
Used second hand hardback book. No just jacket, as issued. 198 pages. (Published by Lois Litchfield, May 1983. Reprint
August 1983) Wear to spine and corners of covers. Light foxing on endpapers and first and last few pages. Else very good
condition. Weight 700 grams.
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 second hand 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 grams.
Mining Towns: Making A Living, Making A Life -by- Erik Eklund (2012). ISBN 9781742233529. Australian Mining History.
A history of the iconic Australian towns that arose with mining booms over a century: Broken Hill, Mount Isa, Queenstown, Mount
Morgan, Port Pirie and Kambalda. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Used second hand paperback book. 298 pages. (University
of New South Wales Press, Sydney, 2012) In fine condition. Weight 400 grams.
Music History Of Rockhampton -by- Phil Wright 1990. ISBN 0646026097. Australian Music History.
Queensland Music History. From the 1860s to the 1980s, many outstanding musicians and singers have come from and performed
in the Queensland city of Rockhampton, ever since Captain Feez and Mr McKelligett rendered some light opera selections at the
old Rockhampton Court House in 1861; this book is a tribute to all those talented musicians and singers, who
have played a major part in making music history in Rockhampton. Packed full of black and white photographs.
Used second hand large format paperback book, covered in clear contact. 452 pages. (Published by Phil Wright, Rockhampton, 1990)
The clear contact covering the book has been untidily applied and is now soiled on edges where it sticks to the reverse
of the covers. Pages are very good. Weight 1.2 kilograms.
No Sundays In The Bush: An English Jackeroo In Western Australia 1887-1889 From The Diaries of Tom Carter
(1987). ISBN 0850912962. Tom Carter was a 'new chum' when he arrived in Carnarvon in Western Australia in 1887 to begin
work for property owners in this hot frontier district of a pioneering state; his story is rich with the adventures and
incidents of his two years in the bush and full of lively humour; the settlers and the Aborigines of the north-east are the
subjects of many engaging anecdotes. His manuscript, which has languished unpublished among his papers in England, is
introduced by his daughter, Violet Carter, and embellished with rare photographs of the places and people of the time.
Illustrated with black & white photographs. Used second hand paperback book. 134 pages. (Ross Publishing/Lothian Publishing
Co, Melbourne, 1987) Foxing on edges of pages, else very good condition. Weight 400 grams.
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 second hand 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.
Peachchester Pioneers A Centenary History October 1985 -compiled by- Joy Hodgens, Alison
McNeilly & Helen Page. ISBN 0958872805.
Australian History. Queensland Local History. Peachchester is a small town on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.
Used second hand oblong softcover book. 90 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. (Peachchester Hall
Centenary Committee. 1985) Corners are bumped. Else very good. Scarce.
Port Arthur Tasmania's Convict Settlement 1830-1877 Some Notes On The Penal Settlement At Port Arthur,
Tasmania published by Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (1966). Australian Local History. Tasmanian Convict History.
Text by Mr. E R Prettyman. Illustrated in black and white. Used second hand softcover booklet. 24 pages. (Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. 1966)
A few marks on the covers. Pages are in fine condition.
Port Arthur A Photographic Essay -by- Frank Bolt. 6th Edition 1983. Australian Local History. Tasmanian Convict History.
Used second hand oblong softcover book of black and white photographs of Port Arthur penal settlement buildings and environs.
Unpaginated. (Action Agencies. Hobart. 6th Ed. 1983) Name and a few marks on cover. Corners bumped. Pages are in fine condition.
Queen Of The Dancehalls Cloudland Ballroom In Brisbane 1939-82 -by- James G Lergessner SIGNED COPY. ISBN 9780987073136.
Australian Entertainment History. Brisbane History. Queensland Local History. The memory of Cloudland Ballroom at Boyd Street, Bowen Hills,
Brisbane, Queensland, dredges up
wonderful and scintillating images from our past. Who could ever forget Cloudland's beautiful pink dome; the gigantic dome-style
pillars inside the old ballroom; the majestic views out to the Brisbane River; the haunting recall of young romance; ascending the
hill by means of the light alpine (funicular) railway; the magnificent 'springy' dance floor; elegant balls; ballroom dances;
jives and the stomp; fancy dress school formals; and sitting for uni exams in the opulent and and spacious dance hall. Cloudland was
unceremoniously demolished without hindrance by the Johannes Bjelke-Petersen government on November 7, 1982, to make way for a block
of apartments. Illustrated with many black and white photographs. Used second hand softcover book. 434 pages. Written inscription to 'Elva'
signed by James G Lergessner on front free endpaper. (Self-published by Dr James G Lergessner. Bribie Island. 2013) Corners bumped.
Else in excellent condition. Weight 600 grams.
Rail, Post & Water: Stories From Brown's Well: The Life And Times Of Communities
Within The Murray Mallee 1913 - 2014 -by- Carla C Magarey & Peter A Magarey. ISBN 9780992388928.
Australian History. A book of stories by past and present residents of the Brown's Well district in
South Australia's Murray Mallee; illustrated with colour and black & white photographs and maps. Used second hand
paperback book. 286 pages. (Brown's Well Town's Centenary Committee Inc. Loxton, S.A. 2014) 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 second hand
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. ISBN 090948693X. 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. Used second hand oversize hardcover book in
dust jacket. 334 pages. (Reader's Digest Services Pty Ltd. Sydney. 1982) Foxing on endpapers and half title page. Dust jacket has
wear on edges with a small tear at bottom of spine now closed. Else very good. This book weighs 2 kilograms.
Reminiscences Ballina In The Early Days 1847-1922. ISBN 0731613600.
An Apex 40 Ballina 1987 re-issue of reminiscences by the Late Mr Jas. Ainsworth as told to the
Late Mr Thos. Russell. Illustrated with maps and black and white photographs. Used second hand small stapled
paperback booklet of 64 pages including a substantial index. Corrections have been made in this
edition for historical accuracy. (Published by Apex 40 Ballina with permission of the Ainsworth
family. Ballina. 1987) Foxing on edges of covers. Pages are in fine condition.
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 second hand 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 second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 264 pages. (Reed Books Ltd. Sydney. 1991) In fine condition. Weight 1.35 kilograms.
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 second hand 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.
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 second hand 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 second hand softcover book. 28 pages. (Varneys Press UK. Revised and expanded 5th Edition. 1994) In fine condition.
Sin, Sweat And Sorrow The Making Of Capricornia Queensland 1940s-1940s -edited by- Liz Huf, Lorna
McDonald & David Myers. ISBN 0908140827. Australian History. Queensland Local History. Capricornia Queensland
stretches from Great Keppel Island, Rockhampton, Gladstone and Mt Morgan in the East, following the region of the
Tropic of Capricorn through Dingo, Banana, Emerald and Clermont all the way West to Longreach, Barcaldine, Winton,
the Outer Barcoo and Cooper's Creek. Chapters cover bush legends, bushrangers and cattle duffers, Breaker Morant and
King O'Malley, the goldfields of Crocodile Creek, the great shearers' strike of 1891, firsthand reports of the payback
massacres of Hornet Bank and Cullin-la-Ringo, accounts of the railway to Longreach and the birth of Qantas in Winton,
the plight of the Murries and the South Sea Islanders, and a long chapter about the women of Capricornia as pioneers,
stoic mothers, nurses, novelists and cross-cultural communicators. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Used second hand
hardback book. No dust jacket. 306 pages. (University of Central Queensland Press. Rockhampton. Reprint. 1994) In fine
condition. Weight 1.4 kilograms.
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 second hand 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 second hand softcover
book. 112 pages. (St. James School. Brisbane. 1993) In fine condition. Weight 600 grams.
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 second hand 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.
Teachers College To University Higher Education On The North Coast Of NSW 1970-1992 -by- Ray Bass. ISBN 0909210470.
Australian Local History. New South Wales Northern Rivers Local History. An account of the progress and problems of what is now known as
the Southern Cross University in Lismore, New South Wales, from its inception as a Teachers College in the Central Business District in
February 1970 through to the Northern Rivers College of Advanced Education and then on to its becoming the University of New England -
Northern Rivers. Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 512 pages. (University of New England Northern Rivers. Lismore. 1992) Covers are
lightly scuffed. One tiny chip in spine of dust jacket. Else in fine condition. Weight 1 kilogram.
Terra Australis 7 The Alligator Rivers Prehistory and Ecology in Western Arnhem Land -by- Carmel Schrire.
ISSN 07259018. ISBN 0867842040. Used second hand 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 grams.
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 second hand 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 second hand softcover
booklet. 53 pages. (Hutt River Province. Western Australia. 4th printing. 1978) Covers are marked and worn. Pages are
in very good condition.
The Bridge The Epic Story Of An Australian Icon The Sydney Harbour Bridge -by- Peter Lalor.
ISBN 1741142288. The history of The Sydney Harbour Bridge told by those who built it, dreamt it, and were
drawn to it; starting with the enormous political and engineering effort that brought it into being, this book
takes us through the planning, construction, and controversial opening ceremony with Captain De Groot's cheeky
highjack of the action; the other side of the bridge is also covered: the sixteen lives taken in its construction,
the illicit climbs, the suicides, births, deaths, weddings, and various protests. Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 381 pages. (A Sue Hines
Book, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, 2005, First Printing) A gift inscription is written on the title page. Dust jacket
is fine. Book has shelf wear on lower edges of boards, and grubby marks and foxing on edges of pages. Else very good
condition. Weight 800 grams.
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 second hand 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 second hand 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 second hand softcover book. 134 pages.
(Hesperian Press. Carlisle, Western Australia. 2002) Light foxing on edges of pages. Covers are sunned. Else in fine condition.
The Cloncurry Story A Short History Of The Cloncurry District -by- Perry Hardy (1984). Australian History.
Queensland Local History. Not an orthodox historical chronology; rather this book is an examination of themes which have shaped the
present Shire and the major influences on the lives of its residents. Chapters are: Exploration and early settlement; Pioneer
pastoral development; Gold and copper mining in the Cloncurry District; conquering Isolation; Local government activity;
Townscape and society; Historic letters and telegrams relating to the period of the formation of the Cloncurry Divisional Board;
Bibliography. Illustrated with maps, facsimiles and black and white plates. Used second hand hardcover book in brown pseudo-leather covers
with gilt lettering. No dust jacket as issued. 169 pages. (Cloncurry Shire Council. Cloncurry, Qld. 1984) In fine condition.
Weight 800 grams.
The Complete Book Of Australian Flying Doctor Stories -by- Bill 'Swampy' Marsh (2017). ISBN 9780000452948.
Since its establishment in 1928 by the Reverend John Flynn, the Royal Flying Doctor Service has been providing essential medical
care to people in remote and regional Australia; Bill 'Swampy' Marsh has spent many years travelling the outback collecting
stories and yarns from the doctors, nurses and pilots as well as the people whose lives they have touched; over 180 stories of
adventure and comedy, sadness and courage that vividly bring to life the heart and soul of outback Australia. Used second hand
paperback book. 596 pages. (ABC Books/HarperCollinsPublishers, Sydney, 2017) Some marks on edges of pages, else in very good
condition. Weight 900 grams.
The Fettered And The Free -by- Iris Nesdale (1987) SIGNED COPY. ISBN 0949552070.
Australian history. The story of Australia's early settlers, very few of whom came of their own free will:
the 'fettered' had no choice in the matter, and most of the 'free' were sent on duty by the government; they
settled down and got on with the job and the unique character of the Australian people was born of their
qualities: companionship and teamwork, the determination to survive, impatience with any unnecessary trappings
and trimmings of society, a cynical but tolerant view of the 'tall poppies', and little natural respect for
the officers of the law. This book is a mixture of extracts from official documents, information from
contemporary diaries, personal correspondence and and records, and brief character sketches of a huge range of
people. Black & white photographs and illustrations. SIGNED by Iris Nesdale on title page. Written gift
inscription to previous owner from 'Mum & Dad' on opposite page. Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket.
244 pages. (Orchid Publications, May 1987) Dust jacket is worn on upper edge, with corners bumped & torn and a
small tear in the lower edge. Light foxing on first & last few pages and a few marks on edges of pages. Else
book itself is very good. Weight 800 grams.
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 second hand softcover book, 130 pages and 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 second hand 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 History Of Wonnangatta Station -by- Wallace ('Wally') Malcolm Mortimer (1981). ISBN 0909837902.
Australian Local History. Victorian History. The story of Wonnangatta Station, a remote cattle station in the
Victorian Alps, which was burnt down accidentally by hikers in 1957; illustrated with maps and black & white photographs.
Used second hand paperback book. 142 pages. (Spectrum Publications Pty Ltd, Richmond, Victoria. 1981) Name written on first
page. Covers have tanned. Foxing on edges of pages. Else in very good condition. Weight 200 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 second hand 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 second hand 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 Northcote Side Of The River -by- Andrew Lemon. ISBN 0949905127.
History of Melbourne. Melbourne's inner suburb Northcote, which encompasses Thornbury, Croxton, Westgarth,
Fairfield, Alphington, and Yarra Bend, has a rich and diverse past; this volume covers Northcote's history from the first
exploration to the present day. Used second hand hardcover book with dust jacket. 306 pages. (Published by City of Northcote in conjunction with
Hargreen Publishing Company. North Melbourne. 1983) Dust jacket is worn and torn on edges and corners. Wear to lower edges of
boards. Light foxing on edges of pages. Else book is in very good condition. Weight one kilogram.
The Oxford History Of Australia Volume 2 1770-1860 Possessions -by- Jan Kociumbas. ISBN 0195537440.
Australian Colonial History. Spanning the century from the first systematic European penetration of the Pacific to the gold
rush immigration of the 1850s, this book seeks to confront the realities of what the expansion of industry and empire meant
to the dispossessed, both in Britain and the Australian region; it searches for an explanation of how the harsh realities of
colonisation were transferred even as they happened into a mythic encounter between whites and wilderness. Used second hand paperback book.
397 pages. (Oxford University Press. South Melbourne. Reprint 2001) Marks on outer edges of pages. Else in fine condition.
Weight 580 grams.
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 second hand 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 Philo Story 1951-1989 The Evolution of The Canberra Philarmonic Society -by- Mike Webster. ISBN 0731694430.
Australian Stage Entertainment History. The Canberra Philharmonic Society is one of the oldest musical organisations in the city with a record of
almost 40 years of continuous activity; this book is a documented and comprehensive survey of the Society's achievements over those
years; includes information on many stage productions with lists of the cast members. Used second hand softcover book. Stiff card covers.
138 pages. (Self published by Mike Webster. Canberra. First Edition. May 1990) A few
knocks on edges of covers and corners. Small stains on edges of pages. Else very good. Weight 600 grams.
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 second hand 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 Robinson Family From Fermanagh Northern Ireland to Australia -compiled by- Ina Cooper. ISBN 0646440594.
Illustrated -by- Natalie Cooper. Australian Genealogical History. Used second hand 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 Romance Of The Bremer -by- Margery Brier-Mills and Jim Innes (1982). ISBN 09593333509.
Australian History. Queensland Local History. An account of early history of Ipswich's Bremer River covering the early
years following white settlement, especially of the river traffic as the river was the life source and line
of communication for Ipswich. Used second hand softcover book. 74 pages. (Historical Society of Ipswich. 1982) Small sticker on
cover. Remains of sticker on rear cover. Else very good.
The Shaping Of Hornsby Shire -by- Claire Schofield. ISBN 0959514546. Australian Local history. Sydney Local History.
History of Hornsby. Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 303 pages. (Hornsby Shire Council. Hornsby NSW. 1988) Used second hand 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 second hand 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 second hand softcover book. 173 pages. (Central Queensland University Press. Rockhampton. 2000)
In very good condition.
The Spirit Of The Valley Pioneers And Settlers Of Rock Valley, Chelmsford And Wongavale
-compiled by- Rock Valley Hall Committee. ISBN 0958799336. Australian Local History. Northern Rivers Local
History. A comprehensive account of the development of Rock Valley and its infrastructure since European
settlement, and of the families that have settled in the Valley in their own words. Illustrated with
black & white photographs. Used large format paperback book. 246 pages. (Rock Valley Hall Committee, Rock Valley,
NSW. Undated cut circa 1996) Covers are worn with small tears in upper outer corner. Name written on first page.
Else in very good condition. Weight 700 grams.
The Streaky Bay A History Of The Streaky Bay District Council Area -compiled by- The History Committee of Streaky
Bay and District (Don Amey; Betty Bebbington; Lance Beck; Dawn Benson; Joe Taylor; John Wharff: Chairman) -edited by- Neil Thompson
and Val Thompson. ISBN 0731641884.
South Australian Local History. A record of the history of the South Australian coastal town of Streaky Bay on the western side
of the Eyre Peninsula 303 km north west of Port Lincoln and 727 km by road from Adelaide. Illustrated with many black and white
photographs. Maps on endpapers. Used second hand hardcover book. No dust jacket. Pictorial covers showing an aerial view of Streaky Bay. 276 pages.
(Published under the direction of The Streaky Bay District Council. October 1988) Light foxing on endpapers. Else in very good
condition. Weight 800 grams.
The Twofold Bay Story -by- J A S McKenzie. ISBN 0646067796. Australian Local History. Whaling.
Interesting, factual and historical accounts of the past events of Twofold Bay on the south coast of New South Wales
and the country immediately surrounding it. Used second hand softcover book. 120 pages. (Eden Killer Whale Museum & Historical
Society, Eden, NSW. Undated) Covers are lightly scuffed. Pages are in fine condition.
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 (1961).
Forward -by- S Haviland, C.B.E. President of the Metropolitan Water Sewerage and Drainage Board Sydney. 347 pages. Used second hand 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 good.
The Wired Nation Continent The Communication Revolution and Federating Australia -by- K T
Livingston (1996). 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 second hand 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.
There Was A Time Chronicles Of A Railway Family -by- Shirley Jones. ISBN 0646436929.
Australian Railways History. Birregurra, Victoria. The author has converted a
suitcase full of old documents and notes into a book recording a decade of her parents' Victorian railway days.
Illustrated with black & white photographs. Used second hand paperback book. 194 pages. (Self published by Shirley Jones,
Kilsyth, Victoria, 2004) Corners of front cover bumped, else in fine condition. Weight 700 grams.
They Passed This Way Stories Of The Dreadnought Boys -compiled and edited by- Olwen and Gordon King;
Tony Kibblewhite; Isabel Wilkinson; Norma Wyndham; Denise Vincent. ISBN 1863844341. Published by The Dreadnought
Association Far North Coast. 1998. Australian History. Australian Immigration. UK Immigrants. In the early 20th Century,
a scheme was devised to send many thousands of of young English boys to Australia to toil as farm workers, using funds originally raised
in Australia to purchase a Dreadnought battleship for the British Navy; these boys became known as the Dreadnought Boys. In this book
many of the Dreadnought Boys tell their stories. Used second hand softcover book. 401 pages. (The Dreadnought Association Far North Coast. 1998) ISBN
1863844341. Covers have some marks and are lightly grubby. Spine has tanned. Some marks on edges of pages. Else pages are in very good condition.
Weight 600 grams.
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 second hand softcover book. 118 pages. (No publisher. No place. No date)
Spine is worn. Else in fine condition.
Time And Tide Again A History Of Byron Bay -by- Maurice Ryan and Robert Smith. ISBN 0957962207. Australian History.
Australian Local History. A detailed and well-illustrated history of the northern New South Wales coastal town of Byron Bay. Used second hand large
format paperback book. 146 pages. (Northern Rivers Press. Lismore. 2001) A gift inscription written to previous owners in black texta
on front free endpaper. Covers are lightly scuffed and rear cover creased in upper outer corner. Some grubby marks on edges of pages.
Else in very good condition. Weight 800 grams.
Trying To Find A Seafaring Ancestor -by- Ronald Parsons. ISBN 0959544666. Australian Family Research.
Tips and leads on finding information about seafaring ancestors. Used second hand 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 second hand 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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