Kay's Secondhand Books & Music Australia
Second hand Australian History books
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 (2004). 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 (1992). 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 Terribly Wild Man -by- Christine Halse. ISBN 186508753X. Biography of Ernest Gribble,
Australian missionary, who ran Aboriginal missions with a benevolent rod of iron; anticipating the Stolen
Generations, he abducted Aboriginal children from their parents 'for their own protection'; and campaigned
for an investigation into a police massacre of Aboriginals in the 1920s which made him powerful enemies.
Used second hand softcover book. 220 pages. (Allen & Unwin. Sydney. 2002) 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.
Aboriginals of Australia A Record of Their Fast-Vanishing Traditional Way of Life Featuring Over 90
Full-Colour Photographs -by- Douglass Baglin and Barbara Mullins. ISBN 0589071378. Used second hand softcover book. 34 pages.
(A H & A W Reed Pty Ltd. Terrey Hills. 1976) Name whited out on front cover and stains on spine at top. Pages are
Among Cannibals Account Of Four Years Travels In Australia, And Of Camp Life With The
Aborigines Of Queensland -by- Carl Lumholtz. ISBN 0708115233. Reprint Australian National University Press 1980.
Australian History. Australian Aboriginals. Reprint from the original 1888 edition; the appendix has been omitted
and four colour plates have been reproduced in black and white; a number of changes have been made in the layout
of the book, including the re-setting of the index and a re-numbering of the page sequences. Used second hand hardcover book in
dust jacket. 383 pages plus maps at rear of book. (Australian National University Press. Canberra. 1980) Dust jacket
is lightly worn on edges and corners, with one small tear at top of spine. One small brown spot on edges of pages,
else book is in fine condition. Weight 800 grams.
Angels In The Outback The Australian Inland Mission A Century Of Service To The Outback -by- Max Griffiths (2012).
ISBN 9781921719585. John Flynn of the Inland. Just before World War One Presbyterian clergyman the Reverend John Flynn set out
to ease the loneliness of many outback people; working under the banner of the Australian Inland Mission, he was eventually helped
by travelling padres and young nurses who opened makeshift hospitals far from the doctor's surgery; later, in the late 1920s the
world's first flying doctor service was made possible. Used second hand paperback book. 352 pages. (Rosenberg Publishing Pty Ltd,
Dural, 2012) Corners lightly bumped, some scuffing to covers, else in very good condition. Weight 780 grams.
Archaeology of The Dreamtime The Story of Prehistoric Australia and Its People -by- Josephine Flood. Revised
Edition 1995. ISBN 0207184488. Examines how the Australia Aboriginals made their way from
Asia and how they adapted to and modified their environment; demonstrates how their art and culture developed and were passed
on, and how they coped with climate changes. Illustrated with maps, line drawings, colour and black and white photographs.
Used second hand softcover book. 328 pages. (Angus & Robertson. Pymble. 1995) Covers are lightly scuffed and creased with a small chip
in upper edge of rear cover. Else very good. Weight 810 grams.
Australia's Hidden Treasures A Guide To Treasure Hunting What To Look For And How To Find It -by- Jeff Toghill (1988).
ISBN 0207159106. Hidden treasures may be old books or photographs for forgotten letters still in their envelopes in
a box in grandma's attic, outdated tools or cars, discarded comics or paintings, pots and pans, decorated tins, disused
crockery, kitchen tables or dressers
with their beautiful old timber hidden by layers of paint, a bushranger's buried cache of coins and jewellery, shipwrecked cargo, a
magnificent opal or gold nugget still concealed in its host rock ... In this book are all the clues you need to begin your own treasure
hunt: maps of likely locations of gold and gemstones, buried treasure and shipwrecks, equipment needed, and plenty of handy tips.
Illustrated with maps and colour photographs. Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 200 pages. (Angus & Robertson Publishers,
North Ryde, 1988) Dust jacket is sunned on spine and edges. Some light foxing on edges of pages, small tear at top of rear dust jacket
flap, else very good condition. Weight 1 kg.
Australia's Kakadu Man Bill Neidjie -by- Big Bill Neidjie, Stephen Davis & Allan Fox (Revised Edition 1986). ISBN 0958945802.
Australia has always been a hard and difficult land, and the lessons of survival learnt by Aboriginal inhabitants can still
be of great relevance to many parts of Australia today; the Bunitj land of Bill Neidjie is part of Aboriginal Australia and
his words in this book can give us all a valuable and precious insight into that world. Illustrated in colour and black &
white. Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 96 pages. (Resource Managers Pty Ltd, Darwin, 1985) Wear to edges of boards.
Some foxing on endpapers and edges of pages. Else very good condition. Weight 400 grams.
Australia's Kakadu Man Bill Neidjie -by- Big Bill Neidjie, Stephen Davis & Allan Fox (First Edition 1985). ISBN 0958945802.
Australia has always been a hard and difficult land, and the lessons of survival learnt by Aboriginal inhabitants can still
be of great relevance to many parts of Australia today; the Bunitj land of Bill Neidjie is part of Aboriginal Australia and
his words in this book can give us all a valuable and precious insight into that world. Illustrated in colour and black &
white. Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 96 pages. (Resource Managers Pty Ltd, Darwin, 1985) Dust jacket is
worn on edges, corners & both ends of spine with a few small tears. Some wear to edges of boards. Else very good. Weight 400 grams.
Australian Inventors -by- Leo Port with Brian Murray (1978). ISBN 072696798X.
53 chapters tell the stories of Australia's most distinguished inventors and their inventions; illustrated with black and
white photographs. Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 205 pages. (Cassell Australia Ltd, Stanmore, NSW, 1978)
A little wear to edges of endpapers. Dust jacket worn both ends of spine. Light foxing on edges of pages. Else very good.
Weight 700 grams.
Australians: Eureka To The Diggers -by- Thomas Keneally (2011). ISBN 9781742374482.
Companion volume to Keneally's 'Australians: Origins To Eureka'. Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket.
449 pages. (Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 2011) A small spot on front free endpaper, else very good condition.
Weight 1.2 kg.
Bagmen Millionaires: Life and People in Outback Queensland -by- John Andersen (reprint 1985). ISBN 0855507306.
Life is just as tough in Queensland's outback as it was in the pioneering days, but the folk who live there would not swap with the
modern city dweller, in spite of drought, floods, heat, low cattle prices, endless back-breaking work, and none of the amenities most
of us take for granted; these men and women cope with a spirit of self-reliance and with a deep love of their land and their way of life;
John Andersen spent four months travelling the outback collecting the stories and marvellous photographs for this book. Used second hand
hardcover book in dust jacket. 174 pages. (Lloyd O'Neil Pty Ltd, South Yarra, reprint, 1985) Dust jacket is printed slightly out of register.
The book itself is in very good condition, with just a little foxing on endpapers. Weight 900 grams.
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.
Being Black Aboriginal Cultures In 'Settled' Australia -edited by- Ian Keen (1994). ISBN 0855751851.
This book argues that Australian Aboriginal people of predominantly mixed descent, living in Australian cities,
country towns and Aboriginal communities, have not lost their culture, due to a continuity of community, identity
and culture quite distinct from that of Australians of European and other ethnic origin. Used second hand softcover book.
273 pages. (Aboriginal Studies Press. Canberra. Reprint. 1994) Name of previous owner whited out inside front
cover. Highlighting on just a few pages. Else in fine condition. Weight 750 grams.
Below These Mountains The Adventures of John Henry Mills Pioneer Photographer and Gold Miner -by- Lyall Ford (2001). ISBN 0959077618.
Gold Mines and Mining. Biographical account of the Mills family beginning in the English Midlands, and tracing their immigration to the small mining
township of Mount Britton in Queensland in 1865; their son John Henry became an accomplished pioneer photographer. The author, who is grandson of Henry,
describes life on a goldfield and explores themes of mateship, courage in adversity, faith in God and love of family. Includes photos, family trees,
measurement conversion chart. Used second hand softcover book. 236 pages. (Taipan Press, Freshwater Qld, 2001) In fine condition. Weight 580 grams.
Bench Marks And Boundaries -by- J H Meek (1991). 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.
Black Snake The Real Story Of Ned Kelly -by- Leo Kennedy, the great-grandson of Sergeant Michael Kennedy, slain by Ned Kelly at
Stringybark Creek, with Mic Looby (2018). ISBN 0781925584950. Australian Bushranger History. Leo Kennedy was raised in the shadow of his
great-grandfather's murder and witnessed the deep psychological wounds inflicted on successive generations of his family, and the families of
other victims, as the myth of Ned Kelly grew around them; this volume challenges the legend of Ned Kelly, giving voice to the victims of a
merciless gang of outlaws; gleaned from meticulous research and family history; illustrated with black & white and colour photographs. Used
second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 308 pages. (Affirm Press, South Melbourne, 2018) In fine condition. Weight 600 grams.
Buckley's Chance: The True Story of William Buckley and How He Conquered a New World -by- Garry Linnell (2019).
ISBN 9780143795742. Australian Convict History. A remarkable survival story. After fighting Napoleon's army and surviving, William Buckley
is transported to Australia for life for stealing two small pieces of cloth; he escapes and disappears into the Australian bush and,
given up for dead by his white captors, is discovered and adopted by an Aboriginal tribe who regard him as a ghost; Buckley will not
be seen again for more than 30 years until he emerges one day, carrying a spear, dressed in animal skins and having forgotten the English
language. Used second hand paperback book. 340 pages. (Michael Joseph/Penguin Books, 2019) Very good condition. Weight 600 grams.
Burra-Burra Reminiscences Of The Burra Mine And Its Townships -compiled & edited by- Ian Auhl (c.1983). ISBN 0858640694.
Early reminiscences of South Australia's Burra mine area and its pioneers, taken mainly from the pages of the 'Burra Record' newspaper.
Illustrated with black & white photographs and line drawings by Phil Nolan. Used second hand softcover book. 160 pages. (Investigator
Press Pty Ltd, Hawthorndene, S.A., undated but circa 1983) Front cover creased.
Written gift inscription on the dedication page. Foxing on first and last few pages. Else very good
Burrinjuck To Balranald The Early Days -by- Kevin Jeffcoat (1994). 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.
Camden Park Estate Australia's Oldest Pastoral Property booklet (c.1965). Australian Pastoral History. The
Camden Park Estate incorporating the Belgenny Farm is a heritage-listed large working historical farm located at Elizabeth Macarthur Avenue, in the
south-western Sydney suburb of Camden South in the Camden Council local government area of New South Wales, Australia. It was designed by Henry Kitchen
in c.1800, John Verge in c.1835 and A. J. Onslow in c.1888 and built from 1819 to 1840 by John Macarthur in c.1800, James English and Sons in c.1888 and
John Sulman c.1895. The property is owned by Belgenny Farm Trust and Camden Park Preservation Committee. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage
Register on 22 December 2006. Today, part of the original estate contains the Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute; having originally served as a
commercial sheep station and horticultural farm for the Macarthur family since the early 1800s (information provided by Wikipedia). Used second hand
unpaginated softcover booklet illustrated with black & white photographs and line drawings. (Printed by Halstead Press Pty Ltd, Kingsgrove NSW, undated but
circa 1965) Foxing on first and last pages, else very good condition.
Chillagoe 1888 To 1988 Sketch Book -by- Alex Hardaker & Lee Hardaker (c.1988). 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.
Clunes To Caribbean -by- Hugh Gallagher (2001). ISBN 0957942702. Australian History.
Northern Rivers NSW Local History. Centered on the history of cricket in the Clunes area, this book contains a wealth of
NSW Northern Rivers local folk history. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Used second hand large softcover
book. 334 pages. (The Northern Star Ltd, Lismore, NSW, 2001) Light creasing to covers, else in very good condition.
Weight 1 kilogram. Scarce.
Colonial Era Cemetery of Norfolk Island -by- R Nixon Dalkin (2001). ISBN 1876561173.
Australian Convict History. Life and death in one of the harshest penal colonies ever administered by Britain is recorded
on the tombstones of the early cemetery on Norfolk Island; this book reveals the tombstone inscriptions and the stories of
death from violence, disease and the hangman's rope, recorded by a former Administrator of Norfolk Island; over 180 graves
listed but a number of these are unidentifiable. Illustrated with
black & white photographs. Used second hand oblong softcover book. 92 pages. (Pictorial Press Australia, Corinda, Queensland,
2nd Ed 2001) Spine sunned, else in very good condition. Weight 380 grams.
Colonial Era Cemetery of Norfolk Island -by- R Nixon Dalkin (1991). ISBN 1862730601.
Australian Convict History. Life and death in one of the harshest penal colonies ever administered by Britain is recorded
on the tombstones of the early cemetery on Norfolk Island; this book reveals the tombstone inscriptions and the stories of
death from violence, disease and the hangman's rope, recorded by a former Administrator of Norfolk Island; over 180 graves
listed but a number of these are unidentifiable. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Used second hand oblong
softcover book. 92 pages. (Robert Brown & Associates Qld Ltd, Brisbane, 1991) Corners bumped, else very good condition.
Weight 380 grams.
Conquest Of The Ngarrindjeri The Story Of The Lower Murray Lakes Tribes -by- Graham Jenkin (reprint 1985).
ISBN 072701112X. Australian History. Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 300 pages. (Rigby Publishers,
Adelaide, reprint, 1985) Foxing on upper edge of pages, else in fine condition. Weight 1 kilogram.
Chronicles Of Coochiemudlo: Selected Vignettes of a Moreton Bay Island: The Social and Natural History of
Coochiemudlo Island, Moreton Bay Queensland -by- Twelve Authors -edited by- John Pearn. The Royal Historical Society of
Queensland (1993). ISBN 0867765119. Local Queensland History. Illustrated with maps, line drawings and black & white
photographs. Used second hand softcover book. 250 pages. (The Royal Historical Society of Queensland, Amphion Press & University
of Queensland, Brisbane, 1st Edition 1993) Lower corner bumped, light foxing on edges of pages, else in very good condition.
Weight 650 grams.
Diggles Down Under: Brisbane Via Sydney From Mersyside 1855-80 -by- Rod Fisher & Brisbane History Group.
Studies No. 3. 2003. Boxed Set of 3 Volumes plus 3 CDs. ISBN 0958625506. ISSN 10373779. The story of Silvester Diggles, a gifted natural history artist and amateur naturalist with
interests in entomology and ornithology, and his family as they travelled from the UK to Australia in 1855 and after. Diggles wrote and illustrated (but published only
in part) 'The Ornithology of Australia' (1865–1870) which appeared not long after John Gould's 'The Birds of Australia'.
The Manual introduces the subject, the man and the parameters plus timeline,
maps, family trees, glossary and bibliography for both the Book and the CD (106
pages). The Principal CD covers Diggles’ life and times in a History of 13
areas, Library of related texts and Gallery of images of people, places and
products plus resources (about 750 pages and 400 images). The Supplementary CD
contains full transcripts of Diggles’ journal, letters and bird descriptions
plus the complete sketchbook, insect drawings, bird plates and bird drawings
(over 550 pages and images). The History Book of the CD reproduces the History
section with selected black-and-white images, especially for readers needing a
hardcopy or not accessing modern PCs (330 pages and 250 images). The Library
Book of the CD presents all the texts from the Library section of the CD in 28
categories, for those wanting a hardcopy or not necessarily using the CD (254
pages). Used second hand boxed set. (Published by the Brisbane History Group, Brisbane, 2003) The box is a little worn on corners and edges,
however the books are in AS NEW condition and the CDs are unused and still sealed in plastic. Weight 2.2 kg. Postage free within Australia.
Overseas buyers, please email for a shipping quote.
Eded Mer (My Life) -by- Thomas Lowah. ISBN 0909901708. Torres Strait Islanders in Australian History.
This is the story of Thomas Lowah, a Torres Strait Islander born in 1914, who worked as a diver on a pearling lugger in the
Torres Strait and the Great Barrier Reef; when the war came Thomas joined the army; later he worked as a rock driller, laying
railway lines in the west and on an Aboriginal mission in the Gulf country; this autobiography of a Torres Strait Islander is
a unique document of his life and the life of his people. Illustrated with line drawings by Ray Crooke. Used second hand paperback book.
148 pages. Corners lightly bumped. Else in fine condition.
Eureka The Unfinished Revolution -by- Peter FitzSimons (2012). ISBN 9781742755250. Australian History.
In 1854, Victorian miners fought a deadly battle under the flag of the Southern Cross at the Eureka Stockade; Peter FitzSimons
gets into the hearts and minds of those on the battlefield and those behind the scenes. Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket.
696 pages. (William Heinemann, Sydney, 2012) Light foxing on edges of pages, else very good condition. Weight 1 kilogram.
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 1988. 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
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.
Fixed In Time: Photographs From Another Australia 1900-1939 -by- The Fairfax Library -foreword by-
Manning Clark (1985). ISBN 0909558906. Covering the years 1900 to 1939, the photographs in this book come from the
archives of the John Fairfax newspaper organisation and the State Library of New South Wales; together they form a unique
collection of the work of the pioneer press photographers and other outstanding professional photographers of the time;
the majority of the pictures have not been reproduced since their first printing; the book shows a wide range of people,
events and activities extending from the Boer War and Federation to the beginning of World War Two; includes 16 pages of
colour photography taken before 1920. Used second hand large hardcover book in dust jacket. 176 pages. (John Fairfax &
Sons Ltd, Sydney, 1985) Dust jacket sunned on spine and front cover, else in very good condition. Weight 1.2 kg.
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 (2006). 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.
Frontiers Of Gold -by- Brian Hodge (First Edition 1979, Limited to 2,500 Copies). ISBN 0959657312.
Australian Goldfields History. A unique account of the lives of gold miners in the Bathurst and Mudgee areas in the 1850s;
illustrated with maps and black & white photographs. Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 288 pages. (Cambaroora
Publications, Penshurst, First Editiion 1979) Dust jacket is worn, marked and sunned on the spine. Some marks on edges of pages,
else the book is very good. Weight 600 grams.
Gold! The Fever That Forever Changed Australia -by- David Hill (2010). ISBN 9781741669251.
David Hill relates the people and events of Australia's incredible gold rushes of the mid-to-late-1800s using the diaries,
journals, books, letters, official reports, parliamentary enquiries and newspaper articles of the time. Used second hand
softcover book. 498 pages. (William Heinemann/Random House, North Sydney, 2010) Sticker on front cover. Page edges have
tanned with some foxing. Else very good condition. Weight 700 grams.
Good Riddance A History of Waste Management in Manly, Mosman, Pittwater and Warringah -by- Pauline
Curby and Virginia Macleod (2003). 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 Australian Rabbit Stories -by- Jenny Quealy (2010). ISBN 9780733328084.
Australian Rabbit Anecdotes. In 1859 24 wild rabbits were released onto a Victorian property; by 1890 rabbits were at
plague numbers, and by the 1920s their numbers has reached an estimated ten billion; this book is a marvellous collection
of true-life tales of those at the frontline of Australia's relentless battle with the rabbit. Illustrated with black &
white photographs. Used second hand paperback book. 342 pages. (ABC Books Australian Broadcasting Corp, Sydney, 2010)
Corners bumped, names written at top of first and second pages, else in very good 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 Hill End Boom Town of Australia's Feverish Gold Rush Days, Now Preserved and Restored as an Historic Site
-by- Barbara Mullens, Margaret Martin & Douglass Baglin (reprint 1979). ISBN 058907198X. Australian Goldmining. Australian Goldfields.
A tour guide of the Hill End goldfields. Used second hand softcover booklet. 36 pages. (A H & A W Reed Pty Ltd, Sydney, reprint 1979)
Name written on cover and first page. Gift inscription also written on front cover. A few marks on rear cover. Pages are very good.
Historic Pubs Along The Murray River -by- Gary Bell (2001). 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.
Hope Farm Chronicle Pioneering Tales Of South Australia 1836-1870 -by- Geoffrey H Manning (1984). 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.
Huts Of The High Country -by- Klaus Hueneke (Tabletop Press paperback edition, reprint 1999). ISBN 0080343880.
Australian History. New South Wales History. The charm and character of the huts and homesteads scattered throughout the Snowy
Mountains of New South Wales captured in over 150 black & white photographs, along with anecdotes, bush verse, personal
impressions and historical facts about the huts and the people who built and used them in the past. Many hits are still
standing and now used by bushwalkers, skiers and others. Interesting walks to the old huts are described and a map gives their
locations. Used second hand softcover book. 250 pages. (Tabletop Press, Palmerston, ACT, reprint, 1999) Very good condition.
Weight 600 grams.
'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.
In The Tracks Of The Cattle -by- Jeff Carter (1968).
Australian History. Cattle Droving. The story of cattle droving in Australia, from 11 head at Farm Cove in 1788 to 19 million throughout the cattle
lands in the late 1960s; illustrated with black & white photographs and line drawings by Julie Mattox. Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket.
128 pages. (Angus & Robertson Ltd, Sydney, 1968) Dust jacket is worn both ends of spine and has a tear in the rear cover at bottom now closed.
Wear along front free endpaper at top. Else very good. Weight 800 grams.
Jim and Molly Two Special Australians -by- Ian Stapleton (1992). SIGNED COPY. 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.
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.
Leichhardt The Dauntless Explorer -by- Colin Roderick (1988). ISBN 0207151717.
This first substantial account of the life and work of explorer Lugwig Leichhardt draws on his extensive diaries,
most of which written in Gothic German and largely ignored until now, his logs and fieldbook from 1832 to 1846 as well as his original letters.
Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 526 pages. (Angus & Robertson Publishers, North Ryde, 1988) Dust jacket a little wrinkled on
upper edge and corners. Some foxing on edges of pages. Else very good condition. Weight 1.2 kg.
Lighthouse Of Tragedy The Story of Bustard Head Lighthouse Queensland's First Coast Light -by- Stuart Buchanan
(First Edition 1999). ISBN 095864330X. Australian History. Queensland History. Bustard Head Lightstation was established in 1868;
this comprehensive account of the lightstation spans from the discovery of the headland by Lieutenant James Cook in 1770 to 1999 and
incudes a yearly list of lightkeepers who worked at the lightstation from 1868 to its demanning in 1986. Illustrated with colour and
black & white photographs. Used second hand softcover book. 244 pages. (Coral Coast Publications, Samford, Queensland, First Edition
1999) Remains of a label on title page, else in very good condition. Weight 700 grams.
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.
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.
Mounted Police In N.S.W. A History Of Heroism And Duty Since 1821 -by- John O'Sullivan (1979). ISBN 0727007955.
Australian History. The true heroes of the Outback in the early days were not the bushrangers, murderers, and other criminals, but
the men who braved great dangers to bring them to justice; harsh duties were demanded of the early Mounted Police who were the only
representatives of the law in the tumultuous new settlements of goldrush days. Black & white illustrations. Used second hand hardcover
book in dust jacket. 150 pages. (Rigby Ltd, Adelaide, 1979) Wear to edges of boards, else in very good condition. Weight 400 grams.
Ned Kelly A Short Life -by- Ian Jones (reprint 2002). ISBN 0850918014.
The most vivid portrait yet of Australia's immortal outlaw. Ian Jones is an acknowledged Kelly authority and shares the results
of a lifetime's research. Maps and black & white photographs. Used second hand softcover book. 404 pages. (Thomas C Lothian Pty
Ltd, South Melbourne, reprint 2002) Remainder mark on bottom on pages, else in fine condition. Weight 700 grams.
New Great Australian Flying Doctor Stories -by- Bill 'Swampy' Marsh (2010). ISBN 9780733325519.
Master storyteller Bill 'Swampy' Marsh brings a brand-new collection of Flying Doctor yarns of heroism and heartbreak and everything
else it takes to live and work in this vast land of ours; includes colour illustrations by Broken Hill artist Howard William Steer.
Used second hand softcover book. 284 pages. (ABC Books/HarperCollinsPublishers, Sydney, 2010) Very good condition. Weight 600 grams.
Nikolaus and Christina Ebert 1863 to 1999 Seven Branches For Seven Families -by- Judy Dohle & Robyn Brough (1999).
The family story of Nikolaus Eberhardt/Ebert who arrived at Moreton Bay on the 'Johann Cesar' in November 1863 from Neckarsulm, Germany,
who became farmers and early settlers of the Pine Rivers District. Used second hand softcover book. Unpaginated. (Self published by
Judy Dohle, Kallangur, Qld & Robyn Brough, Dayboro, Qld, 1999) Marks and a few creases on covers. Pages are very good. Weight 600 grams.
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.
Outback Calling -by- Janet Fletcher (2011). ISBN 9780646986074. Autobiography of Australian nurse Janet Fletcher
who was one of John Flynn's Australian Inland Mission nurses, appointed to Birdsville Hospital in 1976; Janet worked around outback
Queensland and was later appointed Sister in Charge of Frontier Services Hospital in an outback mining town called The Monument;
later she and her family moved to the Northern Territory; Janet took her family to Kalkaringi, Barunga and Ngukurr where they spent
15 years learning about Aboriginal culture and caring for everyone for the whole spectrum of life. Used second hand paperback book.
446 pages. (Self published by Janet Fletcher, 2011) Some indentations in rear cover, else in fine condition. Weight 800 grams.
Outsiders Tales From The Supreme Court of NSW, 1824-1836 -by- Bruce Kercher (2006). ISBN 1740971248. Australian Colonial history.
The best stories of life in the penal colony of New South Wales were told in its Supreme Court, the theatre where dramatic happenings were
related: piracy at sea, Aboriginal spears meeting British guns, escaped convicts, gun battles with bushrangers, teenage girls seduced by their
neighbours; and the greatest killers of all were the Crown's hangmen, who in 1830 alone executed 54 people. Used second hand paperback book.
190 pages. (Australian Scholarly Publishing Company Ltd, Melbourne, 2006) In fine condition. Weight 400 grams.
Packhorse Drover -by- Bruce Simpson (reprint December 1996). ISBN 0733304788. Australian Cattle Droving.
During the 1950s Simpson walked mobs of cattle more than 1200 strong from the Northern Territory to the railhead at Dajarra or to
fattening properties 'inside' (in Queensland); his poems and yarns about this tough, uncompromising life are widely known in the
bush; illustrated with black & white photographs. Used second hand softcover book. 176 pages. (ABC Books/ Australian Broadcasting
Corp, Sydney, reprint Dec 1996) Written gift inscription inside front cover. Marks on spine. Name whited out on rear endpaper.
Else very good.
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.
Pictorial History Bega Valley Shire -by- Helen Swinbourne & Judy Winters (2nd Edition 2002). ISBN 0908272669.
Australian Local History. South Coast New South Wales History. Used second hand oblong softcover book packed full of black & white
photographs with text. 124 pages. (Kingsclear Books, Sydney, 2nd Ed 2002) Corners worn, else very good condition. Weight 490 grams.
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.
Riverina Ramblings -by- Jack McInnes (1994). 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 (1991). 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.
Rock Art Of The Dreamtime Images Of Ancient Australia -by- Josephine Flood. ISBN 0207189080. Australian Aboriginal Rock Art.
The first new overview of Australian Aboriginal rock art written by an Archaeologist for nearly 40 years; this book gives
us a glimpse into Australian prehistory, when now-extinct giant creatures were common, portrayed in rock art together with
scenes of hunting, fighting, ceremonial activities, love-making and dancing; many previously unpublished rock art
discoveries are included. Illustrated with maps, line drawings, colour and black and white photographs. Second hand softcover
book covered in clear contact. 372 pages. (Angus & Robertson. Sydney. 1997) Inked stamp on title page. Library sticker
on rear cover. Else in fine condition. Weight 1 kilogram.
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 (2008). 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.
Snake Dreaming: Autobiography Of A Black Woman Volume 1 Snake Cradle -by- Roberta Sykes (1997). ISBN 1864485132. The first volume of Roberta Syke's three-volume
autobiography which chronicles the early years of one of Australia's best-known activists for Aboriginal rights from the time of her birth in
Townswille in the 1940s through to the birth of her son when she was 17, describing the far north Queensland of the time. Used second hand
softcover book. 330 pages. (Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, 1997) Corners of covers worn. Foxing on edges of pages, else pages are very good.
Weight 560 grams.
Snake Dreaming: Autobiography Of A Black Woman Volume 3 Snake Circle -by- Roberta Sykes (2000). ISBN 1865083356.
The third volume of Roberta Syke's three-volume autobiography which accompanies Roberta Sykes to Harvard University, where she is the first
Australian black person to graduate with a doctorate; it also tells passionately of her relationships with those she loves, and of the
ongoing run-ins she has with bureaucracy and politicians along the way. Used second hand softcover book. 326 pages. (Allen & Unwin,
St Leonards, 2000) Foxing and a few marks on edges of pages, else very good. Weight 560 grams.
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.
Stone Tools as Cultural Markers Change Evolution and Complexity -edited by- R V S Wright (1977).
Prehistory and Material Culture Series No. 12. ISBN 0855750634. Australian Prehistory. Aboriginal Studies.
Used second hand softcover book. 400 pages. (Australian institute of Aboriginal Studies. Canberra. 1977) Covers are creased
and worn. Light foxing on edges of pages. Marks on some pages. Else good. Weight 1.2 kilograms.
Stories of The Stolen Generation -by- Marji Hill (2008). ISBN 9781740707350. The Insights Series.
Many Australian Indigenous children were forcibly taken from their homes and families during the 1900s. This
book contains the stories of six of the Stolen Generations: Margaret Tucker; Elsie Roughsey; Lowitja
O'Donoghue; Bob Randall; Doris Pilkington Garimara; Archie Roach; Bringing Them Home. Used second hand hardcover book.
No dust jacket as issued. Pictorial covers. 32 pages. (Pearson Education Australia. Sydney. 2008) In AS NEW 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 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 (1982).
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 Amber Nectar A Celebration of Beer and Brewing in Australia -by- Keith Dunstan (1987). ISBN 067090046X. The History of
Beer in Australia. Written by one of the founding members of the Beer Appreciation Society, this book begins with the early colonial breweries
and traces the growth of the industry; the emergence of big commercial brewers including Carlton and Fosters is also discussed; illustrated with
colour and black & white photographs. Used second hand softcover book. 236 pages. (Viking O'Neil/Penguin Books, Ringwood, Vic, 1987) Written gift
inscription on half title page. Foxing on edges of pages. Else very good. Weighs 1 kg.
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 Australian Post Office A Brief History 1809-1975. Australian History. Australian communications.
A history of the Australian Post Office is for the most part the history of communications in Australia; a brief introduction
to Post Office historical development and achievements, including the story of the brave and imaginative men who delivered
the mails and installed the telegraph lines across the continent in the 1800s; there were few bridges or even roads and in
some instances there was the active menace of hostile aborigines. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Used softcover
book. 36 pages. (Published by The Australian Post Office, June, 1975) Covers are lightly worn on edges. Marks on rear cover.
Else very good.
The Bridge The Epic Story Of An Australian Icon The Sydney Harbour Bridge -by- Peter Lalor (2005).
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 (1988). 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. Weight 800 grams.
The Bulloo River Story -by- Char Speedy (2003) SIGNED BY AUTHOR. ISBN 0646428586. Australian Local History. Queensland History.
A collection of memories, tales, photographs and documents from those who have lived and worked along the Bulloo River in South Western
Queensland for the last 130 years. Signed by the author Char Speedy on the title page. Illustrated with black & white photographs and 2
pull-out maps at the rear of the book. Used second hand tall paperback book. 254 pages. (Published by Char Speedy, Quilpie, Queensland, 2003)
Corners worn. Some grubby marks on edges of pages. Else in very good condition. Weight 850 grams.
The Catalpa Expedition -by- Z W Pease (2002). 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 Ghosts of Boggo Road Gaol: Ghosts & Gallows -by- Jack Sim (6th Edition February 2015). Ghost Trails Series Haunted Site
No.2. ISBN 9780975796061. Australian haunted history. 13 creepy tales of Boggo Road Gaol, once the largest and most notorious prison in
Queensland, extensively researched by local haunted historian Jack Sim, who interviewed former prison warders and inmates to reveal the ghosts
behind the walls. Used second hand softcover book. 44 pages. (Jack Sim Publications, Brisbane, 6th Edition, 2015) Remains of a label on first page,
else very good condition.
The Great Race: The Race Between The English And The French To Complete The Map Of Australia -by- David Hill (2012). ISBN 06463322521.
Australian history. On the afternoon of 8 April 1802, in the remote southern ocean, two explorers had a chance encounter; Englishman Matthew Flinders and
Frenchman Nicolas Baudin had been sent by their governments on the same quest: to explore the uncharted coast of the great south land and find out whether
the west asnd east coasts, 4,000 kilometres apart, were part of the same island. Used second hand softcover book. 386 pages. (William Heinemann/Random House
Australia, North Sydney, 2012) Page edges have tanned with a few spots of foxing, else very good condition. Weight 600 grams.
The History Of Music In The Wynnum And Manly Area 1900 to 1997 -by- Betty Nock (1998). 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 (1988). 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 Isle Of The Dead: Port Arthur: Inscriptions on The Headstones and Historical Background of The Cemetary
at The Port Arthur Penal Establishment 1930-1877 -by- Richard Lord -photography- J C A Bowler (reprint of 3rd Edition 1990).
ISBN 0959747338. Australian Convict History. Tasmanian History. Here for the first time is the identification of every stone on the
Island today, including nine previously unrecognised convict headstones. illustrated with black & white photographs. Used second hand
oblong paperback book. 98 pages. (Richard Lord & Partners, Taroona, Tasmania, 3rd Ed reprint, 1990) Remains of a label on front cover,
else in very good condition. Weight 400 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 Long Farewell: Settlers Under Sail -by- Don Charlwood (1981). ISBN 0713914289.
During the 19th Century more than a million people sailed to the new colonies of Australia, 13,000 miles away and a months-long
voyage; their motives for emigration were many: government inducement, squalid living conditions at home, promise of a richer life;
Don Charlwood draws upon a wealth of contemporary records - diaries, letters, publications - to evoke their experiences: the physical
dangers, stresses, boredom, personalities and hopes of the travellers on their way to a new life; illustrated in black and white
photographs, woodcuts and line drawings. Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 338 pages. (Allen Lane/Penguin Books, Ringwood,
1981) Dust jacket is sunned on spine and lightly creased on upper edge, with some marks on the covers. Book itself is in very good
condition, with a little wear to the edges of the boards. Weight 900 grams.
The Man On The Twenty Dollar Notes: Flynn Of The Inland -by- Everald Compton (2016). ISBN 9781514445624.
Australian History. John Flynn founded the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the School of The Air, pioneered the Pedal Radio, and
built bush hospitals all over the continent on behalf of the Australian Inland Mission. Used second hand softcover book. 248 pages.
(Everald compton/Xlibris, 2016) Very good condition. Weight 400 grams.
The Mountains Call Me Back A History Of The Aborigines And The Forests Of The Far South Coast Of N.S.W. -by-
Denis Byrne. Occasional Paper No. 5. N.S.W. Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs, June 1984. ISBN 0730501558. ISSN 08131902.
Australian Indigenous History. 'The mountains call me back' is a continually recurring expression used by members of the
Wallaga Lake community. In 1979 Aborigines of the South Coast Yuin tribe confronted foresters over the issue of woodchip logging
on Mumbulla Mountain; the mountain is set in the midst of five State forests: Bermagui, Murrah, Mumbulla, Tanga and Tanga West;
The N.S.W. State Government directed the National Parks & Wildlife Service to investigate the Aborigines' claims and
anthropologist/archaeologist Brian Egloff was appointed to undertake the investigation and produce a series of reports
(The Five Forests Study); this booklet is a summary of those reports. Used second hand softcover booklet. 32 pages. (N.S.W. Ministry of Aboriginal
Affairs. June 1984) Remains of sticker on cover. Corners re bumped. Else very good.
The Old Man River Of Australia A Saga Of The River Murray -by- Leila Pirani. Illustrated -by- Walter Cunningham.
(John Sands Pty Ltd Publichsers.
Sydney. First Edition. 1945) Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket, card covers, 39 pages. Dust jacket is heavily worn and
chipped along upper edge. Light stains on dust jacket near spine. Else dust jacket is good. Bookshop bookplate inside front
cover. Written gift inscription also inside front cover. Light foxing on first and last page. Upper corner of first
few pages creased. Else very good.
The Otmoor Story: A History and Personal Reminiscences of a Historic Property in the Coomera Valley -edited by-
L Robin Kleinschmidt (2009). Australian Queensland History. Members of the Kleinschmidt family owned and lived at Otmoor for
more than 70 years from 1935 to 2006; in response to the encroachment of the Gold Coast residential sprawl into the beautiful
Coomera Valley, the property was sold to a development company in 2002 and has been developed into a residential community with
the name 'Riverstone Crossing'. Used second hand tall paperback book. 132 pages. (L Robin Kleinschmidt, 2009) Some marks on upper
edges of pages, else in very good condition. Weight 600 grams.
The Oxford History Of Australia Volume 2 1770-1860 Possessions -by- Jan Kociumbas (reprint 2001). 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 Philo Story 1951-1989 The Evolution of The Canberra Philarmonic Society -by- Mike Webster (1990). 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 Robinson Family From Fermanagh Northern Ireland To Australia -compiled by- Ina Cooper (2004). ISBN 0646440594.
Illustrated by Natalie Cooper. Australian Genealogical History. A detailed history of the Robinson family in Australia,
from the Robinson's earliest known ancestors, William Robinson (born c.1794) and his wife Susan Morrow (born c.1790) in
Northern Ireland; their youngest son William Robinson immigrated to Australia aboard the 'Diana'. Packed full of maps,
photographs and documents. 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 Rule Of Law In A Penal Colony Law And Power In Early New South Wales -by- David Neal (1991). ISBN 052137264X.
Australian Colonial history. This book, written by a lawyer, with a perspective based in both legal and social history, illuminates
the important role played by the concept of the rule of law in the transformation of New South Wales from penal colony to free society;
the settlers brought British legal and political institutions with them as part of their cultural baggage, and as the home government
was itself dependent on the rule of law for its own legitimacy, it could hardly reject pleas from a colony couched in those terms.
Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 266 pages. (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1991) Book and dust jacket damaged
in upper outer corner. Bookplate of previous owner pasted inside front cover. Some spots of foxing on endpapers and edges of pages.
All else is very good. Weight 440 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 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 Voyage Of Their Life The Story Of The SS Derna And Its Passengers -by- Diane Armstrong (2002). ISBN 0732268680.
Australian History. In August 1948 the SS Derna left Marseilles overcrowded with people from displaced persons camps in Germany, death
camps in Poland, labour camps in Hungary, gulags in Siberia and stony Aegean Islands, en route to an uncertain future in Australia and
New Zealand. The author herself was one of these passengers, and has located over 100 of her fellow passengers, and through their
recollections and memorabilia as well as archival documents, she has recreated the voyage; this is a unique portrayal of a migrant ship
and its passengers. Used second hand paperback book. 484 pages. (Flamingo/HarperCollinsPublishers, Sydney, reprint 2002) Corners of
covers are creased, pages have tanned, else very good condition. Weight 800 grams.
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 Way We Were: Australian Popular Magazines 1856-1969 -by- Vane Lindesay (1983). ISBN 0195544099.
Vane Lindesay's extensive collection of magazines published in Australia from the mid nineteenth century shows how many
Australians lived their lives, from 'Melbourne Punch' to the irreverent 'Oz'; not many prospered and few survive; Australian
writers, humorists and cartoonists were first published in their pages; production figures for each magazine and information
on their founders make this a valuable historical study in early Australian publishing. Used second hand large hardcover book
in dust jacket. 164 pages. (Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1983) A little foxing on first few pages, else in very good
condition. Weight 900 grams.
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 (2004). 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.
This Whispering In Our Hearts -by- Henry Reynolds (1998). ISBN 1864485817.
Australian History. A different history of Australia, seen through the eyes of those with troubled consciences in relation to
the rights of Australia's original inhabitants; the story begins with Australia's first punitive expedition in December 1790
and the first clash of conscience about the use of violence between Governor Arthur Phillip and Lieutenant William Dawes, and
ends on the eve of World War Two with humanitarian reformers like Mary Bennett still expressing deep anger about the condition
of the Aborigines and the attitudes of white Australia. Used second hand paperback book. 284 pages. (Allen & Unwin, St Leonards,
1998) Foxing and some staining on edges of pages, else very good. Weight 300 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.
Toowong A Community's History: 16 Essays On Toowong, To Mark 100 Years Since Toowong's Proclamation As A Town
-edited by- Susan Leggett & Roslyn Grant (c.2003). ISBN 0646422898. Australian Local History. Queensland History. A collection
of essays about Toowong by 16 authors, all from different walks of life but with specific connections to Toowong. Illustrated with
black & white photographs. Used second hand tall paperback book. 112 pages. (Published by Suzanne Wickenden, Milton, Qld for West
Toowong Community Association Inc, undated but circa 2003) Very good condition. Weight 550 grams.
Touring Hill End -by- Brian Hodge (1988). ISBN 0959657333. Australian Goldmining. Australian Goldfields.
A tour guide of the Hill End goldfields. Used second hand softcover booklet. 24 pages. (Cambaroora Star Publications, Penshurst,
1988) Spine sunned. Lower corner of front cover creased. Else in very good condition.
Trepang China And The Story Of Macassan-Aboriginal Trade Exhibition Catalogue (2011). ISBN 9780646532165.
Catalogue of an exhibition presented at the Capital Museum of Beijing entitled 'Trepang: The Chinese and Macassan Trade with
Aboriginal Australia' founded on the historical, artistic and social evidence of Australian Indigenous People and Asian contact
around trade in trepang (or sea cucumber) from the early 18th Century to the early 20th
Century; sourced from public collections across the globe, the exhibition presents an extensive array of documents, artefacts,
paintings; maps and images tracing this historical exchange and reflecting on the development of trade between the Chinese,
Macassan and Aboriginal cultures. Text in Chinese and English. Copiously illustrated in colour and black and white. Used second hand hardcover
book. No dust jacket. 144 pages. (Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation. The University of Melbourne. 2011) Some grubby marks
on the white covers. Else in fine condition. Weight 850 grams.
Trying To Find A Seafaring Ancestor -by- Ronald Parsons (1988). 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.
Two Cultures: Children From The Aboriginal Camps And Reserves In Cairns City: An Autobiography:
The Life of Dr George Skeene -by- Dr George Skeene. 2nd Edition 2013. ISBN 1875872841. SIGNED COPY.
The author is a descendant of the Yirrganydji, Wakaman and Birri Gia Tribes, and lived on two Cairns Aboriginal
Reserves from 1948 to 1959; he learnt his tribal culture from his father and from other tribal Elders who visited the
Reserves. Illustrated with maps and black & white and colour photographs. Written gift inscription signed by Dr George
Skeene on the title page. Used second hand softcover book. 254 pages. (The Rams Skull Press, Esk, Qld. 2nd Edition, 2013)
In very good condition. Weight 550 grams.
Wildbird Dreaming Aboriginal Art From The Central Deserts Of Australia -by- Nadine Amadio & Richard Kimber (1998).
ISBN 0864361084. Photography by- Barry Skipsey. (Greenhouse Publications. Melbourne. 1988) Used second hand hardcover
book in dust jacket. 144 pages. Dust jacket is bumped and chipped on corners. Light wear to lower edges of boards.
All else is very good.
William Charles Wentworth Australia's Greatest Native Son -by- Andrew Tink (2012). ISBN 9781743313879.
Professor Manning Clark described William Charles Wentworth as 'Australia's greatest native son'; Andrew Tink describes him as leading
as life of firsts, and as a man of rat cunning, great intelligence and sharp wit. Used second hand softcover book. 330 pages.
(Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, 2012) A few marks on the cover. Page edges have tanned with some foxing. Else very good condition.
Weight 560 grams.
William Henry Corkhill's Negatives Of Glass: Tilba's Pictorial History 1880-1910 -by- Diana Watson (2010). ISBN 9781446162675.
Australian NSW South Coast History. Used second hand large softcover book containing the complete collection of the early photographs of William Henry
Corkhill from the Tilba District of far south coast New South Wales compiled by local Tilba artist Diana Watson. Packed full of black and white
photographs of Tilba early residents and scenes with short captions and a comprehensive index. 518 pages. (Published by Lulu, 2010) Covers are worn and
creased. Slight water damage to lower edge of first few pages. Else very good condition. Weight 1.4
Worlds Apart Life On An Aboriginal Mission -by- Pat Keating (1994). Signed Copy. ISBN 0868065161. Australian Indigenous Peoples.
Aboriginal Missions. Aboriginal Resettlement. Australian History. The author's account of the shabby conditions,
shameful poverty-prejudice and official neglect on an Australian Aboriginal mission in the 1960s. Gift inscription
to previous owner signed by the author on the half title page. (Hale & Iremonger. Sydney. 1994) Used second hand
softcover book in a dust jacket. 160 pages. Dust jacket is worn on edges and both ends of spine. Inked stamp of
previous owner on half title page. Light foxing on first page and on edges of pages. Else very good. Scarce.
Women of Parramatta -by- Ladies Auxiliary Parramatta Trust (1977). 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.
Written In Sand A History Of Fraser Island -by- Fred Williams (1986). ISBN 0701622024. Australian history.
South East Queensland History. Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world and southern anchor of the Great Barrier Reef,
is about 120 kilometres long and varies from 22 to 5 kilometres in width; called 'K'gari', or 'paradise' by
its original Indigenous
inhabitants, the island quickly became 'paradise lost' when a group of shipwrecked survivors from the brig 'Stirling Castle' found
their way to its shores. Also described is the flora and fauna of the island. Illustrated with colour and black & white photographs
and maps. Used second hand softcover book. 180 pages. (The Jackaranda Press, Brisbane, 1986) Written gift inscription on half
title page. Light foxing on edges of pages. Else very good condition.
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