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 Kakadu Man Bill Neidjie -by- Big Bill Neidjie, Stephen Davis & Allan Fox. 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.
Bad Dreaming: Aboriginal Men's Violence Against Women and Children -by- Louis Nowra (NOW Australia Series)(2007).
ISBN 9780980292404. Australian Indigenous Peoples social Issues. The author examines observations of early settlers, explorers
and anthropologists together with all that has been known for the last 25 years to reach his conclusions. Second hand softcover
book. 102 pages. (Pluto Press Australia, North Melbourne, 2007) The name ofa previous owner is written inside the front cover, else
in very good condition.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art: Now Days - Early Days: Art Works and Legends
-edited by- Anna Eglitis, Arone Meeks and Ken Thaiday. ISBN 1875998330. Australian
Indigenous art by students of the School of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art of the Tropical North
Queensland Institute of TAFE. Most of the artists featured in this book have graduated and are now
professional artists. (Central Queensland University Press. Rockhampton. 2000) Used second hand
softcover book with dust jacket. 160 pages. A "with compliments" sticker on half title page. Dust jacket has stretched
on edges. Else very good.
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
Farewell To The Heather An Account Of The Government Assisted Emigrants From The Highlands And Islands Of Scotland
to NSW 1837-1840 -by- James Donaldson SIGNED COPY. Revised Edition June 2006. ISBN 0975696602. Australian History. Used second
hand large format softcover book signed by James Donaldson on the title page. 292 pages. (Self Published by James Donaldson, 2006)
Cover is marked at bottom, else in fine condition. Weight 800 grams. Scarce.
Ferries On The Yarra -by- Colin Jones (1981). ISBN 0909104425. Australian History. Victorian History.
Yarra River Traffic. The first majestic ferry, The Goldola, steamed up the Yarra River in 1854; in her wake came a
succession of boats, from houseboats to those equipped with dance floors and crowds of dancers to modern transport
ferries; the author has talked to the men who ran the ferries and recounts those stories, illustrated with a collection
of photographs which capture the essence of the ferry tradition. Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 108 pages.
Foxing on edges of pages. In very good condition. Weight 550 grams.
Fifty Years Of Caring The History Of The Australian Jewish Welfare Society 1936-1986 -by- Anne Andgel. ISBN
0731627156. Signed Copy. (Published -by- The Australian Jewish Welfare Society and The Australian Jewish Historical
Society, Sydney, 1988) Used second hand softcover book, 254 pages, mark from sticker on cover, else in very good condition.
Four Legs But No Wheels West Of The Range Cattle, Horses And Dogs And The People Who Lived With Them
-by- Isabel Wilkinson. ISBN 095937633X. Australian History. There was a time, not too long ago, when the only wheels
we had were on bullock wagons or horse-drawn vehicles which needed four-legged creatures to set them in motion; the only
exception was the one wheel on a wheelbarrow which needed only two legs on a human; many a prospector travelling to the
goldfields or people 'down on their luck' pushed their belongings along bush tracks or city streets in a wheelbarrow. Used second hand
softcover book. 329 pages. (Isabel Wilkinson. Revised Edition March 2005) Marks on rear cover. Else in fine condition.
Weight 400 grams.
Fraser Island The Orchid Beach Story -by- Reginald R Barnewall. ISBN 1876344490. Signed Copy.
The story of the pioneering days of aviation in which Sir Reginald Barnewall Bt and his wife, Lady Maureen Barnewall
identified Fraser Island to be the site of their dreamed island resort which became popular and successful tourist destination;
however all that remains of the Orchid Beach Island Village today is the airstrip built by Sir Reginald and his team, and one
solitary coconut tree planted by them; the hugely successful Toyota Fraser Island Fishing Expos had their genesis intertwined
in the history of Orchid Beach Island Village. Written gift inscription 'With Best Wishes' signed by Reg Barnewall dated 2007
on reverse of front free endpaper. Used second hand hardcover book. No dust jacket as issued. 352 pages. (CopyRight Publishing. Brisbane.
2006) In fine condition. Weight 1.1 kilograms.
Frontier Town Charleville 1865-1901 -by- Claire Wagner. ISBN 0864391072.
Australian History. Queensland Local History. The author describes the development of Charleville as a home base for the families
of itinerant bush workers; it became a major transport centre as a railway terminus, beginning as a depot for drovers, bullockies
and horse teamsters serving north Queensland, the river port at Bourke and the railhead at Orange, in the 1890s it became an
important centre for the early bush union movement. The early years were marked by conflict with the government's representative,
the Police Magistrate, and the local community again opposed the government during the Shearers' Strike of 1891, when troops were
despatched as strikebreakers; the same community shared a widespread enthusiasm for military ceremonial which accompanied the
establishment of local militia, foreshadowing the spirit of 1915. The book also describes the leading role taken by women and
includes much information not previously published. Illustrated with maps and black and white photographs. Used second hand softcover book.
175 pages. (Boolarong Publications. Brisbane. 1991) Light foxing on endpapers and edges of pages. Else in fine condition.
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. 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.
Great Great Game 1952-1999 The History Of The Brisbane Gang Show -by- Pat Dryden O.A.M. ISBN 1875783938.
Australian Guide and Scout Associations. Scouting in Queensland. Lord Baden-Powell stressed the importance of of play acting and
singing as a form of training in the Scout programme; music and drama or campfires and concerts led to the Scout concert combining
theatrical expertise and a love of scouting to become the Gang Show. Used second hand softcover book. 256 pages. (Scouts Australia, Queensland
Branch Inc/Creative. 1999) In AS NEW condition. Weight 700 grams.
Guluguba Pioneers Stories From A Queensland Rural Community -by- Launa Partlett. ISBN 0958819505.
Australian History. Queensland Local History. Guluguba is situated on the Leichhardt Highway which partly follows Ludwig
Leichhardt's northern trek in 1844; this village is also within the Surat Basin oil field and a chapter of this book
deals with the life of an oil search pioneer who was the father of the author, Launa Partlett; in this book Launa digs up
the sacred heirlooms of Guluguba. Illustrated with many black and white photographs. Used second hand softcover book. 158 pages.
(Self-published by Launa Partlett, Bundeena, NSW in 1986) Remains of stickers on covers. Corners bumped. Light foxing on
edges of pages. Else very good.
Hell, Highwater & Hard Cases -by- Bruce Simpson (Reprint March 2000). ISBN 0733307957.
Australian History. The pioneers of northern Australia who opened up the Queensland frontier in the late 1860s,
and those who followed across the Territory and into the Kimberleys and the West Australian goldfields, were
hard cases - they had to be! Packhorse drover & author Bruce Simpson brings to life a vanishing Australia with
fascinating first-hand accounts of camp cooks, buckjump show roughriders, officious union officials, and many witty
characters who were also great horsemen. Illustrated with black & white photographs and maps. Used second hand
softcover book. 210 pages. (ABC Books, Sydney. Reprint March 2000) Front cover creased in upper corner, else very
good condition. Weight 450 grams.
Historic Pubs Along The Murray River -by- Gary Bell. ISBN 1740271807. Australian History.
A sketchbook produced to preserve the history and architecture of some of Australia's historic country pubs, an
important aspect of the historical expansion of our nation along the Murray River. Illustrated with black and
white line drawings by the author. Used second hand oblong softcover book. 118 pages. (Ginninderra Press. Charnwood, ACT.
2001) In fine condition.
History Of Lamington National Park -by- J Keith Jarrott. ISBN 0959962425. (Published by J K Jarrott and The
National Parks Association of Queensland Inc. Printed by Beaudesert Times Pty. Ltd. April 1990)
Used second hand softcover book. 152 pages. Rear cover is worn on edges. Else in fine condition.
Hope Farm Chronicle Pioneering Tales Of South Australia 1836-1870 -by- Geoffrey H Manning. ISBN 0959562990.
Australian History. South Australian Local History. McLaren Vale. From the experiences of his great-great-grandfather, George Pitches
Manning, the author Geoffrey Haydon Manning has interwoven a period of history charged with achievement, development, and disillusionment:
emigration, the crude dwellings, natural disasters, child mortality, law and order, education, 'gold fever', Aborigines, the
building of roads and jetties, ploughing matches, shows and soirees; all provide an insight into the lives of those settlers.
Illustrated with many black and white photographs. Used second hand hardcover book covered with clear plastic. No dust jacket. Pictorial
boards. 212 pages. (Self-published by Geoffrey Haydon Manning in June 1984) Light foxing on endpapers and edges of pages. Else
in fine condition. Weight 600 grams.
'If These Walls Could Talk' Report Of The Corangamite Dry Stone Walls Conservation Project -by-
Corangamite Arts Council Inc. ISBN 044619917. Australian History. Victorian History. A social history of the
Western District of Victoria told around the story of volcanic basalt dry stone walls; Victoria probably has more
stone walls than the rest of Australia; readers are introduced to dry stone walls, the different types and their
characteristics, and the skills used in building them; illustrated with photographs and illustrations. Used second hand
softcover book. 144 pages. (Corangamite Arts Council Inc. Terang, Victoria. Reprint. 2002) fine condition.
In The Footsteps Of The Mercies A History Of Nursing At The Mater Misericordiae Public Hospitals Brisbane
-by- Robert Longhurst. ISBN 0646098616. Illustrated with many black and white photographs. Used second hand hardcover book. No dust
jacket. 146 pages. (Mater Misericordiae Public Hospitals. South Brisbane. 1992) Written inscription by previous owner on front
free endpaper. Foxing on edges of pages. Else in very good condition. Weight 800 grams.
Jim and Molly Two Special Australians -by- Ian Stapleton. ISBN 0646124404. Stapleton writes about a
wonderful array of older Australians he has met from amongst the various remote bush communities he has lived in; ordinary
"battlers" with wonderful stories to tell. In particular he writes about Jim Kingwill and Molly Lanigan of Gippsland,
Victoria. Illustrated with many photographs and line drawings. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper.
(Self-published by Ian Stapleton. Wollangarra Inc. Licola, Victoria. 1992) Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 208 pages.
Dust jacket worn at top of spine and on corners. Else very good.
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.
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.
Lost World Of The Kimberley Extraordinary Glimpses Of Australia's Ice Age Ancestors -by- Ian Wilson.
ISBN 1741143918. Australian Pre-History. Kimberley Bradshaw Paintings. At a time when most of Europe lay deep beneath ice sheets, a people in
Australia's north-west remote and rugged Kimberley Ranges created figurative paintings of such verve and talent that
they surpass all other of the world's rock art, known as 'Bradshaws' after pioneer farmer Joseph Bradshaw who chanced
upon the first examples in 1891; the paintings feature lithe, graceful human figures depicted differently from even
the oldest traditional art. Illustrated in colour and black & white. Used second hand softcover book. 315 pages.
(Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, 2006) Name written on title page. Light foxing on edges of pages. Else in very good condition. Weight 800 grams.
Kurrajong An Early History -by- Vivienne Webb. Second Edition 1980. SIGNED COPY. ISBN 0959470921.
Australian Local History. This book traces the development of the Kurrajong District, from the first sighting of the
Carmarthen Hills in 1789 by Governor Phillip up to the 1950's; full of factual and anecdotal details and a tribute
to the residents past and present; illustrated profusely with black & white photographs. Used second hand hardcover book in
dust jacket. 198 pages. SIGNED BY Vivienne Webb on the title page. (Published by Vivienne Webb, Sydney. 2nd Edition
1980) Some scuffing to dust jacket. Else in very good condition.
Marree And The Tracks Beyond In Black And White: Commemorating
The Centenary Of Marree 1993-1983 -by- Lois Litchfield. ISBN 0959173900. Australian History.
The story of 100 years of progress of the Marree district, which lies within the Kujani Tribal Territory stretching
from Parachilna to Lake Eyre South, runs east to Lake Blanche and to embrace each side of much of Lake Torrens and
includes Andamooka; it skirted the western flank of the North Flinders Ranges just taking in Beltana and Leigh Creek,
while the Copley Spur and the Willouran Range ran centrally through it; its multi-culture, its teamsters, its
camel-men, its stockmen, its famous rail centre and Australia's communication link with the world for 80 years.
Used second hand hardback book. No just jacket, as issued. 198 pages. (Published by Lois Litchfield, May 1983. Reprint
August 1983) Wear to spine and corners of covers. Light foxing on endpapers and first and last few pages. Else very good
condition. Weight 700 grams.
Mind Games A Biographical History of Bridge in Queensland -edited by- Colin Masters. ISBN
0646382500. Describes the evolution of the game of Bridge in Queensland by means of biographical and
anecdotal reminiscences of many of the outstanding players and characters of the game; also contains many
feature articles by leading players and their advice on ways to improve the general standard of play. Includes:
NOTABLE IDENTITIES OF QUEENSLAND BRIDGE: M J Sullivan; Otto Hirschfeld and Frank Garnsey; Harold Hiley;
George McCutcheon; Arthur Hoffmann; James O'Sullivan; Bing Brown; Denis Priest; Reg Busch; Judy Valentine;
Richard Ward; Richard Wallis; Keith McDonald. PROMINENT PLAYERS IN THE STATE: Rubena Hicks; Josie and Kivas
Tully; Gray Reynolds; Fay Landy; Ivy Dahler; Rosemary Artherton; Margaret Drake; Tony Jackman; Mike
Pemberton; Frank Duffy; Meta Goodman; Diana Rogers; Greer Tucker; Joan Butts; Lindy Vincent; Therese Tully.
PERSONALITIES FROM THE CLUBS: Margaret Beaton; Pat Shedden; Pamela Bramich; Frank Burnett; Margi Wares;
Rene Hobbes; Luc Turschwell; Jill Spencer; Patrick Walsh; Harry and Doris Hornbuckle; Mary Murray; Joy
Carbis; Sylvia Gilles, Ross Dick. FEATURE ARTICLES: Queensland Triumphs (Paul Lavings); Bridge in the
Family (Sue Lusk); Numbers in Bridge (Mike Pemberton); Playing in Partnership; The Psychology of Bridge
(Ian Price); A Game For All Ages (Mark Abraham); The Growth of the Clubs; The QBA Bulletin; The Gold Coast
Congress 1962- (Tony Jackman); The Barrier Reef Congress (Richard Ward); Recollections of Early Queensland
Bridge (Joan Kent); The Tournament Scene in Queensland (Reg Busch); The Masterpoint Scheme. State Titles.
Club Presidents. Index of Names. Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 279 pages. (Queensland Bridge
Association Inc. Everton Hills. 1999) Light foxing on edges of pages. Else in fine condition. Weight 550 grams.
Mining Towns: Making A Living, Making A Life -by- Erik Eklund (2012). ISBN 9781742233529. Australian Mining History.
A history of the iconic Australian towns that arose with mining booms over a century: Broken Hill, Mount Isa, Queenstown, Mount
Morgan, Port Pirie and Kambalda. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Used second hand paperback book. 298 pages. (University
of New South Wales Press, Sydney, 2012) In fine condition. Weight 400 grams.
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.
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.
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. 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.
Peachchester Pioneers A Centenary History October 1985 -compiled by- Joy Hodgens, Alison
McNeilly & Helen Page. ISBN 0958872805.
Australian History. Queensland Local History. Peachchester is a small town on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.
Used second hand oblong softcover book. 90 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. (Peachchester Hall
Centenary Committee. 1985) Corners are bumped. Else very good. Scarce.
Port Arthur Tasmania's Convict Settlement 1830-1877 Some Notes On The Penal Settlement At Port Arthur,
Tasmania published by Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (1966). Australian Local History. Tasmanian Convict History.
Text by Mr. E R Prettyman. Illustrated in black and white. Used second hand softcover booklet. 24 pages. (Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. 1966)
A few marks on the covers. Pages are in fine condition.
Port Arthur A Photographic Essay -by- Frank Bolt. 6th Edition 1983. Australian Local History. Tasmanian Convict History.
Used second hand oblong softcover book of black and white photographs of Port Arthur penal settlement buildings and environs.
Unpaginated. (Action Agencies. Hobart. 6th Ed. 1983) Name and a few marks on cover. Corners bumped. Pages are in fine condition.
Pride Against Prejudice Reminiscences Of A Tasmanian Aborigine -by- Ida West. ISBN 0855751800.
Mrs Isa West was born on 30 September 1919 on Cape Barren Island in Bass Strait; she holds a position within the Tasmanian Aboriginal
communities as a traditional elder and has acted as president of the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre; her history is of vital importance
both spiritually and genealogically. Used second hand paperback book. 119 pages. (Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies. Canberra. 1987)
Light foxing on edges of covers and pages. Else very good.
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. Australia's Riverina district is that portion of South Western
New South Wales within the boundaries of the Murray River and the Lachlan River; this book covers some of the Riverina's past,
its present and its possible future, as well as pioneer family history and a number of the author's literary works of the past.
(Self-published by Jack McInnes. Reprint. February 1994) ISBN 0646014285. Used second hand book. Softcover book. 144 pages. Very good. Scarce.
Riversleigh The Story of Animals in Ancient Rainforests of Inland Australia -by- Michael Archer,
Suzanne J Hand and Henk Godthelp. ISBN 0730103145. Palaeontology. Fossils. Foreword -by- Sir David Attenborough.
Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 264 pages. (Reed Books Ltd. Sydney. 1991) In fine condition. Weight 1.35 kilograms.
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. ISBN 9780957976047. Australian History. Australian
Mining History. Set in Broken Hill, this historical saga takes you through various generations of several families whose lives
cover the period from the city's beginnings to now; full of drama caused by poverty, cruel mining conditions, greed as well as
family loyalty, love and endless striving to improve the quality of life. Illustrated with black and white photographs.
Used second hand softcover book. 194 pages. (Pam Bayfield. 2008) In fine condition.
Simple Latin For Family Historians A McLaughlin Guide -by- Eve McLaughlin. 5th Edition. 1994.
Standard Latin words and phrases that are regularly found in parish registers; also covers words and phrases in common
usage which were not Latin at all but sounded impressive, some of which you will never find in a normal dictionary or even
Latin word lists. Used second hand softcover book. 28 pages. (Varneys Press UK. Revised and expanded 5th Edition. 1994) In fine condition.
Sin, Sweat And Sorrow The Making Of Capricornia Queensland 1940s-1940s -edited by- Liz Huf, Lorna
McDonald & David Myers. ISBN 0908140827. Australian History. Queensland Local History. Capricornia Queensland
stretches from Great Keppel Island, Rockhampton, Gladstone and Mt Morgan in the East, following the region of the
Tropic of Capricorn through Dingo, Banana, Emerald and Clermont all the way West to Longreach, Barcaldine, Winton,
the Outer Barcoo and Cooper's Creek. Chapters cover bush legends, bushrangers and cattle duffers, Breaker Morant and
King O'Malley, the goldfields of Crocodile Creek, the great shearers' strike of 1891, firsthand reports of the payback
massacres of Hornet Bank and Cullin-la-Ringo, accounts of the railway to Longreach and the birth of Qantas in Winton,
the plight of the Murries and the South Sea Islanders, and a long chapter about the women of Capricornia as pioneers,
stoic mothers, nurses, novelists and cross-cultural communicators. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Used second hand
hardback book. No dust jacket. 306 pages. (University of Central Queensland Press. Rockhampton. Reprint. 1994) In fine
condition. Weight 1.4 kilograms.
Southport Images Of Yesteryear 1880-1955 -written by- Robert Longhurst. ISBN 0646217488. Australian Local History. Queensland Local
History. Gold Coast Local History. Laminated covers with 1930s photograph of cars parked at a beach. (The Gold Coast Council. Gold
Coast, QLD. Reprint. 1999) Used second hand hardcover book. No dust jacket. 72 pages. Covers sunned along upper edge. Small chip in lower
edge of front cover. Else very good.
St. James's School A History Of A City School 1868-1993 First Catholic Boys' School In Queensland
-by- B W Steele c.f.c. ISBN 0646136895. Australian Educational History. Catholic Schools in Australia. Used second hand softcover
book. 112 pages. (St. James School. Brisbane. 1993) In fine condition. Weight 600 grams.
Stone Tools as Cultural Markers Change Evolution and Complexity -edited by- R V S Wright.
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. 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
Tatiara The First 140 Years 1845-1985 -by- Alan Jones. ISBN 0959864733. Australian Local History. South Australian
History. History of the area of South Australia covered by the District Council of Tatiara; this area was well protected by
natural barriers such as sandhills in the summer and mudflats and water in the winter; tales of this area resulted in
pastoralists heading south from the River Murray to find large tracts of red and blue gum, bulloak and box timber;
the sheep stations Nalang, Cannawigara and Wirrega were established in 1846. Illustrated with black and white photographs.
Used second hand hardcover book with pictorial front cover. No dust jacket. 816 pages. (District Council of Tatiara. Bordertown, South
Australia. 1986) Rear cover bumped on edges. Foxing on first and last few pages and on edges of pages. Some insect damage to
edge of map on front free endpaper. Else in very good condition. Weight 1.8 kilograms.
Teachers College To University Higher Education On The North Coast Of NSW 1970-1992 -by- Ray Bass. ISBN 0909210470.
Australian Local History. New South Wales Northern Rivers Local History. An account of the progress and problems of what is now known as
the Southern Cross University in Lismore, New South Wales, from its inception as a Teachers College in the Central Business District in
February 1970 through to the Northern Rivers College of Advanced Education and then on to its becoming the University of New England -
Northern Rivers. Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 512 pages. (University of New England Northern Rivers. Lismore. 1992) Covers are
lightly scuffed. One tiny chip in spine of dust jacket. Else in fine condition. Weight 1 kilogram.
Terra Australis 7 The Alligator Rivers Prehistory and Ecology in Western Arnhem Land -by- Carmel Schrire.
ISSN 07259018. ISBN 0867842040. Used second hand softcover book. 277 pages. (Department of Prehistory. Research School of Pacific Studies.
The Australian National University. Canberra. 1982) Covers and spine are sunned and have a few small marks. Light wear to edges
and corners of covers. Name of previous owner written on first page. Else very good. Weight 810 grams.
The Australian Club 1838-1988 The First 150 Years -by- J R Angel. ISBN 0959282211. The Australian Club
is the first of its kind in Australia following an essentially English tradition of the Gentleman's Club which
blossomed in the 19th Century; the Club has a colourful history linked with the development of both the Colony of
New South Wales and the Commonwealth of Australia. Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 403 pages. (Published by John
Ferguson, Sydney in association with the Australian Club. 1988) A few spots of foxing on rear page. Light soiling on
edges of pages. Spine is indented. Else very good. Weighs 1.3 kilograms.
The 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.
ISBN 1741142288. The history of The Sydney Harbour Bridge told by those who built it, dreamt it, and were
drawn to it; starting with the enormous political and engineering effort that brought it into being, this book
takes us through the planning, construction, and controversial opening ceremony with Captain De Groot's cheeky
highjack of the action; the other side of the bridge is also covered: the sixteen lives taken in its construction,
the illicit climbs, the suicides, births, deaths, weddings, and various protests. Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 381 pages. (A Sue Hines
Book, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, 2005, First Printing) A gift inscription is written on the title page. Dust jacket
is fine. Book has shelf wear on lower edges of boards, and grubby marks and foxing on edges of pages. Else very good
condition. Weight 800 grams.
The Brunswick Another River And Its People -by- Jim Brokenshire. ISBN 0731621980. Australian Local History of the
Brunswick River Valley on the north coast of New South Wales. Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 255 pages. (Brunswick
Valley Historical Society. Mullumbimby. First Edition. 1988) Dust jacket is worn on edges and corners with a few very small
tears. Light foxing on endpapers and edges of pages. Else very good. Weight 800 grams.
The Catalpa Expedition -by- Z W Pease. ISBN 0859053083. Australian Convict History.
In 1876, a Yankee whaler, hired by the Irish clan Clan-na-Gael, tweaked the nose of the British Empire by stealing away six
Fenian prisoners from the British penal colony of Western Australia; the Fenians were British army mutineers and Irish
patriots who had planned revolution, were caught, and sentenced to life imprisonment and exile; this is the story of the
long voyage, its tribulation and success, which still echoes where free men live. Used second hand softcover book. 134 pages.
(Hesperian Press. Carlisle, Western Australia. 2002) Light foxing on edges of pages. Covers are sunned. Else in fine condition.
The Cloncurry Story A Short History Of The Cloncurry District -by- Perry Hardy (1984). Australian History.
Queensland Local History. Not an orthodox historical chronology; rather this book is an examination of themes which have shaped the
present Shire and the major influences on the lives of its residents. Chapters are: Exploration and early settlement; Pioneer
pastoral development; Gold and copper mining in the Cloncurry District; conquering Isolation; Local government activity;
Townscape and society; Historic letters and telegrams relating to the period of the formation of the Cloncurry Divisional Board;
Bibliography. Illustrated with maps, facsimiles and black and white plates. Used second hand hardcover book in brown pseudo-leather covers
with gilt lettering. No dust jacket as issued. 169 pages. (Cloncurry Shire Council. Cloncurry, Qld. 1984) In fine condition.
Weight 800 grams.
The Complete Book Of Australian Flying Doctor Stories -by- Bill 'Swampy' Marsh (2017). ISBN 9780000452948.
Since its establishment in 1928 by the Reverend John Flynn, the Royal Flying Doctor Service has been providing essential medical
care to people in remote and regional Australia; Bill 'Swampy' Marsh has spent many years travelling the outback collecting
stories and yarns from the doctors, nurses and pilots as well as the people whose lives they have touched; over 180 stories of
adventure and comedy, sadness and courage that vividly bring to life the heart and soul of outback Australia. Used second hand
paperback book. 596 pages. (ABC Books/HarperCollinsPublishers, Sydney, 2017) Some marks on edges of pages, else in very good
condition. Weight 900 grams.
The 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 Palmers Oakey And The Crick People -by- Colin Ferguson (2011). SIGNED COPY. ISBN 9780646561769.
Australian Local history, covering the area of Palmers Oakey (as it is now known), in the Parishes of Roxburgh and Turon in NSW; the northern
end was known as Upper Turon, the central area was originally Palmers Oakey or Oaky, and the southern end was known as Reedy Creek,
Limekilns Swamp, and Coolamigal (the Cullamudgee Creek). Used second hand large spiral-bound softcover book with a gift inscription
signed by Colin Ferguson on the title page, with a red blob of something (wax?). Black & white photographs and maps. Unpaginated.
(Self-published by Colin Ferguson, Palmers Oaky, NSW, 2011) In very good condition. Weight
The History Of The Sydney G.P.O. The City's Centrepiece. ISBN 0868063045. Australian History.
Sydney General Post Office. The Sydney General Post Office is one of the city's finest public buildings and best-known
landmarks. Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 114 pages. (published by Hale & Iremonger Pty Ltd on behalf of Australia
Post. Sydney. 1988) Dust jacket is sunned on spine and bumped on corners. Else in fine condition. Weight 650 grams.
The History Of Wonnangatta Station -by- Wallace ('Wally') Malcolm Mortimer (1981). ISBN 0909837902.
Australian Local History. Victorian History. The story of Wonnangatta Station, a remote cattle station in the
Victorian Alps, which was burnt down accidentally by hikers in 1957; illustrated with maps and black & white photographs.
Used second hand paperback book. 142 pages. (Spectrum Publications Pty Ltd, Richmond, Victoria. 1981) Name written on first
page. Covers have tanned. Foxing on edges of pages. Else in very good condition. Weight 200 grams.
The Katherine's Comin' Down Personal Accounts from the Survivors of the Australia Day Flood Katherine
1998 -by- Katherine Region of Writers. ISBN 0958658420. Australian History. A collection of writing 'bearing witness'
to the devastating flood of the Katherine River in Australia's Northern Territory in 1998; gives voice to the experiences
of many people involved. Used second hand softcover book. 182 pages. (Katherine Region of Writers. Katherine NT. 2010) Gift inscription
relating a short personal family story of the event written on the reverse of title page. Else in fine condition.
The 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 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 Oxford History Of Australia Volume 2 1770-1860 Possessions -by- Jan Kociumbas. ISBN 0195537440.
Australian Colonial History. Spanning the century from the first systematic European penetration of the Pacific to the gold
rush immigration of the 1850s, this book seeks to confront the realities of what the expansion of industry and empire meant
to the dispossessed, both in Britain and the Australian region; it searches for an explanation of how the harsh realities of
colonisation were transferred even as they happened into a mythic encounter between whites and wilderness. Used second hand paperback book.
397 pages. (Oxford University Press. South Melbourne. Reprint 2001) Marks on outer edges of pages. Else in fine condition.
Weight 580 grams.
The Philo Story 1951-1989 The Evolution of The Canberra Philarmonic Society -by- Mike Webster. ISBN 0731694430.
Australian Stage Entertainment History. The Canberra Philharmonic Society is one of the oldest musical organisations in the city with a record of
almost 40 years of continuous activity; this book is a documented and comprehensive survey of the Society's achievements over those
years; includes information on many stage productions with lists of the cast members. Used second hand softcover book. Stiff card covers.
138 pages. (Self published by Mike Webster. Canberra. First Edition. May 1990) A few
knocks on edges of covers and corners. Small stains on edges of pages. Else very good. Weight 600 grams.
The Robinson Family From Fermanagh Northern Ireland To Australia -compiled by- Ina Cooper. 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. 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 Shearers' War The Story Of The 1891 Shearers' Strike -by- Stuart Svensen. ISBN 0702221651. Ex-Library copy.
Australian History. A detailed account of the 1891 shearers' strike; based on thousands of hours in research and analysis
of government, union and pastoral company records; the author Stuart Svensen calls into question many accepted notions
about the strike, arguing that politicians, media barons and the large station owners conspired to undermine the trade
union movement and socialist ambitions of its leaders; he identifies the conspiracy ringleader and recounts the complex
chain of events leading to the strike. Used second hand softcover book. 340 pages. (University of Queensland Press. St Lucia. 1989)
Ex-Library copy with the usual stickers, marks and stamps. Borrowers card and pocket pasted to front free endpaper. Pages
have tanned. Inked stamp on upper edges of pages. Else in very good condition. Weight 420 grams.
The Shipwreck of the New Guinea Gold Explorers The Wreck of The Brig Maria Off Hinchinbrook Island in 1872 -by- Peter Maiden.
ISBN 0875998853. A real-life story of adventure and the ultimate test of courage; the brig 'Maria' was wrecked on Australia's Great
Barrier Reef on its way to the mythical gold fields in New Guinea; the survivors relate encounters with bands of Australian Aborigines.
Illustrated with black and white plates and maps. Used second hand softcover book. 173 pages. (Central Queensland University Press. Rockhampton. 2000)
In very good condition.
The 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 Wired Nation Continent The Communication Revolution and Federating Australia -by- K T
Livingston (1996). ISBN 0195536339. Australian Telecommunications. Australian History. Australian Constitutional History.
This book highlights the theme of the federation of the Australian colonies and the place of telegraphic,
postal, and press communication in that process; reveals how widely communication issues were debated in the
nineteenth century and provides a historical perspective on how the Australian Government acquired its
constitutional powers over telecommunications and the electronic media. (Oxford University Press. Melbourne.
1996) Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 218 pages. Book and dust jacket have been
knocked at rear of top of spine: small tear in top of spine and dust jacket. Else in excellent condition.
There Was A Time Chronicles Of A Railway Family -by- Shirley Jones. ISBN 0646436929.
Australian Railways History. Birregurra, Victoria. The author has converted a
suitcase full of old documents and notes into a book recording a decade of her parents' Victorian railway days.
Illustrated with black & white photographs. Used second hand paperback book. 194 pages. (Self published by Shirley Jones,
Kilsyth, Victoria, 2004) Corners of front cover bumped, else in fine condition. Weight 700 grams.
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.
Trepang China And The Story Of Macassan-Aboriginal Trade Exhibition Catalogue. 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. 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.
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. 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 ) ISBN 0868065161. Used second hand
book. 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. Signed Copy. No ISBN. Australian History.
Short stories of the life and work of women of Parramatta and the surrounding area from its early settlement
to the present day; these women were outstanding for their individual achievements or deserved mention for the
significant role they had played in institutions or committees. The women whose stories are included in this book are:
Martha Betts (Matron of Protestant Orphan School);
Jennifer Blackman (Barrister) (signature);
Rosslyn Blay (Florist-Soroptimist International Association) (signature);
Ila Brown (Singer) (signature);
Grace Carter (First Honorary Anaesthetist at Parramatta District Hospital) (signature);
Caroline Chisholm (The emigrant's friend);
May Crouch (Art Teacher Parramatta High School);
Betty Cuthbert M.B.E. (World Champion Sprinter);
Eliza Darling (Founder of the School of Industry for Girls);
Gwen Davies (World President of International Inner Wheel 1975-76) (signature);
Beth Dean (Dancer, Choreographer, Critic, Author);
Mother Mary Clare Dunphy (Founder of the Parramatta Convent of Mercy);
The Female Factory;
Margaret Finnegan (Finance Consultant, Fashion Retailer) (signature);
Sybil Fortescue (Musical Director);
Elizabeth Fraser M.B.E. (Journalist);
Rosemary Goldie (First Woman Appointed to an Official Vatican Post);
Gwendolen Granger (Parramatta Hospital Ladies Auxiliary);
Lesley Harwin (Historian, Curator of Hambledon Cottage) (signature);
Martha Henderson (First Matron, Royal Hospital for Women, Paddington);
Elizabeth Hepplewhite (Pharmacist);
Sister Mary Paschal Hession (Teacher of the Piano);
Gwenda Solling Houison (Red Cross V.A.D. Commandant) (signature);
Elizabeth Howell (Pioneer Woman);
Elizabeth Hume (Mother of the famous Explorer);
The Misses of Hanley Ville School;
Rubina Jeffery (Community Worker);
Lorna Kennedy (Foundation President of Parramatta Inner Wheel) (signature);
Mary Kidd M.B.E. (Inspector of Schools);
Gwenyth Logan (Co-ordinator of Parramatta Community Services Centre) (signature);
Penelope Lucas (Governess);
Elizabeth Macarthur (Pioneer);
Linda McBurney (First registered Cub Mistress) (signature);
Frances MacKay M.B.E. (Medical Practitioner);
Elizabeth Macquarie (Governor's Wife);
Beryl Mallinson (Painter);
Elizabeth Marsden (Pioneer);
Margaret Miller (First President Parramatta Business and Professional Woman's Association);
Pamela Page (Concert Pianist);
Parramatta Hospital (The second oldest Hospital in Australia);
Plaques in St. John's Church Parramatta);
Katherine Reid (Aviatrix);
Elizabeth Ruse (First Woman emancipated);
Doris A Sargeant (Author, Local History) (signature);
Betty M Schofield (Matron Parramatta Hospital) (signature);
Henrietta Shephard (Community Worker);
Shopkeepers and Business Women;
Ida Steer (Real Estate Agent and Auctioneer);
Valerie Swane (Horticulturalist) (signature);
Swann Sisters (Elizabeth Farm);
Florence M Taylor (Architect and Engineer);
Marguerite Treffone (Lieutenant-Colonel Salvation Army);
Kerima-Gae Topp (First Woman Poultry Technologist) (signature);
Norma Topp (Director Tall Women's Association);
Anne Walker (First Woman Alderman in Parramatta 1971-74) (signature);
Jane Watsford (Early Pioneer);
Joan Waugh (Founder of Tara School);
Sister Mary Stanislaus White (Teacher of the Violin);
Lilian G Whiteoak (First Dux of Parramatta High School) (signature);
Jemima Wickham (First Postmistress);
Women and Early Inns of Parramatta.
The signatures of many of these women are
written on the front free endpaper and those whose signatures are present is indicated after their name. Profusely
illustrated with black and white photographs. Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 121 pages.
(Ladies Auxiliary Parramatta Trust. Parramatta NSW. 1977) Dust jacket is worn on edges and corners with small tears at both
ends of the spine and some small chips. Foxing on edges of pages, else pages are in fine condition.
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