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Author: Malcolm Uren, with foreword by Thomas Wood (author of COBBERS)
Publisher: Angus & Robertson, Australia, 1980, first Western Australian Classics edition, (originally published in 1940) cardcover 8vo without dj, 253pp. + advts for other WA
Condition:Crisp card-bound softcover boards with bright title to spine, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions and slight tanning to very robust pages & binding.
Description: The Western Australian coastline is scattered with the bones of ships and men.
The Abrolhos Islands is the graveyard of the 'Batavia' 1629 and 'Zeewyk' 1727. Also in Western Australian waters in is the wreck of the 'Tryal' on Monte Bello Island.
Author: by W. LLOYD WILLIAMS - AUSTRALIAN HISTORY - VICTORIA - Melbourne History and anecdote.
Publisher: Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1957, First Edition, hardcover 8vo with dj, 110pp., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS & PLANS, 10 Chapters,Appendix & Index to Persons and Publications.
Condition:Red cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, previous owner's name to fr.paste-down, in an unclipped FAIR/GOOD DUSTJACKET with small chips & rubbing
Description: Ten streets or street corners have been chosen with the story of each. Round Spencer Street Railway Station, On Flagstaff Hill,The Law Courts Corner, Old Melbourne's Waterfront, The Western Market, The Stream that became a Street - Bourke St, Jolimont.
Author: BILL BEATTY Australian History & Australian Travel along the East Coast mountain range of Australia
Publisher: Cassell, North Melbourne, 1969, First edition, hardcover 8vo with dj, 191pp., COLOUR & B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, Maps to endpapers, 24 Chapters, Bibliography & INDEX.
Condition:Green cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine, minimal edgewear, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION, previous owner's name to front endpaper, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight edgewear.
Description: From Cape York Peninsula south to the Grampians - seven thousand miles of Australia's East coast - Bill Beatty conducts a tour of the Great Dividing Range which evokes a wealth of engrossing information. Aboriginal legends - History and folk-lore combined
Author: Christopher Brennan (1870-1932) has long been acknowleged as one of Australia's greatest poets by Professor A R Chisholm and by R. Pennington
Publisher: 1.Christpher Brennan: The Man and His Poetry 2.The Forest of the Night (STUDY), both by Chisholm pub.by Angus & Robertson, 3.SOME RECOLLECTIONS Melbourne Univ. Press
Condition:1.STRAIGHT & TIGHT in GOOD MINUS CONDITION 2. STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET 3.STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET.
Description: Brennan was not a lyric poet. It was not emotion that drove his work, rather, it displays at its best an architectural, and mythological resonance that informs it. His chief work was designed to be read as a single poem, complete. By two men who knew him.
Author: MARIAN AVELING - Commissioned for the Centenary of the Lillydale First Council Meeting of the Shire
Publisher: Ramsay Ware Stockland, Nth Melbourne, 1984, reprinted edition, large h/c 4to with dj, 132 pages, 5 Chapters, coloured endprs, b/w photos, colour plates line drawings
Condition:Crisp brown cloth-bound hardcover boards with bright gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION with very slight corner bumps, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with bumps and edgewear.
Description: History of a Victorian Region - First Settlement - The squatters - the wheatfarmers. The Village of Lillydale - Land Booms - Depression and Recovery
Maps & facsimiles including one fold-out facsimile map
Author: John Thomas LANG - the Big Fellow in the Australian Labor Party
Publisher: Invincible Press, Sydney, undated but 1956, stated FIRST AUSTRALIAN EDITION, hardcover quarto with dj, 416 pages, 75 Chapters & detailed INDEX.
Condition:Red cloth-bound h/c boards with gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions & a few cover marks (from the DJ), age-toning to robust pages, in an unclipped GOOD MINUS DUSTJACKET with a few tears, rubbing and edgewear.
Description: Usually referred to as J.T. Lang during his career, & familiarly known as "Jack" & nicknamed The Big Fella was a controversial Australian politician who was Premier of New South Wales for two terms (1925–27, 1930–32).
Dismissed by the state Govenor.
Author: RICHARD HOUGH - Winner of the Whitbread Literary Award - Thoroughly researched account
Publisher: Cassell, London, 1979, Reissued with additions, 1st pub. 1972, hardcover large 8vo with dj, 320page, B/W PHOTOGRAPHS & ILLUSTRATIONS, 12 Chapters, Chronology & INDEX
Condition:Blue cloth-bound hardcover with silver title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight edgewear.
Description: This reissue of Mr Hough's book is the most thoroughly researched account to appear in recent years. Characters and events are studied in depth and with understanding. The two protagonists are not seen simply as hero and villain, but as imperfect people.
Author: Amie Livingstone Stirling - Father James Stirling the renowned coal mining pioneer and geologist
Publisher: Schwartz, Melbourne, 1980, First Edition, hardcover large 8vo with dj, 176pages, B/W & COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHS & ILLUSTRATIONS, Chapters & Epilogue.
Condition:Olive Green cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine on white & a illustration of a plant to frcvr, slight rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, inscription to frepr, slight foxing to front endpaper, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET
Description: Amie writes with the flair and accuracy of a novelist about her childhood days in Omeo - her father James Stirling the renowned coal mining pioneer and geologist and her mother Elizabeth, a botanist and skilful artist.
Author: Ion L IDRIESS. Australian Outback, Royal Flying Doctor Service ; 1951 revised edition, SIGNED by the author. Foreword by Sir Sydney Kidman.
Publisher: Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1951, revised new edition of the original 1932 edition with 242 pages, maps, black & white photos, 28 chapters.
Condition:Brown cloth-bound hardcover withtitle to spine, SIGNED & DEDICATED by the author to the title page, slight age-toning to ROBUST pages, STRAIGHT & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION with rubbing to cover.
Description: The story of Rev. John Flynn and the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Dedicated to Alan Noonan (1947 –2011) an Australian rules footballer who played in the VFL for the Essendon Football Club from 1966 to 1976 and the Richmond Football Club in 1977.
Author: Edited by W J Hudson & Wendy Way for the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs - Australian & International History
Publisher: Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, ACT, 1986, 937 pages, large & heavy book, photo plate frontispiece, B/W photos, extensive index,colour endpapers.
Condition:Crisp red cloth-bound hardcover with clear black title to spine, no inscriptions, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHTLY BOUND in GOOD CONDITION with mild marking to page edges in a GOOD DUSTJACKET, mildly sunned to the spine and slightly edgeworn. HUGE & HEAVY
Description: F M McDougall worked overseas and behind the scenes as an "Economic Advisor" to the Australian Government in London & shows the influence that Australia had on the affairs of the U.K. McDougall was one of the founders of the League of Nations and UNFAO.