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Author: JOHN NICHOLSON "The Incomparable CAPTAIN CADELL" The Bizarre True Story of the founder of the Murray River steamers and his ominous destiny.
Publisher: A Sue Hines Book, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 2004, First Edition, hardcover 8vo with dj, 307pp., PHOTOGRAPHS, ILLUSTRATIONS & MAPS, illustrated endpapers, 15 Chapters,
Condition:Illustrated hardcovers with title to spine, minimal edgewear, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight edgewear. Ephemera : Review of book from the Weekend Australian Newspaper February 2004
Description: The bizarre true story of the man who built a paddle-steamer fleet on the River Murray, and of his spectacular fall from grace. His achievements encompass sea-captaincy, pirate-battling, ship-building, exploration, business enterprise, slavery and murder.
Author: Morton Herman F.R.A.I.A. Assisted by Boyd Atkinson, A.R.A.I.A. with PHOTOS and Drawings by the authors. HISTORY of SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES.
Publisher: Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1956, First Edition, hardcover large 8vo without dj, 192pp.,B/W PHOTOGRAPHS & ILLUSTRATIONS throughout,242 Photos by Herman & Atkinson
Condition:Purple cloth-bound hardcover with slightly faded gilt title to spine & gilt motif to frcvr, rubbing to spine & corners,STRAIGHT,CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, previous owner's house name to frepr (1956), without dj, rear flyleaf still in situ.
Description: This classic text takes a chronological approach to Sydney's evolution from a small colonial town of 1850 into the great city of 1901. Morton Herman describes and comments on the architexts who designed the buildings and the daily life of the people.
Author: Rob Hillier - Australian photographer and historian.
Publisher: Ure Smith, Sydney, 1967, First Edition, hardcover square 8vo with dj, 128pp., classic B/W PHOTOGRAPHS throughout, illustrated endpapers.
Condition:Green cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, inscription to frepr, slight age-toning to eprs, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with bottom watermark and edgewear.
Description: This is a pictorial record of terrace houses, with a small description next to the photograph and an Introduction by the author/photographer. This a record of photographic Paddington in the 1960s, as gentrification began to this working class suburb.
Author: An Illustrated History by MAX COLWELL, Australian History writer & author. AUSTRALIAN methods of TRANSPORT Horse Camel Train Car Carriage Bus
Publisher: Hamlyn, Sydney, 1972, First Edition, hardcover quarto with dj, 159pp., B/W & COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHS & ILLUSTRATIONS throughout, photo-illustrated endpapers.
Condition:Red cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, minimal edgewear, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, slight foxing to the top of outside page edges, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight edgewear
Description: All pioneering stories must in some way chronicle a history of transport. For as the author dramatically reveals in these pages, without horse, bullock or camel, there simply would not be any history to tell. HORSE CAMEL BULLOCK CAR BICYCLE BUS TRAIN
Author: Reg Appleyard with Alison Ray and Allan Segal
Publisher: Boxtree, London, 1988, FIRST EDITION hardcover large 8vo with dj, B/W PHOTOGRAPHS & ILLUSTRATIONS, 168pp. including INDEX,
Condition:Crisp black cloth-bound hardcover, bright gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with mild rubbing and edgewear.
Description: Between 1947 and 1973 a million and a half Britons paid the Australian Government ten pounds, sold up, and took a ship for australia.
This was the Assisted Passage Scheme. The authors have combined their data with material from the Granada TV program.
Author: Phillip Matthews with an introduction by Richard Lennon, Mayor & support of the Hist. Soc. AUSTRALIA SYDNEY North Shore LOCAL HISTORY PHOTOS and TEXT
Publisher: The Currawong Press, Sydney, 1978, FIRST EDITION, large quarto with dj, 80pp,
Condition:Crisp white cloth-bound hardcover with crisp title to spine & frontcover, no inscriptions, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION in a GOOD DUSTJACKET with rubbing and mild edgewear
Description: TREES; KU-RING-GAI CHASE; SPORT; THE COMMUNITY; HISTORY & PHOTOS : With ephemera: Ku-ring-gai Observer April 1997 History of ROSEDALE 2 pages & St Ives Shopping Village supplement "Extensions and Upgrade" dated November 1994 with plans and photos 3 pages
Author: Ku-ring-gai Historical Society, Sydney Photos of PYMBLE, ST Ives, Bobbin Head, Greengate Hotel, Churches, Lane Cove River, Gordon, Wahroonga etc
Publisher: Ku-ring-gai Historical Society, Sydney, 1973, First Edition, softcover oblong 8vo, 52pp., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS throughout.
Condition:Stiff-board green softcover with title to frcvr, rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION.
Description: Few of the buildings remain, but the illustrations make it possible to conjure up a picture of Ku-ring-gai's earlier days.
Photos of PYMBLE, ST Ives, Bobbin Head, Greengate Hotel, Churches, Lane Cove River, Gordon, Wahroonga etc
Author: Compiled by Thurles Thomas, edited by Margaret Wyatt, illustrated by Maria Kouvaros LOCAL AUSTRALIAN HISTORY SYDNEY NORTH SHORE, STREET NAME ORIGINS
Publisher: Ku-ring-gai Municipal Library, 1987, First Edition, softcover, street index, bibliog, 88 pages. ORIGINS OF MORE THAN 1000 PLACE NAMES in the district
Condition:Card-bound 8vo with black tape binding to spine STRAIGHT and intact in GOOD CONDITION, shook at spine.
Description: The origins of over one thousand place names within the Municipality of Ku=ring-gai, from Abbotsleigh Rd. to Yuruga Place. Illustrated.
Author: Terry Ingram : Art sales columnist with the Australian Financial Review
Publisher: Collins, Sydney, 1979, FIRST EDITION, large 4to hardcover with dj, 10 chapters, 191 pp., colour plates with notes, Index
Condition:Crisp black cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN in VERY GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with minimal rubbing and minor edgewear.
Description: Money Losers, Money Makers, of collectors and sales, Governor Macquarie & all that, The dealers, the auctions, the market, notes on plates. A COLLECTOR'S PIECE FOR COLLECTORS.
Author: WILSON P. EVANS
Publisher: Rigby, Adelaide, 1978, FIRST EDITION, hardcover 8vo with dj, B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, 232pp., Illustrated eprs, Chapters, Conclusion & INDEX.
Condition:Purple cloth-bound hardcover with white title to spine, rubbing to spine & corners, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight edgewear.
Description: Here are the stories of many of the ships and of the men who worked in the shipping trade: sailors and ships' captains, shipowners, stevedores, water police, customs officers, and shipwrights.