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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.
Author: compiled by Professor Henry Reynolds, Associate Professor of History at James Cook University of North Queensland A very provocative work.
Publisher: Allen & Unwin, Sydne, 1989, FIRST SOFTCOVER EDITION in year of publication, softcover large 8vo, B/W PHOTOGRAPHS & ILLUSTRATIONS, 226pp including INDEX,
Condition:Stiff card-bound softcover, title to spine and illustrated front cover, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION, with no inscriptions. A very provocative work intended to challenge..... Professor Reynolds always finds new information.
Description: White Australia ; Guilty or Not Guilty? The Frontier : Peaceful Settlement or Brutal Conquest? The Land Question: Are we a community of Thieves ? Image : Black Brothers or Savages ? Aborigines in a white society: Citizens or Outcasts ? Missionaries...
Author: BILL WANNAN, Australian historian and author. AUSTRALIAN COLONIAL HISTORY CONVICTS ANGLICAN CHURCH MYALL CREEK MASSACRE JOHN MACARTHUR
Publisher: Lansdowne Press, Melbourne, 1962, First Edition, hardcover 8vo with dj, 228pp., 6 Chapters, Appendix & Bibliography.
Condition:Green cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, small bookshop stamp to frepr, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, in a clipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with a few small tears, slight rubbing and edgewear.
Description: The author's "gentlemen" of the strange tales include some of the foremost figures in New South Wales during the first fifty years of its settlement: John and Hannibal Macarthur, the Reverend Samuel Marsden, Major George Johnston, Archdeacon Thomas Hobbes
Author: FRANK HARDY with a foreword by Donald Horne (author of "The Lucky Country) - ABORIGINE - ABORIGINAL HISTORY - LAND RIGHTS MOVEMENT
Publisher: Thomas Nelson, Melbourne, 1968, FIRST EDITION, hardcover 8vo with dj, B/W PHOTOGRAPHS & ILLUSTRATIONS, 257pp. incl. INDEX, maps to endpapers.
Condition:Stiff cloth-bound hardcover, title to spine and bordered front cover, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, with rubbing and edgewear to dustjacket.
Description: The Wave Hill strike was followed by the migration of a large part of the Gurindji people to build their own village at Wattie's Creek. The story of the human suffering and courage which lay behind the strikes of Aboriginal stockmen in 1966-67 is recorded
Author: by Dr. S. W. JACKMAN A PORTRAIT SKETCH OF SIR GEORGE ARTHUR, BART, PC, KCH Lieut. Governor of Hobart 1824-36
Publisher: Hawthorn Press, Melbourne, 1979, First Edition, hardcover 8vo with dj, 142pp., 6 Chapters, Selected Bibliography & INDEX.
Condition:Black cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight rubbing and edgewear.
Description: After the post of Superintendent of Honduras, Arthur went on to Van Diemen's land and was the Lieut-Governor in Hobart from 1824 to 1836. He then went to Upper Canada, India and retirement. His admirers saw a great administrator, his critics thought other
Author: Dr Hannah Middleton, Lecturer in Social Anthropology & Sociology University of New South Wales.
Publisher: New Age Publishers, 111 Sussex St., Sydney, May 1977, First Edition, softcover large 8vo, B/W PHOTOGRAPHS & ILLUSTRATIONS, 202pp. & INDEX. Maps to endpapers.
Condition:Stiff card-bound softcover, title to spine and illustrated front cover, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION, with a neat name in pen to the front cover.
Description: The first Marxist analysis of the history and present-day situation (1977) of the Australian Aborigines. It is a partisan book, carefully documented but also human and moving. Origins, enviroment, outside contacts, population, economic life, marriage..
Author: Photographs by Richard Woldendorp Text by Roger McDonald
Publisher: Pan McMillan, Sydney, 1994, First Edition, hardcover Quarto with d/j, 156pages, STUNNING COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHS throughout, illustrated endpapers.
Condition:Crisp black cloth-bound hardcover with bright silver title to spine & frcvr, no inscriptions, CLEAN, STRAIGHT & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with one small tear to rear, minimal edgewear.
Description: It has rightly been said that the Royal Flying Doctor Service is a living legend. Living, because it is still meeting the vital daily needs of Australia's outback people, & a legend because for over 66 years the flying doctors has serviced the country.
Author: DAVID BURKE - Foreword by Paul Wild
Publisher: NSW University Press, Sydney, 1991, likely First edition, hardcover Quarto with d/j, 280pages, B/W PHOTOGRAPHS & ILLUSTRATIONS throughout, 10 Chapters Maps & INDEX
Condition:Crisp black cloth-bound hardcover with white title to frcov., Time-Table to eprs, no inscriptions, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with very slight edgewear.
Description: The Story of the Transcontinental Railway. It is a gripping tale of building a railway across Australia, from Port Augusta to Kalgoorlie, with all its attendant drama, intrigue and harship.
Author: Text by Tess van Sommers Drawings by Cedric Emanuel
Publisher: Rigby, Adelaide, 1978, First Edition hardcover 8vo with dj, 54pp., text and fine line drawing illustrations, green eprs.
Condition:Crisp cloth-bound h/c with title to solid lt green cloth spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD MINUS DUSTJACKET with several small tears, small piece missing from top frc
Description: The first Houses, Windmills, Bullock Teams, Shipbuilding, Cooperage, The Gaol and much more. These vignettes of pioneer life add considerably to popular knowledge of a fascinating period of our history.
Author: Drawings by Ainslie Roberts Text by Douglas Lockwood
Publisher: Rigby, Adelaide, 1968, First Edition, slim 8vo with dj, 64pp., B/W ILLUSTRATIONS throughout, Maps to endpapers.
Condition:Brown speckled cloth-bound Hardcover with white title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN, TIGHT & ROBUST in GOOD CONDITION, inscription to frepr, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight rubbing & edgewear.
Description: This book has been written and illustrated by two men who know the Centre and the Territory from long and intimate personal experience.
Their combined talents have produced a book which is the essence of the Northern Territory; its strange land forms.