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Author: T. C. ROUGHLEY - B.Sc., F.R.Z.S.
Publisher: Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1945, reprint, 1st pub. 1936, large 8vo, 282pages, 52 Natural-colour PHOTOS by Author & B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, 18 Chapters, Glossary & INDEX.
Condition:Hardcover Green boards with gilt title to spine, rubbing to spine & corners, Map to fr.eprs, small bookstore sticker to fr.paste-down, no inscriptions, slight foxing & age-toning to eprs & page edges, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, without dustjacket.
Description: Twelve Hundred Miles of Coral - Varieties of Coral - Florwers of the Reef - Sea-stars, Sea-Urchins, and Beche-de-mer - The Turtles Come Ashore and much more.
THE GREAT BARRIER REEF of AUSTRALIA IS ONE OF THE GREAT NATURAL WONDERS OF THE WORLD
Author: LAURA MURRAY CREE - A Founding Member of the Mamre Project - Foreword by Marie Gaudry, RSM Sisters of Mercy Parramatta
Publisher: Mamre Plains Ltd., 1995, FIRST EDITION, softcover large 8vo without dj, B/W PHOTOGRAPHS & ILLUSTRATIONS, 193 pages & INDEX
Condition:Stiff card-bound softcover, title to spine & front cover which is illustrated (scan), slight rubbing to spine & corners, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, without inscriptions.
Description: A tale of 2 centuries - The Aboriginal Story - Marsden's farming success -
Charles Darwin - Bushrangers & Battles - The Fitzgeralds - The Sisters of Mercy - The Homestead - Mamre Family Tree Fascinating history of 1 of our oldest homesteads.
Author: JOHN COBLEY - Author of Sydney Cove 1788
Publisher: Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1963, FIRST EDITION, hardcover 8vo with dj, 353 pages, grey eprs, 2 Chapters - one for each year, Bibliography & INDEX.
Condition:Green cloth-bound hardcover with rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with rubbing and edgewear in a clear plastic protective covering.
Description: This book describes the life of early Sydney in extracts from a varied collection of letters, journals, books, documents and despatches, skilfully arranged in the form of a diary.
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Author: Professor Henry Reynolds (born 1 March 1938) is an eminent Australian historian whose primary work has focused on the frontier conflict.
Publisher: Viking, Melbourne, 1999, First Edition, softcover 8vo, 264pp., 16 Chapters, Terminology and INDEX.
Condition:Illustrated softcover with title to spine & frcvr, minimal edgewear, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION
Description: In many books and numerous academic articles Henry Reynolds has researched and explained what he sees as the high level of violence and conflict involved in the colonisation of Australia, and the aboriginal resistance that resulted in numerous massacres.
Author: Professor Henry Reynolds (born 1 March 1938), who is an eminent Australian historian whose primary work has focused on the frontier conflict.
Publisher: Penguin Australia, Melbourne, 1992, Second Edition, revised , softcover large 8vo without dj, 249 pp. & INDEX,
Condition:Stiff card-bound softcover, title to spine and illustrated front cover, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION, with minimal wear. 'The most important book yet written concerning the Aborigines basic rights to land". Bob Dixon (Canberra Times)
Description: Who was in Possession ?
By What Tenure ?
Reconnaissance & Re-Assesment
The First Land Rights Movement.
Land Rights Frustrated 1834-38
Land Rights recognition 1838-48
Land Rights Then & Now.
Author: FRANK CLUNE - Prolific Australian Author - 'Try Anything Once'
Publisher: Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1968, FIRST EDITION, hardcover 8vo with dj, 182 pages, purple eprs, 19 Chapters.
Condition:Dark blue cloth-bound hardcover, gilt title to spine, rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, slight foxing to eprs, old tape marks to eprs, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight foxing to inside & edgewear.
Description: George Barrington, King of Pickpockets & high-constable of Parramatta; Major Semple Lisle, confidence man & swindler; Simeon Lord, stealer of rags in a rags-to-riches story; Jorgen Jorgensen, adventurous Dane, thief, Liberator & Protector of Iceland & spy
Author: by Donald Watson and Judith McKay of The University of Queensland - Fryer Memorial Library No. 5 - University of Queensland Press HARD TO FIND
Publisher: Published by University of Queensland Library, 1984, FIRST EDITION, softcover 8vo without dj, 5 sections, illustrations, 236pp., index.
Condition:Card-bound softcover with title to spine & illustrated front cover, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in VERY GOOD CONDITION with an inscriptions dedicated to the Architect who is listed on page 145.
Description: Sources consulted
Entries on Architects and Architectural firms in Queensland (approx 200 pages)
Index of country towns.
Reproductions of business cards and old newspaper advts.
From Addison & Hassall to H.L.Zouch
Author: edited by Karl Bittman foreword by RJL Hawke AC PM pub. Wenkart Foundation,
Publisher: The Wenkart Foundation, Victoria, 1988, first edition, softcover 8vo, 303pp., 31 Chapters, Appendix
Condition:Illustrated softcover with title to spine & frcvr, very slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, with minor foxing to outside page edges. A CRISP COPY.
Description: This book commemorates the experiences of Viennese immigrants who came to Australia as a result of the takeover of Austria by Hitler in March 1938.
Their memoirs also convey the influence the Australian way of life has had on them over the past 50 years
Author: by Harold Thornell as told to Estelle Thompson. DOCTOR DENTIST MECHANIC Peacemaker WW2 Coastwatcher ABORIGINAL CUSTOMS & CULTURE
Publisher: Robert Hale, London, 1986, First Edition, hardcover 8vo with dj, 191pp., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, 3 Parts, 17 Chapters, Songman, Bibliography & Index.
Condition:Black cloth-bound hardcover with bright silver title to spine, minimal edgewear, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight edgewear.
Description: An inside account of Aboriginal society, Thornell joined the Methodist Mission at Yirrkala in northern Australia in 1938 as an eager, young agriculturalist - he was also called on to serve as doctor, dentist, mechanic, peacemaker & coast watcher in WW2
Author: Michael Terry FRGS FRGSA - outback trucker, Overlander, gold prospector, camel teamster. ABORIGINAL OUTBACK First Contact PHOTOS
Publisher: Rigby, Adelaide, 1974, First Edition, hardcover 8vo with dj, 171pp., early contact B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, 19 Chapters, orange endpapers.
Condition:Red cloth-bound hardcover with white title to spine, very slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET in a clear plastic protective covering.
Description: Michael Terry adds to our knowledge of recent Australian exploration. On one level it is a thrilling adventure story, on another it is a detailed exposition of the bushcraft of the Aborigines. The Warramullas were the last to battle on in the 1920s.