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Author: Professor A.J. "Jock" Marshall D.Phil., D.Sc., Zoologist and explorer and well-known Australian Artist Russell Drysdale - An outback journey
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1962, second impression, 1st pub. Sept. 1962, hardcover large 8vo with dj, 206pp., wonderful Drysdale's B/W ILLUSTRATIONS throughout,Map.
Condition:Two-tone green covers with red to spine cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, inscription to frepr, in a clipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with a couple of tiny tears.
Description: The text is by Marshall and Drysdale with the wonderful illustrations by Drysdale on their incredible journey around outback Australia with all the different Aborigine tribes and characters of the outback.
Author: by V. J. CARROLL , former Editor-in-Chief of The Sydney Morning Herald and Fairfax director
Publisher: William Heinemann, Melbourne, 1990, First Edition, hardcover 8vo with dj, 451pp., 16 Chapters, Epilogue, End Notes, Chronology, Company Structure Before the Takeover
Condition:Black cloth-bound hardcover with white 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: JOHN FAIRFAX LTD. The ANZ Bank loan was the apogee of the spectacular boom in bank debt financing in the 1980s. The takeover it financed was also the climax of the seven-year war the Fairfax newspapers had with Labor Governments in Sydney and Canberra.
Author: Edited by A. G. Lowndes for the Colonial Sugar Refining Company Limited for the company's centenery - 500 pages of detail & photos, graphs & figures
Publisher: Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1956, First Edition, hardcover large 8vo without dj, 500pp., COLOUR & B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, ILLUSTRATIONS, MAPS, CHARTS , Map to endpapers.
Condition:Beige cloth-bound hardcover w gilt on red title to spine & frcvr, rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, name stamp and bookshop (Berkelouws) stamp to frepr, very slight foxing to title page and outside page edges, without dustjacket
Description: Previously unpublished historical background is a part of this book, however the main thrust is devoted to how C.S.R. operates in the South Pacific today.
This book is designed to mark the centenary of the company in 1956. OLD PHOTOS & history.
Author: MARY DURACK - Grand-daughter of Pioneer Patrick Durack - SWAN RIVER SAGA - Author of Sons in the Saddle
Publisher: Corgi Books, Sydney, 1994, reprint, 1st pub. 1976, softocver 8vo, 272 pages, B/W PHOTOS, 24 Chapters, Appendices, Bibliography & INDEX.
Condition:Illustrated softcover with title to spine & frcvr, minimal edgewear, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION.
Description: The story of Eliza Shaw was first written as a mono-drama, 'Swan River saga', for the Australian actress Nita Pannell, produced for the 1972 Perth Festival.
A fascinating record of a Western Australian Pioneer family.
Author: MARY DURACK - Grand-daughter of Patrick Durack - CATTLE KINGS
Publisher: Corgi Books, Sydney, 1995, reprint, 1st pub. 1959, softocver 8vo, 414 pages, B/W PHOTOS & MAPS, 36 Chapters, Epilogue & INDEX
Condition:Illustrated softcover with title to spine & frcvr, minimal edgewear, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION.
Description: One of the greatest biographies of an Australian Pioneering family ever written and an Australian Classic.
Patrick Durack founded a dynasty and built an empire of cattle-land across great stretches of Australia.
Author: FRANK HARDY - FIRST EDITION - Controversial author of POWER WITHOUT GLORY
Publisher: Australasian Book Society, Sydney, 1961, First Edition, H/c 8vo without Dj, 255 pages, Prologue, 7 Chapters & Epilogue
Condition:Red cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine, rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, slight foxing to eprs & to outside page edges, without dustjacket.
Description: Hardy's account of the writing and publishing of his novel, his subsequent arrest, trial for criminal libel, and final acquittal, all in a 1950's Australia gripped by the hysteria of McCarthyism.
Author: Cederic Flower, a writer on Australian Art & Social History
Publisher: Kangaroo Press, Sydney, 1984, First Enlarged Edition, hardcover Quarto with dj, 196pp., over 250 COLOUR & B/W PHOTOGRAPHS & ILLUSTRATIONS throughout, blue endpapers
Condition:Orange/Red 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: This book was first published in 1968 under the title of "Duck & Cabbage Tree". Out of print for over a decade, the original volume told the story of Australian clothing up to 1914. This new edition under a more general title extends the scope of the book
Author: edited by W H Edwards (University of South Australia) Researcher in Aboriginal Studies and lecturer in the Pitjantjatjara language. 17 Articles.
Publisher: Macmillan Education Australia, Melbourne, 2nd revised and amended edition, 1998, 18 essays or articles by experts in their fields, some replacing those in the 1st Ed
Condition:Crisp softcover without inscription, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN in VERY GOOD CONDITION with no creases to spine, appears unread. An authoritive alanysis of the systems of living in Traditional Aboriginal Society, the laws, rituals, kinship , Men & Women.
Description: Like the successful first edition of TRADITIONAL ABORIGINAL SOCIETY, these chapters have been selected for undergraduate students. Traditional Learning; Art of N. Aust.; Land Ownership; Land Rights; Marriage Alliance; Kinship; Law; The Dreaming. DETAILED
Author: A W Howitt (1830-1908) a pioneer anthropologist who collected a wealth of information for those interested in KOORI history.
Publisher: facsimile edition published by Aboriginal Studies Press for the Australian Institute of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Studies, reprinted in 2001 from the original 1904.
Condition:Crisp large softcover, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN in VERY GOOD CONDITION, appears unread as the spine in uncreased. No inscriptions. Tribal Organisation,Relationship & Marriage, Magic, Burial practices, initiation, message sticks, trade, barter, gesture.
Description: This information was collected before 1904 and probably would not be published today as is. Contains a warning notice for those who would prefer not to read of initiation, beliefs, magic and burial practices. A reference with some terms that are obsolete.
Author: FREDERICK A. LARCOMBE, M.Ec. - Lecturer in Municipal Administration, Sydney Technical College and Commercial Master, East Hills Boys' High School
Publisher: Council of Muncipality of Botany, 1963, hardcover small quarto no dj, 232pages, B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, illust eprs, 5 Parts, 24 Chapters, Mayors & Aldermen of Botany 1888-1963
Condition:Green cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine & frcvr, Botany Council design to frcvr, slight rubbing to spine & corners, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, no inscriptions in a clear plastic protective covering.
Description: Part I - Botany's First Century 1788-1888 - Part II - Local Govt in Mascot & Botany 1888-1963 - Part III - Municipal Services - Part IV - Public Services and Institutions - Part V - Social & Business Organisations