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Book Id: 02anf0810

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Title: THE PASTORAL PATTERSONS - THE HISTORY OF MYLES PATTERSON AND HIS DESCENDANTS 1822 to 1976

Author: J. O. RANDELL - Hardcover FIRST EDITION - SIGNED by Author - Copy No.531 of 775 Copies

Publisher: Queensberry Hill Press, Melbourne, 1977, First Edition, , hardcover small quarto without dj, 236pp., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, ILLUSTRATIONS, FOLD-OUT MAPS, Family Tree and a small Errata,

Condition:Brown cloth-bound hardcover with leather to spine and 1/3 of covers, gilt title on black and green to spine with gilt design to frcvr, minimal edgewear, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION, without dustjacket but with a clear plastic protective cover.

Description: Plus a copy of a Proposed Plan for the Better Treatment of the Aborigines of Australia Felix by John Hunter Patterson. 154 years after Myles Patterson and his family landed at Hobart, Tasmania, in 1822, there are still Pattersons on the land in Australia

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Book Id: 02anf0809

Price: $22.40

Title: SOJOURNERS - The epic story of China's centuries-old relationship with Australia - Hardcover with Dustjacket - VERY GOOD

Author: ERIC ROLLS - Flowers and the Wide Sea - FIRST EDITION

Publisher: University of Queensland Press, St. Lucia, 1992, First Edition, hardcover large 8vo with dj, 531pages, B/W PHOTOS, MAPS & ILLUSTRATIONS, Map to eprs, 9 Chapters, Bibliography & IND

Condition:Yellow/cream cloth-bound h/c with red title to spine & frcvr, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, very slight foxing to freprs, small water-stain to top corner of first few pages in an unclipped GOOD DJ

Description: The result of twenty-five years of research, Eric Roll's magnificently written book combines rich detail with the power of a compelling narrative which sweeps, Michener-like, across time. In the tradition of 'The Fatal Shore'.

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Book Id: 02anf0808

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Title: GEMSTONES of Australia & New Zealand edited by Myatt 1972 FIRST EDITION Hardcover with Dustjacket VERY GOOD

Author: Edited by Bill Myatt How and Where to Find AUSTRALIAN GEMSTONES

Publisher: Hamlyn, Sydney, 1972, FIRST EDITION, very large hardcover quarto with dj, 4 sections approx 28 chapters, over 170 b/w and colour illustrations, colour specimens.

Condition:Crisp yellow cloth-bound hardcover with bright title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in VERY GOOD CONDITION with no marks or inscriptions, in an unclipped GOOD PLUS DUSTJACKET with minor rubbing .

Description: Fossicking methods Mining Law Mineral Collecting Jewellery Troy Weight Birthstones GEOLOGY GEMSTONE IDENTIFICATION - colour plates pages 193 to 224. Gemstone Localities NSW Queensland Victoria South Australia Western Australia N.T. & N.Z.

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Book Id: 02anf0789

Price: $29.40

Title: AUSTRALASIAN BUSINESS PRINCIPLES - A Text Book, Guide & Work of Reference for clerks, managers, secretaries, directors & all connected with Commerce

Author: C.M. COLLINS - J.C. McLAREN - F.C. MAXWELL - W. FENTON

Publisher: Law & Mercantile Publications, Sydney, 1924, FIRST EDITION, hardcover 8vo without dj, 38 Chapters, B/w illustrations, 520pages + index, advts.

Condition:Brown cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with minor rubbing to cover and slight age-toning to ROBUST pages, no dustjacket.

Description: A comprehensive guide and text book to the principles and practices of business in Australia. A course of study for the Business Principles and Commercial Law sections of the Examinations

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Book Id: 02anf0785

Price: $11.40

Title: PIONEERING NEW ENGLAND - Tablelands of New England - FIRST EDITION

Author: Text by JOAN STARR - Illustrated by MICHAEL NICHOLAS

Publisher: Rigby, Adelaide, 1978, First Edition, hardcover 8vo with dj, 64pages, B/W ILLUSTRATIONS & PHOTOGRAPHS throughout, 4 Chapters.

Condition:Green cloth-bound hardcover with white title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, slight foxing to eprs, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight foxing to inside, slight rubbing and edgewear.

Description: The daily life of the pioneers is described, from building their first huts to washing and shearing the sheep and attending to all kinds of stock. The bush-ranger Thunderbolt, gold-mining, tin-mining, logging and wheat-growing all made the area well-known

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Book Id: 02anf0784

Price: $16.80

Title: FREEDOM IN AUSTRALIA - Personal copy of the Australian author JON CLEARY, with his distinctive signature to the front endpaper

Author: Enid Campbell University of Sydney and Harry Whitmore Australian National University

Publisher: Sydney University Press, Sydney, 1966, FIRST EDITION with WOOD BEQUEST statement, hardcover 8vo with dj, 4 parts, 18 Chapters, 298 pages, (Halstead Press) Conclusions, References,

Condition:Blue cloth-bound hardcover with black boxed gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with neat name (Jon Cleary) to front endpaper, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with small piece missing front

Description: This book continues to pinpoint the problems and provide essential background material on the present state of the law and administrative practices for the layman, as well as for the administrators, politicians, students of government, politics & society.

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Book Id: 02anf0783

Price: $13.80

Title: Introduced Species in Australia RUNNING WILD by Eric Rolls 1973 FIRST EDITION RABBITS FOXES, DEER, ROOKS, SPARROWS.

Author: by ERIC ROLLS Illustrated by Marianne Yamaguchi. A less-complex version by one of the most over-worded of great Australian writers.

Publisher: Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1973, 1st re-written Junior Edition, hardcover square 8vo with dj, 142pp., B/W ILLUSTRATIONS, mustard eprs, 11 Chapters.

Condition:Illustrated cloth-bound hardcover w title to spine & frcvrf, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET, slightly faded to spine, w repaired tear to rear, slight rubbing

Description: Entirely rewritten for younger readers, this is a junior version of Eric Roll's 'They All Ran Wild' (pub. 1969).He traces the fascinating if melancholy story of the pests that have invaded the continent over the years - rabbits . . . hares . . . foxes .

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Book Id: 02anf0759

Price: $16.40

Title: AUSTRALIAN SLANG DICTIONARY & CHARACTER 1960 FIRST Edition by S J Baker THE DRUM. Australian author JON CLEARY's COPY.

Author: by Sidney J Baker (author of "New Zealand Slang") First Edition : includes modern slang and terms of recent origin. Signed by Jon Cleary.

Publisher: pub. Angus & Robertson, Sydney 1960, First Edition, hardcover 8vo with wrap-around dj, Part 1 =10 chapters, Part 2 = Dictionary. Australian author Jon Cleary's copy

Condition:Crisp blue cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD PLUS CONDITION with slight age-toning to end papers, mild spotting to ROBUST page edges. Occasional margin notes to the dictionary entries ( ? by Cleary?)

Description: The Australian Character Character & Geography Character & Literature Character & Sex Character & Language Character & Noise Character & Myth Character & Profanity Character and Laughter Character and US influences. SLANG DICTIONARY

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Book Id: 02anf0751

Price: $16.50

Title: THE WORLD OF LITTLE LIVES - AUSTRALIAN INSECTS

Author: GLADYS H. FROGGATT - Preface by Walter W Froggatt

Publisher: Cornstalk, Sydney, 1924, Second Edition, hardcover 8vo without dj, 163pages, 50 B/W PHOTOGRAPHS & ILLUSTRATIONS throughout, Chapters.

Condition:Lt brown cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine & frcvr, rubbing to spine, corners & covers, no inscriptions, tiny bookshop stamp to fr.paste-down, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, frcvr coming slightly loose to spine (all intact), very slight foxing t

Description: Just Insects from the Dragonfly, Bulldog Ant, Home-maker Wasp, Stick-Insect, Flower Beetles, Ladybirds to the Cockchafer Beetle and all sorts inbetween! They are a world of little lives, a very ancient race of living things upon the globe.

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Book Id: 02anf0730

Price: $19.90

Title: AUSTRALIA ABORIGINES Ourselves Writ Strange by Marshall 1948 FIRST EDITION PHOTOS Townsville, Torres Strait ABORIGINAL

Author: Alan Marshall - Author of "These Are My People" - travels through the Aboriginal missions and remote outposts of Far North Queensland and The NT.

Publisher: F.W. Cheshire, Melbourne, 1948, 1st Edition, hardcover 8vo with dj, 320pp., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS by the author, 43 Chapters, Illustrated Map to eprs.

Condition:Tan cloth-bound hardcover w title to spine & aboriginal design to frcvr, slight rubbing to spine & corners w corners slightly folding, cover slightly shook, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITIION, slight foxing & age-toning, dj is intact/worn.

Description: Travelling from Townsville north to the tiny islands of Torres Strait, to remote mission stations across North Queensland and Northern Territory living on timbermills, on outback stations, in the huts of hatters, and where he couldn't walk he was carried.

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