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Book Id: 02anf0729

Price: $34.60

Title: Australian History : MARTIN of MARTIN PLACE - a biography of Sir James Martin (1820-1886) FIRST EDITION 1970 SIGNED

Author: ELENA GRAINGER - SIGNED by the Author to Title Page FIRST EDITION Hardcover with Dustjacket

Publisher: Alpha Books, Sydney, 1970, 1st Edition, hardcover large 8vo with dj, 165pp., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, grey eprs with Clarens illustration, 6 Chapters & Appendix. SIGNED !

Condition:Blue illustrated cloth-bound hardcover with white title to spine & frcvr, slight rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with very mild foxing to inside & slight rubbing and edgewear. SIGNED !

Description: The career of James Martin, journalist, politician and lawyer, was in turn linked with all the facets and adjuncts of the nation's life now represented in Martin Place - currency, mails, health, law, travel, flowers, books, defence. A SIGNED COPY

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Book Id: 02anf0714

Price: $SOLD

Title: NORTH SHORE SYDNEY 1788 to Today by Les G. Thorne 1970 ILLUSTRATED HISTORY Revised Edition AUSTRALIAN HISTORY

Author: LES G. THORNE Edited by Leslie Jillett, Preface by Gavin Souter NON-FICTION, AUSTRALIAN HISTORY, BIOGRAPHIES, OUT OF PRINT BOOKS

Publisher: Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1970, Revised Edition, 1st pub. 1968, hardcover large 8vo with dj, 222pp., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS throughout, brown eprs, 12 Chapters, Appendix

Condition:Olive green cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with a couple of tiny tears, slight rubbing and edgewear.

Description: This story of Sydney's North Shore tells how each district was settled and developed and what celebrated men have lived there - men like Robert Pymble, James Milson, Edward Wollstonecraft, and Archibald Mosman, whose family names are commemorated.

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Book Id: 02anf0713

Price: $11.20

Title: Economic opportunities for women in New South Wales 1788-1830 - A TOLERABLE GOOD SUCCESS - 1983 - SIGNED COPY!

Author: by Monica Perrott 1983 SIGNED by the AUTHOR - AUSTRALIAN BOOKS, NON-FICTION, AUSTRALIAN HISTORY, BIOGRAPHIES, GOLD RUSH BOOKS, AUSTRALIAN POLITICS

Publisher: Hale & Iremonger, Sydney, Copyright 1983, softcover 8vo, 158pp., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS & ILLUSTRATIONS, 5 Chapters, Appendixes 1-10, Endnotes, Bibliography, Glossary INDEX

Condition:Illustrated softcover with fading to spine (to pale green), title to spine & frcvr, slight rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITIION, SIGNED on the Title page and DEDICATED on the 1/2 title.

Description: This book argues there were greater opportunities in New South Wales for all classes of women to improve their economic position and status than were available in England. It is based on a thesis written in 1980 for the Author's Master's Thesis.

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Book Id: 02anf0712

Price: $Not for sale

Title: TWO AT DALY WATERS by Elizabeth George - Northern Territory history - 1945 FIRST EDITION Hardcover PHOTOS

Author: Elizabeth George , photographs by Nelson Bullman Bill and Henrietta Pearce's Tin Mine in the Northern Territory. Australian History.

Publisher: Georgian House, Melbourne, 1945, FIRST EDITION, hardcover 8vo without dj, 29 chapters, b/w photo plate illustrations, 144pp. black & white photo frontispiece.

Condition:Orange cloth-bound softcover with title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with a name & stamp to the front endpaper, without a dj.

Description: Bill and Henrietta Pearce's Tin Mine in the Northern Territory with many Aboriginal references and photographs. Birds, Beasts, Goats, Nutwood Downs, NT , The Flying Doctor Wartime RAAF and USAAF Hudsons and Wirraway planes, Floods & Visitors.

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Book Id: 02anf0711

Price: $17.40

Title: THE HERO AS MURDERER - The life of Edward John Eyre - Australian Explorer and Governor of Jamaica 1815-1901 FIRST ED

Author: Historian Geoffrey Dutton ---- AUSTRALIAN NON-FICTION, AUSTRALIAN HISTORY, BIOGRAPHY

Publisher: Collins/F.W. Cheshire, Sydney/Melbourne, 1967, 1st Edition, hardcover large 8vo with dj, 416pp., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, Map to eprs, 22 Chapters, Appendix A-B, Bibliog.

Condition:Black cloth-bound hardcover with silver title to spine, slight rubbing to corners, no inscriptions, red top edge pps, STRAIGHT & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, very slight foxing to eprs & to outside page edges, in a clipped FAIR DUSTJACKET intact but worn.

Description: Edward John Eyre was probably one of the most misrepresented men in the history of 19th century British colonialism His career was a paradox. Celebrated to this day in Australia as one of the great explorers, he was later in his life reviled as a murderer

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Book Id: 02anf0700

Price: $34.40

Title: Western Australia History - SAILORMEN'S GHOSTS - In the ABROLOS ISLANDS: 300 Years of Romance, History & Adventure

Author: Malcolm Uren - AUSTRALIAN BOOKS, NON-FICTION, AUSTRALIAN HISTORY - WESTERN AUSTRALIA with an introduction by Thomas Wood.

Publisher: Robertson & Mullins, Melbourne, printed by Pitmans of Perth, 1945, reprint, hardcover 8vo without dj, 25 chapters, b/w illustrations including endpapers, 256pp.

Condition:Orange cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with n Orange cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine, " this is probably the first complete edition of any book published by an Eastern States firm in WA"

Description: The Western Australian Coastline is scattered with the bones of ships and men. The Abrolhos Islands is the graveyard of the 'Batavia' 1629 and 'Zeewyk' 1727. Also in Western Australian waters in is the wreck of the 'Tryal' on Monte Bello Island.

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Book Id: 02anf0699

Price: $14.40

Title: History of Australia's MURRAY RIVER - WATER INTO GOLD by Ernestine Hill 1949 Hardcover with Dustjacket PHOTOS MAPS

Author: Ernestine Hill - AUSTRALIAN BOOKS, NON-FICTION, AUSTRALIAN HISTORY- IRRIGATION NSW & VICTORIA & South Australia History -Foreword by Alex. F. Bell,

Publisher: Robertson & Mullens, Melbourne, 1949, Eighth Ed.,(orig. 1937), hardcover 8vo with dj, 328pp., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, Maps to eprs, 25 Chapters, Append.INDEX

Condition:Red cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, small bookshop stamp to frepr, slight foxing to eprs & outside page edges, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with a few tears

Description: In the story of the Murray River vinelands, Ernestine Hill finds the true romance of a great river winding through desert, of the navies of paddle-wheelers that brought ports into being in the wilderness of barren sands that became gardens. A 1937 view.

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Book Id: 02anf0698

Price: $32.40

Title: History of The Australia First Movement PUZZLED PATRIOTS by Muirden 1968 FIRST EDITION HARDCOVER with DUSTJACKET

Author: Bruce Muirden : AUSTRALIAN BOOKS, NON-FICTION, AUSTRALIAN HISTORY, BIOGRAPHIES, AUSTRALIAN POLITICS

Publisher: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1968, FIRST EDITION, hardcover 8vo with dj, 14 chapters, b/w photo illustrations, 200pp., notes, bibliog., Index.

Condition::Crisp red cloth-bound softcover with gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions in an unclipped, GOOD MINUS DUSTJACKET, intact with marks & edgewear.

Description: In march 1942, following a hurried conference at police headquarters, 16 Australian-born men were secretly interred in Sydney. They were arrested on the suspicion that they might aid the Japanese in their invasion.

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Book Id: 02anf0688

Price: $14.40

Title: CAPTAIN WALKER'S MARATHON - the story of the wreck of the "Thomas King" in 1852 & the Walker Family in Australia

Author: Compiled from the Original Records by SIR RAPHAEL CILENTO, Kt. - Foreword by Lady Cilento, Widow of the author

Publisher: Boolarong, Brisbane, 1986, First Edition, hardcover 8vo without dj, 143pp., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS & 3 Maps, 11 Chapters & Epilogue.

Condition:Laminated Illustrated hardcover with title to spine & frcvr, very slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, without dustjacket (as issued?).

Description: This book is written as historical fiction but is based on actual facts of the family history of Capt. Walker, Captain of the barque 'Thomas King', wrecked on Cato's Reef, off the Queensland coast, April 1852. Tales of Massacre & Captain Walker's escape.

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Book Id: 02anf0686

Price: $24.40

Title: LET NO DOG BARK by ISADORE BRODSKY M.B.(Sydney) University of New South Wales SUNDRY PET UNIVERSITY ICONOCLASMS

Author: ISADORE BRODSKY INSCRIBED & SIGNED by Author FIRST EDITION Hardcover with Dustjacket

Publisher: Old Sydney Free Press, 1964, First Edition, hardcover 8vo with dj, 92pp., Chapters, Bibliography, A Post Mortem Appendix, Illustrations to front and rear paste-downs

Condition:Purple cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine & gilt mortar-board to frcvr, slight rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITIION, two small bookshop stamps to fr.paste-down, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET, with some foxing

Description: This book concerns itself challengingly with some vital university issues. It probes the origin of Academy, worries at the Untouchables - the Academics - and wonders about sacred cows: the lecture system, lecturers' competence and examination method.

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