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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.