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Author: ABIE, annual journal of business technology & innovationAn imprint of ABIE, Australia's annual journal of business, technology and innovation
Publisher: ETN Comm, Sydney, 2004, not stated but probable 1st ed., hardcover Quarto with d/j, 311pp., COLOUR & B/W PHOTOGRAPHS throughout, blue col. eprs. clear plastic wrap
Condition:Crisp white hardcover with title to spine & frcvr, no inscriptions, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET in a clear plastic protective covering.
Description: Collected for the first time, the work of these outstanding individuals includes work being done in business, academia & government environments such as mining, manufacturing, medicine, architecture, urban planning,pharmaceuticals, information technology
Author: Jocelyn Burt, photographer
Publisher: Jacaranda, Brisbane, 1992 1st ed., 4to, 134pp., COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHS throughout.
Condition:Red cloth-bound Hardcover with very slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, Map to eprs, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, with an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with a repair to a small tear top front fold-in and very slight edgewear.
Description: Stunning photographs that capture the colour and changing moods of the outback and Jocelyn Burt recounts some of her journeys and discoveries over the years of travelling the outback in an assortment of campervans. A great book for planning a journey.
Author: E. J. BANFIELD Edmund James Banfield
Publisher: Lloyd O'Neil, Melbourne, 1974, 1st pub. 1908, hardcover 8vo with dj 336pp., 2 Parts. Ephemera : Five page article from Sydney Morning Herald Good Weekend Magazine.
Condition:Orange/red cloth-bound Hardcover with gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN, TIGHT & ROBUST in GOOD CONDITION in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight edgewear.
Description: Banfield and his wife moved to an uninhabited Dunk Island in the early 20th century, to retire from the complexities of town life and for his health. His dream of becoming self-sufficient and he was an environmentalist - well ahead of his time.
Author: by W. H. C. EDDY M.A., Dip.Ed. Preface by A. K. Stout, M.A. Prologue by R. D. Wright, D.Sc., M.B., M.S., F.R.A.C.P.
Publisher: Jacaranda Publishers, Brisbane, 1961, 1st ed., large hardcover 8vo with dj, 764pp., 28 Chapters, Appends., b/w illustrated plates (photos).
Condition:Cream cloth-bound hardcover boards with title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions,STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION,in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with minor internal tape re-inforcements. With newspaper ephemera included
Description: A GOOD COPY of this important book about the censure of Prof. Orr by the Univerity of Tasmania and the censure in turn of Univ. Tasmania by the Federal Council of Australian University Staff Associations and many Federal institutions.
Author: edited by Irma Pearl with commentary by Cyril Pearl AUSTRALIAN BOOKS, NON-FICTION, AUSTRALIAN HISTORY, GOLD RUSH BOOKS, AUSTRALIAN POLITICS
Publisher: Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1954, 1st Edition, hardcover quarto with dj, 164pp., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS throughout, green eprs (rear one has small tear), Acknowledgments.
Condition:Gold/yellow illustrated cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine & frcvr, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, minimal foxing to one frepr, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight rubbing and edgewear.
Description: From a gold coach of the feverish eighteen-fifties to the biplane that pioneered the England-Australia air route in 1919, this is social history in a new and fascinating form.
There is a vast amount of history in this collection, and quality photos.
Author: RUTH MADDEN LETTERS OF - Edited by Helen Rutledge - Ten months in India
Publisher: The National Trust of Australia in assoc with Helen Rutledge, Sydney, 1976, FIRST EDITION printed by Champion Press for Quadrant, hardcover 8vo with d/j, 240pp., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, 1
Condition:Red cloth-bound hardcover with slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, mustard endpapers, one page with slipped type, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight edgewear.
Description: Madden wrote these letters when she was staying with friends in Bombay, Delhi and Simla (1902-3). The letters evoke the everyday life in the Raj, impressions of Lords Curzon and Kitchener, and reproduce her account of the great Coronation Durbar 1903.
Author: Margaret Weidenhofer - journalist, editor and historian. A etailed examination of the Convict System, Illustrated in colour and black and white
Publisher: Lansdowne Press, Melbourne, 1973, First Edition, hardcover quarto with dj, 144pp., illustrated blue eprs, 5 Parts, 15 Chapters, Epilogue, Appendix, Further Reading.
Condition:Pale olive green cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine & convict illustration to frcvr, slight rubbing to spine & corners,, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD PLUS DUSTJACKET with minimal edgewear.
Description: The Convict Years discusses the origins of the system, the arguments for and against its continuance, the operations of the variuous penal settlements, the work and life of convicts in the assignment system, escapes and punishments and the convict ships.
Author: PHILIP GEEVES RAHS, with a Centennial Message . . . From His Worship The Mayor, William Harrison
Publisher: Ryde Municipal Council, Sydney, 1970, First Edition, hardcover quarto without dj, pp., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, Map to frepr & 2 colour photo to epr, 13 Chapters, Bibliog.
Condition:Blue cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine & frcvr, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, without dustjacket.
Description: Ryde's early history from 1792 to 1870 was a gradual development from the slab huts of the first settlers to the emergence of municipal government,during those formative years the district's waterways remained the communication artery" a detailed analysis
Author: by Keith H Clouten, BA ALAA, Librarian Avondale College. The History of Lake Macquarie from Discovery until 1890.AUSTRALIAN LOCAL HISTORY NSW
Publisher: Lake Macquarie Shire Council, NSW, 1967, FIRST EDITION, 288 pp., hardcover 8vo with dj, 20 chapters, plate illustrations, maps, bibliog.,illustrated endpapers,Index
Condition:Crisp blue cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions, in a clipped,GOOD DUSTJACKET with minor rubbing and edgewear.
Description: SETTLEMENT - 1800-1860
Aborigines, Lt. Simpson, Rev. Threlkeld, Bullock Tracks, Ebeneezer Coal, Newport.
Timber, Mullum-bula, Belmont, Cedar Kings, 3 Villages, The channel.
A quality analysis of the history of the area.
Author: C R Boughton MB MRACP MRCP, Physician, Infectious Diseases Division, the Prince Henry Hospital. edited by George Caiger MA, the University of NSW
Publisher: The Board of the Prince Henry Hospital, Sydney, 1963, FIRST EDITION, 106 pp., hardcover quarto with dj, 10 chapters, b/w illustrations and photo plates, maps.
Condition:Photo-impressed cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine and frontcover, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions and slight marking to crown of pages, in the original non-adhesive plastic GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight ageing.
Description: Founding ..."It was decided to establish a complete and isolated hospital for treating smallpox, at a sufficient distance from the metropolis to ensure safety...in September 1988".
Leprosy Rats, Ships, Fleas & Men
1910-1920 and beyond.