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Author: Peter J Williams and Roderick Serle. - AUSTRALIAN BOOKS, NON-FICTION, AUSTRALIAN HISTORY, FIRST EDITION.
Publisher: Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1968, FIRST EDITION, 202pp., large hardcover quarto, c24 hapters, illustrations are painting reproductions, old prints, b/w photographs.
Condition:Crisp black cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions, in a clipped FAIR DUSTJACKET with rubbing, edgewear and a 2" open tear on the rear cover base.
Description: An illustrated album of
Exploration vessels, Emigrant Ships, Sail, Windjammers, Whalers and Sealers,
Early Steamboats, Coastal Liners, Cargo, Tankers, Mail, Royal yachts, Inland
Navies, Visiting warships, War, Ferries, Tugboats, Docks and more.
Author: J. M. FREELAND - AUSTRALIAN HISTORY, VICTORIA HISTORY, CHURCH HISTORY, ILLUSTRATED Black & White Plates.
Publisher: Melbourne University Press, 1963, in an edition limited to 950 copies of which this is No., (no number is written/printed there), hardcover quarto without dj, 170pp.
Condition:Black cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, slight foxing to top page edges, without dustjacket. This is understood to be the Halstead Press printer's copy.
Description: From the Pioneer Period 1836-1842, through the Primitive Period 1842-1851 these church buildings of Melbourne and its surrounding settlements, which are today suburbs. Church of England Independent Methodist Presbyterian Roman Catholic and Jewish.
Author: WILLIAM A. BAYLEY Fellow of the Royal Australian Historical Society - Past President of the Illawarra Historical Society. HISTORY of Shoalhaven NSW
Publisher: Shoalhaven Shire Council, Nowra, 1965, 1st Edition, hardcover 8vo with dj, 232pp., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS throughout, 11 Chapters, Civic Leaders, Illawarra Coast.
Condition:Green cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine & gilt design to frcvr, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight rubbing & edgewear.
Description: Shoalhaven Council commissioned well-known local historian William A. Bayley, F.R.A.H.S., to compile this record of the area's beginnings.
Sifting through old records and musty documents,
Foreword by B. F. McIntosh, President, Shoalhaven Shire
Author: Isadore Brodsky - published by the authority of the Municipality of North Sydney.
Publisher: Council Municipality of Nth Sydney, 1963, 1st edition hardcover quarto without dj, 96pp, B/W PHOTOGRAPHS & ILLUSTRATIONS throughout, monotone colour photos to eprs.
Condition:Cream cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine & gilt title on colour to frcvr, gilt design of Sydney Harbour Bridge to frcvr, slight rubbing, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, small waterstains to title page, without dustjacket.
Description: This history of North Sydney from settlement to 1962 tracks the development of transport, education, steel production, sport amongst many other interesting historical facts and details of the development of the area.
Author: CLARE WRIGHT
Publisher: Melbourne University Press, Carlton Vic., 2003, First edition, softcover 8vo, 240 pages, B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, 4 Parts, 18 Chapters, Bibliography & INDEX.
Condition:Crisp Illustrated softcover with title to spine & frcvr, minimal edgewear, no inscriptions, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION.
Description: Wright takes you through the history of dynamic female publicans in Australia from Sarah Bird, the 27-year-old convict who was Australia's first female licensee, to Big Poll the Grog Seller, the miners' darling, Cheryl Barassi & Dawn Fraser today.
Author: Edited by Helen Malcher for the Ku-ring-gai Historical Society
Publisher: Ku-Ring-Gai Historical Soc., Gordon (Sydney) NSW, 1999, First Edition, softcover quarto, 232 pages, multiple biographies, b/w photos & illustrations, INDEX.
Condition:Very Crisp stiff-card large softcover boards with title to spine & frcov., STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION with a name in pen to the title page.
Description: A valuable contribution to the heritage of Sydney, with detailed biographies and photographs of the women who lived, worked and helped develop the Ku-Ring-Gai suburbs of Sydney's North Shore.
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Publisher: Sydney University Press, 1968, 1st ed., hardcover large 8vo with dj, 310pp., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, MAPS & CHARTS, beige eprs, 3 Parts, 13 Chapters, Retrospect 1859-93.
Condition:Brown cloth-bound hardcover with silver title to spine, very slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with some marks to back cover and slight rubbing and edgewear.
Description: Part One : Squatters and Storekeepers - 4 Chapers
Part Two : The Selectors - 6 Chapters
Part Three : Personalities, Property and Public Works - 3 Chapters
Nowhere else in Queensland were the squatters stronger, the storekeepers more hostile.
Author: Charles & Elsa Chauvel - CHAUVEL CINEMA
Publisher: W.H. Allen, London, 1959, second reprint, 1st pub.1959, hardcover 8vo with dj, 258 pages, B/W & SEPIA PHOTOGRAPHS, colour frontispiece, Map of Australia to eprs
Condition:Black cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, previous owner's name to title page, in a clipped GOOD-MINUS DUSTJACKET with several tears, small pieces missing from front and back
Description: For 30 years the Chauvels have made films together, and now they share the telling of this story. They have escaped into the "back of beyond", and have been privileged to travel over land that remains as it ever has been throughout a million years.
Author: COLIN and MARGARET KERR
Publisher: Stock Journal, Adelaide, 1983 1st Ed., 8vo, 144pp., 21 Chapters, B/W & COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHS throughout.
Condition:Hardcover Red boards with white title to spine & fr.cvr, minimal edgewear, burgandy eprs, previous owner's name to title page, CLEAN, TIGHT & WHITE in VERY GOOD CONDITION with unclipped DUSTJACKET in GOOD CONDITION with minimal edgewear.
Description: Firm Foundation, First Stock and Crops, Pioneer Chairmen, Displays Abroad, Presidents of the Middle Period, New Century, War Years, Defeating Drought,
"The Wine Show of Australia".
'This book traces the history of the Society & the Show over 140 years
Author: ALWAYS WAS, ALWAYS WILL BE The Sared Grounds of the Waugal, Kings Park, The Sared Grounds of the Waugal, Kings Park, Perth, WA by Martha Ansara
Publisher: by the author, Balmain, NSW, 1990, 2nd printing in Perth, large softcover 8vo, 123pp., 13 chapters, list of documents, reproductions and extracts, b/w photos.
Condition:Crisp card-bound softcover with title to spine, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, with rubbing and age-toning to pp. edges.
Description: A documented and detailed description of the actions which led to the High Court decision regarding the Aboriginal Heritage Act.
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