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Author: Elizabeth Stewart Inscription: " For Harry Oakman (p.116) from Jack Huston (sgd) (p. 150) 13 December 1991". Jack Huston was honorary Historian.
Publisher: by the RAIPR, ACt, 1991, Large-format softcover 8vo, 210 pp., 7 Chapters, b/w photos, appends, notes, bibliog, INDEX AUSTRALIAN BOOKS, NON-FICTION, AUST HISTORY
Condition:Crisp stiff-card softcover boards with title to spine & illustr. frcover, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION with dedication opposite the contents page.With 54 illustrations. AUSTRALIAN BOOKS, NON-FICTION, AUST HISTORY
Description: This book traces the growth of the Institute from its formation as the Victorian Tree Planters Association to its sixtieth anniversary in 1986 as an Australia-wide body.With 54 illustrations. AUSTRALIAN BOOKS, NON-FICTION, AUST HISTORY
Author: Jill Buckland AUSTRALIAN BOOKS, NON-FICTION, AUSTRALIAN HISTORY & BIOGRAPHY
Publisher: Kangaroo Press, Sydney, 1988, 1st ed., hardcover large 8vo with dj, 160pp., B/W & COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHS & ILLUSTRATIONS throughout, cream eprs, 7 Chapters & INDEX.
Condition:Light ochre cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine, minimal edgewear, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITIION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with very slight foxing to inside & minimal edgewear
Description: Mort's Cottage is a tiny Gothic Picturesque house in Ocean Avenue, Double Bay, built on land first purchased by the emancipist John Tawell in 1835 and once owned by the businessman and entrepreneur Thomas Sutcliffe Mort.By the current owner Jill Buckland.
Author: A History of Australian Mining by PROFESSOR GEOFFREY BLAINEY
Publisher: Melbourne University Press, 1963, FIRST EDITION, hardcover 8vo with dj, 369pp., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, Map of Australia to eprs, 4 Parts, 29 Chapters, Glossary of Mining
Condition:Blue cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, NOTE : first page has corner cut out, in a clipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with several small tears, rubbing and edgewear.
Description: The scene ranges from the turbulent goldfields of New South Wales and Victoria to the 'new Cornwalls' of South Australia, from the steaming tropical north to the mists and high mountains of Tasmania's west coast, to Broken Hill and its smoking chimneys.
Author: Professor GEOFFREY BLAINEY A re-appraisal of the status of the nomad.
Publisher: Macmillan, Melbourne, 1975, 1st ed., hardcover 8vo with dj, 285pp., Map of Australia to eprs, 3 Parts, 14 Chapters & INDEX.
Condition:Maroon cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine & frcvr, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with a few small tears, rubbing and edgewear.
Description: Professor Blainey shows how the aboriginals were triumphant in their discovery of the land, triumphant in their adaptation to it and in their mastery of its contrasting climates, seasons and resources.
This is an original and refreshing examination.
Author: Written by JAMES MURRAY
Publisher: Lansdowne Press, Melbourne, 1973, 1st ed., hardcover large 8vo with dj, 208pp., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS & ILLUSTRATIONS, green eprs, Chapters, A Glossary of Larrikin Terms
Condition:Green cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight fading to spine, & slight rubbing and edgewear.
Description: Murray embroiders a rich tapestry of fact, comment and contemporary observation that makes his work a significant and magnificently entertaining social history of a group which has been long over-looked in studies of this period. The Larrikin Gangs.
Author: C. L. A. ABBOTT (Administrator of the Northern Territory from 1937 to 1946)
Publisher: Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1950, FIRST EDITION hardcover 8vo with d/j, 218pp., classic B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, Map of Northern Territory to eprs, 22 Chapters & INDEX.
Condition:Pale Green cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine & frcvr, rubbing to spine, corners & edges, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, with frontispiece coming slightly loose to spine, slight age-toning and foxing to eprs and some marks.
Description: A critical survey of the Northern Territory from its early settlement to the present day (1950).There are chapters on : Aborigines & Early History - Mining - Pearling - Roads and Railways - National Works and, above all, the Cattle Industry.
Author: Bob Norman OBE
Publisher: Norman Enterprises, Cairns, Queensland, Australia, 1976, FIRST EDITION, 294pp., hardcover 8vo with dj, 19nchapters,b/w photo illustrations, conclusion.
Condition:Crisp blue cloth-bound hardcover with a bright gilt title to spine & frontcover, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with a slight lean at spine, in an unclipped,GOOD DUSTJACKET with rubbing and edgewear. No inscriptions.
Description: An account of the career of a bush pilot in Australia's Outback and Far North.
Includes adventures with cyclones, crocodiles, and going to war.
The autobiography of the man who began "Bush Pilots" in Australia.
Author: Rosemary Harmar
Publisher: Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1989, FIRST EDITION., hardcover small quarto with dj, 173pp., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS throughout, pale green endpapers, 13 Chapters & INDEX.
Condition:Green cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITIION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight rubbing and edgewear.
Description: Rosemary Harmer - the daughter of Sir Philip Game, Governor of New South Wales from 1930 to 1935 - was eleven years old when the family sailed out from England in 1930.
All is seen not only through the eyes of an observant and lively young girl.
Author: EARLY AUSTRALIAN AVIATION HISTORY by K. Langford Smith FRGS (author of Sky Pilot in Arnhem Land)
Publisher: Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1936, FIRST EDITION, 250 pp., thick hardcover 8vo without dj, 30 chapters, 15 b/W illustrations
Condition:Blue cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & ROBUST in GOOD CONDITION with mild foxing to endpapers and page edges, slightly tipped at the spine.
Description: Smith was the first pilot in Arnhem Land, in the Northern Territory of Australia.
The Sky Pilot was a second-hand Gypsy Moth.
Roper River Mission.
Wonderful early NT photos.
Author: Glenville Pike FRGSA........SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the TITLE PAGE Winner of the Foxwood Literary Award of $5000
Publisher: pub. by the author, Mareeba, Nth Qld, 1977, 3rd printing, 280pp., large softcover 8vo, 17 chapters, b/w photo illustration section to rear, appendix, bibliog.
Condition:Card-bound softcover with title to spine & illustrated front cover, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with minor edgewear and rubbing to cover.
Description: •Early "navigators" and explorers
•Gold on the Hodgkinson
•Pioneers: John Atherton, John Alexander and more.
•Cobb & Co
•Herbeton and "The Wild River Times".
•StorekeepersSilver & Tin