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Author: Edited by Robert Tonkinson and Michael Howard
Publisher: Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra, ACT, 1990, softcover large 8vo, 252pp., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, red eprs, 2 Parts, many contributors.
Condition:Crisp illustrated softcover with bright title to spine & frcov., STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in NEW CONDITION, has small mark to red front endpaper & front cover.
Description: Discussions on Aboriginal Autonomy and the changing status of Aborigines within society. This collection of essays in honour of Ronald and Catherine Berndt celebrates the leading role they have played in anthropology in Australia over the last 50 years.
Author: by Rev. ALAN TORY columnist with the Sydney Morning Herald and the ABC Illustrations by Elaine Haxton
Publisher: George M. Dash, Sydney, December 1943, Second imp., 1st pub. Nov. 1943, small 8vo stiff-cover boards with fold-ins, 127pp., B/W ILLUSTRATIONS, 2 Parts - Broadcasts
Condition:Cream stiff-board hardcover with dustjacket attached to spine with fold-ins, rubbing with small tears to spine, corners & edges, some marks to back cover, no inscriptions, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION. PLEASE CONTACT US FOR REDUCED POSTAGE
Description: Alan Tory, the Minister of St. Stephen's Presbyterian Church, Sydney, is widely known as a broadcaster and essayist of unusual freshness and versatility.
Some of his essays have appeared in "The Sydney Morning Herald" and a selection from the ABC talks.
Author: W. E. HARNEY Bill Harney, a ranger at Uluru, west of Alice Springs, NT and former Patrol Officer - known to the Aborigines as Billarney.
Publisher: Robert Hale, London, 1958 copyright, 1st ed., 8vo, 208pp., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, 34 Chapters.EPHEMERA: Full page of Newspaper on Bill Harney in the Daily Mirror 1966
Condition:Blue cloth-bound Hardcover with slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, slight foxing to a few outside page edges, with a clipped GOOD-minus DUSTJACKET with several repaired closed tears & edgewear.
Description: Harney began his working career at 12 as a cattle drover wandering from station to station until WWI - after war service abroad he was a trader plying the coast in his small sailing vessel, the Iolanthe. All the while he was amassing knowledge.
Author: Selected by NANCY KEESING
Publisher: Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1977 1st Edition, large 8vo, 182pp., B/W & COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHS, PAINTINGS & ILLUSTRATIONS throughout, 7 Parts & Index of Sources.
Condition:Hardcover Brown boards with white title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, illustr. eprs, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION with an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with protective covering.
Description: Selections from Patrick White, Hal Porter, Mary Durack, Louis Stone, Mary Gilmore, Judah Waten, Nancy Phelan, Mary Dadswell, David Campbell, Alexandra Hasluck; paintings by Fred McCubbin, Sir John Longstaff, William Dobell, Russell Drysdale, Joshua Smith
Author: Drawings by Max Angus , Frank Mather , Arthur Phillips, Text by Patsy Adam Smith and Joan Woodberry
Publisher: Rigby Ltd., 1977, reprint softcover 8vo with 4 sections. b/w illustrations, 251pp.
Condition:Crisp green softcover with slight age-toning to pages and edges in GOOD MINUS CONDITION, crisp and robust. CONTACT US FOR SPECIAL FREIGHT ON THIS BOOK.
Description: Sketches in black and white together with a detailed text detailing everything from Hobart Town Hall to Ross, Jericho, Tunbridge, Swansea & Port Arthur, from Kelly's Steps to the Joss House in Launceston, and from Eaglehawk Neck to the Port Arthur Dairy.
Author: Drawings by Unk White Text by Olaf Ruhen
Publisher: Rigby,Adelaide, 1971, FIRST EDITION hardcover with dj, 64pp., 8vo, chapters, b/w hand-drawn line illustrations, historical text.
Condition:Light red cloth-bound softcover with title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with a clipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with mild rubbing, mild edgewear and a small sticker mark. CONTACT US FOR REDUCED FREIGHT ON THIS BOOK
Description: Ephemera : Beautifully inscribed to the 1/2 title page..."International Inner Wheel - Presented to the AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT Gwen Davies 1970-1971"
Government House on the Crescent, James Ruse , Elizabeth Farm , and much more
Author: FRANK CLUNE - Australian author of many travel, biographies, historical novels etc.
Publisher: Invincible Press, Sydney, 1949, First edition, hardcover 8vo without dj, 230 pages, 18 Chapters.
Condition:Dark blue cloth-bound hardcover with faded title to spine, rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITIION, inscription to front epr dated 1949 w/rubbed out name to title page, slight foxing to eprs, ROBUST binding & pages without dustjacket.
Description: A wonderful collection of adventures dealing with such topics as convicts, mining and gold hunting.
A great chapter on Breaker Morant
WA History : The battle of Roebuck Bay.
Author: by M. BARNARD ELDERSHAW
Publisher: Discovery Press, Penrith Sydney, 1972, 1st in this ed., originally pub. 1938, hardcover 8vo without dj, 367pp., B/W ILLUSTRATIONS/ARTWORKS, burgundy eprs, 8 Chapters
Condition:Blue leatherette hardcover with silver title to spine & diamond design to frcvr, rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION with a mild bump or two.
Description: The Voyage - Settlement - The Struggle for Existence - Justice and the Convicts - The Church - Parties of Pleasure - Natives - Norfolk Island - Envoy - Bibliography - Sources of Quoted Passeges
Author: Patrick White (Edited by David Marr)
Publisher: Random House Australia, Milsons Point, NSW, 1994. Hard Cover, large 8vo with dj, frontisp. 17 chapters, notes, illustrations, photos, Index
Condition:Crisp black cloth-bound hardcover with bright title to spine, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION in an unclipped VERY GOOD DUSTJACKET with minor rubbing. No inscriptions or names.
Description: Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, "Patrick White spent his life writing letters. He wanted them all burnt, but thousands survive to reveal him as one of the greatest letter-writers of his time."
Author: Patricia Thompson and Unk White (illustrator).
Publisher: Rigby Ltd, Adelaide, 1971, hardcover 8vo with dj, 62pp,
Condition:Crisp cloth-bound hardcover with bright title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with a name in pen to the front endpaper, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with rubbing, a small closed tear at the front crown and a bump to the LRH corner
Description: Juniper Hall, Victoria Barracks, Old Point Piper Rd., Five Ways, Terrace Houses, Back Lanes, Corner Shops, The Garrison Church, all the history and scenes of the inner city suburb of Paddington