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Author: HORNSBY SHIRE HISTORICAL SOCIETY Research Committee
Publisher: Library of Australian History, Sydney, 1980, Revised edition, 1st pub. 1979, softcover 8vo, 9 Chapters, B/W PHOTOS, ILLUSTRATIONS & MAPS, Index, 290pp.
Condition:Illustrated softcover with title to spine & front cover, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION with slight foxing to endpapers.
Description: It is an interesting fact-filled account of the pioneers and of their settlement in the district that was incorporated into a local government area, known as Hornsby Shire, in 1906. from back cover.
Author: by Ross Gillett (Naval Historical Association) & Michael Meliar-Phelps (Life Member of The Naval Historical Society of Australia)
Publisher: Rigby, Adelaide, 1980, 1st Edition, hardcover quarto, 160pp, index, b/w photos.
Condition:Crisp burgundy hardcover with bright title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with a previous owner's details to 1/2 title, in a unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with minor rubbing.
Description: From sailing ships to modern passenger liners, this is a detailed record of the Harbour's ship visitors and residents.
Author: LENNARD BICKEL - Author of Rise Up To Life (1971) and Facing Starvation (1973) and many others
Publisher: Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1991, First Edition, hardcover 8vo with dj, 219pp., 10 Chapters, Appendix, Select Bibliography & Index.
Condition:Black cloth-bound hardcover, slight rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, ex-library copy with stamps (also Cancelled) in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight edgewear in a clear plastic protective covering.
Description: Few will know of her early life in a pretty Devon vicarage, of the multitude of hardships she endured aboard the sailing ship Neptune en route to Sydney, and of her true role in colonial society and in the pioneer wool-growing industry. from d/j.
Author: by Marjorie Barnard with decorations by Douglas Annand in the Ure Smith Miniature Series 1, 1949
Publisher: pub. by Ure Smith, Sydney, 1949, printed by T & H Jamieson, Typsetting by Waite & Bull, Engravings by Hartland & Hyde,
Condition:Crisp, printed colour hardcover,130 x 190 mm,40pp. +16 plates, no inscriptions in Very Good Condition.
Description: 1. Drop Scene, 2.Procession, 3. The Rum Bottle, 4. The Whale, 5. The Golden Fleece, 6. The Nugget, 7. The Mace, 8. The Sword, 9. Tableau. By the famed Australian writer and co-author. A CLASSIC.
Author: by Geoffrey Sawyer LL.M (Melb), Professor of Law, Australian National University.
Publisher: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1949 ORIGINAL FIRST EDITION, hardcover 96pp
Condition:Green cloth-bound hardcover with faded gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with a partial fly-leaf remaining of the dj.
Description: Inscribed " R.S.Plater "The Sun", Sydney to the front endpaper, this book of eight chapters and an extensive Glossary is still in print today. This is the original edition.
Author: Bill Wannan, a leading collector of, and an authority on, Australian folklore. AUSTRALIAN COLONIAL HISTORY Reverend Samuel Marsden
Publisher: Angus & Robertson, London, 1963, First Edition in UK, 6 chapters, notes, appends., bibliog.
Condition:Greeen cloth-bound hardcover with no dj, slight sunning to cover with bright silver title, STRAIGHT & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION with a tapemark to the front paste-down. Slight age-toning to ROBUST pages.
Description: Bill Wannan was a leading collector of, and an authority on, Australian folklore. He published over 50 books in the fields of folklore, humour, Australian colonial figures (including bushrangers) and the Scots and Irish in Australia.
Author: Mark J Ferson and Brenda Heagney, prepared for the RACP Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney, April 1993
Publisher: The Royal Australian College of Physicians, Sydney, 1993, FIRST EDITION, frontisp., note, intro., brief history, Fellows' Bookplates,Bibliog, catalogue list.
Condition:Crisp large softcover of 57 pp., in Very Good Condition with no inscriptions
Description: Note by Bryan Gandevia, Intro by Brenda Heagney, a Brief History by Dr. Mark Ferson, then an illustrated display of personal bookplates of Fellows of the Royal Australiasian College of Physicians, bibliography.
Author: Marcia McEwan with extensive illustrations maps charts photos paintings
Publisher: Bay Books, revised edition, n.d.459pp., 11 chapters, large format quarto hardcover with dustjacket
Condition:in Very Good Condition. With a chronology and biographies of explorers & index.
Description: A history of Expolration in Australia from the first explorers of discovery to the ships of the desert. Philip, Dawes, Tench. Barrallier,Caley, Blaxland, Lawson, Wentworth, Hume, Hovell, Strezelecki, Stuart, Mitchell,Sturt, Eyre, Kennedy, Burke, Wills.
Author: Bill Wannan, a collector of Australian folklore, writer and historian
Publisher: Currey, O'Neil, Melbourne, 1980, reprint 3rd Edition, hardcover, 6 part classic with dj, 232pp.
Condition:Crisp cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, straight tight & clean in Very Good Condition with an unclipped Good Dustjacket with slight sunning to the spine of the dj.
Description: Yarns, ballads, sayings, legends, superstitions, anecdotes and
traditions of the Australian people.
Author: edited by Brenda Niall and John Thompson, with Pamela Williams.
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1998, FIRST EDITION, Hc 321pp., 200 letters.
Condition:Crisp red, cloth-bound hardcover in VERY GOOD CONDITION, with a name to the front endpaper, in a VERY GOOD DUSTJACKET
Description: 200 letters from Australian history.