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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.
Author: JOAN KERR & HUGH FALKUS - History of the Ladies of the Campbell family
Publisher: Victor Gollancz, London, 1982, First Edition, hardcover quarto with d/j, 128 pages, COLOUR PLATES & ILLUSTRATIONS throughout, Chapters, Appendix I-II
Condition:Maroon cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight edgewear.
Description: This unique volume of 19th century Australiana is based on the legacy of two remarkable women, both married into the Campbell family. Sophia Palmer and her daughter-in-law Marrianne Collinson Close. from the dustjacket.
Author: MAX GERMAINE - Author of 'Artists & Galleries of Australia & New Zealand'
Publisher: Boolarong, Brisbane, 1984, Revised Edition, hardcover quarto with d/j, 595 pages, over 3500 entries, COLOUR PHOTOS, Alphabetical List.
Condition:Burgundy clothbound hardcover with white title to spine & front cover, rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with several tears & taped repairs, rubbing & edgewear.
Description: 'This new edition, now including over 3500 entries with meticulous updating of relevant intems in the first edition, is more than ever an essential reference. A tribute to the visual arts in Australia.' from d/j
Author: Marianne North in Australia & New Zealand Edited by Helen Vellacott - Foreword by Daniel Thomas INCLUDES NEWS CUTTING.
Publisher: Edward Arnold, Melbourne, 1986, 1st in this illust. ed., originally pub. 1892, hardcover large 8vo with dj, 128pp., exquisite COLOUR & B/W ARTWORKS throughout.
Condition:Grey cloth-bound hardcover with white title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, inscribed to front end paper, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight rubbing and edgewear.With Daily Telegraph news cutting.
Description: To give us a deeper understanding and appreciation of Miss North's journeys and of the people she met, Editor Helen Vellacott has added fascinating biographical sketches of the characters with whom she stayed & explanatory notes on the places she visited.
Author: Text by PETER NEWELL - Drawings by AINSLIE ROBERTS - First Edition
Publisher: Rigby, Adelaide, 1971, First Edition, slim 8vo with dj, 64pp., B/W ILLUSTRATIONS throughout, Maps to endpapers.
Condition:Green speckled cloth-bound Hardcover with title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN, TIGHT & ROBUST in GOOD CONDITION, no inscriptions, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with rubbing & edgewear.
Description: Peter Newell tells Queensland's story in brisk and imaginative prose, illustrated by the finely-wrought and evocative sketches of Ainslie Roberts.
Author: Mr JUSTICE R T GORE C.B.E. - JUDGE GORE AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Publisher: Jacaranda Press, Brisbane, 1965, First Edition, Hardcover 8vo with d/j, 218 pages, B/W PHOTOS, 2 Parts, 32 Chapters.
Condition:Black cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, slight foxing to endpapers in a clipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with rubbing & edgewear.
Description: 'In his autobiography Judge Gore tells of the problems of imposing the white man's law on a savage society imbued with age-old traditions of sorcery, ritual cannibalism, secret cults and barbaric practices.' from d/j.
Author: by Peter Fitzsimons, journalist with the Sydney Morning Herald. Author of over 20 books including Kokoda, Tobruk, Batavia and many biographies.
Publisher: Published in 2012, Random House Australia, First Edition, Hardcover, 15 chapters, epilogue, maps, notes, refs, index, colour plates, detailed text, illustrated enprs
Condition:Crisp blue/purple cloth-bound hardcover with silver title to spine, STRAIGHT< CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION in an unclipped VERY GOOD DUSTJACKET with no marks, slight rubbing.
Description: In 1854, Victorian miners fought a deadly battle under the flag of the Southern Cross at the Eureka Stockade. Though brief and doomed to fail, the battle is legend in both our history and in the Australian mind. Henry Lawson wrote poems about it.
Author: George Mackaness OBE MA Litt.D. D.Sc. FRAHS records of Blue Mountain NSW exploration 1813-1841
Publisher: Horwitz Publications/Grahame Book Co, Sydney 1965, FIRST EDITION, hardcover 8vo with dj ,14 sections, index, 273pp.
Condition:Crisp black cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in Very Good Condition in a clipped GOOD MINUS DUSTJACKET with rubbing and edgewear, intact & robust.
Description: The journeys of :Blaxland; Evans; Cox; Macquarie; Antill; Quoy, Gaudichard & Pellion; Hawkins; Barron Field; Lesson; Dumaresque; Backhouse; Darwin; Meredith and Stanger in the period 1813 to 1841
Author: by G. Nesta Griffiths, Foreword by Kenneth Street, with wonderful OLD PHOTOS. Pencil margin notes by a family historian included (marginalia).RARE
Publisher: Shepherd Press, Sydney, 1954, First Edition, hardcover large 8vo, 151pp., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS & ILLUSTRATIONS & Tipped-in Frontispiece, Map to endpapers, 8 Chapters RARE
Condition:Green cloth-bound hardcover w gilt title to spine & gilt tree design to frcvr, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, some slight age-toning to endpapers in a tattered partial dustjacket. Anotated in pencil
Description: In this volume, her fourth book on the history of people and places in New South Wales, G. Nesta Griffiths gives the story of some of the early settlers of the Hunter River and New England districts. This copy has pencilled annotations.
Author: Loftus Dun, 1995, First Edition, ring-bound softcover with 197 foolscap pages,maps, b/w photos, family trees, family & district history. RARE
Publisher: published by the author 1995, First Edition, has reference to NLA data but no ISBN number, in 4 parts totalling 14 chapters with references, notes, family trees etc
Condition:Plastic ring-bound cover, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN in VERY GOOD CONDITION with occasional notes in pen & post-it notes by a related member of the BELL FAMILY, to whom the copy is dedicated by the author. RARE
Description: RARE RARE RARE A Very Good copy of this rare family history. BEDWELL, WARD,DUN, SCOUGALL, REYNOLDS, FAIRCLOTH, CUTTEN, CORK AND OTHER NORTHERN NSW FAMILIES. RARE RARE RARE RARE with FAMILY TREES & OLD PHOTOS & PORTRAITS