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Author: MICK JOFFE - Edited by Phyl Joffe B.Ed., Dip. Teach - A GOOD, INSCRIBED & SIGNED COPY of the classic . .
Publisher: Self-pub., Sydney, 2001, FIRST EDITION, Limited Edition of 5,000 and this is Number 00848, hardcover Quarto with dj, 128pp., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS & wonderful Caricatures
Condition:Illustrated hardcover with white title to spine & frcvr, minimal edgewear, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with very slight edgewear.
Description: Ted Matthews - Anne Randell - Lewis Howell - Colleen Clifford - Sir Mark Oliphant - Jack Lockett - Kathleen Lenthall - Harold Fletcher - Frank Maynard -NANCY BIRD - Bob McMillan - Ron & Valerie Taylor - Goron Andrews - Sid Hawks -
Author: By Drusilla Modjeska."Stravinsky's Lunch", Stella Bowen, Grace Cossington-Smith, Australian Artists of the 20th Century. Art History, World War Two,
Publisher: Picador, Sydney, 1999, FIRST EDITION, large hardcover 8vo, 364 pages, 4 huge chapters, epilogue, notes & key, detailed index, b/w photos,beautiful full-colour photos
Condition:Crisp black cloth-bound hardcover with no inscriptions, bright gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN in VERY GOOD CONDITION in a GOOD DUSTJACKET, unclipped, with very minor edgewear. COLOUR PHOTO PLATES OF MANY ARTWORKS
Description: Stravinky's Lunch is the story of two of Australia's most important female artists. Stella Bowen & Grace Cossington-Smith were born just a year apart & yet they lived very different lives. This book beautifully explores the intersections of love & life.
Author: Written by Helen Baker - Photographs by Ross Warr
Publisher: State Planning Authority of NSW, Sydney, 1967, softcover 8vo, 67pages, Chapters & Select INDEX.
Condition:Textured stiff-board covers with title to spine frcvr & brown cloth to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION. National Trust 11 page brochure House Inspection No.156 31st October 1970
Description: The history of Windsor and the Five Macquarie Towns is intimately connected with that of the Hawkesbury River, whose flats provided some of the best agricultural land in the early days of the colony.
Author: Compiled by Rachel Roxburgh, Ross Warr & Helen Baker - Historical data checked by the Royal Australian Historical Society
Publisher: Cumberland County Council, Sydney, 1963, softcover stiff-card quarto, 54 pages, B/W PHOTOGRAPHS & ILLUSTRATIONS, Chapters, Appendix A-B
Condition:Textured stiff-card covers with title to frcvr and black to spine, rubbing to spine & corners with a couple of small tears to spine, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION.
Description: This is the third volume in a series about the historic buildings in and around Sydney. St Luke's Church, Liverpool, Liverpool Hospital, Glenfield Farm House, Macquarie Field House, Denham Court, Varroville, Campbellfield and more.
Author: Compiled by Miss H. C. Baker - Historical data checked by the Royal Australian Historical Society - Foreword by Tom Foster Chairman C.C.C.
Publisher: Cumberland County Council, Sydney, 1961, softcover stiff-card quarto, 35 pages, B/W PHOTOGRAPHS & ILLUSTRATIONS, Chapters, Appendix A-B
Condition:Textured stiff-card covers with title to frcvr and green to spine, rubbing to spine & corners with a few small tears to spine, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION.
Description: The first volume devoted to historic buildings in and around Sydney.
Council began the research that was necessary for the presevation of Sydney's historic buildings in 1947 and has built up extensive and valuable records on the subject.
Author: MARCIA CAMERON Old Girl of Glenniffer Brae in Wollongong Foreword by Diana Bowman Headmistress S.C.E.G.G.S.
Publisher: Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1994, First Edition, hardcover quarto with dj, 264pages, B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, illustrated eprs, 16 Chapters, Appendices 1-4, Bibliography & Index.
Condition:Blue cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine & school crest to frcvr, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with very slight edgewear.
Description: A history of the inner-Sydney private girls school, the author has drawn on interviews with former staff & pupils & excerpts from private letters, school magazines & Council Minutes.
Bibliography & Notes includes survey of old girls & school songs
Author: Alan Barcan, retired Associate Professor in Education, University of Newcastle, NSW
Publisher: Melbourne University Press, Victoria, 2002, FIRST EDITION hardcover 8vo with dj, 13 chapters, notes, bibliog., detailed index, 392pp., b/w photos, illustrations, etc
Condition:Crisp maroon cloth-bound hardcover bright gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN in VERY GOOD CONDITION with a slight bump to the front top corner, no inscriptions in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with minor rubbing. A neat name in pen to prelim.
Description: Alan Barcan was himself a participant in the radical movement. This account of the period includes Syd Unis controversial philosophy professor John Anderson & his Freethought Society, adding volatility to the mix with rejection of orthodox politics.
Author: Bill Neidjie & Stephen Davis & Allan Fox - Forword by Clyde Holding MP Minister for Aboriginal Affairs 1984
Publisher: Mybrood P/L inc. in NSW, 1985, FIRST EDITION, 95 pages, hardcover large 8vo with dj, COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHS throughout, illustrated MAP to endpapers, 4 Chapters.
Condition:Brown cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with several small tears, rubbing & edgewear.
Description: In the 1970s Big Bill Neidjie, an Australian Aboriginal, began to reply about the demands for his land to be mined - very similar to the words of Indian Chief Seattle in America in 1853. Simple, challenging, sometimes mysterious, but profoundly wise words
Author: Arthur Yates and Company - Various Contributors
Publisher: Arthur Yates & Co., Sydney, circa 1950s, New and Revised 28th Edition, 316 pages plus 4 page Index, COLOUR & B/W PHOTOGRAPHS & ILLUSTRATIONS throughout, Chapters.
Condition:Stiff-board softcover large 8vo with d/j, rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION in an unclipped FAIR-GOOD DUSTJACKET with a few tears, rubbing & edgewear.
Description: 320 pages of fact-filled information!
From 'Planning a Garden', Making the most of your soil, When and what to sow,
to Bushhouses and Orchids and Garden Pests and Diseases.
An Australian CLASSIC.
Author: David R Kirkby MBE FJMA FJCA AASA, Compiled by; Shire Clerk to Sutherland Council 1929-1963 - covering in detail the first 50 years 1906-1956
Publisher: Publicity Aid for the Sutherland Shire Council, Sydney, 1970, FIRST EDITION as STATED, hardcover large 8vo with dj, 155 pages, including several appendices.
Condition:Tan cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine, some rubbing to spine, corners & covers, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD MINUS DUSTJACKET with rubbing, small tears & edgewear in a clear plastic protective cover.
Description: Published to mark 50 years, from 1906, of Sutherland Shire on Sydney's Botany Bay, the actual publication date also commemorated 200 years since Captain Cook landed in the Bay in 1770 and 18 years later the First Fleet carrying convicts from Britain.