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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.
Author: H.S. Wyndham, Chairman -"The WYNDHAM SCHEME" submitted to the Hon. R J Heffron, MLA, Minister for Education, October 1957.
Publisher: NSW Government, Sydney, 28th November 1957, softcover 8vo without dj, 170 pp., 5 chapters, appendices, tables, extensive index.
Condition:Faded green card-bound softcover with bright title to cover, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION with slight rubbing and a small mark to the back cover, tightly bound and ROBUST interior.
Description: Historical Review; The Present Situation; Aims; Appraisal & Recommendations; Summary; Appendix A Evidence from ACER ;Appendix B Evidence from Sydney Teachers College; Appendix C Evidence from NSW Technical Education;Appendix D Sources of Evidence, TABLES
Author: RUTH PARK - celebrated journalist, editor, novelist, scriptwriter and wife of Darcy Niland, another famous Australian writer.
Publisher: Collins, Sydney, A COMPANION GUIDE, 1973 FIRST EDITION, hardcover 8vo with dj, 448 pages, 12 chapters, appendix, index.Maps to endpapers, b/w photos & line drawings.
Condition:Crisp brown cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title in box at spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN in VERY GOOD CONDITION in a like VERY GOOD, unclipped Dustjacket. No inscriptions, a CLEAN copy.The practical needs of the visitor to Sydney are catered for.
Description: Describes: Circular Quay; Old Sydney; Rushcutters to South Head; Wooloomooloo; Windsor & Hawkesbury;Parramatta to Kurajong; Many to Palm Beach; The North Shore & Kuringai Chase;Middle Head to Fig Tree Bridge; Balmain to Pyrmont; William St. to Botany Bay.
Author: ION L IDRIESS, Australian master of the travel & history tales of Pioneering Australia.
Publisher: Published by Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1958 FIRST EDITION, hardcover 8vo without dj, 310 pages, b/w photos of early Queensland, maps to endpapers.
Condition:Red cloth-bound hardcover with faded gilt title to spine and prospector logo to front cover. Dedication in pen to front endpaper, slight age-toning to ROBUST pages, TIGHT, in GOOD CONDITION with rubbing to cover.
Description: Ion Idriess went to North Queensland prospecting at a time when the fabulous country "back o' Cairns" was being opened up, when the great jungle scrubs were falling to the settler's axe, when new towns were springing up as mineral wealth was discovered.
Author: by SIOBHAN McHUGH, historian and playwright - HISTORY of the COTTON INDUSTRY in AUSTRALIA
Publisher: Hale & Iremonger, Sydney, 1996. . Binding: Softcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Size: 9"-10" Tall. 204 pp, b/w photos, map frontispiece.
Condition:Crisp card-bound large softcover STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in VERY GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions
Description: Cotton growing in NSW has a fascinating history, but questions about environmental degradation and excessive water use means that not everyone is 'rapt in cotton'. Based on dozens of personal interviews, it skilfully weaves factual information & narrative
Author: BLANCHE MITCHELL with notes by Edna Hickson and illustrated by Jill Francis
Publisher: John Ferguson, Sydney, 1980, First Edition, hardcover large 8vo without dj, 287pages, 3 Colour ILLUSTRATIONS throughout, blue endpapers, Postscript and Appendix.
Condition:Blue faux leather hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, colour illustration with gilt edging and design to frcvr, minimal edgewear, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION in a clear plastic dustjacket with title on frcvr and front fly-leaf.
Description: The youngest daughter of colonial Australia's Surveyor-General, Blanche Mitchell's diaries present a charming picture of early Sydney, centred around her two beautiful homes, Lindesay and Carthona on Darling Point.
Author: General Editor John Richie, DGE Christopher Cunneen, Index Editor Hilary Kent & includes a consolidated corrigenda by Daryl Bennet and Suzanne Edgar.
Publisher: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1991 FIRST EDITION, large 8vo hardcover with dj, 326 pp, includes names, place of birth, occupations and corrigenda.
Condition:Crisp red cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, tan endpapers, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN in VERY GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with some rubbing marks, INTACT & ROBUST.
Description: 10,442 people fill the pages of the 12 volumes of the Australian Dictionary of Biography. The Index lists them all by name and gives precise references for the years 1788-1939.Birthplaces and occupations are also cross-referenced. An invaluable reference.
Author: William Hatfield - Occupation - army officer -autobiographer/memoirist - bushman - communist - conservationist -novelist - travel writer- immigrant
Publisher: Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1936, 2nd edition, hardcover 8vo without dj, 298 pages, 20 chapters, map to endpaper.
Condition:Blue cloth-bound hardcover with title to cover and spine, name in pen to front endpaper, STRAIGHT & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION without a Dj. Queensland - Northern Territory - Western Australia - SA - Victoria & back to the GPO Sydney.
Description: Hatfield was commissioned by Humber-Hillman to drive their new Minx over ‘the fearful tracks of the Australian outback’ (p. 5), a journey which proved the ‘solid "guts" the makers had put into that little British job’ (p. 297). The Australian Outb
Author: Eric P. Blashki MC, past-President - WW1 and WW2 Legatee history SYDNEY HISTORY
Publisher: Sydney Legacy,Sydney, April 1969, FIRST EDITION, hardcover 8vo, B/W frontispiece plate of Queen Elizabeth, divided into reporting years. Allens P/L Printers.
Condition:Crisp red cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title & motif to front cover, no inscriptions, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION without a dj (? as issued) - printed offset by Allans P/L Sydney. Includes Queen Elizabeth's visit 6 February 1954
Description: The third volume, 10 years history of Sydney Legacy and how it dealt with the new responsibilities resulting from WWII. A detailed, year-by-year analysis.
Author: Drawings by Max Angus, Frank Mather & Arthur Phillips...Text by Patsy Adam Smith & Joan Woodberry...historical articles with line illustrations
Publisher: Rigby Ltd, Adelaide, 1977, First Combined Edition, 4 sections, 250 pages, hardcover 8vo, each subject has an adjoining illustrated page. HISTORY OF TASMANIA
Condition:Crisp green cloth-bound 8vo, coloured endpapers, title to spine, no inscriptions, in GOOD CONDITION with a bookmark stain on page 120, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with two small closed tears to the front cover.
Description: Nineteenth Century Tasmania; Hobart; Launceston; Port Arthur : all illustrated with full-page line drawings...from Hobart Town Hall to a Hop Kiln in New Norfolk...from the Old Wharf to Alfred Cottage..from the Joss House to St John's Church..& Port Arthur