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Book Id: 02anf01317

Price: $16.80

Title: FROM SAILS TO ATOMS - First fifty years of SUTHERLAND SHIRE 1906 to 1956 Compiled by Kirkby 1970 AUSTRALIAN

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.

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Book Id: 02anf01305

Price: $18.60

Title: EDUCATION - THE New South Wales WYNDHAM SCHEME REPORT - 1957 Original Report on changes to Secondary School

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

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Book Id: 02anf01304

Price: $Sold

Title: The Companion Guide to SYDNEY by Ruth Park - celebrated Australian writer & novelist. An insider's travel guide to SYDNEY

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.

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Book Id: 02anf01302

Price: $Not for sale

Title: BACK O' CAIRNS by Ion Idriess - North Queensland history with old photos and maps Townsville - MINING & PIONEERS

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.

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Book Id: 02anf01299

Price: $not for sale

Title: COTTONING ON - STORIES OF AUSTRALIAN COTTON GROWING by SIOBHAN McHUGH An history of the Cotton industry in Australia

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

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Book Id: 02anf01295

Price: $Not for sale

Title: BLANCHE AN AUSTRALIAN DIARY 1858-1861 The diary of Blanche Mitchell

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.

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Book Id: 02anf01292

Price: $34.80

Title: AUSTRALIAN DICTIONARY of BIOGRAPHY - Index for Volumes 1 to 12 1788 - 1939 FIRST EDITION 1991 + Occupational Categories

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.

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Book Id: 02anf01289

Price: $SOLD

Title: 1932 Travel AUSTRALIA THROUGH THE WINDSCREEN by William Hatfield 1936 around Australia by Hillman MINX map & description

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

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Book Id: 02anf01287

Price: $12.20

Title: HISTORY of SYDNEY LEGACY volume 3 July 1946 to July 1956 by E P Blashki MC includes Queen Elizabeth Visit 1954 SCARCE!!

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.

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Book Id: 02anf01271

Price: $Not for sale

Title: HISTORIC TASMANIA SKETCHBOOK from Rigby's Sketchbook Series combined vol of 4 ILLUSTRATED books HISTORY Van Diemans Land

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

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