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Author: GWYNETH M. DOW (nee Terry) --Australian Early Colonial History, BIOGRAPHY Australian Non-Fiction & research for FAMILY HISTORY
Publisher: Sydney University Press, 1974, First edition, hardcover 8vo with dj, 266pp., PHOTOGRAPHS & ARTWORKS, illustrated endpapers, Chapters, Appendixes 1-3, Select Bibliog.
Condition:Green 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 a small tear to front cvr and slight edgewear.
Description: Samuel Terry (1776?-1838) was convicted of theft in Lancashire in 1800, transported to Botany Bay, he became the richest man in NSW.
Mrs Dow examines the accumulation of his vast wealth, as publican, merchant, brewer, miller, but above all LAND.
Author: Wilfred Burchett, edited by George Burchett (son & executor) and Nick Schimmin SIGNED and DEDICATED by the EDITORS on the Title Page.
Publisher: University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2005, FIRST EDITION , hardcover very large 8vo with dj, 48 chapters, HUGE 785 pp. including notes and INDEX. A SIGNED COPY
Condition:Condition:Crisp green cloth-bound hardcover , bright title to spine, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped VERY GOOD DUSTJACKET with very mild rubbing and edgewear
Description: Wilfred Graham Burchett (16 September 1911 – 27 September 1983) was an Australian journalist known for his reporting of conflicts in Asia and his Communist sympathies. He was the first foreign correspondent to enter Hiroshima after the atomic bomb.
Author: Graham Freudenberg, Memoir, AUSTRALIAN POLITICS and SPEECHES - SIGNED & DEDICATED BY THE AUTHOR on the 1/2 title page
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Australia 2005, 2005. 8vo. hardcover. 307pp. index, b/w illus. hardcover large 8vo with dj, B/W PHOTOGRAPHS & ILLUSTRATIONS, 308pp., index.
Condition:Black cloth-bound hardcover , bright silver title to spine and to frontcover, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped VERY GOOD DUSTJACKET with very minimal rubbing and edgewear.
Description: Graham Freudenberg, was for more than 40 years, the premier speechwriter for the Labor Party, for example he wrote the speech that Arthur Calwell gave denouncing the war in Vietnam in 1965, the "It's Time" speech that Gough Whitlam gave in 1972.
Author: by Barry Jones A SIGNED COPY of the autobiography with a Foreword by Phillip Adams " For John, best wishes Barry Jones 4.10.06 read Montaigne"
Publisher: Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 2006, FIRST EDITION, hardcover large 8vo with dj, A SIGNED and DEDICATED COPY, COLOUR & B/W PHOTOGRAPHS & ILLUSTRATIONS, 561pp. incl. INDEX.
Condition:Crisp black cloth-bound hardcover , bright gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped VERY GOOD DUSTJACKET with very mild rubbing and edgewear. A RARE SIGNED COPY.
Description: From quiz kid to Australian Minister for Science, from frustrated school teacher to National President of the ALP, from the suburbs of Melbourne to UNESCO in Paris. .....teacher, a lawyer, a writer, a quiz champion, a politician, a prophet.
Author: ALISTAIR McALPINE (Lord McAlpine of West Green) --MEMOIRS -- A SIGNED COPY --
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, London, 1997 , hardcover large 8vo with dj, B/W PHOTOGRAPHS & ILLUSTRATIONS, 273pp. including INDEX,
Condition:Crisp burgundy cloth-bound hardcover , bright gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD PLUS DUSTJACKET with very mild rubbing and edgewear. SIGNED & Dedicated " To Doug with best wishes A- M--" .
Description: Treasurer of the Conservative Party under Margaret Thatcher
member of the Arts Council
A fascinating view of an unusual man.
Author: Edited by Roslyn Russell SIGNED & DEDICATED BY THE EDITOR in 2008 - AUSTRALIAN HISTORY & HISTORIAN, MEMOIRS, LETTERS & CORRESPONDENCE 1938-1991
Publisher: Allen & Unwin,Sydney,2008, FIRST EDITION, published with the assistance of the Australian Academy of Humanities, large, heavy hardcover large 8vo with dj, B/W PHOTOS
Condition:Signed : "For John, with best wishes, Roslyn Russell, 25 August 2008" Crisp brown cloth-bound hardcover , bright gilt title to spine, STRAIGHTs, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD PLUS CONDITION, in an unclipped VERY GOOD PLUS DUSTJACKET in a plastic cover.
Description: Manning Clark is Australia's most influential historian, and his work continues to set agendas and generate debate. This selection of his letters offers an unparalleled view of the complex intellectual and emotional life of this controversial figure.
Author: Professor Maria Antonaccio (Bucknell University)
Publisher: Oxford University Press, London, 2000, FIRST EDITION, hardcover large 8vo with dj, 6 chapters, 244 pp. & INDEX,
Condition:Blue cloth-bound hardcover , bright title to spine, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped VERY GOOD DUSTJACKET with no inscriptions, protected in a clear, non-adhesive plastic cover.
Description: The first systematic and comprehensive treatment of Murdoch's moral philosophy. It suggests a new interpretive method for reading her philosophy.
Author: Margaret Whitlam - AUTOBIOGRAPHY- Australian - Political History-PHOTOS
Publisher: Collins, Sydney 1974 FIRST EDITION, hardcover 8vo without dj, 9 chapters, epilogue, photos.
Condition:Crisp, photo-illustrated hardcover with title to spine & cover, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN in VERY GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions
Description: A chatty description of Mrs Whitlam's time as the wife of Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, particularly focusing on their travels : Europe, India, North America and China.