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There are 43 books in this catalogue.
Zeigler, Oswald:  Symphony on a City, The Story of the City of Newcastle, New South Wales - Its Birth, its Development and its Place in Australia
Book Number: 3338
Sydney, New South Wales: Oswald Zeigler Pub., 1962 first edition Very good HB. Good d/w. Blue boards , illustrated end pages, printed on superior paper, Pamphlet entitled "This is Newcastle New South Wales" is in rear pocket in fine condition.,
Keywords: Photographs, Newcastle New South Wales
Price: $15.00


Robert Longhurst and William Douglas:  The Brisbane River - A Pictorial History
Book Number: 5445
WD. Inc. n.d. (1997?) Soft pictorial covers, illustrated with b&w photographs with comment. 96pp
Keywords: waterways, history of a waterway
Price: $18.00


various,:  Warringah 1988 - A Celebration by it's Artists and Writers
Book Number: 5976
Australia: Shire of Warringah, 1989 first Reduced Format Edition Hard Cover. Very Good copy with lightly shelf worn d/w. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. pp.96 Printed on textured paper. Only 12 handbound copies with original etchings which were distributed through the civic centres which were the original editions. etchings offset from originals. aArthur Murch, Robert Lovett, Elaine Haxton, Newton Hedstrom, Roy Fluke, Darcy Forden, Sali Herman, Marjory Penglase, Rod Milgate, Graham Austin, Noreen Gibson Fort, sidney fort, Maud Kemp, Stan de Teliga, Allan Waite, Bob Baird, Judith White, Patrick Carroll, Clem Seale, Pamela Thalben-Ball, David Rae, Lillian Sutherland, Roderick Shaw, Haydn Wilson, Robyn Annette Culley, Margeret Senior, Noela Young, Walter Cunningham, Paul Smith, Morris West, Thomas Keneally, Bob Ellis, Grace perry Bruce Beaver, Frank Hardy, Jyoti Brunsdon, Rod Milgate, Iain Finlay, James Cowan, Les Murry, Phil Jarrett, Peter Skrzynecki, Rudi Krausamann, Geoff Pike, Ruth McTaavish Drobnak, Richard Edwards, Trish Sheppard, Colleen Klein, Di Morressey, Alan Holley.
Keywords: literature, australian art, artists
Price: $18.00


Arthur Eedy:  THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE NEW SCHOOL MOORE PARK SYDNEY
Book Number: 6005
Sydney. Sydney Boys' High School. 1928. 40pp. 8vo. Pamphlet. Souvenir record of the official opening of the New Building of Sydney Boys' High School. Worn spine.
Keywords: education sydney high school history old boys moore park
Price: $12.00


Mathews, Phillip:  Ku-ring-gai.
Book Number: 21268
Sydney: Currawong Press, 1978 Quarto, 80pp, colour photographs. VG in dw
Keywords: local history, Robert Pymble, St. Ives, Gordon, Aerial shots, local attractions,
Price: $12.00


Gibbs,R.M.:  Bulls Bears and Wildcats
Book Number: 21532
Peacock Publications Adelaide 1988 1st edition. Fine in Fine DJ, Dustjacket hardback, 518pp, History of the Stock Exchange of Adelaide. Illustrated throughout with intext b&w photo's.
Keywords: stock exchange history. local history.
Price: $22.00


Pittwater House Mothers Association:  Pittwater House Schools Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Menu Collection
Book Number: 22188
The Mothers Association Red laminated boards, small 4to. faded on spine. Signed by Rex Morgan. 25 years of recipies based on menues devised by the girls and boys of Pittwater House who enter and annual competition for a Foundation Day Luncheon
Keywords: recipies
Price: $25.00


Dixon, Jean:  THE RIDDLE OF POWDERWORKS ROAD
Book Number: 22947
Sydney, Wentworth Books, 1980. Signed by author. Pictorial laminated stiffened wrappers, pp. 92. Fine. Novel about Carl von Bieren, maker of gunpowder.
Keywords: Carl von Bieren, maker of gunpowder
Price: $15.00


Ku-ring-gai Historcal Society:  Focus On Ku-Ring-Gai.. The story of Ku-ring-gai''s growth and development.
Book Number: 30918
Ku-ring-gai Historcal Society inc., (1996). First Edition; 4to; pp. 128; b/w illustrations throughout, bibliography and sources, index; stiff illustrated wrapper, Presentation copy to Sir Arthur Norman from Mayor Richard Geddes.
Keywords: local history, Aborigines, settlement, land grants, timber-getters, orchardists, railway, social and economic growth, national parks.
Price: $25.00


CHAWNER, A.and P. Kavanagh:  SOUNDINGS Lake Macquarie People
Book Number: 33771
Lake Macquarie. Lake Macquarie City Bicentennial Committee. 1988. 40pp. 8vo obl. Very good. Paperback. Interviews with and photographs of the locals of the NSW region. Signed by author and photographer.
Keywords: Lake Macquarie. Lake Macquarie City Bicentennial Committee. 1988.
Price: $12.00


KELLY, Bryan Morris:  From wilderness to Eden; a history of the City of Griffith, its region and its people
Book Number: 35050
Griffith, N.S.W.: City of Griffith Council, 1988. 1st edition B/w illustrations, map, portraits. Pictorial laminated boards, very good, small owner's label on fep. Pp. 304. Appendices, index, bibliography. Cover design by Bernard L Graham.
Keywords: farming towns,
Price: $10.00


Pike, Glenville:  Conquest of the ranges. North Queensland's Mountain Railway, and early days of Cairns and Port Douglass
Book Number: 40531
Pinevale Publications 1984 8vo softcover 79pp good, cover curled. Illustrated with many b&w photo's.
Keywords: Conquest of the ranges Pike Glenville
Price: $11.00


Isadore Brodsky:  Sydney's Phantom Book Shops
Book Number: 44427
University Book Shop co-operative 1973 Small 4to. hardcover Original cloth. Very good in d/w with tear at front. Illustrated. Sydney bookshops from earliest times to the post war period. Illustrated end pages, index.
Keywords: bookstore's, local history, families
Price: $10.00


Reid, James (ed):  THE FIRST HUNDRED YEARS 1884-1984, St Andrew's Presbyterian Church Manly
Book Number: 44825
St Andrews Presbyterian Church 1984 8vo harcover in d/w. 64pp very good. Researched by Vivenne Webb and Jean Hudson. Includes Plan of Seats on end pages. Illustrated with photo's.
Keywords: THE FIRST HUNDRED YEARS 1884 1984 St Andrew's Presbyterian Church Manly Reid James (ed)
Price: $8.00


Chandler, Mary J.:  Against the odds; the story of Red Cliffs Settlement (Mildura)
Book Number: 45286
Mary Chandler 1979 4to. Stapled wraps softcover 140pp very good, owner's inscriptions on fep., some foxing.. Signed by author on title page. Red Cliffs was developed for Irrigation as a soldier settlement after World War I, Supplying 700 farms from the River Murray by pumping into a series of concrete lined channels.
Keywords: Against the odds the story of Red Cliffs Settlement Chandler Mary J
Price: $12.00


Michael Gloster:  The Shaping of Noosa
Book Number: 46404
The Blue Group 1987 Small 4to. Illustrated wrappers, 147pp. Photographs by Michael Simmons. Photographs, maps. Very good+.
Keywords: far north queensland
Price: $12.00


Macleod, Virginia:  Burnt Out? : experiences of the January 1994 bush fires in Warringah and Pittwater
Book Number: 47086
Local History Resource Unit, Warriewood 1996 tall thin 8vo softcover 71pp very good. Illustrated with colour and some b&w photography by Beth Warnecke, Craig Geddes, John Grainger, Patricia McKenzie, Gordon Andrews, Nan Bosler, Barbara Walcott, Matthew Penfold and Kaye Bardwell.
Keywords: Burnt Out? experiences of the January 1994 bush fires in Warringah and Pittwater Macleod Virginia 1948
Price: $25.00


Friends of Warrandyte State Park:  Discover Warrandyte
Book Number: 47107
F.O.W.S.P. 1993 8vo. Softcover. Very good. 176pp. Index. Illustrated with colour photographs, and maps of local areas throughout, and drawings of plants and birds. Contents includes Wurundjeri Dreamtime, Pioneer Settlers, Gold, Post gold era, Bushfires, The Yarra River, Artistic heritate, Natural History, Conservation, The role of Park Rangers, Black Flat, The Common, Fourth Hill, Jumping Creek, Mount Lofty, Northern River Frontage, Pound Bend, The township, Yarra Brae, Small Reserves, Andersons Creek, A Journey Through the Seasons.
Keywords: Warrandyte, maps, state parks, History Aborigines, gold, fire, floods,
Price: $10.00


MAY, A.L.:  Sydney Rows: A Centennial History of the Sydney Rowing Club. ;
Book Number: 48252
Published by the Club, 1970. 4to Blue leatherette hardcover, 206pp. index, b/w illus. Very good, foxing to endpapers & edges, owner's name on fep, two small tears to covers on spine ends.
Keywords: australia sydney local history sport, morris west,
Price: $30.00


MAY, A.L.:  Sydney Rows: A Centennial History of the Sydney Rowing Club. ;
Book Number: 48253
Published by the Club, 1970. 4to Blue leatherette hardcover, 206pp. index, b/w illus. Very good+. / Good_ d/w rubbed, chipped with a creased front edge.
Keywords: australia sydney local history sport, morris west,
Price: $50.00


Sheedy, Katherine with Sarah Rood:  Home Away From Home : Celebrating 125 years of the Victoria Hotel
Book Number: 49116
Lane Cove, N.S.W. CL Creations 2007 4to softcover 144pp index, colour & b/w illus. very good. Bibliography: Signed by Katherine Sheedy on half-title.
Keywords: Home away from home celebrating 125 years of the Victoria Hotel Sheedy Katherine
Price: $15.00


Hyett, Rodney:  The Great Ocean Road : a traveller's guide
Book Number: 49964
Port Campbell, Vic. Great Ocean Publications 1997 8vo softcover 128pp very good. Queenscliff to Nelson along Victoria's south west coast. Contents includes A photographic essay of the coastline. Detailed profiles of 34 towns and secluded destinations. The historic 1880 diary of the coastal walk by Ernest Morrison, later to become known as Chinese Morrison. Detailed road maps. Descriptions of all Coastal, State and National Parks. Directory of facilites and things to do.
Keywords: The Great Ocean Road a traveller's guide Hyett Rodney
Price: $8.00


Rosen, Sue:  Government House Parramatta 1788-2000 A History of the Governors Their Home and Its Domain Parramatta Park
Book Number: 50802
Caroline Simpson 2003 Folio. Hardcover, cream Leather on Green Leather spine with gilt title to spine and front board, and colour paste down. 270pp. Fine, with clear plastic d/w. Maps on end pages. CD with appendix attached to inside rear board. Illustrated throughout with intext colour and b&w reproduction photographs, colour plates and fold out list. Scarce
Keywords: Governor Phillip, Lieutenant Governors Grose and Paterson, Governor Hunter, King, Bligh, Foveaux and Paterson, Governor Macquarie, Governor Brisbane, Governor Darling, Governor Bourke, The Gipps, FitzRoy, and Denison Governorships, The Malt Kiln, Establis
Price: $300.00


Thwaites, Lindsay and Roger - Illustrated by Laurie Moran:  The History of Araluen
Book Number: 52780
A Braidwood and District Historical Society Publication 1971 Thin, small 4to, in buff stapled wraps. Po name on fep. 32pp. Map to feb. Contents includes Gold digging, local administration, business and industry, news articles and Local identities.
Keywords: Goldfields, NSW Local History
Price: $10.00


Johnson, Les:  ALBANY Port with a Past and Future
Book Number: 55062
The Albany Advertiser 1997 8vo. maroon hardcover with gilt title to front and spine. no d/w as issued. po inscription on fep. The History of the Port of Albany in Western Australia
Keywords: Albany Port Authority
Price: $30.00


Loney, Jack:  Tales from the Surf Coast, Shipwreck Coast and their Hinterlands
Book Number: 55141
Self Published by Author 1994 8vo. Softcover. 175pp. Very Good. Illustrated throughout with b&w intext photographs. Covering the towns between Warnambool and Geelong, this kaleidoscope of persons, places and events makes absorbing reading presenting some of the many faceted expressions of human endevour, spirit, enterprise and achievement over more than a century.
Keywords:
Price: $18.00


Daniel, Laurie:  Once There Was A Corner Store - A History of the Owens' Family Business 1876-1995
Book Number: 55630
Self Published - Rosebery, N.S.W. : Bridge Printery, 1995. 8vo. Yellow pictorial boards. 196pp. As new, po inscription on ffl.
Keywords: Wollombi local history
Price: $20.00


Ioannou, Noriss:  Barossa Journeys: Into the Valley of Tradition
Book Number: 55830
New Holland Publishers, Australia, 2000 8vo softcover 240pp very good. french flaps. Index. Illustrated with in-text photo's. Contents includes Folklore, History, Viticulture & Wine, Cuisine, Landscape, Architecture, Arts & Crafts, Music & Festivals. Explore long lost villages, Listen to the tales of the Barossa, the migration of Prussian refugees, winery pioneers, secret treks of the potter, the old customs and symbols such as Black Lutheran wedding dress, the tin-kettling rite, the featherstripping evening, the pagan meanings of harvest celebrations, the Wends and their folklore and witchcraft beliefs.
Keywords: Barossa Journeys Into the Valley of Tradition ioannou Noriss
Price: $12.00


Nixon, Marion:  The Rivers of Home - Frank Lacy - Kimberley Pioneer
Book Number: 56979
Self Published n.d. 8vo. softcover. Very good. po inscription on reverse title. Illustrated throughout with photographs, extracts from historical records, maps.
Keywords:
Price: $14.00


Curl Curl Lagoon and Friends Inc.:  Curl Curl Lagoon and Friends
Book Number: 58177
Self Published 2004 8vo. Softcover. 64pp. Very good. Illustrated. History and future of Curl Curl Lagoon
Keywords:
Price: $18.00



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