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There are 49 books in this catalogue.
The Land That Waited
Harris, Max & Forbes, Alison
Book Number: 66263
ISBN: 0701804416
Lansdowne Press, Melbourne 1971 Oblong 4to. hardcover. 114 b/w illus. + list of illustrations by David Thomas. Very good, some foxing to endpapers & edges. / Very good d/w.
Price: $15.00

THE LAND OF BYAMEE. Australian Wild Life in Legend and Fact.
McKeown, Keith C.
Book Number: 66218
Angus & Robertson Publishers, Sydney, 1938. 8vo. hardcover. 229pp. b/w illus. Very good, owner's inscription on fep., spine slanted. / no d/w.
Price: $25.00

Buehler's Backyard Boatbuilding
Buehler, George
Book Number: 65938
ISBN: 9780071583800
International Marine, USA, 1991. 8vo. softcover. 371pp. index, b/w illus. Very good.
Price: $35.00

The Letters of T S Eliot Volume 2: 1923-1925
Eliot, T. S. edited by Valerie Eliot & Hugh Haughton
Book Number: 65839
ISBN: 9780571140817
Faber & Faber, London, 2009. 8vo. hardcover. 878pp. index. Very good. Good d/w rubbed on rear panel.
Price: $15.00

Dead Men Tell Tales
Thorwald, Jurgen
Book Number: 65824
Thames and Hudson Ltd, London, 1966. 8vo. hardcover. 222pp. index, b/w illus. Very good, foxing to endpapers, owner's signature on fep. / Good d/w, chipped & faded at top of spine.
Price: $12.00

The Devil of the Vault: A life of Guy Fawkes
Simons, Eric N.
Book Number: 65752
Frederick Muller, London, 1963. 8vo. hardcover. 255pp. index, b/w illus. Very good, some light foxing. / Good d/w with tear and rubbing on top edge.
Price: $12.00

The Double-Cross System in the War of 1939 to 1945.
Masterman, J. C. Introduced by M.R.D. Foot. Foreword by Norman Holmes Pearson
Book Number: 65741
The Folio Society. London, 2007. 8vo. hardcover. 215pp. index, b/w illus. Fine. / Very good slipcase.
Price: $28.00

The New Yorker Book of The 40s. The Story of a Decade
Finder, Henry & Harvey, Giles (editors)
Book Number: 65747
ISBN: 9780434022410
Heinemann, London 2014. 8vo. hardcover. 696pp. Very good, light foxing. / Very good d/w.
Price: $25.00

Joseph Banks and the English Enlightenment: Useful Knowledge and Polite Culture
Gascoigne, John
Book Number: 65734
ISBN: 9780521450775
Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, 1995. 8vo. hardcover. 324pp. index, b/w illus. Very good+. / Very good+ d/w.
Price: $30.00

Endless Path: Dreamtime
Storm, Rachel
Book Number: 65232
ISBN: 9781844519743
Flame Tree Publishing, London, 2007. Square 8vo. softcover. 380pp. colour illus. Very good+.
Price: $20.00

The Australian Museum : New South Wales aboriginal place names and euphonious words, with their meanings
McCarthy, F. D. (Frederick David)
Book Number: 65414
A. H. Pettifer Government Printer, Sydney 1952. Narrow 8vo. stapled wraps. 32pp. Very good.
Price: $15.00

Aboriginal Australians: Black Responses To White Dominance 1788-2001
Broome, Richard
Book Number: 65333
ISBN: 1865087556
Allen and Unwin, Sydney 2001. 8vo. softcover. 330pp. index, b/w illus. Near fine.
Price: $15.00

Mysteries of the Dreaming The Spiritual Life of Australian Aborigines
Cowan, James
Book Number: 65233
ISBN: 1876040289
Brandl & Schlesinger, 2001. 8vo. softcover. 191pp. index. Very good.
Price: $15.00

Three Faces Of Love: Traditional Aboriginal Song-Poetry
Berndt, Ronald
Book Number: 65207
ISBN: 0170051080
Nelson, Melbourne 1976. Oblong 8vo. hardcover. 130pp. colour illus. Very good+. / Very good+ d/w.
Price: $20.00

Rob Riley: An Aboriginal Leader's Quest for Justice
Beresford, Quentin
Book Number: 64820
ISBN: 0855755024
Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra, 2006. 8vo. softcover. 374pp. index, b/w illus. Very good.
Price: $18.00

A People's History of Portland and District: Section Two: William Dutton and the Sealing and Whaling Industries
Wiltshire J. G.
Book Number: 64798
E. Davis & Sons Portland 1976. 8vo. stapled wraps. 52pp. Very good, small bump to top corner.
Price: $25.00

Aboriginal Sydney: A Guide to Important Places of the Past and Present.
Hinkson, Melind
Book Number: 64740
ISBN: 0855753706
Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra 2001. 8vo. softcover. 174pp. index, colour illus. Near Fine.
Price: $25.00

Lands of Shame: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 'Homelands' in Transition
Hughes, Helen
Book Number: 64732
ISBN: 9781864321357
Centre for Independent Studies 2007 8vo softcover 254pp very good+. Renowned economist Helen Hughes brings her many years of development experience to bear on an analysis of the reasons for the appalling standard of living in Australia’s remote Aboriginal communities, and argues passionately for a radical and wide-ranging reform program to improve Aboriginal lives. Her powerful case is augmented by her anger arising from personal experience among the people of these remote communities. Hughes presents the case that the well-intentioned but separatist policies of the last thirty years have failed Australian Aborigines, as they have other Indigenous communities worldwide. In particular, she contends that lack of resources that other Australians take for granted has led to endemic welfare dependency, drug abuse and violence, to the extent that this is destroying, rather than promoting, traditional Aboriginal culture. She maintains that indigenous people have the same needs, and respond to the same economic and social incentives, as all people everywhere, and that separate programs for Aboriginals are not only “reverse racism” but entrench discriminatory practices. The bulk of the book is an unflinching depiction and analysis of conditions in remote Aboriginal communities, covering: substance abuse, violence and the law; how common land is (badly) administered, land and property rights; joblessness and incomes; education; health; and housing. Hughes also highlights isolated success stories and discusses why these programs are working where others have failed. She concludes with a blueprint for reform that, with political will, she asserts would take the ‘Aboriginal problem’ out of the ‘too-hard basket’ and encompass a decent future for all generations of Aboriginals, current and future.
Price: $15.00

Legend & Dreaming: Legends of the Dream-Time of the Australian Aborigines, by men of (four) tribes of Arnhem Land.
Robinson, Roland. (As told to).
Book Number: 64639
Edwards & Shaw, Sydney, 1967. Oblong 8vo. hardcover. 68pp. b/w illus. Very good, page edges toned. / Good d/w with small tear and crease on rear panel(repaired).
Price: $15.00

The Australian Aborigine
Barrett, Charles
Book Number: 64220
Australian News and Information Bureau, Melbourne. N.D. 8vo. stapled wraps. 20pp. b/w illus. Good, crease on front cover top corner.
Price: $10.00

The Observation of Savage Peoples
Degerando, Joseph-Marie; Moore, F.C.T.
Book Number: 64131
Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1969. 8vo. hardcover. 123pp. index, b/w illus. Near Fine. / Very good+ clipped d/w.
Price: $18.00

The Last of the Tasmanians
Davies, David
Book Number: 64103
ISBN: 0584101511
Frederick Muller Limited, London 1973. 8vo. hardcover. 284pp. index, b/w illus. Very good. / Very good d/w with rubbing to front panel. Owner's details on fep.
Price: $12.00

Shadows of Utopia
Jurgensen, Manfred; paintings by Cynthia Breusch.
Book Number: 63752
ISBN: 0908140851
Rockhampton. University of Central Q. Press. 1994 1st ed. 4to. hardcover. 140pp. + colour plates. fine. / very good d/w.
Price: $15.00

Up from the Mission. Selected Writings.
Pearson, Noel
Book Number: 63338
ISBN: 9781863954280
Black Inc., Melbourne, 2009. 8vo. softcover. 400pp. index. Near Fine.
Price: $14.00

The Politics of Prejudice
Stevens, Frank
Book Number: 62707
ISBN: 0909188416
Alternative Publishing, Australia, 1980. 8vo. softcover. 182pp. index, b/w illus. Good, stain on edge of first few pages.
Price: $8.00

The Politics of Prejudice
Stevens, Frank
Book Number: 62710
ISBN: 0909188416
Alternative Publishing, Australia, 1980. 8vo. softcover. 182pp. index, b/w illus. Good, stain on edge of first few pages.
Price: $8.00

Aboriginal Words of Australia
Papps, E. H. Illustrated by
Book Number: 62711
ISBN: 0140243224
Penguin, Australia, 1995. 8vo. softcover. 144pp. index, b/w illus. Very good, small stamp on fep.
Price: $8.00

Aboriginal Bark Canoes of the Murray Valley
Edwards, Robert
Book Number: 32104
ISBN: 0851794122
Rigby 1975 Small 4to hardcover, 80pp. index, illus. Very good. / good d/w with small tear at top of spine.
Price: $8.00

Ju-Ju and Justice in Nigeria
Hives, Frank - Gascoigne Lumley
Book Number: 52734
London: Bodley Head, (1930). 1st ed. photos, map, index, xi, 254p. plus (6)p. adverts. Red cloth. Faded dj. 22cm. Minor foxing.18 illustrations, po name and stamp on a couple of pages, includes a list on fep of other reading.
Price: $30.00

Aboriginal Art in Australia
Edwards, Robert - Edited by
Book Number: 58025
ISBN: 072540406x
Ure Smith 1978 4to. Hardcover ind/w. Very good. Illustrated in colour and b&w. Contents includes Creativity in the Aboriginal Past, Australian Aboriginal Material Culture, Aboriginal Art as Art, Art of Arnhem Land, Art of the Western Desert, Tiwi Designs, Deterioration and Preservation of Rock Art, The Aboriginal Arts Board, Aboriginal Copyright. Index.
Price: $16.00

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