Local History Books
There are 39 books in this catalogue.
Ships and Seamen off the South Coast
Book Number: 63949
Neptune Press, 1980. 8vo. Softcover. 175pp. b/w illus. Very Good, writing scribbled out inside front cover, crease on rear cover.
Pttwater Rising : the making of Pittwater Council
Book Number: 62844
Mona Vale, N.S.W. Pittwater Council 2002 8vo softcover 112pp. index, b/w illus. very good, small crease on cover corner. Includes index. Includes bibliographical references (p. 81-94).
Rupertswood - A Living History
Book Number: 62374
Self Published by author 1987 8vo. Hardcover in d/w. 91pp. Very good, includes Nomina Addenda. Illustrated with photo's. The story of a mansion that was home to some notables of our society including Sir William John Clarke, Sir Rupert Turner Havelock Clarke, William Lional Russell Clarke, Hugh Victor McKay, William Naughton, The Salesians of Don Bosco.
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
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.
Against the odds; the story of Red Cliffs Settlement (Mildura)
Chandler, Mary J.
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.
The Brisbane River - A Pictorial History
Robert Longhurst and William Douglas
Book Number: 5445
WD. Inc. n.d. (1997?) Soft pictorial covers, illustrated with b&w photographs with comment. 96pp
Pittwater House Schools Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Menu Collection
Pittwater House Mothers Association
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
From wilderness to Eden; a history of the City of Griffith, its region and its people
KELLY, Bryan Morris
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.
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.
Friends of Warrandyte State Park
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.
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.
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
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.
Curl Curl Lagoon and Friends
Curl Curl Lagoon and Friends Inc.
Book Number: 58177
Self Published 2004 8vo. Softcover. 64pp. Very good. Illustrated. History and future of Curl Curl Lagoon
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.
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.
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.
Cemeteries in Gundaroo NSW and the Surrounding District
Book Number: 58352
Self Published Second Edition Brolga Press 2003 8vo. Wraps, 319pp. Very good. Including Gundaroo, Bevendale, Breadalbane, Bungendore, Collector, Currawang, Dalton, Goonyan, Greendale, Gunning, Jerrara, Kippilaw, Lake Bathurst, Merrilla, Mt.Pleasant, Murrumbateman, Mutmutbilly, Parkesbourne, Tarago, Turalla, Yass River Road. Containing alphabetical indes, diagrams, photographs and monument incriptions.
The Brindley Bettingtons "No Boundaries"
Book Number: 61540
Self Published by Author 2010 sm. 4to. Hardcover in d/w. 306pp. Near fine. Illustrated end pages. Illustrated throughout. A history of the Bettington family, early pastoralists in Merriwa, who have continuously worked the land there for almost two centuries.