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There are 824 books in this catalogue.
Adam-Smith, P.:  HEAR THE TRAIN BLOW - classic autobiography of growing up in the bush.
Book Number: 89
Thomas Nelson Australia 1981. Small 4to. hardcover. 176pp. b/w illus. Very good, some foxing. / Very good d/w.
Keywords: Australiana
Price: $12.00


Pearl, C.:  ALWAYS MORNING - The life of Richard Henry "Orion" Horne.
Book Number: 145
1960 Melbourne. Excellent copy in d/w with slight wear.
Keywords: Australian history
Price: $15.00


Andrews, ALAN E. J. ed.:  Hume and Hovell 1824.
Book Number: 441
Hobart, Blubber Head Press 1981 8vo. hardcover. An account of the exploration from the Yass plains to Bass straight from 1824-25. Limited to 750 copies, signed by editor. 390pp. AS new / As new d/w.
Keywords: Australian histroy exploration Hume Hovell outback explorers australia
Price: $125.00


Andrews, ALAN E. J. ed.:  Stapylton with Major Mitchell's Australia Felix Expedition 1836
Book Number: 444
Hobart 1986 The journal of Thomas Mitchell's assistant surveyor Granville Stapylton. Limited to 1000 copies, copy 644 signed by editor. 297 pp. d/w.
Keywords: Australian histroy exploration
Price: $75.00


Andrews, ALAN E.J. ed.:  The Devil's Wilderness
Book Number: 445
Hobart 1984. 8vo. hardcover. 150pp. index, b/w illus. maps. George Caley's Journey to Mount Banks in 1804. Limited to 375 copies, signed by editor. 150pp fine. / fine d/w.
Keywords: Australian histroy exploration George Caley's Journey to Mount Banks in 1804 new south wales nsw blue mountains
Price: $65.00


SLESSOR, Kenneth.:  THE WAR DIARIES OF KENNETH SLESSOR: Official Australian Correspondent 1940-1944.
Book Number: 996
St. Lucia. U of Queensland Press 1985 1st ed. 4to. B/w frontis., sixteen b/w plates, thirty-four other b/w illus. and five maps. very good, page edges browned, in same d/w. The diaries give an unusual and highly readable view of Australia's war effort. Slessor is one of Australia's leading poets.
Keywords: poetry military war history australia literature biography journalism
Price: $15.00


HASLUCK, Alexandra (edited by).:  Audrey Tennyson's Vice-Regal Days.
Book Number: 1033
Canberra. N.L.A. 1978 1st ed. The Australian letters of Audrey Lady Tennyson to her mother Zacyntha Boule, 1899-1903. 334pp. Plates: With many b/w illusts. Or. red cloth.. Good condition in good d/w.
Keywords: Audrey tennyson letters south australia govenor general lord
Price: $10.00


LARK, P.D. AND R. MCKENZIE.:  A History of the Australasian Pioneers' Club, Sydney, 1910-1988.
Book Number: 1086
1988 (Brisbane 1988). Roy.8vo. Or.cl. Gilt. With col. tipped-in frontisp., num. illusts. of which some are col., and 4pp. Signed by both authors on ffl.
Keywords: AUSTRALIA NEW SOUTH WALES GENEALOGY
Price: $25.00


Griffiths, T. (ed).:  The Life and Aventures of Edward Snell
Book Number: 1278
 The Illustrated Diary of an Artist, Engineer and Adventurer in the Australian Colonies 1849 to 1859. 480pp. Large 8vo. Fine in fine d/w. Sydney. Angus & Robertson. 1988.
Keywords: australian history colony discovery artist engineer
Price: $45.00


JERVIS,JAMES:  A History Of The Berrima District 1798-1961
Book Number: 1467
Berrima County Council, 1962. Berrima: 1st, VG in lightly shelf worn d/w. Clean inside. A local history of the NSW town of Berrima and district over 163 years of European settlement., b/w ills. Previous owner name on fep.
Keywords: berrima local history nsw australia
Price: $15.00


ELDER, David. (with an introduction) and notes by):  WILLIAM LIGHT'S BRIEF JOURNAL AND AUSTRALIAN DIARIES.
Book Number: 1528
Adelaide 1984. 8vo. or. cl. dw. illustrated. Very good. / very good d/w.
Keywords: south australia, adelaide, exploration
Price: $15.00


MACMILLAN, DAVID S.:  A SQUATTER WENT TO SEA. The story of Sir William Maclean's New Guinea Expedition (1875) and his Life
Book Number: 1645
Currawong Publishing Co. Pty Ltd, Sydney, 1957 8vo. Cloth hardcover. 165pp. B./w. plates, maps, numerous pen and wash drawings. Reproduces illustrations from Sydney newspapers of the 1870's. very good/ no d/w.
Keywords: sydney new guinea travels
Price: $8.00


RICHARDS, Michael:  PEOPLE PRINT & PAPER A catalogue of a travelling exhibition celebrating the books of Australia, 1788-1988
Book Number: 1798
Canberra 1988 4to. or. wrps. as issued, (94pp.), illustrated with col. & b/w reproductions and b/w photographs, Very good. / Very good dust jacket.
Keywords: books, authors, story, stories, poetry, australiana
Price: $18.00


DRAKE, Mary::  THE TREES WERE GREEN Memories of Growing Up After the Great War
Book Number: 1908
Sydney. Hale & Iremonger. 1984. 8vo. Original cloth in dustwrapper. Illustrated. Author recalls her childhood in Sydney, in particular Mosman and Balmoral.
Keywords: Sydney, depression, NSW, australia
Price: $8.00


Clune, Frank.:  ROAMING AROUND AUSTRALIA.
Book Number: 2065
Melbourne, Hawthorn Press, (1947). First Edition 8vo. hardcover. 304pp endpaper maps, 24 plates, bibliography; Illustrated end pages. very good, fading to spine. / no d/w missing some of spine. Inscribed by author on title page.
Keywords: Arnhem land, kimbeleys, Military and Air Force camps, wartime conditions, barble bar,
Price: $15.00


MOULT, Allan.:  AUSTRALIAN ADVENTURES IN LEISURE
Book Number: 2111
Reed, Sydney. 1984 first Excellent copy in same d/w. Inscription on ffl. Full of excellent full page colour photographs and excellent text. Includes getting started section, with list of operators, and expedition planner.
Keywords: Australian Leisure, adventure, outback, photography
Price: $12.00


Barry Humphries:  Barry Humphries' Treasury of Australian Kitsch
Book Number: 2214
Macmillan 1980 First Editon 4to. hardcover. 96pp. colour & b/w ilus. Very good. / Very good d/w. Tounge in cheek look at australian style. Owner's name on fep. & half-title.
Keywords: accessories, architecture, ceramics, civic design, fashion, fine art, craft, leisure, memorabilia, millinery, monuments, opera, sculpture, textiles,
Price: $10.00


The Legislative Council and Assembly:  The New South Wales Parliamentary Handbook
Book Number: 2426
Published by Authority 1923 Cloth with leather spine and extremities. Solid copy. Eleventh Edition.
Keywords: Government policy, past history
Price: $35.00


John Hetherington:  Australian Writers and their Work - Norman Lindsay
Book Number: 2601
Lansdowne Press 1961 first General editor Geoffrey Dutton. Wraps. Illustrated with tipped in plate of Lindsay, by Sir Lionel Lindsay. Fair copy, tear at top affecting a couple of pages
Keywords: literature in australia
Price: $6.00


MILTHORPE, E.J.:  Vegetable Matter in the New South Wales Wool Clip.
Book Number: 2787
Central Wool Committee Testing House 1943 Sydney Green cloth, Roy.8vo. Gilt. Uncut. (VIII,60pp.). With num. illusts., and rear end-paper map. Fine. Line drawings depicting each type of burr, and the problems it has if it gets in the field.
Keywords: FLORA NEW SOUTH WALES BOTANY
Price: $25.00


BALDWIN, Suzy:  UNSUNG HEROES & HEROINES OF AUSTRALIA
Book Number: 2803
Greenhouse Publications. Elwood, Melbourne. 1988.First Edition Pp 400, index;text photographs;hardcover in dust jacket;fine condition. This is a genuine people's history of Australia. They are bush nurses and fire-fighters, suffragettes and explorers, some perform single acts of great bravery; others reveal different kinds of courage, with chapters on World War I, including Alice Maxwell Chisholm who set up six canteens for the men of the First AIF Cairo, and World War II, including the Aboriginal Charlie One
Keywords: Lampungmeiua a Tiwi coastwatcher
Price: $10.00


Leyland, Mike and Mal:  Off the Beaten Track
Book Number: 2909
Sydney: Golden Press, 1973 Hard Cover. First Edition. Quarto. 96pp, colour photographs, colour maps on endpapers. Very Good+ /Very Good d/w with a few small tears.
Keywords: travel, bush, australian outback mike mal leyland television show
Price: $18.00


J. B. Were & Son:  Australian Ordinary Shares - Issued to clients and correspondents of JB Were & Son
Book Number: 2928
May 1959 Wrappers, slightly yellowed otherwise good. Review of 139 Australian companies.
Keywords: Shares, stock market
Price: $45.00


Michael Root:  Philosophy of Social Science - The Methods, Ideals and Politics of Social Inquiry
Book Number: 2984
Blackwell Books 1996 reprint Paperback in good condition. Index 269pp.
Keywords: political philosphy, libralism
Price: $25.00


Spence, Sidney A:  A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF SELECTED EARLY BOOKS AND PAMPHLETS RELATING TO AUSTRALIA 1610-1880.
Book Number: 3012
Published by the compiler. London. 1952 1st edition. 273 x 223mm. ppxii,88. Original printed grey wraps. Good condition. Originally published to 525 copies.
Keywords: books,
Price: $55.00


Flynn, Frank:  Northern Frontiers
Book Number: 3403
 Sydney, F.P. Leonard N.D 210pp. 8vo. Or.cloth. Illus vg in vg d/w. slight foxing.
Keywords: outback flying doctor flynn australia
Price: $15.00


Leyland Mike & Mal:  Further Off The Beaten Track
Book Number: 3490
Golden Press Australia. 1974 4to. 102pp. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper with a few small (1cm) tears. Numerous colour illustrations of Australian wildlife and outback.
Keywords: australian leyland brothers mike and mal outback adventures travel wildlife
Price: $25.00


Thiele, Colin:  The Adelaide Story
Book Number: 3509
 Peakock Australia 1983. 4to. Black cloth. 121pp. Profusely illustrated mainly in b/w. very good in a very good dustwrapper.
Keywords: adelaide australia history
Price: $12.00


Constance Jane Ellis:  I Seek Adventure - An Autobiographical Account of Pioneering Experiences in Outback Queensland from 1889 to 1904.
Book Number: 3691
Alternative Publishing 1981 8vo. hardcover. very good copy in same d/w. Maps on end pages, illustrated with photographs. 138pp.
Keywords: australian social history C.19
Price: $55.00


Masters, Olga:  The Rose Fancier.
Book Number: 3697
University of Queensland Press St Lucia 1st edition 1988 Hard cover/dust wrapper 135pp. Page edges have started browning, dw spine and and top 2 inches of rear dw have faded, now protected, else very good. Masters's last book of stories focusses on different aspects of family life. Bibliography, index
Keywords: australian families
Price: $10.00



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