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Canberry Tales An Informal History, Mawer, G.A.
1 Mawer, G.A. Canberry Tales An Informal History
Melbourne Australian Scholarly Publishing 2012 192187564X / 9781921875649 1st Edition Softcover 
Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. MINT - a NEW copy. Illustrated with Black & White Photographs and Maps. 248 pages Long before there was Canberra, there was Canberry. At a deep waterhole on the Molongo River Aboriginal people gathered for a corroboree, a Waterloo veteran dispossessed them by establishing a cattle station and of his convicts turned bushranger. The place then hosted in turn a courthouse, a parsonage, a piggery and a sheep stud. After Federation, Canberry, which had been renamed Acton by an absent English landlord, became the base from which the national capital was built. The book explores, through the stories of its occupants down the centuries, the history of this remarkable microcosm, and tells how its Aboriginal name survived to grace a city for all Australians, black and white. ID270767 
Price: 42.00 AUD
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Incognita The Invention and Discovery of Terra Australis, Mawer, G.A.
2 Mawer, G.A. Incognita The Invention and Discovery of Terra Australis
Melbourne Australian Scholarly Publishing 2013 1925003590 / 9781925003598 1st Edition Trade Paperback 
MINT - a NEW copy. Colour and black & white illustrations. The discolouration at the spine edge in the picture is actually part of the cover not a flaw. 268 pages The southern hemisphere is mainly land. So said medieval Europeans, raised on a heady brew of folklore, biblical revelation and geographical theory. It is how they imagined it. So powerful was the hold of this received wisdom that when geographical discoveries, however insignificant, were made in the southern oceans, they were greeted as evidence that the expected continental landmasses, rich and fertile, might at last have been found. ID276073 
Price: 37.95 AUD
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Diary of a Spitfire Pilot, Mawer, Granville Allen
3 Mawer, Granville Allen Diary of a Spitfire Pilot
Sydney Rosenberg Publishing 2011 1921719184 / 9781921719189 1st Edition Softcover 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 224 pages The author flew spitfires over the English Channel and over Darwin. ID297047 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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South by Northwest The Magnetic Crusade and the Contest for Antarctica, Mawer, Granville Allen
4 Mawer, Granville Allen South by Northwest The Magnetic Crusade and the Contest for Antarctica
Adelaide Wakefield Press 2006 1862546509 / 9781862546509 1st Edition Hardback 
Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Fine copy in Fine dustjacket A new book. Illustrated with Black & White Photographs and Drawings/Diagrams. 319 pages The riveting story of the race between rival nations - The British, French and Americans - to claim Antarctica's holy grail. In this never-before told tale of ambition and achievement, maritime historian Allen Mawer resolves some of the controversies that have festered for the past 160 years. ID209694 
Price: 40.00 AUD
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South by Northwest The Magnetic Crusade and the Contest for Antarctica, Mawer, Granville Allen
5 Mawer, Granville Allen South by Northwest The Magnetic Crusade and the Contest for Antarctica
Adelaide Wakefield Press 2006 1862546509 / 9781862546509 1st Edition Hardback 
Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Near Fine copy in Near Fine dustjacket. DJ now protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. An excellent copy. Illustrated with Black & White Photographs and Drawings. 319 pages The riveting story of the race between rival nations - The British, French and Americans - to claim Antarctica's holy grail. In this never-before told tale of ambition and achievement, maritime historian Allen Mawer resolves some of the controversies that have festered for the past 160 years. ID279880 
Price: 22.00 AUD
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South Sea Argonaut: James Colnett and the Enlargement of the Pacific 1772 - 1803, Mawer, Granville Allen
6 Mawer, Granville Allen South Sea Argonaut: James Colnett and the Enlargement of the Pacific 1772 - 1803
North Melbourne Australian Scholarly Publishing 2017 1925588416 / 9781925588415 1st Edition Trade Paperback 
MINT - a NEW copy. Illustrated with black and white plates and maps. 246 pages 'Who is Colnett?' So asks Jack Aubrey in Patrick O'Brian's Far Side of the World. Who indeed. As an adventurous teenager, James Colnett had sailed with Cook in the Resolution. He later became a pioneer in the Pacific sea otter trade, nearly starting a war with Spain in the process. He attempted to force Japan and Korea to admit British trade, and failing that smuggled pelts into China. He conducted a whaling reconnaissance to the Galapagos Islands and transported convicts to New South Wales. One way or another, he managed to intersperse fighting his country's enemies in the American and French wars with thirteen years plying the South Seas. Seeing himself as a latter-day Argonaut, he reflected that his working life had been devoted to 'enlarging the bounds of Navigation and Commerce'. The Pacific gave him ample scope. ID296905 
Price: 47.00 AUD
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The Wild Colonial Boys: Jack Doolan and His Song, Mawer, Granville Allen
7 Mawer, Granville Allen The Wild Colonial Boys: Jack Doolan and His Song
North Melbourne Arcadia 2016 1925333930 / 9781925333930 Revised and Updated Edition Softcover 
12mo [approx 12.7x18.7cm]. MINT - a NEW copy. Black & white illustrations. 98 pages First published in 2004. Allen Mawer found John Doolan and confirmed that the song was right to say that he had been born in Castlemaine. Even more remarkably, Doolan's personal history had connections with the song. And how that came about was quite a story in itself. This revised edition incorporates additional family research by Joy Munns that has traced the last years of John Doolan's brief life after his release from Pentridge in 1882. It also updates research into the song, narrowing the date range for its creation and further undermining the argument for its Irish rather than Australian origin. ID293717 
Price: 17.50 AUD
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