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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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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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