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Canberry Tales An Informal History

By: Mawer, G.A.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Australian Scholarly Publishing: 2012

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID270767

ISBN: 192187564X


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, Can... View more info

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Incognita The Invention and Discovery of Terra Australis

By: Mawer, G.A.

Price: $37.95

Publisher: Melbourne, Australian Scholarly Publishing: 2013

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID276073

ISBN: 1925003590


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. This belief led to the history of southern maritime exploration being one of frustration, deception, and self-deception. This book tel... View more info