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Image for The Fettered and The Free: They Launched a Colony

The Fettered and The Free: They Launched a Colony

By: Nesdale, Iris

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Adelaide, Orchid Publications: 1987

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID147244


Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. A nice copy. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. Dustjacket now protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. Endpapers illustrated. Includes b/w illustrations and photographs. Signed by the author. 244 pages The author looks at life in the first few years in the Colony of New South Wales using a mix of extracts from official documents, information from diaries and personal correspondence. View more info

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Blackburn's Isle

By: Neville, Derek

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Lavenham, UK, Terence Dalton Limited: 1975

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID91966


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. Black & white illustrations. Bookplate to Front Pastedown. 176 pages David Blackburn was Master of HMS Supply when it joined the first fleet to sail from Portsmouth to Botany Bay. This book is based on David Blackburn's letters home which decribe vividly the comparative ease of the long journey and the first settlement in Botany Bay. View more info

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The Far North Country

By: Newland, S. [Simpson]

Price: $450.00

Publisher: Adelaide, Burden & Bonython, Advertiser Office: 1887

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID288084


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Good Condition. Red cloth boards [as noted in Ferguson 13317] are faded at spine and upper edge. Free endpapers are tanned. Interior is clean. 39 pages A reprint of articles originally published in the Advertiser of the author's trip through the centre of Australia. As well as touching on colonial politics it also addresses the issue of Aboriginal people. The author is now best known for his early novel of colonial South Australia '... View more info

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Making a Difference. A History of the National Council of Jewish Women in Australia.

By: Newton, Marlo L.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Melbourne Melbourne, Hybrid Publishers: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID223784


Very Good condition. Light wear to edges and corners. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 342 pages The history of the National Council of Jewish Women in Australia spans most of the twentieth century, and tells the story of women of worth at the frontiers of Jewish life. Tales of inspirational leaders and pivotal communal battles vie with anecdotes and memories from members around the country. View more info

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Maps of Australia to Accompany Volume XIX Session 1917-18 of Royal Geographical Society of Australasia South Australian Branch Incorporated

By: No Author Noted

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Adelaide, Royal Geographical Society of Australasia [South Australian Branch] Inc.: 1919

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: ID290894


Very good condition. Five maps still contained in original envelope. Envelope a little ragged at opening but complete. 5 Maps The Five Maps are reprints of the following: 1. Coastline by Captain Matthew Flinders, R.N. - 1814; 2. Southern Coast of Terre Australis ("Terre Napoleon") Baudin Expedition - 1808; 3. S.W. Coast, Murat Bay - 1803; 4. Small "Notasia or New Holland" - 1816; 5. Small "Notasia or New Holland" - Drawn for the Friend of Austra... View more info

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The Romance of the Stockman. The lore, legend and literature of Australia's outback heroes.

By: No Author Noted

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Penguin Books: 2002

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: ID293035


Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Very Good condition in pictorial laminated boards. Black & white illustrations. 326 pages View more info

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Celebrating 100 Years Of The Mitchell Library

By: O' Flahertie, Susan [Editor]

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Edgecliff, NSW, Focus Publishing: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID247427


Quarto Size [approx 24cm x 30.5cm]. Near Fine copy in Very Good dustjacket. Dustjacket is now protected in a purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Illustrated with Colour and Black & White Photographs. 175 pages View more info

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The Weekly

By: O'Brien, Denis

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Ringwood, Penguin: 1982

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: ID263425


Quarto Size [approx 24cm x 30.5cm]. Very Good condition. Colour and black & white illustrations and photographs. 155 pages A nostalgic celebration of Australia through 50 years of one of its most popular magazines - The Australian Women's Weekly View more info

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Early Australian Crafts and Tools

By: Ollif, Lorna & Crosthwaite, Walter

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Adelaide, Rigby Limited: 1977

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID13258


Small Quarto Size. Very Good copy in Very Good dustjacket. Dustjacket is now protected in a purpose-made plastic sleeve. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 63 pages. From early homes to clothing, farming, trades, transport and fishing, describes how early settlers created or adapted tools and crafts to survive in the new land in which they found themselves. View more info

Turning Points in the Making of Australia

By: Page, Michael & Ingpen, Robert

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Adelaide, Rigby: 1980

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID235707


32x25cm. VERY GOOD condition. No dustjacket. Colour and black & white illustrations by Robert Ingpen. 128 pages. View more info

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The Last Whale

By: Pash, Chris

Price: $12.00

Publisher: North Fremantle, Fremantle Press: 2008

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: ID293446


Very Good condition. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 218 pages History into whaling in Australia. View more info

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Bridges and Ferries of Australia

By: Phillips, Valmai

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Sydney, Bay Books: 1983

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID244250


Quarto Size [approx 24cm x 30.5cm]. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in plastic sleeve. Slight creasing and rubbing to DJ. Illustrated with Colour and Black & White Photographs as well as colour drawings/maps. 160 pages The author brings to life the whole range of crossings, from the one-oared punts and log crossings of the early settlers to the hydrofoils and sophisticated engineering feats of today View more info

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Roads of Yesterday

By: Pike, Glenville

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Mareeba, Qld, Published by Author: 1977

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID302137


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition. Some light marking to covers. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 291 pages The story of roads and travellers in Queensland and Northern Territory in the horse and buggy days. View more info

Image for Australia Comes of Age: Rebellion, Independence, War and the Worker

Australia Comes of Age: Rebellion, Independence, War and the Worker

By: Pittard, Brenda et al

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Sydney, Bay Books:

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: ID201329


Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Near Fine copy in Very Good dustjacket. Dustjacket is now protected in a purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy.Colour and black & white illustrations. 280 pages View more info

Image for The Public Lands of Australia Felix. Settlement and Land Appraisal in Victoria 1834-91 With Special Reference To The Western Plains

The Public Lands of Australia Felix. Settlement and Land Appraisal in Victoria 1834-91 With Special Reference To The Western Plains

By: Powell, J.M.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Oxford University Press: 1970

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID287595


Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. Previous owner's details neatly inscribed to the Publications Page. Bookseller label to lower edge of front free endpaper. Black and White maps. xvii, 328 pages An eminently readable text about the disposal on public lands in Victoria duringhte nineteenth century which clarifies and illuminates the obscure and complicated processes of land set... View more info

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Australian Pioneer Women

By: Pownall, Eve

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Adelaide, Rigby: 1975

Edition: Enlarged and Redesigned Edition

Seller ID: ID292212


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. Illustrated with Black and White plates. 296pages. Also published as"Mary of Maranoa." View more info

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Elements of Danger

By: Pownall, Eve

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Sydney, Collins: 1976

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID11911


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Maps to endpapers. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 152pages. View more info

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The Audacious Adventures of Dr Louis Lawrence Smith (2 Volumes in Slipcase)

By: Poynter, John

Price: $74.95

Publisher: North Melbourne, Australian Scholarly Publishing: 2014

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID291939


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Mint copy in a Mint Slipcase. A New Copy. Illustrated with colour and black & white plates. Pictorial boards (face) with gilt titles to spine and ribbon marker on both volumes. 694 pages L. L. Smith, medico, writer, publisher, politician, litigant, showman, speculator, collector, vigneron, farmer, breeder and rider of racehorses, guiding hand for thirty years of Melbourne's great exhibition complex. Completes John Poynter's trio o... View more info

Image for Lietuvybe Down Under: Maintaining Lithuanian National and Cultural Identity in Australia

Lietuvybe Down Under: Maintaining Lithuanian National and Cultural Identity in Australia

By: Pranauskas, Grazina

Price: $42.95

Publisher: North Melbourne, Australian Scholarly Publishing: 2018

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID300585


MINT - a NEW copy. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 165 pages The experiences of Lithuanian migrants to Australia, and specifically about the desire of migrants to 'feel' and 'be' Lithuanian while living away from their homeland. Lietuvybe embraces the desire to be 'visible' both within and outside the Lithuanian community through language and their traditions of song, dance, music and the arts. View more info

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Island Continent Aspects of the Historical Geography of Australia and its Territories.

By: Price, A. Grenfell

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Sydney, Angus & Robertson: 1972

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID100272


Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Black & white illustrations. 283 pages. View more info