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Image for Pioneering Days.  People and Innovations in Australia's Rural Past

Pioneering Days. People and Innovations in Australia's Rural Past

By: Walsh, Gerald

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Sydney, Allen & Unwin: 1993

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID300775


Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. Front free endpaper seems ot have been replaced. Illustrated with Black & White Photographs and Drawings. 301 pages View more info

Very Strange Tales. The Turbulent Times of Samuel Marsden

By: Wannan, Bill

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Lansdowne Press: 1962

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID267743


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. Light wear to dustjacket edges and corners. Mark to upper front pastedown with Numbers neatly inked to upper front endpaper. 223 pages +Appendix, Notes and bibliography ".. very strange tales are told of the gentlemen of New South Wales" especially in the early colonial period. Selected and re-told by Biil Wannan. View more info

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The Folklore of the Irish in Australia

By: Wannan, Bill

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Currey O'Neil: 1980

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: ID219015


Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Black & white illustrations. 224pages View more info

Image for Journey Across the Western Interior of Australia

Journey Across the Western Interior of Australia

By: Warburton, Peter Egerton Colonel

Price: $1,500.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle: 1875

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID181295


Octavo Size. Very Good condition. Green gilt decorated cloth boards, corners bumped & rubbed and spine edge lightly rubbed. Bookplate to front pastedown and front hinge lightly cracked. A very nice, solid and clean copy of this scarce title. Small gift inscription to top of Preface. Illustrated with eight black & white engravings and large fold-out map [with neatly repaired tears] at rear. 307 pages Important account of the first expedition to cross from Alice Springs ... View more info

Image for Empire in the Antipodes The British in Australasia 1840-1860. Foundations in Modern History

Empire in the Antipodes The British in Australasia 1840-1860. Foundations in Modern History

By: Ward, John M.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Edward Arnold: 1966

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID220271


Octavo Size. Very Good condition. 120 pages View more info

Image for Australia Since the Coming of Man

Australia Since the Coming of Man

By: Ward, Russel

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Sydney, Lansdowne Press: 1987

Edition: Revised and Updated Edition

Seller ID: ID176044


Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. Illustrated with Black & White Photographs and Drawings. 254 pages View more info

Image for Whirlwinds in the Plain: Ludwig Leichhardt - friends, foes and history

Whirlwinds in the Plain: Ludwig Leichhardt - friends, foes and history

By: Webster, E. M.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Melbourne University Press: 1980

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID298214


Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. Black & white illustrations. 2 maps. Previous owner's details to front free end paper. [xii] 462 pages. Detailed account of Ludwig Leichhardt's life and Australian explorations. View more info

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A Nation United - 9 May 2001

By: Whalen, Barry (Editor)

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Centenary of Federation: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID202272


Oblong small quarto. Near Fine condition in a Near Fine Dustjacket - DJ now protected in our pupose-made plastic sleeve. Illustrated with Colour and Black & White Photographs. 63 pages View more info

Image for Australia's Natural Disasters

Australia's Natural Disasters

By: Whitaker, Richard

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Chatswood, NSW, New Holland: 2007

Edition: New Edition

Seller ID: ID276476


Quarto Size [approx 21.5cmx28cm). Near Fine condition. Illustrated with Colour and Black & White Photographs and Maps. 239 pages A fascinating chronicle of the ferocity of nature and the dramatic effects it has on Australia and its people. View more info

A Patchwork Heritage Thirteen Australian Families

By: White, Sally

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Collins Dove: 1986

Seller ID: ID177928


Small Quarto Size. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. VERY GOOD condition but title page clipped. 152pages View more info

Image for Victims Of Tyranny The Story Of The Fitzgerald Convict Brothers

Victims Of Tyranny The Story Of The Fitzgerald Convict Brothers

By: Whiting, Brendan

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Sydney, Harbour Publishing: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID270813


Very Good condition. Colour and black & white illustrations. 310 pages With fascinating glimpses into many of the characters of early Australian colonial times, this book brings to life the cruelty of the transportation system, through the powerful true story of the Irish convict brothers Maurice and Michael Fitzgerald. View more info

Image for Terra Australis to Australia

Terra Australis to Australia

By: Williams, Glyndwr & Frost, Alan [Editors]

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Oxford University Press: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID251471


Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Near Fine copy in Very Good dustjacket. Dustjacket is now protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Colour and black & white illustrations. 242 pages Tells the story of how Eurpeans conceived of the southern continent from ancient times until the beginning of the nineteenth century. View more info

Image for Matthew Brady & Ned Kelly : Kindred Spirits, Kindred Lives

Matthew Brady & Ned Kelly : Kindred Spirits, Kindred Lives

By: Williams, Paul

Price: $32.00

Publisher: North Melbourne, Arcadia: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID285717


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. MINT - a NEW copy. 194 pages The young man stood on the scaffold. A Roman Catholic priest, bible in hand, stood to one side. Prayers were read. The signal was given, the drop fell.? So ended a bushranging career that had spanned the best part of two years. This man had left his mark, becoming a legend in his own time; a notorious bushranger who bailed up towns, with huge bounties placed on his head. Renowned for his support of the und... View more info

Image for I Once Met A Man True stories from one of Australia's greatest folk heroes

I Once Met A Man True stories from one of Australia's greatest folk heroes

By: Williams, R.M.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Sydney, Angus & Robertson: 1996

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: ID235935


Octavo Size. Very Good condition. Black & white illustrations. 178 pages R.M. Williams was a compelling raconteur and in this fascinating collection he tells of some of his most memorable encounters. View more info

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The Last Bastion.

By: WILLIAMSON, Kristin

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Sydney, Lansdowne: 1984

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID293299


Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Very Good copy in Very Good dustjacket. Dustjacket is now protected in a purpose-made plastic sleeve. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 264 pages Based on the television series written by David Williamson and Denis Whitburn. The story of major power struggle in World War Two between Canberra, London and Washington. View more info

Image for Australian Pictures: Drawn with Pen and Pencil

Australian Pictures: Drawn with Pen and Pencil

By: Willoughby, Howard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Adelaide, Austaprint: 1978[1886]

Edition: Facsimile Edition

Seller ID: ID290569


Quarto Size [approx 24cm x 30.5cm]. Near Fine copy. No dustjacket as issued. Black & white illustrations. Beige cloth boards. Limited edition of 600 numbered copies - this is copy No 158. With a full colour fold-out map and one hundred and seven illustrations from sketches and photographs, engraved by E. Whymper and others 224 pages. Originally published in England in 1886. The information on each state was prepared by Willoughby of the Melbourne Argus. View more info

Image for Alias Blind Larry The Mostly True Memoir of James Laurence The Singing Convict

Alias Blind Larry The Mostly True Memoir of James Laurence The Singing Convict

By: Wills, Rob

Price: $42.00

Publisher: North Melbourne, Australian Scholarly Publishing: 2015

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID287736


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. MINT - a NEW copy. Illustrated with colour and black & white plates. 366 pages Alias Blind Larry is a convict story, an adventure story, a colonial story, a Jewish story, a theatrical story. A story of cruelty, resilience, cheek and humour, and it is (mostly) true. James Laurence was transported to NSW in 1814 for jewel theft. He served time in every penal settlement in NSW, singing and thieving when he was free. He wrote his memoir o... View more info

Image for The Flying Doctor Story. An Authorised History of the Royal Flying Doctor Service

The Flying Doctor Story. An Authorised History of the Royal Flying Doctor Service

By: Wilson, George

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Glen Waverley, Cyan Press: 1993

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: ID302151


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition. Illustrated with Colour and Black & White Photographs. Light wear to edges and corners. 160 pages View more info

Image for Fifty Years. The Australian Society of Anaesthetists 1934-1984

Fifty Years. The Australian Society of Anaesthetists 1934-1984

By: Wilson, Gwen

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australian Society of Anaesthetists: 1987

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID14994


Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Very Good+ condition in a Very Good Dustjacket - DJ now protected in a purpose made plastic sleeve. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. Nice copy. 502pages. View more info

Image for The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka

The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka

By: Wright, Clare

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Text Publishing: 2013

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID296776


Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Illustrated with colour plates. 539 pages View more info