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Exploring the Mysterious South. The tales of the men who sought new lands and fortune in the Pacific's uncharted territories.

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Sydney, Bay Books: No Date

Seller ID: ID231250


Small Quarto Size. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in plastic sleeve. Colour and black & white illustrations. Previous owner's details to preliminary pages. 280 pages Deals mostly with the exploration of Australia. Chapters written by Valmai Phillips, Patricia Coburn & Ann Howard View more info

AUSTRALIANS FROM EVERYWHERE Rogues, Misfits and Adventurers Who Formed a New Society

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Sydney, Bay Books: circa 1986

Seller ID: ID248649


Quarto Size. Very Good+ in Very Good + Dustjacket. DJ protected in plastic sleeve. Colour and black & white illustrations. Previous owner's details to front free end paper. 280 pages View more info

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The Shearers

By: Adam-Smith, Patsy

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Sydney, Nelson: 1982

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID284080


Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ spine is a little sunned but still clear and now protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. Previous owner's details to preliminary pages. 416 pages The first history of that independent army of men who tramped the great shearing routes of the outback. The author visited sheds in every state and talked to shearers, musterers, teamsters, drovers... View more info

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Charles Davis 150 Years

By: Alexander, Alison

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Harris Scarfe Holdings: 1998

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: ID190463


Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Fine in Fine dustjacket. Colour and black & white photographs & illustrations throughout. Copy number 999 of 2000. 253 pages The story of the hardware business, founded by Charles Davis [a convict transported to Australia in the mid 19th century], and how it grew from its Tasmanian beginnings into an Australia-wide chain of department stores. View more info

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A Wealth of Women: Australian Women's Lives from 1788 to the Present

By: Alexander, Alison

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Sydney, Duffy and Snellgrove: 2001

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: ID215229


Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Illustrated with Black and White plates. [x] 300 pages View more info

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Mrs Fraser on the Fatal Shore

By: Alexander, Michael

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1971

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID245665


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Good+ Dustjacket. Main cfault with DJ is the crinkling of the laminate - now protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. Black & white illustrations. Minor tpae stains to endpapers. 186 pages In 1836 the barque Stirling Castle was wrecked on the Great Barrier Reef and the crew and captain's wife cast ashore. Captured by stone age aborigines of rude habits and cannibalistic tendencies Captain Fraser was speaered ... View more info

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Men and Manners in Australia. Being a Social and Economic Sketch History

By: Allan, J.Alex.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Melbourne, F.W. Cheshire: 1945

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID275062


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition. No dustjacket. Red leatherette boards are a little rubbed at spine ends and there is some mild offset to free endpapers. Illustrated with Black and White plates. 176 pages View more info

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Museums Australia Journal Volumes 2-3 1991-1992

By: Anderson, Margaret [Edited by]

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Melbourne Melbourne, Museums Association of Australia: 1993

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: ID224136


Small Quarto Size. Very Good condition. 247 pages Includes a variety of papers organised under the following headings: Cultural Policy; New Directions in Museums; History and Museums; Material Culture Research; Research Notes; Reviews. View more info

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Australian and China. The Ambiguous Relationship

By: Andrews, EM

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Brunswick, Victoria, Melbourne University Press: 1985

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID296008


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Good+ Dustjacket. DJ spine is sunned & now protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Some underlining/highlighting to text(pencil) Illustrated with Black & White Photographs and Drawings. 312 pages This is the first book to assemble the entire history of relations between Australia and China as seen from Australian shores. View more info

The Man Who Lost Himself: The Unbelievable Story of the Tichborne Claimant

By: Annear, Robyn

Price: $13.00

Publisher: London, Robinson: 2003

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: ID271123


Very Good condition. Black & white illustrations. 430 pages View more info

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Silent System: Forgotten Australians and the Institutionalisation of Women and Children

By: Ashton, Paul and Wilson, Jacqueline Z. [Edited by]

Price: $37.00

Publisher: North Melbourne, Australian Scholarly Publishing: 2014

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID287249


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. MINT - a NEW copy. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 224 pages During the twentieth century in Australia more than half-a-million children grew up in 'out-of-home' care in over 800 institutions, including children's homes, foster homes, industrial schools and orphanages. A regime of mass institutionalisation was sanctioned by legislation and administered by either the state or by non-government bodies such as churches and... View more info

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The Europeans in Australia A History Volume 1 The Beginning

By: Atkinson, Alan

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Oxford University Press: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID291188


Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Near Fine copy in Very Good dustjacket. Dustjacket is now protected in a purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Black & white illustrations & maps. Uncommon in hardback. 429 pages Volume 1 of a three volume set. View more info

Footnote People in Australian History

By: Atkinson, Ann (Editor)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Sydney, The Fairfax Library: 1987

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID242997


Octavo Size. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in plastic sleeve. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 240 pages View more info

Image for Australian Education 1788-1900 Church, State and Public Education in Colonial Australia

Australian Education 1788-1900 Church, State and Public Education in Colonial Australia

By: Austin, A.G.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd: 1961

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID255296


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ spine a little discoloured & now protected in a purpose-made plastic sleeve. Previous owner's details to front free end paper. Letter to previous owner from author & owners reply pasted to preliminary pages. Some small ink annotations by previous owner to pages 41, 118, 198, 230, 231, 232 & 233. Folding map to rear. x, 282 pages The process of the evolution of a formal system of education in co... View more info

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Select Documents Australian Education 1788-1900

By: Austin, A.G.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd: 1963

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID293986


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ spine a little discoloured & now protected in a purpose-made plastic sleeve. Previous owner's details to front free end paper. Letter to previous owner from author pinned to rear endpaper. 278 pages The process of the evolution of a formal system of education in colonial Australia. View more info

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Australian Chimneys and Cookhouses

By: Baglin, Elaine and Douglass

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Sydney, Murray Child: 1979

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID186858


Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Illustrated with Colour photographs. 80pages View more info

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The Gold Seekers

By: Bartlett, Norman

Price: $16.00

Publisher: London, Jarrolds: 1965

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID300780


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in a Good (priceclipped) Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. Light wear to dustjacket edges and corners and some age toning to spine and edges. Illustrated with Black and White plates. 240 pages The story of the Australian Gold Rush View more info

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'A passion for exploring new countries'. Matthew Flinders & George Bass

By: Bastian, Josephine

Price: $48.00

Publisher: North Melbourne, Australian Scholarly Publishing: 2016

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID292096


MINT - a NEW copy. Illustrated with colour plates. Black and white maps. 301 pages Flinders wanted to be an explorer 'second only to Cook', Bass a naturalist, another Sir Joseph Banks, and a rich Sydney trader. For eight years these two pursued their destiny. Their voyages changed the map of Australia, and Flinders gave it its name. They were ready for even greater ventures. Their incredible story is all true – everything in it did happen. This book is historica... View more info

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Miss Australia : A Retrospective 1908 - 2000

By: Beard, Katherine

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Hindmarsh, Crawford House Publishing: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID293550


Quarto Size. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected ina purpose-made plastic sleeve. Illustrated with Colour and Black & White Photographs. xiii, 251pp View more info

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The Mantle of Surgery. The First Seventy-five Years of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

By: Beasley, A.W.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID263476


Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Near Fine in Near Fine Dustjacket. Illustrated with Colour and Black & White Photographs. 310 pages This commemorative history traces the development of what is now the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, and it tells of those who helped make the college what it is today. View more info