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The French Consul's Wife: Memoirs of Celeste De Chabrillian in Gold-Rush Australia

By: de Chabrillan, Celeste

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Carlton South, The Miegunyah Press: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID225645

ISBN: 0522847757


Octavo Size. Near Fine copy in Near Fine dustjacket (now protected). Black & white illustrations. xi, 304pp Translation with introduction and notes by Patricia Clancy and Jeanne Allen, of Un Deuil au bout du monde (1877). View more info

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Pioneer Women Pioneer Land: Yesterday's Tall Poppies

By: De Vries-Evans, Susanna

Price: $14.00

Publisher: North Ryde, Angus & Robertson: 1987

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID242961

ISBN: 0949135127


Quarto Size [approx 24cm x 30.5cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Illustrated with colour and black & white plates. 280 pages View more info

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National Treasures from Australia's Great Libraries

By: Dent, Margaret (Exhibition Curator)

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Canberra, National Library of Australia: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID284410

ISBN: 064227620X


Quarto Size [approx 24cm x 30.5cm]. Very Good condition. Spine very lightly faded. Illustrated with Colour and Black & White Photographs and drawings. xii, 162 pages The catalogue for the touring exhibition which opened in the National Library, Canberra in December, 2005. View more info

Creative Meddler: The Life and Fantasies of Charles St Julian

By: DIAMOND, Marion

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Melbourne University Press: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID270637

ISBN: 0522844235


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. [x]179pages. View more info

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A Far Cry: Town Crying in the Antipodes

By: Doggett, Anne

Price: $42.00

Publisher: North Melbourne, Australian Scholarly Publishing: 2015

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID285715

ISBN: 1925333027


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. MINT - a NEW copy. Illustrated with colour and black & white plates. 170 pages For a century and a half town criers walked the streets of Australian capital cities, regional centres, and country towns, ringing their bells and conveying their messages. Australia's first town crier was a convict who arrived with the First Fleet, and there have been town criers ever since, throughout the country. Town criers once played an important role... View more info

Victims of Justice: The Australian Convicts

By: Donley, R.J.R.

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Adelaide, Rigby Limited: 1978

Seller ID: ID11108

ISBN: 0727005839


Small Quarto Size. Very Good condition, (Issued without Dustjacket) Black & white illustrations. 88pages View more info

Journal of a Political Exile In Australia

By: Ducharme, Leon [Leandre] Mackaness, George [Translated by]

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Dubbo, Review Publications: 1976

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: ID271112


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition. Black & white illustrations. Staple-bound - pamphlet style. 79 pages Originally published by Mackaness in a limited edition. This is Volume II in the new series of Australian Historical Monographs. Ducharme was one of the Canadian rebels trenasported to Australia. View more info

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The Innovators. The Sydney Alternatives in the Rise of Modern Art, Literature and Ideas

By: Dutton, Geoffrey

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Macmillan: 1986

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID296045

ISBN: 033341473X


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. Previous owner's details to front free end paper. Illustrated with Black and White plates. 266 pages This book traces some of the ideas and images which inspired Sydney artists, writers and architects from the gestation period of the 1930s, symbolised in the opening of the Harbour Bridge, to the creative ferment of the late 1960s. View more info

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Flanders in Australia: A Personal History of Wool and War

By: Dwyer, Jacqueline

Price: $38.95

Publisher: North Melbourne, Australian Scholarly Publishing: 2017

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: ID294536

ISBN: 1925588122


MINT - a NEW copy. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. xiv, 347 pages From the late 19th century to the 1950s, many wool buyers from the Flanders region of France and Belgium emigrated to Australia with their families to establish careers as buyers for the woollen mills of Europe. A peaceful period of business building ended suddenly in 1914 when the Flanders men of Australia returned to the defence of their homeland. Their villages, towns and fields became t... View more info

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A Short History of the River Murray Works

By: Eaton, J.H.O. [South Australian Representative on The River Murray Commission]

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Adelaide, River Murray Commission: 1945

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID304603


Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Very Good condition. Gift inscription to front free endpaper. Illustrated with Black & White Photographs and Drawings. Colour maps/plans. Fold-out maps. 69 pages Contents include: The Watershed of the River Murray and its Tributaries; The Agreement of 1914 and River Murray Waters Act,1915; Works Constructed under River Murray Waters Act; Cost of Works; Personnel of River Murray Commission etc View more info

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The Land Downunder

By: Egan, Ted

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Norwich, UK, Grice Chapman: 2003

Edition: 1st UK Edition

Seller ID: ID255044

ISBN: 0954572602


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good+ condition. Illustrated with Black & White Photographs and Drawings. 232 pages True stories of the men and women who created the ethos of the Land Downunder with the lyrics for more than 25 songs written and recorded by Ted Egan. Preface by Rolf Harris. View more info

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Lachlan Macquarie. His Life, Adventures and Times

By: Ellis, M.H.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Sydney, Angus & Robertson: 2010

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: ID244094

ISBN: 0732291488


Very Good condition. New introduction. 614 pages Full-length biography of this Scottish soldier who officially attached the name Australia to the continent he ruled from 1810 to the end of 1821. View more info

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Meet Seven Irish Ellises

By: Ellis, Maureen

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Adelaide, Seaview Press: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID301120

ISBN: 1876070919


Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Very Good condition. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs & Maps. Index. Descendancy charts. 281 pages When George Ellis married Mary McGurke in Enniskerry, Ireland in 1827, they could not have imagined that some 172 years later very many of their descendants would meet at a reunion in a then unknown area halfway around the world. They had ten children of whom seven came to Australia, to Mount Gambier. View more info

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Lighting The Flame Junior School Heads' Association of Australia

By: Emmett, K. et al (Editors)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Adelaide, Openbook Publishers: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID217138

ISBN: 0646394177


Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Near Fine copy in Very Good dustjacket. Dustjacket is now protected in a purpose-made plastic sleeve. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 304 pages The history of this Independent Schools association. Covers the history and development of the association, the personalities & membership records. View more info

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A Short Account of the Late Discoveries of Gold in Australia with notes of a visit to the Gold District [Australian Historical Monographs]

By: Erskine, John Elphinstone Captain R.N. [Edited by George Mackaness]

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Dubbo, NSW, Review Publications: 1976

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: ID271071


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition. Black & white illustrations and map. A small stain to front cover. 53 pages This monograph was originally published privately by Dr Mackaness in a limited edition of 150 copies. This is Volume IX of the New Series of Australian Historical Monographs - it was Volume XXXVII in the original series. View more info

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Rum Rebellion. A Study of the Overthrow of Governor Bligh by John Macarthur and the New South Wales Corps (Australian Classics)

By: Evatt, H.V.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Hawthorn, Lloyd O'Neil: 1971

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: ID280681


Large octavo size [16x24cm approx].Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. Small ink mark to ffep. xviii, 365 pages H.V.Evatt brings his brilliant and highly literate mind to bear on the complex problems surrounding one of the most controversial issues in Australian history. View more info

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The History of Australian Exploration 1788-1888. Compiled from State Documents, Private Papers, and the most authentic sources of information. Issued under the auspieces of the Governments of the Australian Colonies

By: Favenc, Ernest

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Sydney, Golden Press: 1983

Edition: Facsimile Edition

Seller ID: ID190341

ISBN: 0855580682


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good in Very Good dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. DJ spine a little faded. Gift inscription to preliminary pages. Illustrated with maps and facsimiles of historical documents. 474 pages A facsimile of the edition published by Turner and Henderson, Sydney in 1888. View more info

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Squatting: Romance & Reality

By: Ferguson, James

Price: $43.95

Publisher: North Melbourne, Arcadia: 2017

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID294569

ISBN: 1925588300


MINT - a NEW copy. Illustrated with colour and black & white plates. 261 pages James Ferguson describes what the squatting life was like, how stations were founded and developed, where the squatters came from, and what kinds of people they were. Their rugged individualism did much to form the Australian character, and theirs is a story of courage and determination, but also of tragedy as economic progress led to the degradation of the land and destruction of the Aborigi... View more info

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The British Empire in Australia. An Economic History 1834-1939

By: Fitzpatrick, Brian

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Melbourne University Press: 1949

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: ID206226


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. Previous owner's details to preliminary pages. Revised & Abridged edition. 357 pages View more info

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Ned Kelly. The Story of Australia's Most Notorious Legend

By: Fitzsimons, Peter

Price: $22.00

Publisher: North Sydney, William Heinemann: 2013

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID302423

ISBN: 1742758908


Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Gift inscription to half-title page. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 826 pages Fitzsimons brings the history of Ned Kelly and his Gang exuberantly to life, weighing in on all of the myths, legends and controversies generated by this compelling and divisive Irish-Australian Rebel. View more info