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Image for Australia As it Is or Facts and Features, Sketches and Incidents of Australia and Australian Life

Australia As it Is or Facts and Features, Sketches and Incidents of Australia and Australian Life

By: A Clergyman

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Paul Flesch & Company: 1967[1867]

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID206635


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ spine a little sunned [common] & now protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. 257 pages View more info

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Outback Heroes

By: Adam-Smith, Patsy

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Sydney, Cornstalk Publishing: 1992

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: ID303309

ISBN: 0701815620


Folio Size [38x28cm approx]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Illustrated with Colour and Black & White Photographs and plates. 255 pages View more info

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The Quiet Invasion: A History of Early Sydney

By: Ailwood, Tim

Price: $42.95

Publisher: North Melbourne, Australian Scholarly Publishing: 2018

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID300086

ISBN: 1925588971


MINT - a NEW copy. 383 pages Quiet Invasion is the true history of Sydney's first four years. A story of first contact, disease and famine, misunderstandings and bloody mindedness, tragedy and resilience. This history explodes the myths about the first years of the convict settlement on the shores of Sydney Cove and should change the way you feel about Australian history. Week by week, month by month, a detailed story of invader and invaded unfolds as the town of Sydney is literally hacked out of the place once called Warrane. 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

ISBN: 0646361562


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: $24.00

Publisher: Sydney, Duffy and Snellgrove: 2001

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: ID215229

ISBN: 1876631090


Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Near Fine copy in Near Fine dustjacket. DJ now protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. An excellent copy. Illustrated with Black and White plates. [x] 300 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

Image for Australian and China.  The Ambiguous Relationship

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

ISBN: 0522842968


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

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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: $36.95

Publisher: North Melbourne, Australian Scholarly Publishing: 2014

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID287249

ISBN: 1925003787


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 welfare groups. Around 7,000 children were child migrants from Britain, Ireland and Malta; up to 50,000 were Indigenous 'Sto... View more info

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Footnote People in Australian History

By: Atkinson, Ann (Editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Sydney, The Fairfax Library: 1987

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID242997

ISBN: 0949707120


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 240 pages 40 lesser known people in Australian history - noteworthy, notorious, eccentric personalities who were all famous in their day. View more info

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The Lights of Cobb & Co The Story of the Frontier Coaches 1854-1924

By: Austin, K.A.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Adelaide, Rigby: 1967

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: ID204514


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. Previous owner's details to preliminary pages. 228 pages An important narrative that covers the history of Cobb & Co over seventy turbulent years. View more info

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Tall Ships and Ten-Horse Teams

By: Bahnsen, Detlef and Robert

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Adelaide, Susanna Publications: (No Date)

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID149055

ISBN: 0731633903


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition. Black & white illustrations. Inscribed by author to previous owner. 217 pages A Danish sailor's life in Australia. View more info

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An Illustrated Treasury of Australian Epic Journeys

By: Barker, Anthony

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Chippendale, Pan Macmillan Australia: 1991

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: ID273167

ISBN: 0725106719


Small Quarto Size [approx 18.5cm x 26cm]. Very Good condition. Light wear to edges and corners. Illustrated with Black & White Photographs and Drawings. Gift inscription to preliminary pages. 288 pages A collection of many of Australia's epic journeys, each accompanied by a map showing the route and illustrated from contemporary sources. View more info

Image for Orthopaedics in Australia The History of the Australian Orthopaedic Association

Orthopaedics in Australia The History of the Australian Orthopaedic Association

By: Barry, Hugh

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australian Orthopaedic Association: 1994

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: ID309176

ISBN: 0959198903


Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Near Fine copy in Near Fine dustjacket. DJ now protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. An excellent copy. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 319 pages A history of the Association from its foundation in 1936. 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

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

'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

ISBN: 1925333728


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 historically rigorous, yet its protagonists' fascinating and contrasting characters, the powerful background of the Napoleonic War, an... 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

ISBN: 186333193X


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

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

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

ISBN: 0473083639


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

Image for Early Australia With Shame Remembered

Early Australia With Shame Remembered

By: Beatty, Bill

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Cassell & Company Ltd: 1962

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID293052


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Good Dustjacket - now protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. DJ is a little edgeworn, with a chip to lower rear edge and has a slightly faded spine. Previous owner's initials to front free endpaper. Illustrated with black and white plates and drawings. 212 pages View more info

Image for Cattle Australia The Story The Icons The Drives The Big Runs

Cattle Australia The Story The Icons The Drives The Big Runs

By: Bell, Kathrine et al

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Belrose West and Smithfield, NSW, Murray David Publishing in association with Gary Allen: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID305355

ISBN: 1877009164


Quarto Size [approx 24cm x 30.5cm]. Fine condition in pictorial laminated boards in a Near fine dustjacket. As new condition. Illustrated with colour plates, black and white photographs and contemporary colour photographs by Geoff Higgens. 224 pages Includes first-hand historical accounts by O.Sawyer, Jack Seymour, Margaret Seymour, C.W. Rolfe-Neville, Hume Nesbitt. Illustrated with paintings by Michelle Holmes, Poems by A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson, Henry Lawson, Barcroft Boake, and Harry 'The Breaker' Morant. View more info

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The Spying Game : An Australian Angle

By: Bennett, Bruce

Price: $42.00

Publisher: North Melbourne, Australian Scholarly Publishing: 2012

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID267893

ISBN: 1921875682


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. MINT - a NEW copy. 222 pages What are the roles of reason and imagination in secret intelligence? How do apparently normal people get involved? What happens to them? While British, American and Soviet empires have produced plentiful supplies of heroes, villains and stirring tales, Australians have typically averted their gaze from this country's involvement in the ‘second oldest profession’. And yet espionage has been a part of Australia's history since the earliest European imaginings of a southern land mass. Australian spies have produced th... View more info