Australian history, biography, natural history and other non-fiction books related to Australia and Australians.

All these prices are in New Zealand dollars, and there is a minimum order required of NZD$20 excluding postage.

The Uranium Hunters

G ex-library with stamps and slips and shelf mark to spine in white ink

$9 C/B [AUS 43]

Rigby 1971 first edition hardcover, 172pp + plates. Uranium and other radioactive minerals prospecting in the Australian outback. ISBN 0851791522

Wyong and Upper Lakes Tourist Directory Autumn 1969

VG newsagent stamp to cover

$20 B/ letter rate[AUS 11]

Central Coast Tourist Directories 1969 stapled wrappers, cover title is 'Wyong, Toukley, Budgewoi and Upper Lakes' 32pp + covers, includes adverts , maps, photos, newsprint stock paper.

ANSELL Rod with Rachel Percy  
To Fight the Wild
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A true story of survival in which Rod Ansell struggled to survive on his own in one of the most isolated corners of Australia for two months before he is rescued.
ISBN 0868191620
Northern Territory, Kununurra, outback, survival, bush,

VG softback, spine slightly sunfaded
$10 C/B
Currency Press 1986, 144pp.
[#4995 ]

Dire Strait, a history of Bass Strait

VG VG light edge wear to DW

$15 B/C [AUS 27]

Reed 1973 first edition pictorial hard cover 4to, 112pp well illustrated with full colour full page photographs as well as historic paintings etc. ISBN 0589071165 BHP

Bush Bashers
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Beadell's Gunbarrel Road Construction Party built a network of roads stretching 4,000 miles across the almost unknown wilderness of Central Australia.
This book details his second road across Australia which was driven 1,000 miles from east to west through the heart of the Great Victoria Desert.
Construction took years, through the almost impenetrable mulga scrub and over sand ridges fianlly overcome by Beadell's bulldozer.
For five months his wife and infant daughter camped with him in the desert, commemorated by the Connie Sue Highway, a 400 mile stretch of road which extends from the Warburton Ranges to Rawlinna on the Nullarbor.
Beadell tells the story with an eye for the human and humorous details.
Beadell, one the last ot the true Australian explorers, was born on a farm at West Pennant Hills, NSW, in 1923.
As a surveyor and road builder he has worked all over the Australian outback from Arnhem Land to the Gibson Desert.
In 1958 he was awarded the British Empire Medal for his work in building the Gunbarrel Highway across Central Australia.
ISBN 9780727015747
Australian engineering, transport, roadmaking, surveying, Maralinga, Serpentine Lakes,

VG softback
$25 C/B
Rigby Publishers Limited 1982, 163pp + plates.
[#4614 ]

BERNDT Ronald M. and Catherine Helen,  
The World of the First Australians
Aboriginal Traditional Life: Past and Present
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A comprehensive reference covering a wide range of traditional Aboriginal societies and cultures on the Australian continent.
This draws together the threads of Aboriginal belief and practice in general terms, and brings together material from over 40 years of the authors' anthropological research and fieldwork from many parts of Australia, supplemented with comprehensive statements from other sources.
It concentrates on the past and present traditional life of Aboriginal Australians, and the changes that have overtaken them.
Covers: social organisation, economic adaptation, relationship to land and resources, growing up and getting married, religious belief, myth and ritual, forms of sorcery and magic, law and order, oral literature and visual art.

VG softback
$30 B/D
Aboriginal Studies Press 1988 fifth edition reprinted with additions, 608pp.
[#3401 ]

BLAINEY Geoffrey   The Rush That Never Ended
A history of Australian mining, includes Victoria, Ballarat, copper and silver mining, Green Moss, New Cornwalls, Silverton, Broken Hill, Coolgardie, Mount Morgan etc.

VG hardback in VG dust jacket with minor edge wear
$35 C/C
Melbourne University Press 1963, map endpapers, x 369pp + plates [#2597 australia, mining ]

BLAINEY Geoffrey 
Mines in the Spinifex
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The Story of Mount Isa Mines.
A history of this North West Queensland mining area south of the Gulf of Carpentaria.
metals, industry, mines, copper, gold, silver

VG+ hardback in G+ dust jacket with chipping and loss to spine ends and edges, name to fep.
$20 C/C
Angus and Robertson 1960 first edition, 242pp + plates.
[#4506 ]

Wesley College the First Hundred Years
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A history of Melbourne's Wesley College, published for the centenary.
Australian School History, Education, Old boys, Wesley College Melbourne

VG- hardback in VG dust jacket.
Top corner of half title removed, short inscription to the bottom corner.
$20 C/C
Wesley College, Melbourne 1967 First Edition, 240pp + plates.
[#5145 ]

Prof. Bland Original Ink Portrait
cover image of Professor Bland an Original Ink Portrait Caricature Sketch for the Sydney Sunday Telegraph by Francis J. Broadhurst for sale in New Zealand

A Sketch for the Sunday Telegraph.
Done on card board with ink, a caricature sketch of Professor Bland by F Broadhurst, signed with monogram at top and with a faded ink 'with compliments F Broadhurst".
The caption reads 'PROF. BLAND.- 10 1/2 ems w Sunday Tele' 'TODAY' DRAWN 3 TIMES UP.
It has been corrected in some places with white out over the ink to mask the black, no idea of date probably pre- 1967 though.
It will need mounting and framing.
Francis J. Broadhurst was an illustrator and designer who trained for five years at Melbourne’s National Gallery School under Napier Waller.
He is best known for his illustrations to Rabelais and The Decameron.
Prof. Bland, Francis Armand Bland, CMG (1882-1967) was a member of the Australian Parliament, he died in 1967.
Cartoon, Newspaper Caricature Portrait Illustration Original Artwork Professor Bland By F Broadhurst

VG sketch on board, 23x28 cm.
$125 B/B
circa 1960
[#4039 ]

The Dreamtime Voyage: Around Australia Kayak Odyssey
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New Zealand West Coaster Paul Caffyn gives his own account of the first kayak circumnavigation of Australia.
Commencing in December 1981 it took him 360 days to complete the 9,420 mile journey.
First softcover printing of this rare book, complete with colour photos.
exploration, kayak, canoe, australia, ocean kayak,

VG+ softback
$75 B/C
Kayak Dundee Press 1994 Second printing, 186pp.
[#4347 ]

CAREY Hilary
Truly Feminine, Truly Catholic; a history of the Catholic Women's League in the Archdiocese of Sydney 1913-87

VG VG light crease to DW, inscr to half title

$25 C/C [AUS 6]

New South Wales University Press 1987 first edition, hardcover x 218pp B&W photos, errata slipped in. ISBN 0868402583

People of the Inland

VG VG lacks fep otherwise near fine in same price clipped DW.

$10 C/C [AUS 47]

Rigby 1966 first edition hardcover, 295pp + plates. The men and the women of the Australian outback, both black and white and the lives they lead.

CASEY Maie with Joan Lindsay, D A Casey, J R Freeman, T D Freeman and A R Henderson 
Early Melbourne Architecture 1840 to 1888
A Photographic Record
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Photographs with informative captions of hundreds of historic Melbourne buildings, many now demolished.

G+ hardback in G+ dust jacket. Ex-library copy with some stamps and tape marks etc.
$15 C/C
Oxford University Press 1963 Second Edition, 184pp. Many photographs.
[#3350 ]

The History of Kapunda
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A history of Kapunda from earliest days in 1836 nd the discovery of Copper. Social and economic growth etc.

VG- hardback with no dust jacket. Cancelled ex-library with a few stamps and a presentation plate.
$20 C/C
Lutheran Publishing House 1990, 170pp + plates.
[#3333 ]

Hell and Paradise, the Norfolk- Bounty- Pitcairn Saga


$25 C/D [AUS 26]

Viking 1986 first edition cloth 4to, 189pp fully illustrated in colour and line. History of the island settled by the Bounty mutineers and their Tahitian concubines, and the convict island where Australia's worst were sent. ISBN 0670815217

West Coast Stories, an Anthology.
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An anthology of Australian short fiction by 23 authors, taken from periodicals and other publications.
Includes "The Cooboo" by Katharine Susannah Pritchard, "Kulumburu" by Ida Mann, and "Dingo Pups" by Donald R. Stuart.
Australian Literature, Fiction, Short Stories

VG- hardback with no jacket except front fold in flap which is slipped in at front. Signed by Drake-Brockman to title page.
$15 C/B
Angus & Robertson 1959 first edition, 255pp.
[#3616 ]

DUFFIELD Kenneth   Savages and Kings
G+ sunned spine, lightly soiled, name blacked out to paste down. $10 C/C MacDonald 1945 first edition cloth 8vo, 192pp + plates. Biographical memoir by the author of his times in Australia, the Savage Club, the Australian Theatre, London during the Blitz etc. [Item# 212 ausbio]

Dreaming to Diamonds
cover image of Kimberley, Dreaming to Diamonds by Hugh Edwards for sale in New Zealand

Stories from the past of the Kimberley.
Kingsford Smith and the Atlantis aviators.
Aboriginal peoples.
Diamonds and gold.
Sandamara of the Bunaba.
Fitzroy, Kimberley, Broome, Kununurra, Wyndham, Kalumbruru

VG softback
$20 B/C
Hugh Edwards 1991, 251pp+ colour plates.
[#4060 ]

Maitland 1863-1963

VG- tape stain to cover

$30 B/C [AUS 15]

Oswald Ziegler Publications 1963 first edition pictorial hardcover, 80pp with colour and b&w photos, on the front cover a vertical area of brown residue left by long gone sellotape that has lifted some of the surface of the district coat of arms is the only fault. a centennial history work on the Australian city of Maitland.

FENTON Clyde   Flying Doctor
G worn and rubbed cloth, name to title page. $20 C/C Georgian House 1948 reprint cloth, 261pp + plates, map endpapers. Flying doctor in the Northern Territory and Indonesian archipelago. [AUS 42]


This Australian novel follows a colonial from the Scottish Highlands to Australia and then the South of New Zealand. Ferguson also penned Vicissitudes of Bush Life in Australia and New Zealand Pictorial cloth boards.
Australian, New Zealand, colonial, fiction

G+ hardback with rubbed joints, light foxing, name to paste down. Small split to lower joint.
$25 C/C
Hodder undated but foreword dated 1911, 509pp.
[#2981 ]

His First Kangaroo

G+ upper joint split bottom 3/4, corners frayed, some minor spotting to soime pages.

$20 C/C [AUST 34]

Blackie undated, 288pp +6 plates by Percy F S Spence and 32pp adverts, green decorated cloth with Kangaroos in the sunset. Late Victorian Australian young adults fiction.

Canberra and the New Parliament House
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A background history of Canberra and details of the design and construction of the new Parliament House buildings in the 1980s.
canberra, ACT, architecture, government

VG hardback in VG dust jacket. Jacket spine lightly sun-faded.
$10 B/C
Lansdowne Press 1983, 111pp.
[#3439 ]

Alice Springs as it was in old photographs


$20 B/B [AUS 13]

Privately published June 1985 first edition card wrappers, 147pp of sepia historic photos from 1870 upto 1960s. Alice Springs, Stuart Town, historic photographs

Methodism in the Municipality of Randwick 1858-1973

VG light soiling and fading to wraps.

$20 B/ Letter ratel [AUS 36]

Randwick 1973 stapled sheets in card wrapper, 47pp. Includes B&W photos. Australian Church history.

HILL Ernestine with a foreword by Alex F. Bell. 
Water into Gold
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This revised edition issued to commemorate the golden jubilee of the Dried fruits industry in Australia. The pioneers of the Murray River Valley in N.S.W. and S.A. Includes George (1848-1932)., William Benjamin and the Chaffey family. Agriculture and irrigation along the river. Renmark, Mildura etc. Maps on end papers. Includes index.
Tenth edition

VG hardback with no dust jacket.
$15 C/C
Robertson and Mullens 1954, 334pp + plates.
[#3331 ]

HILL Ernestine
The Territory

VG small chip fore edge of frontis, lacks dust jacket

$15 C/C [AUS 4]

A&R 1951 first edition cloth, 454pp very tidy copy without DW.

HILL Ernestine
The Great Australian Loneliness

G rubbed cloth, lightly foxed throughout, mainly to margins, binding open at frontis, name to fep.

$15 C/C [AUS 48]

Jarrolds 1937 buckram 8vo, 334pp +64pp adverts, plates and map end papers. A journalists reports of travel about the entirety of Australia, from coast to 'red centre', tropics to the south.

A place called Paddington

VG VG publisher applied label to title crediting the editor as Jannie Southan

$15 B/C [AUS 14]

Ure Smith 1970 first edition hard cover, 96pp mainly B&W photos of famous places and people in Sydney's suburb of Paddington inthe late 1960s period. ISBN 0725400234 bohemian sydney artists architecture

Growing up on the Hawkesbury
Recollections of a 'River Rat'
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Autobiography and local history of the Lower Hawkesbury area to the north of Sydney.
Holland lived there in the 1930s and 1940s, and recollects the people and places he knew.
There are details of life on the rivers, social life and notable characters.
Berowra, Cowan, Brooklyn, Marramarra, Mooney mooney, Spencer

VG+ softback
$20 B/B
Deerubbin Press 1998, 78pp with photographs.
[#4500 ]

The Silver City

A memoir and general history based on Idriess' experiences of growing up in Broken Hill. Mining history etc.

VG hardback in VG- unclipped dust jacket with light edge wear, short splits, chip from lower corner of rear panel, name in pen to reverse of frontis.
$25 C/C
Angus and Robertson 1956 first edition, 214pp + plates
[#1602 ]

VG- hardback with no dust jacket. Spine has patches of sunfading. Former owner stamp to fep, and the list of other works has pen ticks and crosses. Gift inscription to half title.
$10 C/C
Angus and Robertson 1956 first edition, 214pp + plates
[#3195 ]

IDRIESS Ion L   Flynn of the Inland
G rubbed to edges, cloth soiled internally tidy $15 C/C A&R 1948 cloth, xii 306pp+ plates, map endpapers. John Flynn of the Australian Inland Mission in the great outback of Australia. [# 1615 idriess]

IDRIESS Ion L   Flynn of the Inland
VG G DW rubbed with edge tears, chipping and creasing and some loss, faded spine, minimal foxing to prelims. $20 C/C A&R 1959 hardcover, xii 244pp+ plates, map endpapers. John Flynn of the Australian Inland Mission in the great outback of Australia. [AUS 29]

IDRIESS Ion L  Flynn of the Inland
VG small ink name to fep, $15 C/C A&R 1951 cloth, xii 242pp+ plates, map endpapers. John Flynn of the Australian Inland Mission in the great outback of Australia. [# 1747 idriess]

The Great Boomerang
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The importance of water in the outback, and how in some places it is scarce where in others overabundant.
australia, history

VG- soiled cloth, spine leans, neat inscription to fep.
$15 C/C
Angus and Robertson June 1949 cloth, 253pp + plates.
[#4741 ]

IDRIESS Ion L   In Crocodile Land Wandering in Northern Australia
G+ rubbed joints and edges, inscription to fep. $20 C/B A&R 1952 cloth, ix 241pp + plates. Crocodiles, Buffalos, Aboriginals in the Northern Territories. [AUS 44]

IDRIESS Ion L   Lightning Ridge the Land of Black Opals
VG bumped corners. $15 C/B A&R April 1948 cloth 234pp+ plates [AUS 1]

IDRIESS Ion L   Man Tracks with the Mounted Police in Australian Wilds
VG name to paste down, light foxing to prelims. $25 C/B A&R 1936 9th edition cloth, 330pp + plates and adverts, light foxing to the plates otherwise very nice copy, white police and aboriginal trackers in the North West territories. [AUS 2]

One Wet Season
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The old times in Derby, cut off by the wet season on the Indian Ocean coast.
Kimberleys, Myalls Well, Mungatty, Oobagooma Station, Fitzroy

VG hardback with no dust jacket.
Inscription to half title.
$15 C/C
Angus and Robertson 1951, 272pp + plates, map endpapers
[#4928 ]

KINMONT Joan  This My Son war poetry
VG- VG- light soiling to wrapper, inscription to first page $10 B/A Oldhame, Bedome & Meredith, Hobart 1945 7th edition softcover, 58pp. A mother's poem to her son, lost in service with the R.A.A.F. [#1163 poetry]

LEACH John Albert. Formerly William Cobeldick's copy.  An Australian Bird Book, A Pocket Book for Field Use (third edition)
An early ornithology book for identifying Australian birds in the field. Includes colour plates, and black and white illustrations. Front pastedown has ink inscription [Wm Cobeldick F R G S| Govt Acclimatization Ranger | Rotorua | 1918 ], fep has 'From P T Owen 12.6.18 H Shields Weribee Park', enclosed a few cuttings on birds (1930) and a blank Memorandum form from the Department of Tourist and Health Resorts of the Dominion of New Zealand. William Cobeldick was a Ranger in the Rotorua area and one of the last to have sighted Huia. He also seems to have been embroiled in a bigamy trial when his estranged wife married a younger man.

VG- hardback, blue cloth lightly soiled and lightly rubbed to spine ends, age toned endpapers, small light yellow grease mark to fore edge of a few pages (probably from butter).
$45 C/B
Whitcombe and Tombs 1916, 200pp + colour plates. [#2598 australia, natural history, birds, ornithology ]

Marree and the tracks beyond in black and white, commemorating the Centenary of Marree 1883-1983

VG minimal rubbing

$35 C/C [AUS 18]

Privately Published 1983 second printing laminated pictorial covers, x 198pp, photographic illustrations throughout. ISBN 0959173900 Kujani tribal territory aboriginal

MILLER Rachel 
Wife and Baggage to Follow
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First hand stories of overseas postings in the words of Australian diplomats’ wives.
It offers an eye opening journey through the early decades of the diplomatic service, starting with the experiences of Australia’s first wife of a Head of Mission in Washington, and continuing to the likes of Beirut, Moscow, Rangoon, Cairo, Tokyo, Dili and Saigon.
Continuing to more recent times, it traces the evolution of a young foreign service as it became better organised and increasingly professional, and the evolving role of women within it.
Adventure, hardship, war, opportunity, these are the fish-out-of-water stories of intelligent, dedicated women raising families in far-flung corners of the globe.
Illustrated and indexed.
Jakarta, Malaysia, australian diplomacy

VG softback, with author's gift inscription inside front cover.
$55 C/C
Halstead Press 2013 first edition, 255pp.
[#4302 ]

The Timber People a history of Bunnings Limited


$20 C/C [AUS 9]

Bunnings Ltd 1986 first edition hardcover, xii 296pp, B&W photos, ISBN 0958910804 western australia timber and hardware merchants company history

An Australian in China
cover image of  An Australian in China by Chinese Morrison, for sale in New Zealand

Being the narrative of a quiet journey across China to British Burma.
Morrison travelled upriver to Chungking, then walked overland 1,500 miles to Burma, then via Mandalay and Rangoon to Calcutta.
ISBN 0207124620
china, nineteenth century, imperial, chinese history, 19th century, travel writing

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket with faded spine and minor corner wear.
$30 C/C
Angus and Robertson 1972 first thus facsimile, 299pp + plates and folding map at rear.
[#4893 ]

NILAND D'Arcy & Leslie Raphael   Travelling Songs of Old Australia including complete words and music, guitar chart and illustrated annotations
VG aged paper stock, dust soiled wraps $20 B/A Horwitz 1966 first edition stapled wraps, 39pp. Folk songs and ballads. [# 1165 australia]


$20 B/ Letter rate [AUS 12]

Nucolorvue undated 1960s Enlarged Revised Edition photographic stapled card wrappers, 32pp, full colour throughout, booklet produced to promote the hydro electric scheme, includes photos of the construction etc. snowy mountains hydro electric scheme

Lantern Glow to Meadow Bloom

The story of an early twentieth century 'pioneering' couple, Greta and Clarrie Hutchens, in the Adelaide River Murray area. The author, a New Zealander, writes the story of an Australian women she befriended.
Tooperang, Tintinara

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket with some edge wear. SIGNED BY AUTHOR
$20 C/C
Christopher E Dawson 1966, 197pp + plates.
[#3126 ]

The Spirit of O'Reillys
The World At Our Feet
cover image of The Spirit of O'Reillys for sale in New Zealand

The O'Reilly family used axes and wagons to access the Lamington Plateau, building a remote Guest House in the mountains which still functions over 100 years later.
This family history shows how they have continued to contribute to the local and national community.
O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, australian family history, Lamington National Park, Queensland, McPherson Range

VG- softback, with author's gift inscription to first page.
$30 C/C
Peter O'Reilly 2008 First Edition, 269pp.
[#4342 ]

South Parkville
cover image of South Parkville Melbourne, for sale in New Zealand

A history of the historic Melbourne suburb of South Parkville and its predominantly Victorian architecture.
Details of the development and sale of the suburban lots, the builders, investors and buyers, and a special look at the decorative cast iron features.
Many photographs.
Parkville suburb, architecture, historic buildings

VG hardback in VG- dustjacket with minor wear and edge tears.
$20 B/C
Parkville Association 1974 first edition, 103pp.
[#4307 ]

PEREZ Fr. Eugene 
Kalumburu War Diary
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Edited by Rosemary Pratt and John Millington.
The day-to-day record of a Catholic Mission to Aboriginals in remote North-Western Australia during the Second World War.
The Mission became a base for RAAF aircrews and suffered a Japanese bombing raid.
This diary covers 1942-1945 and is mainly about the Mission and the native community, but does have information about military duties.
Drysdale Mission, No 58 Operational Base Unit, RAAF, Ft Lt F L Bragg, W.A.

VG softback
$25 B/C
Artlook Books 1981 first edition, 264pp.
[#4418 ]

PICK Jock H. with V R Alldis 
Australia's Dying Heart

A study of soil erosion and station management in the inland of the Australian outback. Second revised edition.

FAIR softback, reading copy, wrappers chipped with front wrapper part detached, internally Good
$8 A/ letter rate
Melbourne University Press October 1944, 119pp. Folding chart at rear. [PB1468 australia, ecology ]

PIKE Glenville 
Queen of the North: a Pictorial History of Cooktown and Cape York

A short history of Cooktown and the Cape York Peninsula areas of North Queensland. With accounts of early visitors, pioneers and settlement. Many historic photographs.

VG+ softcover quarto
$15 B/B
Glenville Pike 2006 reprint, 154pp. [#2865 australia, australian history]

Sense and Censorship, commentaries on censorship violence in Australia


$30 C/D [AUS 22]

Reed 1990 first edition hardcover, 399pp with illustrations. Twelve prominent Australian writers who struggled with censorship are treated by the author. Edward Smith Hall/ Charles Harpur / J F Archibald / Miles Franklin / Henry Boote / Norman Lindsay / Brian Penton / Frank Hardy / Dorothy Hewett / Terry Hayes / Chris Masters / Brian Toohey. ISBN 0730102696 australian literature

PORTER Una B. (editor)   Growing Together Letters between Frederick John Cato and Frances Bethune 1881 to 1884
VG VG short tear head of lower joint of DW taped to reverse. $75 heavy book enquire for shipping quote. Privately Published 1981 first LIMITED EDITION of 1000 copies this is number 299. Red cloth folio, xvi 516pp + 3 tipped in colour plates and a folding family tree chart, quality laid paper. Letters pertain to the Cato, Bethune and Moran families of Melbourne, Australia and Invercargill, New Zealand. ISBN 090917427x 0909174288 [AUS 17]

PRIME Mervyn W. 
WA's Pearl Harbour, the Japanese raid on Broome
cover image of Western Australia's Pearl Harbour, the Japanese raid on Broome, for sale in New Zealand

The Japanese air raid on Broome in March 1942 inflicted casualties on the Dutch and other Allied aircraft that were flying in refugees from the Dutch East Indies, which were under Japanese threat, as well as killing refugees and aircrew.
ww2, wwii, japanese air force, Carnot Bay

VG stapled softcover
$15 C/A
Royal Australian Air Force Association 1985, 32pp.
[#5100 ]

Lord Howe Island It's Discovery and Early Associations 1788-1888.

VG a few minor spots to some margins.

$10 B/$5 international [AUS 50]

Australis 1972 edition wrappers, 54pp + plates. Probably intended for visitors to the island as a guide. History and gazetter of the islands places and resources. Reprint of 1940 edition. Slipped in is a three page letter from a resident of the island.

Angry Australian
Dreaming, Criticing, Philosophising, Provoking, Rembering.
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The author's views and thoughts over seven decades of experience (1892-1969). His views on political and economic conditions and prospects in Australia.

G+ hardback in G+ dust jacket, signed to title page by Ralp Randell.
$10 B/C
R and G Publications 1969, 252pp.
[#3437 ]

Stones of a Century

VG- VG- slight faint watermark top edge of a few pages at front, wear to spine ends DW sunned spine with loss of title and some staining to spine ends, tape rust to fold in flaps, closed edges dusty

$30 C/C [AUS 23]

OBM Hobart 1969 second edition cloth, xii 78pp + plates. many photographs of the architectural antiquities of Tasmania, beautiful Georgian buildings etc. Internally tidy copy. Australian architecture historic buildings photographic Tasmania

SMITH P R illustrated by B Biro
The Story of Australia

VG- G foxed endpapers and prelims, offset tape stains to boards (minor), light bumping to bottom edge of boards. DW tape stains to verso and tape residue to spine and fore edge folds where tape has dried and flaked off, better than it sounds!

$15 B/B [AUS 37]

Ernest Benn 1959 first edition hardcover 4to, 64pp. Illudtrated throughout and to DW by Biro. An introduction to Australian history and culture. Part of the Stories of the Commonwealth series.

STEELE J G   The Brisbane River
VG VG- edge wear to DW with small tears to corners. $15 B/B Rigby 1976 first edition hardcover, 63pp + 2pp col plates, b&w illustrations, part of Rigby's pageant of Australia series. ISBN 0851799124 [AUS 20]

THIELE David and Eric COLLYER 
The Thiele Family of Doncaster
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A History of Johann Gottlieb Thiele and Johann Gottfried Thiele and their descendants, 1849-1989.
A detailed family history and genealogical reference work for the Australian descendents of the Silesian Thiele immigrants.
australia, family history, immigration, pioneers, colonial

VG- hardback with no dust jacket.
$45 B/C
Lutheran Publishing House 1988 first edition, 355pp.
[#4488 ]

Whalers of the Midnight Sun
cover image of Whalers of the Midnight Sun, A Story of Modern Whaling in the Antarctic, for sale in New Zealand

A Story of Modern Whaling in the Antarctic.
A Norweigan whaler recruits some Australian youths in Hobart, set for the Antarctic whaling grounds.
Winner of the Australian Children's Book Council Book-of-the-Year Award in 1949.
Illustrated with woodcuts.
novel, young adult, fiction.

VG hardback in VG dust jacket.
Front free end paper removed.
$15 C/B
Angus and Robertson 1964 reprint, 248pp.
[#4417 ]

Vin WAKE P. 
Opal Men

Opal lore and legend of Australia from discovery of opals by Johann Menge to the miners of Coober Pedy and Andamooka.

VG hardback in VG dust jacket
$25 C/B
Reed 1969 first edition, 165pp + plates. [#2684 australia ]

WEBBY Elizabeth
Early Australian Poetry, an annotated bibliography of original poems published in Australian newspapers, magazines and almanacks before 1850

VG VG DW minimal wear

$20 C/D [AUS 21]

Hale & Iremonger 1982 first edition cloth, 334pp + plates. ISBN 0908094914 poetry literature australian georgian victorian ephemera

WERE Jonathan Binns   A Voyage from Plymouth to Melbourne in 1839 The Shipboard and Early Melbourne Diary
VG $25 C/B J B Were 1990 softcover,xviii 309pp. Early Australian colonial diary. Facsimile of original faced by type. Illustrated. ISBN 0646002287 [AUS 45]

WHITE J W R   Morgan Centenary 1878-1978 Commemoration Book
VG $20 B/C Morgan Centenary Committee 1977 first edition limited to 3000 copies, laminated pictorial boards, 136pp illustrated with b&w photos throughout. ISBN 0959636102 [AUS 19]

WILKIE A A W & OSBORN A R   Almost Human Reminiscences from the Melbourne Zoo
VG minimal foxing, small tear fore edge title page. $45 C/C Whitcombe & Tombs nd (1920?) printed red cloth, (xiv) 237pp + frontis, photogravures throughout the text, reminiscences grouped by species. Melbourne zoological gardens. [AUS 24]
Gateways to Gold

VG G torn and chipped DW, inscr half title

$10 C/B [AUS 8]

Rigby 1969 first edition hardcover 169pp + plates, DW chipped top and bottom edges and split to folds, covers the Murchison (Australia) goldfields. gold mining prospecting

Westward Gold !

VG VG sunned spine to DW and book otherwise tidy.

$25 C/B [AUST 32]

Rigby 1973 first edition hardcover, 185pp +plates. Western Australian goldrush centred on Perth at the turn of Twentieth Century. Gold and Opal mining. ISBN 0851794920

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