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The World of My Past, Abraham Biderman
1 Abraham Biderman The World of My Past
Sydney Vintage 1998 0091834465 / 9780091834463 Reprint Paperback Near Fine 12 mo 
364 pp. Extremely light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Faint yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. "A vivid, haunting testimony. His eloquence, dignity and clarity shine through the torment of a journey that no-one must ever make again." -- Ramona Koval 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Heroes and Lovers: A Question of National Identity, Campbell, Rosemary
2 Campbell, Rosemary Heroes and Lovers: A Question of National Identity
North Sydney Allen & Unwin 1989 004332133X / 9780043321331 First Paperback Good Octavo 
232 pp. Occasional foxing and a little yellowing to edges of text block. Prev. owner's name on first page has been messily crossed out, bleeding to the verso. Otherwise internally unmarked and solidly bound. "Explores the repeated outbursts of rioting and violent confrontation, usually over women, between black and white US servicemen [during WWII], Australian servicemen and male civilians. Making use of photographs and sketches from the period, it provides a fascinating account of the complex relationship between sex, nationality and war." 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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Why Universities Matter: A Conversation About Values, Means and Directions, Coady, Tony, editor
3 Coady, Tony, editor Why Universities Matter: A Conversation About Values, Means and Directions
St Leonards NSW Allen & Unwin 2000 1865080381 / 9781865080383 First Paperback Very Good Octavo 
xvii, 254 pp. Extremely light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Some scuffing to lower edge of text block. Internally as new. Contributions by Raimond Gaita, Stuart Mcintyre, John Molony, Bruce Langtry, Tony Klein, Seamus Miller, Janet McCalman, Judith Brett, Peter Karmel, Simon Marginson, Jane Marceau, and Morag Fraser. 
Price: 22.00 AUD
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Uncovering Australia: Archaeology, Indigenous People and the Public, Colley, Sarah
4 Colley, Sarah Uncovering Australia: Archaeology, Indigenous People and the Public
Crows Nest NSW Allen & Unwin 2002 1865082090 / 9781865082097 First paperback Near Fine Octavo 
251 pp. Very light scuffing to edges of text block. Internally as new. "The last three decades have been times of confrontation, compromise and uneasy reconciliation between archaeologists, Indigenous people, governments and others with a stake in cultural places." 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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Journey Without End, Engelman, Matylda
5 Engelman, Matylda Journey Without End
Melbourne Lantana Books 1977 First Paperback Very Good Octavo Signed by Author
178 pp. Very light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Corners worn; slight discolouration to edges of text block. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Inscribed by author. Account of the author's journey from Poland at the outbreak of WWII to Australia in 1948. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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The End of the Journey: Concluding Journey Without End, An autobiography, Engelman, Matylda
6 Engelman, Matylda The End of the Journey: Concluding Journey Without End, An autobiography
Melbourne Lantana Books 1968 First Paperback Very Good Octavo Inscribed by Author
183 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers; a few stains and scuffing to edges of text block. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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7 Gumpl, Gary, and Richard Kleinig The Hitler Club: The Rise and Fall of Australia's No. 1 Nazi
Melbourne Brolga Publishing 2007 1921221097 / 9781921221095 First Paperback Very Good Octavo 
xviii, 427 pp. Light edgewear to illustrated covers. Corners a little bumped and curled. Tiny splotch to lower edge of text block. Internally unmarked, bright, solidly bound. Illustrated with b/w plates, maps. Account of the life of Dr. Johannes Becker, Hitler's Confidential Agent." Quoting from the book's back-cover blurb: "The book highlights the irony of an innocent former Nazi being denied justice by a xenophobic Establishment that preached fair play but practiced bias." 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Black Armband Days, Hall, Richard
8 Hall, Richard Black Armband Days
Milsons Point NSW Random House Australia 1998 0091836646 / 9780091836641 First paperback Very Good Octavo 
218 pp. Light foxing to edges of text block; unobtrusive remainder mark (thin, yellow) to lower edge of text block. Internally as new. A history of racism (against African-Americans, Chinese immigrants and indigenous Australians, among others) and homophobia in Australia. 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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The Hammer & Sickle and the Washing Up: Memories of an Australian Woman Communist, Inglis, Amirah
9 Inglis, Amirah The Hammer & Sickle and the Washing Up: Memories of an Australian Woman Communist
South Melbourne Hyland House 1995 1875657673 / 9781875657674 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good Octavo 
195 pp. Light creasing to upper edge of unclipped dw. All else as new. "A vivid and highly readable account of one woman's struggle to balance family and political life in the years between Hiroshima and Vietnam, Curtin and Holt, mothercraft and sisterhood. It also tells with candour of Amirah's commitments to Communism, and Ian Turner, and of how both had to come to an end." 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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My People: A Kath Walker Collection, Kath Walker
10 Kath Walker My People: A Kath Walker Collection
The Jacaranda Press 1981 0701614498 / 9780701614492 Reprint Paperback Very Good Octavo Inscribed by Author
96 pp.Very light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Faint yellowing to edges of text block. Offsetting to half-title page where a newspaper article by the poet and activist has been inserted (and remains -- The Age 1989, with the article attributed to Oodgeroo of the tribe Noonuccal, formerly Kath Walker). Inscribed on the half-title page by the author, Kath Walker, and dated 1984. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Illustrated with charming, but unattributed, drawings throughout. The poems are interspersed with Walker's social, political, and environmental commentary. 
Price: 35.00 AUD
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Australian Welfare. Historical Sociology, Kennedy, Richard (ed.)
11 Kennedy, Richard (ed.) Australian Welfare. Historical Sociology
The Macmillan Company of Australia 1989 0333501861 / 9780333501863 First Paperback Edition Paperback Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xiii, 454 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated wraps. Spine lightly sunned, edges of text block a little yellowed. Blacked-out owner's sticker and inscription on first page, otherwise internally unmarked and solidly bound. "Far from being a mere collection of readings, this book presents an extended critical re-evaluation of Australian social policy and welfare both past and present." 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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This Country: A reconciled republic?, McKenna, Mark
12 McKenna, Mark This Country: A reconciled republic?
Sydney University of New South Wales Press 2004 0868405515 / 9780868405513 First Paperback Fine Octavo Garry Shead 
160 pp. Illustrated with b/w reproductions of Garry Shead paintings. Notes, appendices, bibliography, index. "Mark McKenna writes passionately, explaining why the two great symbolic issues of Australian politics in the 1990s -- the republic and reconciliation -- are linked intimately to one another. The only way forward is a reconciled republic, a republic founded on the full recognition of Australia's history." 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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A Nation of Rogues? Crime, Law and Punishment in Colonial Australia, Philips, David, and Susanne Davies (eds.)
13 Philips, David, and Susanne Davies (eds.) A Nation of Rogues? Crime, Law and Punishment in Colonial Australia
Carlton South Vic, Austria Melbourne University Press 1994 0522846017 / 9780522846010 First Paperback Very Good Octavo 
237 pp. Light edgewear to illustrated covers, scuffing to edges of text block. Internally as new. "These essays deal with the police and the criminal law in action. Their subjects include women under the convict system in New South Wales; the paradoxical relationship between race, justice and criminal law in north Queensland; and the regulation of the vagrant in late-nineteenth-century Melbourne." 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Australian Accent, Pringle, John Douglas
14 Pringle, John Douglas Australian Accent
London Chatto and Windus / The Phoenix Library 1965 Tenth impression Hard Cover Very Good Good Octavo George Molnar 
203 pp. Light general and edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. A little foxing to edges of text block. Illustrated with b/w line drawings. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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On the Other Side of the River, Sput-Stern, Anna
15 Sput-Stern, Anna On the Other Side of the River
Prahran Aussie Publishers 1999 1876364793 / 9781876364793 First Paperback Very Good 12 mo 
168 pp. Extremely light wear to covers. Gatefold flaps. Internally as new. Black-and-white photos in the text. "A collection of stories based on the expeiences of Anna and those around her during and after the Holocaust." 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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A Class Apart? Businessmen and Australian Politics 1960-1980, Tsokhas, Kosmas
16 Tsokhas, Kosmas A Class Apart? Businessmen and Australian Politics 1960-1980
Melbourne Oxford University Press 1985 0195545702 / 9780195545708 Reprint Paperback Near Fine Octavo 
197 pp. Very light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Spine lightly sunned. Internally as new. Notes, appendixes (sic), bibliography, index. Long list of abbreviations. "Political science is brought somewhat closer to reality with the publication of A Class Apart? No longer will the question of what the capitalist class does be confined to specific strikes, lockouts or to their response over health, safety and technological matters. Tsokhas has constructed an analysis of capital history which none can ignore, especially practitioners of industrial relations. -- Journal of Industrial Relations 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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17 Wright, Judith The Coral Battleground
Melbourne Nelson 1996 0207190593 / 9780207190599 Reprint Paperback Very Good Octavo 
203 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Twentieth anniversary commemorative edition with a new foreword by the author. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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New Arrivals: Books we've just listed
The End of the Journey: Concluding Journey Without End, An autobiography, Engelman, Matylda
The End of the Journey: Concluding Journey Without End, An autobiography
Engelman, Matylda
15.00 AUD

Journey Without End, Engelman, Matylda
Journey Without End
Engelman, Matylda
15.00 AUD

My People: A Kath Walker Collection, Kath Walker
My People: A Kath Walker Collection
Kath Walker
35.00 AUD

Heroes and Lovers: A Question of National Identity, Campbell, Rosemary
Heroes and Lovers: A Question of National Identity
Campbell, Rosemary
24.00 AUD

Uncovering Australia: Archaeology, Indigenous People and the Public, Colley, Sarah
Uncovering Australia: Archaeology, Indigenous People and the Public
Colley, Sarah
30.00 AUD

 
 


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