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Stages of the Revolution: A Biography of Eureka Stockade's Raffaello Carboni, O'Grady, Desmond
121 O'Grady, Desmond Stages of the Revolution: A Biography of Eureka Stockade's Raffaello Carboni
Prahran, Victoria Hardie Grant Books 2004 1740662121 / 9781740662123 Reprint Paperback Very Good Octavo 
295 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins; A little scuffing to lower edge of text block. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Black-and-white plates. Notes and Sources; Bibliography; Index. (Reprint of 'Raffaello, Raffaello!', Hale & Iremonger 1985) "What can be said of red-haired, passionate, romantic Raffaello Carboni who fought for freedom in both Rome and Ballarat, and was arrested for high treason in both places?" 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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122 O'Keefe, Brian Tales from the Wonderment: A Bush Story for All Ages
Stratford, Victoria, Australia Brian O'Keefe 1989 First Edition Paperback Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed by Author
140 pp. A little edgewear to illustrated wraps. Spine sunned but uncreased; page edges uniformly browned. Illustrated with b/w line drawings, photos, etc. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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The Great Republic of the Southern Seas: Republicans in Nineteenth-Century Australia, Oldfield, Audrey
123 Oldfield, Audrey The Great Republic of the Southern Seas: Republicans in Nineteenth-Century Australia
Alexandria, NSW Hale & Iremonger 1999 0868066613 / 9780868066615 First Paperback Very Good Quarto 
280 pp. Very light general and edgewear to illustrated covers, including some yellowing to back cover. A little scuffing to lower edge of text block. Internally as new. Black-and-white illustrations throughout. Notes, Select Bibliography, Index. "Did transportation to siphon off agitators and urban poor save Britain from revolution and republicanism? Was there ever any likelihood that Australia might have chosen republican constitutions in the 1850s? Was there a deliberate attempt by Britain and Australian monarchists to subvert republicanism in the federation period?" 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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The Visitor to Australia, Osborne, W. A.
124 Osborne, W. A. The Visitor to Australia
London Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd. 1934 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 12 mo 
194 pp. A little scuffing to green cloth boards. Slight wear to corners and ends of spine. Light browning to edges of text block. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Eight fold-out maps in very good condition (two or three of them have short closed tears at the point where the map is attached to the page). 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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The Dunera Internees, Patkin, Benzion
125 Patkin, Benzion The Dunera Internees
Stanmore NSW Cassell Australia 1979 072696803X / 9780726968037 First Hard Cover Good Good Octavo 
xvii, 185 pp. Light wear (including discolouration on the reverse) to upper edge of unclipped dw. Spine panel very slightly sunned. Wear to lower edge of blue boards. Internally bright, unmarked, solidly bound, with shallow thumbing creases to the first few pages. Black-and-white illustrations. Appendix and index. 
Price: 22.00 AUD
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126 Pearn, John, editor Pioneer Medicine in Australia
Brisbane Amphion Press 1988 0867762683 / 9780867762686 First Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Octavo 
xiv, 325 pp. Illustrated laminated boards. Light indentations to ffep (as if stapled object had been laid in). History of Australian medicine. Illustrated with b/w line drawings and photos. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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127 Pettet, Helen, and Anne Doggett The Bells are Ringing! A Celebration of Melbourne Life through the Story of Her Bells
Melbourne Helen Pettet & Anne Doggett 2001 0958016003 / 9780958016001 First Paperback Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed by Authors
95 pp. Very light wear to wraps. Internally as new. Illustrated with b/w photos. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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A Nation of Rogues? Crime, Law and Punishment in Colonial Australia, Philips, David, and Susanne Davies (eds.)
128 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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Far Country: A Short History of the Northern Territory, Powell, Alan
129 Powell, Alan Far Country: A Short History of the Northern Territory
Carlton South Melbourne University Press 2000 052284927X / 9780522849271 Fourth (Centenary) Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Octavo 
312 pp. Extremely light edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Light wear to lower board edges. All else as new. Colour and black-and-white illustrations throughout. Maps. Notes; notes on the illustrations; select bibliography; index. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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130 Powell, Greg Duncan The Pig, the Olive & the Squid: Food & Wine from Humble Beginnings
Sydney and London Murdoch Books 2007 1921208597 / 9781921208591 First Hard Cover Fine No Jacket Large Octavo 
16 pp. History, recipes, Australian wine suggestions, wonderful colour photos. 
Price: 35.00 AUD
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131 Price, A. Grenfell, M.A., F.R.G.S. Founders and Pioneers of South Australia
Adelaide, South Australia Mary Martin Books 1978 Reprint Paperback Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
266 pages. Second impression of 1929 original. Endpapers show map of South Australia, 1848. Spine lightly creased, top edge a little splotched. Interior clean and tightly bound. Illustrations include b/w maps and plates. Discusses Edward Gibbon Wakefield, Charles Sturt, George Fife Angas, Sir John Hindmarsh, William Light, George Gawler, David McLaren, Augustus Kavel, Francis Cadell. 
Price: 17.00 AUD
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132 Priestley, Raymond. Ronald Ridley, editor The Diary of a Vice-Chancellor: University of Melbourne 1935 - 1938
Melbourne Melbourne University Press 2002 0522849857 / 9780522849851 First Cloth Good + Good + Octavo 
xxxviii, 555 pp. Dust jacket, now protected in removable clear plastic sleeve, is not clipped but has very light general wear. Both jacket and boards have been squeezed and crushed along the upper edges for just over 2 cm and into about .5 cm from the top edge. Aside from this damage, which does not affect the text block at all, book is as new and dustwrapper is very good. 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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133 Priestley, Susan The Crown of the Road: The Story of the RACV
South Melbourne Macmillan 1983 0333356292 / 9780333356296 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
170 pp. Dustjacket, now protected in archival mylar, is not clipped but has very light edgewear and is slightly sunned at spine. Corners of brown cloth boards are a little bumped. Light wear to lower edges, spine slightly canted. Presentation letter from RACV is laid in. 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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American Citizens, British Slaves: Yankee Political Prisoners in an Australian Penal Colony, 1839-1850, Pybus, Cassandra, and Hamish Maxwell-Stewart
134 Pybus, Cassandra, and Hamish Maxwell-Stewart American Citizens, British Slaves: Yankee Political Prisoners in an Australian Penal Colony, 1839-1850
Carlton South VIC Australia Melbourne University Press 2002 0522850278 / 9780522850277 First Paperback Very Good + Octavo 
xv, 270 pp. Very light edgewear to illustrated wraps; lower front corner a little curled. All else as new. Illustrated with b/w drawings in the text and plates. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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The Law of the Land, Reynolds, Henry
135 Reynolds, Henry The Law of the Land
Ringwood Penguin Books Ltd 1987 0140105867 / 9780140105865 First Paperback Good 12 mo 
224 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. A little foxing and faint yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Abbreviations; notes; bibliography; index. "I am at a loss to conceive by what tenure we hold this country, for it does not appear to be tht we either hold it by conquest or by right of purchase." -- G. A. Robinson, 1832 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Puffing Billy's Fabulous First Day, Richards, Don and WEG
136 Richards, Don and WEG Puffing Billy's Fabulous First Day
Puffin' Along Productions 2003 0975105205 / 9780975105207 First Paperback Fine Quarto WEG 
As new. Includes quiz and drawings to colour. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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137 Robb, Simon The Hulk
Bulahdelah, NSW, Australia Post Taste 2003 0646427415 / 9780646427416 First Paperback Very Good + Octavo 
97 pp. Corners a little curled; small chips to ends of backstrip. Internally as new. B-w illustrations. 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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Odes of Michael Massey Robinson, Robinson, Michael Massey
138 Robinson, Michael Massey Odes of Michael Massey Robinson
Dubbo, Australia Review Publications 1976 Reprint Paperback Very Good Pamphlet Octavo 
112 pp. Cover is very slightly stained, creased, worn. Volume IV (New Series) of Australian Historical Monographs, a reprint of the 1946 original. Introduction by George Mackaness O.B.E., M.A., Litt.D.(Melb.), D.Litt.(Syd.), Hon. D.Sc.(Syd.), F.R.A.H.S. Robinson was the first Poet Laureate of Australia (1754-1826), and these odes are nearly all written for various royal birthdays. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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139 Rockne, Louise, editor Boiling the Dandenongs' Billy
Victoria, Australia Woorilla 2001 First Paperback, stapled Near Fine Octavo 
36 pp. Bush poetry and tall tales by Stella Turner, Christopher Symons, Dorothy Williams, Rob Wallis, Trevor Trigg and others. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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140 Rolfe, Patricia The Journalistic Javelin: An Illustrated History of The Bulletin
Sydney Wildcat Press 1979 0908463022 / 9780908463022 First Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket. Slipcase Good +_ Quarto Signed by Author and by Editor
315 pp. Light general wear to cloth slipcase. Short (1/2 cm) tear to upper edge. Gilt lettering on slipcase is rubbed and has flaked away in (small) spots. Boards are square and clean, giilt lettering is bright and intact.Upper edge of text block tinted. Bound-in placekeeping ribbon. Very light scuffing to fore edge of text block. Envelope with five colour prints (each one has a poem accompanied by a drawing), one of which has a short crease to a lower corner, laid in. No. 56/500. Signed by Patricia Rolfe and the editor of The Bulletin on limitation page. "...published to coincide with the centenary of The Bulletin, January 31, 1980". 
Price: 60.00 AUD
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