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The Town Grew Up Dancing: The Life and Art of Wenten Rubuntja, Rubuntja, Wenten, with Jenny Green. With contributions from Tim Rowse
141 Rubuntja, Wenten, with Jenny Green. With contributions from Tim Rowse The Town Grew Up Dancing: The Life and Art of Wenten Rubuntja
Alice Springs IAD Press 2002 1864650427 / 9781864650426 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Quarto 
196 pp. Light creasing to dustjacket. Very light wear to lower edges of boards. All else as new. Colour and b/w illustrations in the text, including maps, photos and artworks. Includes notes, bibliography, historical outline, notes on skin names, index, and list of maps. "You can book nhenhe irrkwetyeke anthurre, just like my old uncle, Albert Namatjira." -- Wenten Rubuntja 
Price: 35.00 AUD
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Single and Free: Female Migration to Australia, 1833-1837, Rushen, Elizabeth
142 Rushen, Elizabeth Single and Free: Female Migration to Australia, 1833-1837
Australian Scholarly Publishing 2003 1740970381 / 9781740970389 First Paperback Near Fine Octavo 
xii, 227 pp. Small crease to upper edge of front cover; all else as new. Illustrated with 26 b/w plates. Notes, tables, list of women, select bibliography, index. Annotated list of illustrations. "Focuses on the first scheme for female migration to Australia, exploring the reasons for contemporary and historiographical perceptions that the women who emigrated from Britain and Ireland in the 1830s were essentially prostitutes, drawn from the lowest sections of society." 
Price: 35.00 AUD
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The Merchant's Women, Rushen, Elizabeth, and Perry McIntyre
143 Rushen, Elizabeth, and Perry McIntyre The Merchant's Women
Spit Junction NSW Anchor Books Australia 2008 0980335418 / 9780980335415 First Paperback Near Fine Octavo Inscribed by Author
259 pp. Corners a little curled. A little scuffing to lower edge of text block. All else as new. List of illustrations; notes; appendices; select bibliography; index. "The story of over 200 young single women who left England in 1833 to settle in New South Wales." 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Edge of the Diaspora: Two Centuries of Jewish Settlement in Australia (Second Revised Edition), Rutland, Suzanne D.
144 Rutland, Suzanne D. Edge of the Diaspora: Two Centuries of Jewish Settlement in Australia (Second Revised Edition)
Rose Bay, NSW Brandl & Schlesinger 2001 1876040033 / 9781876040031 Reprint Paperback Near Fine Octavo 
xviii, 485 pp. A little scuffing to lower edge of text block; all else as new. Black-and-white illustrations in the text. "Charts this community's history from its convict origins through the turmoil of the twentieth century which saw numerous waves of Jewish immigrants reach Australia's shores." 
Price: 32.00 AUD
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The First Fagin: the true story of Ikey Solomon, Sackville-O'Donnell, Judith
145 Sackville-O'Donnell, Judith The First Fagin: the true story of Ikey Solomon
Melbourne Acland Press 2002 0958557624 / 9780958557627 First Paperback Near Fine Octavo 
xvi, 176 pp. Very light general wear to covers. All else as new. Notes; Select Bibliography; Index. "Judith Sackville-O'Donnell makes the bold claim that Ikey Solomon ought to be as recognizable an Australian icon as Ned Kelly or Phar Lap." 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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Caught in Between: A Migrant Perspective, Safransky, Rosa, and Margaret Sala, editors
146 Safransky, Rosa, and Margaret Sala, editors Caught in Between: A Migrant Perspective
Melbourne Parachute Press 1986 0731600363 / 9780731600366 First Paperback Good Landscape Quarto Dominic Hsieh, photographs Inscribed by Artist
28 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Cup stain to front cover. Internally bright, clean and solidly bound. Inscribed by Dominic Hsieh on first page (to John Cato, who is mentioned in the acknowledgments). A collection of work by a migrant creative writing group originating from the migrant literacy classes at Holmesglen College of TAFE, Chadstone, Victoria. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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147 Sainty, Malcolm Genealogical Research Directory: National and International, 1988
Australia Genealogical Research Directory 1988 0908120702 / 9780908120703 First Softcover Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
959 pp. Page edges yellowed, top corner bumped. Handwritten ink notes to first page. Wraps with some light creasing and edgewear. 
Price: 8.00 AUD
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148 Sansom, Ruth Through the Eyes of a Child; Sketches of a Tasmanian Childhood
Hobart, Tasmania Cat & Fiddle Press 1977 858530275 First Hard Cover Very Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Max Angus 
vi, 84 pp. Dustwrapper, now protected, is not price clipped, but has several closed tears, a few creases, and a great deal of rubbing. One or two small blotches to pages. 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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149 Seddon, George Swan Song: Reflections on Perth and Western Australia 1956-1995
Nedlands, Western Australia Centre for Studies in Australian Literature 1995 0864224281 / 9780864224286 First Paperback Good + Large Octavo 
viii, 247 pp. General and edgewear to illustrated wraps. Several long but shallow creases to back cover. Corners a little bumped and curled. Spine uncreased. Unmarked internally and solidly bound. Light crease to upper corner of last 50 or so pages. Illustrated with colour and b/w photos. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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The Golden Age: A History of the Colony of Victoria 1851-1861, Serle, Geoffrey
150 Serle, Geoffrey The Golden Age: A History of the Colony of Victoria 1851-1861
Clayton, Vic, Australia Melbourne University Press 1968 Paperback Good Octavo 
455 pp. Illustrations. Map of colony of Victoria on endpapers. Covers worn, creased. Interior clean, unmarked, and solidly bound. Black-and-white illustrations in the text and in plates. "No one can tread boldly on a favourite tradition and expect to escape wholly unscathed, but The Golden Age is such a conscientious, compassionate, and convincing piece of scholarship -- and makes such fascinating reading -- that it is unlikely to be seriously challenged for many a day as the authoritative study of the Victorian goldrushes." -- Times Literary Supplement 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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State of Opera: An Intimate New History of the State Opera of South Australia, 1957-2000, Silsbury, Elizabeth
151 Silsbury, Elizabeth State of Opera: An Intimate New History of the State Opera of South Australia, 1957-2000
Adelaide Wakefield Press 2001 1862545553 / 9781862545557 First Paperback Good Octavo 
218 pp. Light general and edgewear to wrappers. Green remainder mark across fore-edge. Internally unmarked and solidly bound. Illustrated with colour plates and b/w photos in the text. 
Price: 22.00 AUD
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152 Smith, Coultman Tales of Old Tasmania
Melbourne, Australia Rigby 1978 0727005413 / 9780727005410 First Edition Hard Cover Good Fair+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
160 pp. Occasional B&W plates. Page edges yellowed and foxed. Boards with some wear and light discolouration at edges, corners lightly bumped. Dustjacket rather yellowed along top edge, with some overall scuffing and light edgewear. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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153 Smith, James Montagu (Edited By Peter Cuffley) Send the Boy to Sea: The Momoirs of a Sailor on the Goldfields
Noble Park Five Mile Press 2001 1865035661 / 9781865035666 First Paperback Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
322 pp. Some slight chipping and creasing to cover, slight edgewear. Internally clean, bright and solidly bound. 
Price: 22.00 AUD
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Historic Interiors: A Collection of Papers, Stapleton, Maisy (Editor)
154 Stapleton, Maisy (Editor) Historic Interiors: A Collection of Papers
Sydney Sydney College of the Arts Press 1983 0908231563 / 9780908231560 Hard Cover Fine Fine Quarto 
99 pp. Small bookseller's sticker (Emerald Hill Bookshop) to front free endpaper. Colour and b/w illustrations. The endpapers are reproductions of historical wallpaper samples, and two further wallpaper samples are tipped in. The book contains a collection of papers given at the Restoration and Conservation of Historic Interiors Symposium, Sydney 1983. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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155 Sullivan, C.W. (ed.) Fenian Diary: Denis B. Cashman on board the Hougoumont 1867 - 1868
Dublin Wolfhound Press 2001 0863278582 / 9780863278587 First Paperback Very Good+ Octavo 
191 pp. Very light edgewear to illustrated wraps. Sunning to upper edge of text block. Internally as new. "With additional poems by Cashman, John Boyle O'Reilly, John Flood and others." 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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156 Sutherland, Alexander and Sutherland, George The History of Australia and New Zealand from 1606 to 1911
London Longmans, Green and Co 1922 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
"With 51 Illustrations" "New Impression" 256pp. Numerous b&w illustrations throughout. Very good condition internally, some light foxing to page edges. Boards with light edgewear, particularly at spine and corners. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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The Hmong of Australia: Culture And Diaspora, Tapp, Nicholas, and Gary Yia Lee, editors
157 Tapp, Nicholas, and Gary Yia Lee, editors The Hmong of Australia: Culture And Diaspora
Canberra Pandanus Books 2004 1740760417 / 9781740760416 First Paperback Very Good Octavo 
217 pp. Very light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Upper edge has been bumped, leaving a faint mark across the upper edge of the text block and faint creasing to the first 25 or so pages. Internally unmarked, spine uncreased, solidly bound. Black-and-white and colour illustrations. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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158 Tasker, Meg 'Struggle and Storm' : The Life and Death of Francis Adams
Melbourne Melbourne University Press 2001 0522849466 / 9780522849462 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xii, 259 pp. Occasional b&w illustrations, ship plans to endpapers. Extremely minor edgewear to boards at spine. Dustjacket with small area of light scuffing/marking at top of back cover. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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Unearthed: The Aboriginal Tasmanians of Kangaroo Island, Taylor, Rebe
159 Taylor, Rebe Unearthed: The Aboriginal Tasmanians of Kangaroo Island
Kent Town, South Australia Wakefield Press 2002 1862545529 / 9781862545526 First Paperback Near Fine Octavo 
385 pp. Very light edgewear. A little scuffing to upper edge of text block. All else as new. Includes maps, acknowledgements, notes, bibliography, index. "This is a wonderful book. It combines fine writing, sharp analysis and skilful storytelling. It will be essential reading for anyone interested in the fate of Aboriginal communities in 'settled' Australia." Henry Reynolds 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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160 Thomas, Tyrone T. Outdoors In The Dandenongs
South Melbourne Hill of Content 1981 0855721200 / 9780855721206 First Edition Paperback Good+ 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
vi, 90 pp. Edgewear, discoloured page edges, lower corner bumped, resulting in crease throughout. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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