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Local History

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1 Report of the Inquiry into the 2002-2003 Victorian Bushfires
Victoria (Australia) State Government of Victoria 2003 0731114884 / 9780731114887 First Paperback Very Good + 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
334 pp. Light wear to illustrated wraps. Corners a little curled. Spine uncreased. Internally unmarked, unwrinkled and solidly bound. Illustrated with maps, charts, diagrams, colour photos. 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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2 Aquilina, Bernie; Reed, William Lure of the Pearl : Pearl Culture in Australia
Broome, Western Australia Kim Books Publishing 1997 187633200X / 9781876332006 First Paperback Near Fine Square Octavo 
iv, 135 pp. Very light edgewear to illustrated wraps. A small shallow dent (unbroken) in back cover. Spine uncreased, internally as new. Colour photos throughout. 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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Thinking Black: William Cooper and The Australian Aborigines' League, Attwood, Bain, and Andrew Markus
3 Attwood, Bain, and Andrew Markus Thinking Black: William Cooper and The Australian Aborigines' League
Canberra Aboriginal Studies Press 2004 0855754591 / 9780855754594 First Paperback Near Fine Octavo Lin Onus (cover) 
ix, 144 pp. Extremely light scuffing to covers. All else as new. Black-and-white illustrations. Documents, notes, bibliography, index. 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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Making a Nest in the Hills, Barrow, Joy
4 Barrow, Joy Making a Nest in the Hills
Otford NSW Otford Press 2002 1876928514 / 9781876928513 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo 
136 pp. Light general and edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Very light wear to edges of purple boards. Internally as new. Illustrated endpapers. Colour and black-and-white illustrations. 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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5 Baxter, John Who Burned Australia?
London New English Library 1984 0450057496 / 9780450057496 First Paperback Good + 12mo 
192 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated wraps. Page edges yellowed. Internally unmarked and solidly bound. Illustrated with b/w plates, maps. "The Ash Wednesday fires -- a terrifying account and a damning indictment." 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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A Trunk Full of Books: History of the State Library of South Australia and its Forerunners, Bridge, Carl
6 Bridge, Carl A Trunk Full of Books: History of the State Library of South Australia and its Forerunners
Adelaide Wakefield Press in association with the State Library of South Australia 1986 0949268313 / 9780949268310 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo 
266 pp. Short closed tear to base of backstrip panel of unclipped dustjacket. Light stains and scuffing to upper edge of text block. Slight mustiness. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. "Carefully researched but surprisingly entertaining, the product of a focus on people and their books." 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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The Pains and Pleasures of Our Pioneers: One Tasmanian Family 1856-1934, Byard, Trevor
7 Byard, Trevor The Pains and Pleasures of Our Pioneers: One Tasmanian Family 1856-1934
Launceston, Tasmania Regal Publications 1990 0949457388 / 9780949457387 First Paperback Very Good Octavo Signed by Author
224 pp. Very light edgewear to illustrated covers. All else as new. Signed by author on title page. Black-and-white illustrations throughout. "One of those rare social histories that by the use of diaries and letters brings back to life in a delightful way the hard but spiritually rewarding life of a pioneer family as they pioneered the fertile plains under the spectacularly beautiful backdrop of the Western Tiers." 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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8 Carroll, Ray When Winter Comes... Football at Assumption
Kilmore Central Highlands Newspapers P/L 1990 0646002155 / 9780646002156 Paperback Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
175 pp. Slight edgewear, faint stains to fore-edge. History of Australian Rules football at Assumption College, Victoria. Black-and-white photos throughout. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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9 Chatham, Brian (editor) Historical Aspects of Bonnie Doon
Bonnie Doon, Victoria Bonnie Doon Primary School 1978 First Stapled Paperback Very Good + 8vo 
96 pp. Very light edgewear to illustrated wraps. Page edges faintly yellowed. Two small splotches to rear cover. Illustrated with b/w photos. 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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Local Rites : A Year in Grass Roots Football in Victoria and Beyond, Daffey, Paul
10 Daffey, Paul Local Rites : A Year in Grass Roots Football in Victoria and Beyond
Flemington, VIC, Australia Black Duck Publications 2001 0646412485 / 9780646412481 First Paperback Very Good Octavo Martin Tighe (cover) Inscribed by Author
316 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Previous owner's name inked to first page. Lower corner a little scuffed and curled. Internally clean and solidly bound. Illustrated with map and black and white plates. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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John Bull's Vineyard. Australian Sketches, de Castella, Hubert
11 de Castella, Hubert John Bull's Vineyard. Australian Sketches
Melbourne Overseas Press Service 1981 Facsimile Edition Paperback Very Good 12mo 
263 pp. This is a facsimile of the original published in 1868 by Sands and MacDougall, Melbourne. Light general and edgewear to covers. Internally clean, bright, solidly bound. "Hubert De Castella, a Swiss-Australian, who has left us a gem of literature with his trilling, velvet English, his continental foresight, his love of making good wines, and his delicate descriptions of the excellent vineyards of the Colony of Victoria in the 19th century." 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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The Official Report of the Organizing Committee for the Games of the XVI Olympiad Melbourne 1956, Doyle, Edward A. (Honorary Editor)
12 Doyle, Edward A. (Honorary Editor) The Official Report of the Organizing Committee for the Games of the XVI Olympiad Melbourne 1956
Melbourne The Organizing Committee 1958 First Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Quarto 
759 pp. Corners a little curled and very lightly scuffed. Gilt lettering on the spine is a little worn. Previous owner's name inked to front free endpaper. A few small scuffs and stains throughout, along with some thumbing creases, but overall clean, bright, solidly bound. Decorated endpapers. Black-and-white photos throughout. A very heavy book. Shipping cost will be greater than our standard quote. You may contact us for a quote, or we will contact you before processing your order. 
Price: 120.00 AUD
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Whispers of This Wik Woman, Doyle, Fiona
13 Doyle, Fiona Whispers of This Wik Woman
St Lucia University of Queensland Press 2004 0702234613 / 9780702234613 First Paperback Near Fine 12 mo 
142 pp. Extremely light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Internally as new. Black-and-white photos and map in the text. Bibliography. "Invites us into the heart of Cape York's Wikwaya country." 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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The Paddock that Grew: The Story of the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Dunstan, Keith
14 Dunstan, Keith The Paddock that Grew: The Story of the Melbourne Cricket Ground
Cassell Australia 1974 304299693 Revised, enlarged edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Large Quarto 
286 pp. General and edgewear, including stains, chips, and tears, to unclipped dustjacket. A few faint stains to upper edge of text block. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Black-and-white photos in the text. List of illustrations, appendices, index. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Bark House Days, Fullerton, Mary E. Foreword by Frank Dalby Davison
15 Fullerton, Mary E. Foreword by Frank Dalby Davison Bark House Days
Parkville Melbourne University Press 1964 Reprint Paperback Very Good 12 mo 
157 pp. Very light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Foxing to edges of text block. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Originally published 1911. "Nostalgic but not sentimental, it is one of the few books which preserve the rich experience of bush childhood (the Big Bush of Gippsland) for a generation of city dwellers." 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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16 Gardiner, Lyndsay A Woman's Place - A History of the Homecraft Hotel
South Melbourne Hyland House Publishing 1993 1875657274 / 9781875657278 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
137pp. B&W plates. "...reveals the history of the Homecraft Hostel, [and] sheds light on the sociological changes which contributed to its closure." Book itself in fine condition, dustjacket with very minor edgewear. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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17 Garnett, T. R. Man of Roses: Alister Clark of Glenara
Kenthurst, NSW Kangaroo Press 1990 0864173326 / 9780864173324 First Hard Cover Very Good + Very Good Large 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall 
128 pp. Dustwrapper, now protected in removable clear sleeve, is not price clipped but has very light edgewear (wrinkling, a little chipping at the extremities). Red cloth boards bumped at corners. Internally near fine. Illustrated with colour and b/w photos. 
Price: 75.00 AUD
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18 Geyer, Sandra Mornington Peninsula Images: A Photographic Essay by Sandra Geyer
Mornington, Victoria, Australia Sandra Geyer 1996 0646287648 / 9780646287645 First Paperback Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
94 pp. Corners a little curled. Colour photos. "This book's purpose is to describe pictorially the passion the author has for the antural beauty, the facilities and activities provided by the extent of land called the Mornington Peninsula." 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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Brisbane 1859-1959: A History of Local Government, Greenwood, Gordon, editor
19 Greenwood, Gordon, editor Brisbane 1859-1959: A History of Local Government
Queensland The Council of the City of Brisbane 1959 First Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Ex-Library Quarto 
695 pp. Light general and edgewear to boards. Scuffing and faint stains to edges of text block. Library marks limited to three pages in the front matter. Otherwise internally unmarked. Solidly bound. Colour frontis: "Brisbane's Royal Visitor 1959, The Princess Alexandra of Kent." Maps to endpapers. A very heavy book (just under 3 kg), probably not suitable for shipping overseas. 
Price: 36.00 AUD
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Handicrafts of the Country Women's Association of Victoria, Hamer, Janet (editor)
20 Hamer, Janet (editor) Handicrafts of the Country Women's Association of Victoria
Handicrafts of the Country Women's Association of Victoria 1968 Second Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Small Quarto Janet Hamer. Photography by Jack Lawrence 
527 pp. General and edgewear (chips and creases) to unclipped dustjacket. Yellowing to upper edge of text block. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Colour and black-and-white illustrations. "Throughout the book it does not take a very vivid imagination to sense what the introduction of handicrafts has meant in human values to thousands of country women throughout the State. Most Europeans inherit these advantages but Australians have had to acquire them and it is clear that the C.W.A. has made a fine contribution. The plan is enticing and satisfying -- the Australian emphasis has been well handled -- an important and valuable addition to the meagre pool of literature available about Australian craftwork and those who work to keep it alive." -- The Melbourne Age 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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