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Portrait of an Artist: A Biography of William Dobell, Adams, Brian
1 Adams, Brian Portrait of an Artist: A Biography of William Dobell
Milsons Point NSW Vintage 1992 0091826888 / 9780091826888 First Paperback Paperback Very Good 12 mo 
345 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Faint yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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John Perceval, Allen, Traudi
2 Allen, Traudi John Perceval
Carlton Melbourne University Press 1992 0522844952 / 9780522844955 First Paperback Near Fine Quarto 
183 pp. Extremely light edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Gatefold flaps. Previous owner's gift note to front free endpaper. Internally clean, bright, solidly bound. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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3 Alves, Stan, with Col Davies Sacked Coach
Melbourne Crown Content 2002 1863503978 / 9781863503976 Paperback Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Inscribed by Author
viii, 292 pp. Light general wear to wraps and edges, including light crease to upper front corner. Uniform (very pale) yellowing around margins. Inscribed and dated by Stan Alves. 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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The Man Who Lost Himself: The Unbelievable Story of the Tichborne Claimant, Annear, Robyn
4 Annear, Robyn The Man Who Lost Himself: The Unbelievable Story of the Tichborne Claimant
Melbourne Text 2002 1877008176 / 9781877008177 Paperback Very Good Octavo 
430 pgs. Very slight creasing, scratches and edgewear to cover. Black-and-white illustrations: photos, drawings, maps. Bibliography and index. History of the Wagga butcher, Tom Castro. 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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Thinking Black: William Cooper and The Australian Aborigines' League, Attwood, Bain, and Andrew Markus
5 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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Droving Days, Barker, H. M.
6 Barker, H. M. Droving Days
Melbourne and London Pitman 1966 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo 
ix, 147 pp. Extremely light edgewear to unclipped dj. Black boards are clean and square. Foxing to upper edge of text block. Sticker residue to front and rear free eps. Internally unmarked, uncreased, bright, solidly bound. Illustrated with b/w photos and a fold-out map (in excellent condition) comparing the droving routes of Sutherland, Buchanan, and Hawdon. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Making a Nest in the Hills, Barrow, Joy
7 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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A Pound of Paper, Baxter, John
8 Baxter, John A Pound of Paper
London Doubleday 2002 0385603681 / 9780385603683 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Fine 12mo 
417 pp. A few faint scuffs and stains to edges of text block. All else as new. Decorated endpapers. Bound-in placekeeping ribbon. Includes an appendix of interesting lists. "How a boy from the bush came to be living in a Paris penthouse with a library worth millions." 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Finding Ullagundahi Island, Bayet-Charlton, Fabienne
9 Bayet-Charlton, Fabienne Finding Ullagundahi Island
Crows Nest NSW Allen & Unwin 2002 1865085863 / 9781865085869 First Paperback Very Good 12 mo 
246 pp. Light yellowing and scuffing to edges of text block. All else as new. "It's a story of dispossession if anything." (from the author's note) 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Meet the People: Stories of the Pilbara, Bickerton, Arthur
10 Bickerton, Arthur Meet the People: Stories of the Pilbara
Fremantle, Western Australia Fremantle Arts Centre Press 1989 0949206431 / 9780949206435 First Paperback Very Good Very Good 0ctavo 
205 pgs. Paperback with dustwrapper (now protected). Dustjacket has small chip to top of spine. Book cover has some slight wear along bottom edge. Tidy owner's stamp to front free endpaper. "...a collection of anecdotal stories, of yarns, set in Australia's great north-west of the 1950s and 60s." 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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11 Bonyhady, Tim (ed.) & Griffiths, Tom Prehistory to Politics: John Mulvaney, The Humanities and the Public Intellectual
Carlton, Victoria, Australia Melbourne University Press 1997 052284748X / 9780522847482 Reprint Paperback Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
xi, 271 pp. B&W plates section. "...a history of ideas and a book about their implementation." 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Doing Life: A Biography of Elizabeth Jolley, Brian Dibble
12 Brian Dibble Doing Life: A Biography of Elizabeth Jolley
Crawley, Western Australia University of Western Australia Press 2008 978192141060 First Paperback Very Good Octavo 
334 pp. Light general and edgewear, including curled corners, to illustrated covers. Faint stain to lower edge of text block, lower edge of front cover, and first few pages (not affecting the text at all). Previous owner's name inked to first page. Internally clean, bright, solidly bound. Colour and black-and-white plates. Works cited. Index. "Elizabeth Jolley was a writer of great power and achievement. No writer in our history is more undeceived about the thinness of communal life and the bonds that keep craziness at bay. She was the sublime master of the point where comic capering and human desolation meet and she was also a calm chronicler of the quiet ways the human heart gets its scars." -- Peter Craven, The Age. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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13 Buckrich, Judith Raphael George Turner: A Life
Carlton South, Victoria Melbourne University Press 1999 0522848400 / 9780522848403 First Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
ix, 214 pp. Dustwrapper, now protected in clear removable sleeve, is not price clipped. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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My Life with Charles Chauvel, Chauvel, Elsa
14 Chauvel, Elsa My Life with Charles Chauvel
Sydney Shakespeare Head Press 1973 0855580623 / 9780855580629 Fifth Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo 
191 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. A little wear to edges of cloth boards. Previous owner’s details inked to half-title page. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Black-and-white plates. Appendix contains film credits and other details. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Henry Handel Richardson: Fiction in the Making, Clark, Axel
15 Clark, Axel Henry Handel Richardson: Fiction in the Making
Sydney Simon & Schuster 1990 0731802470 / 9780731802470 First Paperback Very Good 0ctavo 
297 pgs. Very slight wear to edges and corners; faint stain to upper edge of text block. Otherwise near fine. 34 illustrations, notes, index. "Draws on many previously untapped sources to describe, movingly, the early years of one of Australia's most remarkable novelists." 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Joan & Betty Rayner: Strolling Players, Clark, Mavis Thorpe
16 Clark, Mavis Thorpe Joan & Betty Rayner: Strolling Players
Melbourne Lansdowne 1972 First Hard Cover Very Good Good Octavo 
164 pp. Corners bumped. Unclipped dustjacket slightly worn along edges; small tear to upper front corner. Edges of text block a little yellowed and very faintly stained. Illustrated eps. Unobtrusive bookseller's stamp to lower left corner of title page. Internally clean, bright, solidly bound. Plates of b/w photos. Biography of the irrepressible Rayner sisters, founders of the Australian Children's Theatre. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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17 Clendinnen, Inga Tiger's Eye
Melbourne Text 2000 1876485558 / 9781876485559 Reprint Paperback Very Good Duodecimo 
289 pp. Very light general and edgewear to illustrated wraps. Edges of text block slightly yellowed. Spine uncreased. Security sticker to last (blank) page, otherwise internally as new. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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True North: A Memoir, Conway, Jill Ker
18 Conway, Jill Ker True North: A Memoir
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1994 0 679 42099 1 / 9780679420996 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo 
249 pp. Dustjacket price clipped. Corners very lightly rubbed. Very faint foxing to upper edge of text block. Deckle edge. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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19 Cootes, Aaron, and Greg Wilson My Brush with Depression: The Greg Wilson Story
Essendon, Vic Pennon Publishing 2005 187702963 First Paperback Good Octavo 
281 pp. General and edgwear to illustrated wraps (which are still shiny and bright). Spine creased, but binding is solid throughout. Edges of text block a little scuffed. One or two small corner creases to pages. Internally unmarked, unwrinkled and very bright. Gatefold flaps. Illustrated with colour photos and full-page (sometimes double-page) reproductions of some of Wilson's paintings. 
Price: 35.00 AUD
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The Edge of Centre: The eventful life of Group Captain Gerald Packer (Heritage Series), Coulthard-Clark, Chris
20 Coulthard-Clark, Chris The Edge of Centre: The eventful life of Group Captain Gerald Packer (Heritage Series)
Point Cook, Victoria, Australia RAAF Museum 1992 0642166560 / 9780642166562 First Paperback Near Fine Octavo 
ix, 185 pp. A little wear to corners; all else as new. Illustrated with b/w map and photos in the text. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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