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141 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
142 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
143 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
144 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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145 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
146 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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147 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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148 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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The Town Grew Up Dancing: The Life and Art of Wenten Rubuntja, Rubuntja, Wenten, with Jenny Green. With contributions from Tim Rowse
149 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
150 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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Edge of the Diaspora: Two Centuries of Jewish Settlement in Australia (Second Revised Edition), Rutland, Suzanne D.
151 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
152 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
153 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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154 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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155 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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156 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
157 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
158 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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159 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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160 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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