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81 Heath, Byron Discovering the Great South Land
Dural Delivery Centre, NSW Rosenberg Publishing 2005 1877058319 / 9781877058318 First Paperback Very Good Octavo 
192 pp. Very light general and edgewear to illustrated wraps. Corners a little curled. Spine uncreased; internally as new. Illustrated with b/w and colour maps and plates. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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Air War Against Germany and Italy 1939-1943.  Volume III. Australia in the War of 1939-1945. Series Three: Air54, Herington
82 Herington Air War Against Germany and Italy 1939-1943. Volume III. Australia in the War of 1939-1945. Series Three: Air54
Australian War Memorial Hard Cover Good No Jacket Octavo 
731 pp. Light general and edgewear to boards. Scuffing, foxing, yellowing to edges of text block. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Black-and-white illustrations in the text include charts, diagrams, maps. Black-and-white plates. Index. 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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Settlers, Servants & Slaves: Aboriginal and European Children in Nineteenth-century Western Australia, Hetherington, Penelope
83 Hetherington, Penelope Settlers, Servants & Slaves: Aboriginal and European Children in Nineteenth-century Western Australia
Crawley, Western Australia University of Western Australia Press 2002 1876268735 / 9781876268732 First Paperback Fine Octavo 
ix, 246 pp. As new. "Documents the exploitation of both Aboriginal and European children by the settler elite of 19th-century Western Australia." 
Price: 45.00 AUD
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Cause to Rejoice:  The Life of John Bishop, Hewlett, Awdrey. Foreword by Stewart Cockburn
84 Hewlett, Awdrey. Foreword by Stewart Cockburn Cause to Rejoice: The Life of John Bishop
Adelaide Rigby 1983 0727018744 / 9780727018748 First Hard Cover Good Good Octavo 
159 pp. Edgewear, including wrinkles, chips and discolouration, to unclipped dj. Light wear to edges and corners of blue boards. Faint foxing and a little scuffing to edges of text block. Prev. owner's inked details to title page. Three or four instances of rather acerbic inked marginalia, otherwise internally clean and solidly bound. Illustrated with b/w plates (photos). Laid in are several newspaper clippings and photostats, as well as handwritten notes by the original owner (Christopher Symons, who was active in the arts in Adelaide during the period covered by the book) which raise serious questions about the author's methods. Inscribed by author on title page. "Since its inauguration in 1960, the Adelaide Festival has been a biennial celebration of the arts which draws together performers from all over the world. This is the story of ... the man whose vision and dedication brought the Festival into being." 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Broken Song: T.G.H. Strehlow and Aboriginal Possession, Hill, Barry
85 Hill, Barry Broken Song: T.G.H. Strehlow and Aboriginal Possession
Vintage (Australia) 2002 1740512294 / 9781740512299 First Paperback Paperback Very Good Octavo 
818 pp. A little scuffing and a few shallow dents to edges of text block. A few (fewer than ten or so) pages are lightly creased at the lower corners. Very faint yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. Internally clean, bright, solidly bound. Black-and-white plates. Map. "One of the great Australian books."-- John Mulvaney 
Price: 45.00 AUD
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Orphans of History: The Forgotten Children of the First Fleet, Holden, Robert
86 Holden, Robert Orphans of History: The Forgotten Children of the First Fleet
Melbourne Text Publishing 2001 187648554x / 9781876485542 Reprint Paperback Near Fine 12mo 
219 pp. Faint yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. All else as new. Black-and-white illustrations in the text. "The story of the approximately fifty children who accompanied the 1500 adults who were the foundation of European settlement in Australia." 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Huts of the High Country, Hueneke, Klaus
87 Hueneke, Klaus Huts of the High Country
Canberra Australian National University Press 1986 0080343880 / 9780080343884 Fourth Edition Paperback Very Good Octavo 
xix, 251 pp. Covers are slightly worn and have two or three deep creases. Light creases to corners of first few pages. Otherwise internally clean, bright and tightly bound. Black-and-white photos throughout. "A notable contribution both to the limited genre of Australian vernacular architecture and the history of Kosciusko." -- Clem Lloyd, Sydney Morning Herald. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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88 Inglis, Andrea Beside the Seaside: Victorian Resorts in the Nineteenth Century
Carlton South Melbourne University Press / The Miegunyah Press 2000 0522848656 / 9780522848656 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Landscape Quarto 
116 pp. Unclipped dustjacket is a little faded. Rubbing to the lower edges of boards. Internally as new. Notes, bibliography, index. "This beautifully illustrated book will delight today's beachgoers, and satisfy readers seeking fresh insights into our social history. It is the perfect accompaniment to that glass of wine, in that deckchair, beside the sea." 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Living Aboriginal History of Victoria: Stories in the Oral Tradition, Jackomos, Alick, and Derek Fowell
89 Jackomos, Alick, and Derek Fowell Living Aboriginal History of Victoria: Stories in the Oral Tradition
Melbourne Museum of Victoria / Cambridge University Press 1991 0521424577 / 9780521424578 First Paperback Paperback Very Good Quarto Inscribed by Author
203 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Spine lightly sunned. A few stains to edges of text block, and small stains to the lower corners of the margins of the last 50 or so pages, not affecting the text or illustrations at all. Otherwise internally unmarked, bright, solidly bound. Inscribed by Alick Jackomos on half-title page. Black-and-white photos throughout. "A corroboree in print. The living past of the Aboriginal people of Victoria, Australia, is brought to life through the stories told by the Koori people and the picture collections of Alick Jackomos and the Museum of Victoria, and members of the Aboriginal Community of Victoria." 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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90 James, Terry Outside Surgery Hours
Victoria, Australia Self-Published 2002 0958156700 / 9780958156707 Facsimile Edition Paperback Very Good + Octavo Inscribed by Author
118 pp. Extremely light edgewear to illustrated wraps. Shallow crease to back cover. O/w fine. Illustrated with b/w drawings by the author. Inscribed by author on half-title page (which appears after the title page). 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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The Golden Chain: A History of Sebastopol with Special Reference to Gold and Mining, Jenkins, Evan D., and Arthur J. Jenkins
91 Jenkins, Evan D., and Arthur J. Jenkins The Golden Chain: A History of Sebastopol with Special Reference to Gold and Mining
Victoria, Australia 1980 0959496408 / 9780959496406 First Edition Paperback Good Octavo Signed by Author
136 pp. Light edgewear to illustrated wraps. Spine uncreased. Light foxing to edges of text block, title page and the last few pages. Internally uncreased, unmarked and solidly bound. Signed on title page by Arthur J. Jenkins. Illustrated with b/w photos 
Price: 22.00 AUD
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Yanyuwa Country: The Yanyuwa people of Borroloola tell the history of their land, John Bradley, translator
92 John Bradley, translator Yanyuwa Country: The Yanyuwa people of Borroloola tell the history of their land
Melbourne Greenhouse Publications 1988 0864361521 / 9780864361523 First Paperback Very Good Quarto John Bradley 
80 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Colour and black-and-white illustrations throughout. In the Yanyuwa language and accompanying English translation. Includes pronunciation guide and glossary. "We Yanyuwa people have had to fight for country. We have had to stand up to keep our Law safe. We talk, talk and still some people can't believe us; words aren't good enough anymore. You have to have something to put in somebody's hand, and that is what this book is for. It is to put into people's hands so they can see for themselves our truth. Our words are in this book, our land, our ceremony; it is our Law." -- Mussolini Harvey, Yanyuwa Elder. 
Price: 45.00 AUD
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Ned Kelly: The Last Stand, Jones, Ian (Editor), Thomas Carrington
93 Jones, Ian (Editor), Thomas Carrington Ned Kelly: The Last Stand
South Melbourne Lothian Books 2003 073440588X / 9780734405883 First Paperback Near Fine Quarto Thomas Carrington 
36 pp. Extremely light edgewear to illustrated covers. All else as new. "Ian Jones has edited Carrington's account, and collected together many of Carrington's engravings from the Australian Sketcher and Punch. He tells how Carrington -- Melbourne bohemian, clubman, art connoisseur, political cartoonist and dilettante critic -- came to find himself in the middle of his century's greatest breaking story, which, in an unexpected way, he may have helped create." 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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North to Matsumae: Australian Whalers to Japan, Jones, Noreen
94 Jones, Noreen North to Matsumae: Australian Whalers to Japan
Crawley, Western Australia University of Western Australia Press 2008 098029651X / 9780980296518 First Paperback Near Fine Octavo 
208 pp. Very light edgewear to illustrated covers. All else as new. Colour plates; notes; bibliography; index. "Shipwreck, mutiny, massacre and imprisonment. The early 19th-century was the zenith of the international whaling industry as ships from the United States, Britain and Australia all plied their bloody trade off the coast of Japan." 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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95 Joy, William The Other Side of the Hill: 200 Years of Australian Exploration
Australia Doubleday 1984 086824094X / 9780868240947 First Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
252pp. Numerous b&w illustrations. Maps to endpapers. Excellent condition internally, some light edgewear to boards. Dustjacket with light to moderate edgewear. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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Gold Fever: The Australian Goldfields 1851 to the 1890s, Keesing, Nancy (editor)
96 Keesing, Nancy (editor) Gold Fever: The Australian Goldfields 1851 to the 1890s
Sydney Angus & Robertson 1967 First Hard Cover Good No Jacket Octavo 
412 pp. Light general and edgewear to boards, including a little wear to corners and lower edges of boards. Faint dust foxing to upper edge of text block. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Presentation book plate to front free endpaper (Mooroolbark Technical School 1967). Black-and-white drawings in the text. Index of authors; general index. 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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Sliding Rock: To Mine or not to Mine., Klaassen, Nic
97 Klaassen, Nic Sliding Rock: To Mine or not to Mine.
Eden Hills SA Nic Klaassen 1986 1862522537 / 9781862522534 First Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket Landscape Octavo 
248 pp. Small crease to head of spine. Faint scuffing to edges of text block. All else as new. Decorated (maps) eps. Black-and-white illustrations throughout. Appendices (Mining and related terms; statement of copper sales; population of sliding rock; list of books on the far north of South Australia), bibliography, index. "A revealing social history of the trials and tribulations surrounding the development in 1870 of one of the many small but important copper mines which dotted South Australia's early mining landscape." 
Price: 60.00 AUD
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98 Lance, Kate Redbill: From Pearls to Peace -- the Life and Times of a Remarkable Lugger
Fremantle, Australia Fremantle Arts Centre Press 2004 1920731423 / 9781920731427 First Paperback Near Fine 8vo 
399 pp. Extremely light edgewear. Internally as new. Illustrated with b/w photos, maps. Pearling in Broome, croc hunting in Papua, defying the French in the South Pacific for Greenpeace. The history of an old wooden ketch. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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99 Larcombe, F. A. The Advancement of Local Government in New South Wales 1906 to the Present. A History of Local Government in New South Wales: 3
Sydney Sydney University Press in Association with Local Government Association of New South Wales 1987 0424000377 / 9780424000374 First Hard Cover Good+ Good+ Ex-Library 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xiii, 486 pp. Dustwrapper, now protected, is not price clipped, but has edgewear including discolouration and wrinkling. Spine is slightly faded. Slight rubbing to black cloth boards. Front free endpaper has been torn away. Library stamps to first few pages, library pocket and stamp to back free endpaper. Interior is unmarked, unwrinkled and solidly bound. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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100 Lawson, Sylvia The Archibald Paradox: A Strange Case of Authorship
Carlton South VIC Australia Melbourne University Press / The Miegunyah Press 2006 0522852491 / 9780522852493 Reprint Paperback Very Good + Octavo 
xx, 370 pp. Corners a little curled. Slight creasing to fore-edges of first few pages. Internally as new. Two b/w illustrations. History of The Bulletin and its first editor. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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