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81 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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82 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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83 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 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 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: 25.00 AUD
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Yanyuwa Country: The Yanyuwa people of Borroloola tell the history of their land, John Bradley, translator
84 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
85 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
86 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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87 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 9¾" - 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)
88 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
89 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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90 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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91 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 7¾" - 9¾" 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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92 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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Yami: The Autobiography of Yami Lester, Lester, Yami
93 Lester, Yami Yami: The Autobiography of Yami Lester
Alice Springs IAD Press 1995 1864650257 / 9781864650259 Reprint Paperback Near Fine 12 mo 
198 pp. Faint yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. All else as new. Photos in black-and-white plates. "From the remote Centralian outback to the handback of Uluru, from bomb tests at Maralinga to the Royal Commission in London, Yami's memories are about the making of modern Australian history." 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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94 Lindqvist, Sven Terra Nullius: A Journey Through No One's Land
London Granta Books 2008 1847080057 / 9781847080059 Reprint Paperback Very Good + Octavo 
vi, 248 pp. Very light edgewear to illustrated wraps. Internally as new. "Readers of his earlier masterpieces, 'A History of Bombing' and 'Exterminate all the Brutes', will know that Sven Lindqvist is a brilliant and original writer as well as a fierce polemicist. With 'Terra Nullius' he has undertaken another devastating journey of historical exploration." -- Geoff Dyer 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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I'll Take Australia, Lindström, Georg; Martin, David
95 Lindström, Georg; Martin, David I'll Take Australia
Sydney Jacaranda Press 1978 0701609958 / 9780701609955 First Cloth Good+ Very Good 0ctavo Georg Lindström 
106 pgs. Dustjacket now protected, unclipped. Book very good (wear to bottom of spine and corners) except for a splash of glue spilt across the front cover. Photographs of immigrants to Australia, with text by novelist David Martin. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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96 Lines, William J. Taming the Great South Land: A History of the Conquest of Nature in Australia
Athens and London The University of Georgia Press 1999 0820320560 / 9780820320564 First Thus Paperback Near Fine Octavo 
xx, 346 pp. A little scuffing to upper edge of text block. Very small corner creases to two or three pages. With a new afterword by the author. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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97 Luscombe, Tom A Bridge Over the Yarra
Melbourne Hyland House Publishing 1980 0908090293 / 9780908090297 First Soft Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
247pp. "A Novel of Sectarian Tension in Early Melbourne". Excellent internally, only light edgewear to wraps and page edges. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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98 MacDonald, Rowena Between Two Worlds: The Commonwealth government and the removal of Aboriginal children of part descent in the Northern Territory
Alice Springs IAD Press 1996 0949659878 / 9780949659873 Reprint Paperback Very Good + Quarto 
xvii, 78 pp. Very light general and edgewear to illustrated wraps. Internally as new. "Through oral histories, documents and photographs, drawn mainly from the Australian Archives' collection, this book . . . looks at two Northern Territory "Half-caste" institutions run by the Commonwealth government: the Bungalow in Alice Springs and the Kahlin Home in Darwin." 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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The Discovery and Exploration of the Moreton Bay and the Brisbane River - Part II Vol XLIV (New Series), Australian Historical Monographs, Mackaness, George (Editor, notes, commentary)
99 Mackaness, George (Editor, notes, commentary) The Discovery and Exploration of the Moreton Bay and the Brisbane River - Part II Vol XLIV (New Series), Australian Historical Monographs
Dubbo Review Publications 1979 Limited Reprint Paperback, stapled Very Good Small Octavo 
55 pp. A little very light rust staining to pages at staples. All else as new. Part II only. Contains (a) Report of an Expedition to Survey Port Curtis, Moreton Bay and Port Bowen, wiuth a view to form Convict Penal Settlements there, by John Oxley, Surveyor General. (b) An Extract from John Oxley's MS. Field Book. (c) John Uniacke's Narrative of the same Expedition. (d) Narrative of Thomas Pamphlet, taken down by John Uniacke. With four illustrations. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Some Private Correspondence of Sir John and Lady Jane Franklin (Tasmania, 1837-1845) Part II. Volume XVIII (New Series), Mackaness, George (Introduction, Notes and Commentary)
100 Mackaness, George (Introduction, Notes and Commentary) Some Private Correspondence of Sir John and Lady Jane Franklin (Tasmania, 1837-1845) Part II. Volume XVIII (New Series)
Dubbo Review Publications 1977 Reprint Paperback, stapled Very Good Octavo 
105 pp. A little scuffing to covers. Faint yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. With 12 illustrations. Australian Historical Monographs series. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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