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Australian Outback, Exploration, and Adventure

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Australian Outback, Exploration, and Adventure

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Droving Days, Barker, H. M.
1 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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2 Bassett, Jan, editor Great Explorations: An Australian Anthology
Melbourne Oxford University Press Australia 1996 0195537416 / 9780195537413 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo 
xvii, 317 pp. Dustwrapper, now protected in removable clear sleeve, is not price clipped but has very light wrinkling along upper edge. Black cloth boards have a little wear to edges, esp. at corners and extremities of backstrip. Unobtrusive rem mark to lower edge of text block near base of spine. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Meet the People: Stories of the Pilbara, Bickerton, Arthur
3 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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4 Coombs, Anne, and Susan Varga Broometime
Sydney Sceptre / Hodder Headline Australia 2001 0733614493 / 9780733614491 Revised Edition Paperback Good+ 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
294 pp. Vertical creases to front and back covers (pages are not creased) some edgewear, including small dent on top edge and slight wrinkling under the dent to two pages. Light uniform yellowing to page edges. Interior is bright, clean and tightly bound. The first edition of this book was recalled because of protests from some members of the Broome community. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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The Master Pearler's Daughter: Memories of My Broome Childhood, Hemphill, Rosemary
5 Hemphill, Rosemary The Master Pearler's Daughter: Memories of My Broome Childhood
Sydney Macmillan 2004 1405035838 / 9781405035835 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Remainder 12mo 
270 pp. Extremely light edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Remainder mark to lower edge of text block. Faint yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. "Broome is like an island, cut off by dense grey bush, separated by endless red desert on one side and vast upredictable ocean on the other." 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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Capricornia, Herbert, Xavier
6 Herbert, Xavier Capricornia
Sydney and London Angus & Robertson 1938 Second Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket Octavo 
549 pp. Light general and edgewear to boards. Edges of boards are worn and frayed, especially at corners and spine ends. Foxing to edges of text block. Occasional foxing to page margins, but text is otherwise unmarked. Front hinge a little loose, and torn between front flyleaf and title page. Binding is otherwise solid. Maps to endpapers. 
Price: 22.00 AUD
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Terra Nullius: A Journey Through No One's Land, Lindqvist, Sven
7 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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Favourite Australian Bush Songs, Long, Lionel, and Graham Jenkins, compilers
8 Long, Lionel, and Graham Jenkins, compilers Favourite Australian Bush Songs
Adelaide Rigby Limited 1964 First Hard Cover Good Good Octavo 
152 pp. General and edgewear to unclipped dustjacket, including a long closed tear. Yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. Foxing, stains and scuffing to boards. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. "A fine collection of Australian songs, accompanied by comments on the words and tunes, and on the environment in which they were first sung." 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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The Dig Tree, Murgatroyd, Sarah. Introduced by Geoffrey Blainey
9 Murgatroyd, Sarah. Introduced by Geoffrey Blainey The Dig Tree
Melbourne Text 2012 1921922265 / 9781921922268 Reprint Paperback Near Fine Duodecimo 
372 pp. Light, even yellowing to edges of text block. All else as new. Black-and-white illustrations throughout. Text Classics series. "Sarah Murgatroyd's classic account of the ill-fated Burke and Wills expedition is a tragic tale of courage, love, suffering and madness." 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Wings of the Kite-hawk: A Journey Into the Heart of Australia, Nicolas Rothwell
10 Nicolas Rothwell Wings of the Kite-hawk: A Journey Into the Heart of Australia
Sydney Picador 2003 0330364022 / 9780330364027 First Paperback Near Fine Octavo 
327 pp. Faint yellowing to edges of text block. Internally as new. "This is a book unlike any other written about inland Australia. As much fable as memoir, as much poem as momentary record, it resonates with strangeness and bitter-sweetness, with all the hidden patterns and suddenly revealed depths of life." 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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As Other Men: A Novel, Phillipson, Neill
11 Phillipson, Neill As Other Men: A Novel
Melbourne Wren Publishing 1974 0858851547 / 9780858851542 First Hard Cover Good Fair Small Octavo 
199 pp. Light general and edgewear to unclipped dustjacket; small chip at base of spine panel, which is faded (lettering is still bright). Light wear to lower edges of black boards. Foxing and faint yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. "An artificial environment created to stabilize the Southern Mining Company's workforce in the harsh north-west of Western Australia, the tiny township has become a prison for the migrant families who live and work there... Subtle irony." 
Price: 8.00 AUD
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A Separate Creation: Discovery of Wild Australia by Explorers and Naturalists, Pizzey, Graham (editor)
12 Pizzey, Graham (editor) A Separate Creation: Discovery of Wild Australia by Explorers and Naturalists
South Yarra Currey O'Neil 1985 0859021866 / 9780859021869 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Quarto 
150 pp. Extremely light edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Light wear to lower board edges. Previous owner's gift note to front free endpaper. A bit of waviness to fore-edge. Colour illustrations throughout. Pizzey has selected observations from, among others, William Dampier, JamesCcook, Joseph Banks, Watkin Tench, Matthew Flinders, George Bass, Thomas Mitchell, Charles Darwin, John Gould, Ludwig Leichhardt, Mrs Aeneas Gunn. 
Price: 22.00 AUD
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Wilderness Light: Photographing Australia's Wild Places, Rankin, Robert
13 Rankin, Robert Wilderness Light: Photographing Australia's Wild Places
Brisbane Rankin Publishers 1993 0959241841 / 9780959241846 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Quarto 
159 pp. Extremely light general and edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Light wear to lower board edges and ends of spine. Tiny bump to upper edge of text block. Internally as new. Colour and black-and-white photographs throughout. "The book for all those who are fascinated with wilderness and have a desire to capture its many moods on film." 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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The Flower Hunter: The adventures, in Northern Australia and New Zealand, of flower painter Ellis Rowan, Rowan, Ellis
14 Rowan, Ellis The Flower Hunter: The adventures, in Northern Australia and New Zealand, of flower painter Ellis Rowan
U.S.A. HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd 1991 0207170509 / 9780207170508 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Quarto 
216 pp. Spine panel of unclipped dustjacket is lightly sunned. Just a little chipping to corners of boards and spine ends of book. Internally as new. Colour plates and black-and-white drawings, including maps, in the text. "Reproduced for the first time sice 1898, the book tells an engrossing story of a courageous woman, and presents a revealing portrait of colonial life in Australia." 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Naked Under Capricorn, Ruhan, Olaf
15 Ruhan, Olaf Naked Under Capricorn
London McDonald & Co. 1958 First Hard Cover Good Good Octavo 
254 pp. General and edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Stains to green cloth boards. Foxing to edges of text block. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. "Vividly records and illustrates the opening up of Central Australia during the first four decades of the century." Fiction 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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16 Serventy, Vincent The Desert Sea
South Melbourne Macmillan Australia 1985 033340050X / 9780333400500 First Hard Cover Good+ Good+ 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
ix, 173 pp. Dustjacket, now protected in archival mylar, is not price clipped but is a little chipped at the front corners. Red cloth boards have a little edgewear and a few light stains. Internally bright, clean and solidly bound. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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17 Taylor, Jan Evolution in the Outback: Time in the North-West of Australia
Kenthurst, NSW Kangaroo Press 1987 0864171056 / 9780864171054 First Hard Cover Very Good Good + Quarto 
128 pp. Dustwrapper, now protected in clear removable sleeve, is not price clipped but is a little wavy from having been trapped in (previous) plastic sleeve. Brown cloth boards very lightly bumped at corners. Faint pencil marks to ffep, a llittle sticker residue to rear fep. Internally clean, bright and solidly bound. Colour and b/w illustrations throughout. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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Harry, Wales, Robert
18 Wales, Robert Harry
London Robert Royce 1985 0947728090 / 9780947728090 First Hard Cover Very Good Good Octavo 
275 pp. Light general and edgewear to price-clipped dustjacket; spine panel sunned. Faint dust foxing to upper edge of text block. Internally as new. "An exciting and moving adventure story about the biggest cattle-theft of all time, masterminded by a lowly ranch-hand who set out in 1882 to drive 1500 head of cattle across 1200 miles of the vast and formidable Australian outback in his search for dignity, pride and independence. The novel is loosely based on true events." 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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19 Watkins, Kel Send 'er Down, Hughie: Stories from the Wheatbelt
Richmond, Victoria (Australia) Greenhouse 1987 0864360576 / 9780864360571 Reprint Paperback Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
136 pp. Slight edgewear. Spine uncreased. Owner's blacked-out inscription to inside front cover. Black-and-white line drawings. List of contributors. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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20 Watkins, Wal Andamooka
Melbourne Gold Star Publications 1972 First Paperback Paperback Good+ 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
192 pp. Cover a little worn, sticker ghost to front cover. Spine slightly canted. Pages clean, unwrinkled, tightly bound. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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