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Exploring the Mysterious South. The tales of the men who sought new lands and fortune in the Pacific's uncharted territories.

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Sydney, Bay Books: No Date

Seller ID: ID231250

ISBN: 085835912x


Small Quarto Size. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in plastic sleeve. Colour and black & white illustrations. Previous owner's details to preliminary pages. 280 pages Deals mostly with the exploration of Australia. Chapters written by Valmai Phillips, Patricia Coburn & Ann Howard View more info

AUSTRALIANS FROM EVERYWHERE Rogues, Misfits and Adventurers Who Formed a New Society

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Sydney, Bay Books: circa 1986

Seller ID: ID248649

ISBN: 0858359154


Quarto Size. Very Good+ in Very Good + Dustjacket. DJ protected in plastic sleeve. Colour and black & white illustrations. Previous owner's details to front free end paper. 280 pages View more info

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Outback Heroes

By: Adam-Smith, Patsy

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Sydney, Cornstalk Publishing: 1992

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: ID303309

ISBN: 0701815620


Folio Size [38x28cm approx]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Illustrated with Colour and Black & White Photographs and plates. 255 pages View more info

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The Quiet Invasion: A History of Early Sydney

By: Ailwood, Tim

Price: $42.95

Publisher: North Melbourne, Australian Scholarly Publishing: 2018

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID300086

ISBN: 1925588971


MINT - a NEW copy. 383 pages Quiet Invasion is the true history of Sydney's first four years. A story of first contact, disease and famine, misunderstandings and bloody mindedness, tragedy and resilience. This history explodes the myths about the first years of the convict settlement on the shores of Sydney Cove and should change the way you feel about Australian history. Week by week, month by month, a detailed story of invader and invaded unfolds as the town of Sydney ... View more info

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Charles Davis 150 Years

By: Alexander, Alison

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Harris Scarfe Holdings: 1998

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: ID190463

ISBN: 0646361562


Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Fine in Fine dustjacket. Colour and black & white photographs & illustrations throughout. Copy number 999 of 2000. 253 pages The story of the hardware business, founded by Charles Davis [a convict transported to Australia in the mid 19th century], and how it grew from its Tasmanian beginnings into an Australia-wide chain of department stores. View more info

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A Wealth of Women: Australian Women's Lives from 1788 to the Present

By: Alexander, Alison

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Sydney, Duffy and Snellgrove: 2001

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: ID215229

ISBN: 1876631090


Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Near Fine copy in Near Fine dustjacket. DJ now protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. An excellent copy. Illustrated with Black and White plates. [x] 300 pages View more info

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Mrs Fraser on the Fatal Shore

By: Alexander, Michael

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1971

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID245665

ISBN: 0718108159


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Good+ Dustjacket. Main cfault with DJ is the crinkling of the laminate - now protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. Black & white illustrations. Minor tpae stains to endpapers. 186 pages In 1836 the barque Stirling Castle was wrecked on the Great Barrier Reef and the crew and captain's wife cast ashore. Captured by stone age aborigines of rude habits and cannibalistic tendencies Captain Fraser was speaered ... View more info

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Men and Manners in Australia. Being a Social and Economic Sketch History

By: Allan, J.Alex.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Melbourne, F.W. Cheshire: 1945

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID275062


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition. No dustjacket. Red leatherette boards are a little rubbed at spine ends and there is some mild offset to free endpapers. Illustrated with Black and White plates. 176 pages View more info

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Museums Australia Journal Volumes 2-3 1991-1992

By: Anderson, Margaret [Edited by]

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Melbourne Melbourne, Museums Association of Australia: 1993

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: ID224136


Small Quarto Size. Very Good condition. 247 pages Includes a variety of papers organised under the following headings: Cultural Policy; New Directions in Museums; History and Museums; Material Culture Research; Research Notes; Reviews. View more info

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Australian and China. The Ambiguous Relationship

By: Andrews, EM

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Brunswick, Victoria, Melbourne University Press: 1985

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID296008

ISBN: 0522842968


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Good+ Dustjacket. DJ spine is sunned & now protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Some underlining/highlighting to text(pencil) Illustrated with Black & White Photographs and Drawings. 312 pages This is the first book to assemble the entire history of relations between Australia and China as seen from Australian shores. View more info

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The Europeans in Australia A History Volume 1 The Beginning

By: Atkinson, Alan

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Oxford University Press: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID291188

ISBN: 019553641X


Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Near Fine copy in Very Good dustjacket. Dustjacket is now protected in a purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Black & white illustrations & maps. Uncommon in hardback. 429 pages Volume 1 of a three volume set. View more info

Footnote People in Australian History

By: Atkinson, Ann (Editor)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Sydney, The Fairfax Library: 1987

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID242997

ISBN: 0949707120


Octavo Size. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in plastic sleeve. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 240 pages View more info

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The Lights of Cobb & Co The Story of the Frontier Coaches 1854-1924

By: Austin, K.A.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Adelaide, Rigby: 1967

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: ID204514


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. Previous owner's details to preliminary pages. 228 pages An important narrative that covers the history of Cobb & Co over seventy turbulent years. View more info

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Australian Chimneys and Cookhouses

By: Baglin, Elaine and Douglass

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Sydney, Murray Child: 1979

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID186858

ISBN: 0908048181


Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Illustrated with Colour photographs. 80pages View more info

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The Gold Seekers

By: Bartlett, Norman

Price: $16.00

Publisher: London, Jarrolds: 1965

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID300780


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in a Good (priceclipped) Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. Light wear to dustjacket edges and corners and some age toning to spine and edges. Illustrated with Black and White plates. 240 pages The story of the Australian Gold Rush View more info

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'A passion for exploring new countries'. Matthew Flinders & George Bass

By: Bastian, Josephine

Price: $48.00

Publisher: North Melbourne, Australian Scholarly Publishing: 2016

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID292096

ISBN: 1925333728


MINT - a NEW copy. Illustrated with colour plates. Black and white maps. 301 pages Flinders wanted to be an explorer 'second only to Cook', Bass a naturalist, another Sir Joseph Banks, and a rich Sydney trader. For eight years these two pursued their destiny. Their voyages changed the map of Australia, and Flinders gave it its name. They were ready for even greater ventures. Their incredible story is all true – everything in it did happen. This book is historica... View more info

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Miss Australia : A Retrospective 1908 - 2000

By: Beard, Katherine

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Hindmarsh, Crawford House Publishing: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID293550

ISBN: 186333193X


Quarto Size. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected ina purpose-made plastic sleeve. Illustrated with Colour and Black & White Photographs. xiii, 251pp View more info

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The Mantle of Surgery. The First Seventy-five Years of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

By: Beasley, A.W.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID263476

ISBN: 0473083639


Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Near Fine in Near Fine Dustjacket. Illustrated with Colour and Black & White Photographs. 310 pages This commemorative history traces the development of what is now the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, and it tells of those who helped make the college what it is today. View more info

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Early Australia With Shame Remembered

By: Beatty, Bill

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Cassell & Company Ltd: 1962

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID293052


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Good Dustjacket - now protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. DJ is a little edgeworn, with a chip to lower rear edge and has a slightly faded spine. Previous owner's initials to front free endpaper. Illustrated with black and white plates and drawings. 212 pages View more info

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AIMS. The first twenty-five years

By: Bell, Peter Dr. (Principal Author) and Veron, Charlie (Editor)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Townsville, Australian Institute of Marine Science: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID214599

ISBN: 0642322120


Quarto Size. Fine copy. No dustjacket as issued. Excellent condition. Leatherette boards with silver title to face and spine. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrated with Black & White Photographs and Drawings/Diagrams. vii, 173 pages A history of the Australian Institute of Marine Science. View more info