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Capt. Sir G.H.Wilkins, M.C.

Undiscovered Australia
Being an account of an expedition to tropical Australia to collect specimens of the rarer native fauna for the British Museum, 1923-1925
Ernest Benn Ltd
. London 1928 1st Ed. HB no dj green cloth some foxing. 292pages 215mmx140mmx800gms. 48 b&w photographic plates and a folding map (with a short tear). The author describes wildlife, topography, local conditions, his adventures and the native people in considerable detail, with chapters on cannibals, native ceremonies, customs and amusements, etc. The appendix gives the scientific results and the plants, birds, animals and minerals collected. He had previously been with Stefansson in the Arctic, made a heroic flight from Point Barrow to Spitsbergen, and was with the Shackleton expedition in the Antarctic. The London edition is scarcer than the New York edition, which was published the following year.
$70  Bookfinder $86+ for this edition  Book itself is SOLD

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History & Biography


Printers and Politics - A History of the Australian Printing Unions 185-1950
ANU Press
1966 1st Ed hb blue cloth covers intact but surface very spotted wt 800gms 240mm x 155mm Outlines the struggles of the various Australian printing unions during their first hundred years, through economic depression, war and technological revolution. First edition; 386, index; b/w plates, line illustrations; clean inside

Ion L Idriess

Man Tracks - with the mounted police in the Australian wilds
Angus and Robertson Sydney.
1935 2nd ed. 330 pages  190mmx 130mm wt 500gm packed.Original cloth. (xii,272pp.). With frontisp., num. plates, and front end-paper map. HB no dj but front of dj pasted onto inside front cover.Spine marked. Binding a litle loose but all clean inside.
A popular account of the life and work of the mounted police in the Australian outback. What the Mounteds would probably call a patrol job, the author travelled 11, 000 miles and as far as possible to locate material for this book.

$30             Booksearch $60+






Doris Blackwell & Douglas Lockwood

Alice on the Line
Rigby 1981 pb 204pp  many loose pages ISBN: 0851793762 180mmx115mmx200gms. The town that is Alice was a telegraph station when Doris Bradshaw Blackwell went there as a young girl in 1899, Mrs. Blackwell's father, Thomas Bradshaw, was officer-in-charge of Alice Springs telegraph, station from 1899-1908.

BURGMANN Verity and Jenny Lee

Making a Life - A people's History of Australia since 1788
Publisher: Ringwood: Penguin, 1988; 12mo - over 6 3/4 " - 7 3/4 " tall. 352pp, notes, index. Paperback in good condition. A social history of Australia. Contributors include Raelene Frances, Marilyn Lake, Garry Wotherspoon and others wt 300gms
 $8   Bookfinder $16
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Verity Burgmann and Jenny Lee - Editors

A Most Valuable Acquisition
A People's History of Australia since 1788
McPhee Gribble/Penguin 
1988 1st PB  plastic cover GC  254 pages 210mmx140mmx250gms.Contributors include Henry Reynolds, Dianne Bell, Alastair Davidson & Andrew Markus. This volume of "The People's History Series" looks at the carving up of the land and the racial strife that followed white settlement, Australia's ties to the world economy and its involvement in international wars.
$10   Bookfinder  $10 - $20+
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Jeff Carter

Bush Battlers
People of the Inland
Seal Books 1995  pb 293pp fc 180mmx110x300gms two books in one; Bush Battlers & People of the Inland, B & W photos, pictorial card cover, Bush Battlers documents the story of various Australians who chose an alternative lifestyle in the bush, first published in 1968 so a valuable early document. People of the inland is the journal of a travel across the red centre and the people who make their living there.
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Cornish, Henry:

, (1975). Facsimile of the 1880 second edition. wt 400 gms, pp. xvii, 461. Spine creased, top edge sl. stained, paper browned else  ISBN 0 14 070041 2. Cornish, an Anglo-Indian, travelled in Australia in the 1870s to recover from illness and wrote this "... fascinating general survey of its social, political and commercial affairs." In the PENGUIN COLONIAL FACSIMILES series. slight wqear 1 loose page po name ifc
$5   Books and Collectibles/Bookfinder  $12
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Vivienne Gostelow

Sunshine and Shadow
The Life of an Outback Family in Cape York Peninsula 1944 - 1986

Pinevale Publications, Mareeba, 1988 pb fp and 2 front pages missing otherwise firm and clean.PP 168. map and Illustrated cattle droving frontis 65 black and white photos at the rear.; 300 gms ISBN 0959378383 edited by Glenville Pike. Handwritten Notes indicate the book was owned by the author's granddaughter. scarce
$14  Books and Collectibles/Bookfinder  $35

Kristin Weidenbach

Mailman of the Birdsville Track
The Story of Tom Kruse
2005 reprint sc  GC.For 20 years Tom Kruse was the mailman of the Birdsville Track - one of the best known & loneliest tracks in Australia. A classic Australian story.
$10  Books and Collectibles/Bookfinder  $16

D.J.Murphy and R.B.Joyce  (Ed)

Queensland Political Portraits 1859 -1952
University of Quuensland Press
1978 1st Ed hb grey cloth dj vgc 518p 225mmx145x1kg ISBN: 0702211273. Written by twelve authorities on specific political figures and edited by two prominent historians of Queensland this book is a comprehensive look at Queensland Politics over the period and includes photographs and summaries of the parliamentary careers of every Queensland premier since 1860 to publishing date. The political life of a region can generally be identified closely with the character and personality of its leaders. In Queensland's first hundred years of responsible government, its major political figures were demonstrably influential. Sixteen of them, including fourteen premiers, are drawn here as individuals and as persons who wrote their names on the State's history.
$10   Bookfinder $16


T.J.Ryan A Political Biography
University of Queensland Press
1st Ed HB Gre

en Cloth gilt on spine 596 pages. many b 7w photos etc  ISBN: 0702209929 235 x 155mm wt1.4kg. Signed by the author The Author is the late Dr.Dennis Murphy - Unversity of Queensland Thomas Joseph Ryan
Labor Member of the House of Representatives 1919–21 (West Sydney), Ryan had been a Queensland parliamentarian 1909–21 and Premier 1915–19.
Denis Murphy’s biography of Queensland Labor Premier Thomas Joseph Ryan won the Foundation for Australian Literary Studies’ Colin Roderick Award in 1976. The Award is presented to the best book published in Australia which deals with any aspect of Australian life. Ryan had joined the Labor Party in 1904, becoming Premier in 1915 to 1919 and leader of the first Queensland Labor government with a clear majority in the Legislative Assembly. Ryan is well known for his stance against conscription during the World War I and particularly for the ‘Warwick Egg Incident’ in 1917.
During this incident Prime Minister Billy Hughes who supported conscription and was in the final days of the second conscription referendum campaign had his hat dislodged by eggs thrown from the crowd.
The media at the time exaggerated the incident, implying that the Prime Minister had been assaulted and had received no assistance from the police officer in charge. This in turn was interpreted as evidence of the lawlessness of the Queensland government.
Despite Hughes’ best efforts to tarnish Ryan’s reputation and canvas support for conscription, the second referendum was defeated by a larger majority than the first and Ryan became a hero to the anti-conscription movement.
$65    Bookfinder $107

Thomas Joseph Ryan                           
after his  admission
as a King's Counsel

TJ Ryan's message to the
Queensland people on the
second conscription referendum, 1917

Election poster
from the Queensland
state election in 1920

T.J.RYAN (to Manager): "You see, I expect to be Prime Minister directly, and have the blewing of the money, so I just dropped in to this Commonwealth Bank of yours to see how much you've got. Don't be afraid to mention the amount. I could get through it if it was twice as much. You ought to see my record in Queensland!"

Norman Lindsay cartoon appearing in the Bulletin during the federal election campaign of 1919 in which Ryan resigned his position as Premier of Queensland to enter federal politics.

RYAN Des & Mike McEwen

It's Grossly Improper
Pub.Wenan Pty.Ltd #rd Printing 1980 Mass Market Paperback. Cover worn.  photo plates. An insight into how Don Dustan personal life is supposed to have affected the administration of the South Australian Government. 175mmx 115mm Wt.300gms packed.
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David Hopkins

The Golden years of Tasmania
From boom to almost bust and back again in the Island State
St Davids Park Pub.
1991 ist ed hb dj vgc  1.6kg 272pages profusely illustrated throughout. Scarce. Features many photos never previously published.
$20   Books and Collectibles/Bookfinder  $50



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South Australia

H.John Lewis

Salisbury South Australia
A History of Town and District
Investigator Press
1980 1st Ed Hb DJ VGC  250mmx185x1kg. isbn
085864049x  pp352, illustrated, maps, bibliography. A history of the town and district of Salisbury in South Australia. Adelaide's satellite city, originally the dumping ground for British immigrants
Bookfinder  $20
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Historical Fiction

Russell Mcdougall

South of Capricornia
Short Sories 1925 - 1934 by Xavier Herbert
Oxford UP
1990 1st Ed hb blue cloth dj VGC 250x175mmx1.2kg.
This book draws together the early writings of Xavier Herbert, prior to the publication of his classic novel 'Capricornia' in 1938. Until now these writings have remained one of the major secrets of Australia's modern literary tradition, as many were originally published in now obscure magazines and newspapers, often under one of the author's pseudonyms. Illustrations. Over 20 stories never before published in book form & several never before published. By providing a brief intro to every story & a general intro to the collection, McDougall has framed the stories in terms of an overarching narrative of the author's life & literary career before 'Capricornia'. 476pgs ISBN: 0195532481
Bookfinder  $23

Doreen McGrath

From the Lime Bluffs
Cairns Post  The Author
(n.d.). 210x130: 274pp. Paperback, Good, lightly foxed. ISBN: 0 959 37620 8 , Weight: 400g. Self Published Cairns Half title page includes adedication by the author "Hugh a gift of appreciation for the vision of "The Stockman's Hall of fame" and making it a reality for all to enjoy. Inscription by the  author and signed.
$8   Bookfinder $12+
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Doreen McGrath

From the Lime Bluffs
Cairns Post  The Author
(n.d.). 210x130: 274pp. Paperback, Good, lightly foxed. ISBN: 0 959 37620 8 , Weight: 400g. Self Published Cairns Half title page includes adedication by the author "Hugh a gift of appreciation for the vision of "The Stockman's Hall of fame" and making it a reality for all to enjoy. po name
$8   Bookfinder $12+
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Steele Rudd

A City Selection
University of Queensland Press
1984 hb dj VGC  826 pages 200mmx135mmx950gms. B/w illustrations, b/w frontispiece, coloured dustwrapper designed by Christopher McVinish, using the original illustration by Percy Lindsay. Pp.826. Size: 205x135mm. Weight: 700g. REFERENCE: ISBN 0702217999.Steele Rudd was a comic writer of genius who created the inimitable Dad and Dave, Mother and Sarah, Dan and Grandpa, and gave them a place in Australian folklore, B & W illustrations, cream cloth hardcover, front cover has a cartoon type illustration printed in green, green lettering on spine
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Alan Moir

Joh's Party Album
Angus and Robertson 1987 pb 63pages 240mmx210x200gms GC very funny 62 pages of laughter

Larry Pickering editor

Cartoons by Australian Kids
Larry Pickering Enterprises Pty.Ltd  1982 sc  unpaginated  270mmx190mmx1kg good, this selection of the best cartoons from Australian kids allos all Australians to understand what motivates their children.
ISBN: 0949878022 a little worn
$16   Bookfinder  $20 - $30

Jonathan King

The Other Side of the Coin
A Cartoon History of Australia
Cassell Australia
1979 rev. ed. hb dj vgc 240 pages 1.2 kg. 375 black and white cartoons; index;; fine in like dustwrapper. ***Political cartoons from Australian history which tells the story about the country's past by artists who lived it. A classic.
$8  Books and Collectibles/Bookfinder  $15



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Art, Literature, Poems & Songs

Leonie Kramer (ed)

My Country
Australian Poetry & Short Stories, Two Hundred Years

Ure Smith Press 1991 reprint in two volumes HB no dj VGC no marks. Volume 1. Beginnings 1930's 626 pages. Volume 2. 1930's - 1980's 671 pages 250mmx170mm x 2 total weight 2.7 kg
Books and Collectibles/Bookfinder  $20
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Elwyn Lynn

The Australian Landscape and its Artists
Bay Books.
1979 reprint hb dj gc 159 pages 2kg a large heavy book.Original cloth in dustwrapper. Colour reproductions. Lavishly produced book with full colour reproductions of major artists - Boyd, Buvelot, Cassab, Drysdale, Martens, Nolan, Rees, Williams etc. Illusts with 100 full-page colour plates. Square folio. faux-leather binding, gilt lettering. FOLIO SIZE. HARDCOVER. (160pages). Art history and study from the nineteenth-century onwards. Includes Julian Ashton, Arthur Boyd, Drysdale, Gruner, von Guerard, Heysen, Sali Herman, Conrad Martens, and many others.
$10   Books and Collectibles/Bookfinder  $19



Banjo Paterson

The Best of Banjo Paterson
Selected by Walter Stone
Summit Books
1978 2nd imp sc worn and covers marked but clean inside. po insc ifc 464pp  280mmx200mmx1.9kg spine broken but together
Illustrated with b&w Photos & Drawings Banjo Peterson Songs Balads Poetry
Bookfinder  $20





Women in Australia

Katrina ALFORD

Production or Reproduction.
An Economic History of Women in Australia 1788-1850
OUP 1984 1ed pb ex lib 264pp 215mm x 140mm wt600gms Good

Eve Pownall

Australian Pioneer Women
Rigby 1980 enlarged 5th Edition hb dj - slight tears  gc po insc. ifc  isbn085902007 235x150mmx800gms.dkgreencloth.296 pp.,b/w.illus; Brown farm scene on end pp; nice b/w history photos throughout; well referenced book explaining the role played by women in farming, setting up sheep industry & cattle stations - from gold digging towns to isolated stations - women who did more than the stereotype of pioneering women as housekeepers and child rearers.
Bookfinder  $12
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Travel Australia

Eric Hoffman

Adventuring in Australia Softcover, ISBN 0871567423
Publisher: Sierra Club Books, 1990

Express postage $10 within Australia
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Douglass Baglin and Barbara Mullins

Islands of Australia
Ure Smith Sydney 1974 reprint hb dj torn white cloth slight fading and marks Fair clean inside  and firm 144 in depth look at Australia's islands, colour photos, maps An attractive and interesting book with many excellent photographs with informative captions and text, providing a comprehensive geographic coverage of the islands of Australian. ISBN: 0725400846
$10   Bookfinder  $14
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Peter Nichols et al

Camping and Caravans
Paul Hamlyn Sydney
1973 First White boards  hb dj -torn  VGC  285 pages isbn060007191Everything you need to know about family camping, bushwalking and bushcraft, rucksack camping, motor bike camping, trail riding and where to go in Australia.
$10   Books and Collectibles/Bookfinder $15
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Hans-Otto Meissner

Das Funfte Paradies
Publisher J.G. Coota'sche  1965  400 pages HB Blue Cloth  no dj very clean and firm binding 210mmx130x550grams. See also Africa for the other book
$10   Books and Collectibles/Bookfinder $20
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Northern Territory

Frank Alcorta

Explore Australia's Northern Territory
National Book
1992 revised Ed sc ISBN: 1875580360 Introduced by Les Hiddens, "The Bush Tucker Man' VGC  176pp  305x 230mmx900gms
$10 Books and Collectibles/Bookfinder $15+

Peter Lancaster Brown

Australia's Coast of Coral and Pearl
Rigby Seal Books
1974 pb 208pp 180mmx115x300g isbn0851795676. The author writes about his own 20th Century adventure of whaling , beachcombing and crayfishing in the Australian Northwest
Books and Collectibles/Bookfinder $8

O'Conner  Elizabeth

The Irishman
Angus & Robertson
, 1961 reprint; Hard Cover Buff. Very Good/Fair. First Edition.Signed by the Author. 8vo - over 7 3/4 " - 9 3/4 " tall. 318 pages. n dj wt500gms. Shipped at cost. A novel of north Australia by the author of Steak for Breakfast.Covers marked
$10 Books and Collectibles/Bookfinder $25

O'Connor, Elizabeth

Steak for Breakfast
Angus and Robertson
1958 1st Ed hb + DJ Overall yellow cloth covers good and clean, firm binding
 217 pages  B&W drawing. Covers good, minimal wear on corners. True story of the outback, a big cattle station in the Gulf country.
$10 Books and Collectibles/Bookfinder $20
Alan Powell

Far Country
A Short History of the Northern Territory
Melbourne University Press
1982 1st Ed pb 301pp 215x140x500g isbn 0522842267 This is a full and revealing account of the perilous and adventurous course of the Northern Territory; a comprehensive account of its history which debunks the myths and makes human both the high and low points. Until recently the region was largely neglected by Australian historians who concentrated their work on the south-east corner of the continent. Alan Powell's work was one of the first to help redress that balance - to establish that the Territory, although unique and in many ways idiosyncratic in much of its history, is nevertheless an essential part of Australian consciousness.
$5   Bookfinder $8
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Gordon Moyes

When Box Hill was a Village
Anzea Books
1991 pb VGC 210x140mmx200gms Illustrated with black and white photographs. Thousands of people have enjoyed listening to Gordon Moyes' Box Hill stories on his radio program, 'Sunday Night Live'. Sixteen of these stories have been specially chosen to be included in this volume. They are Gordon's reminiscences of his growing up in the 40s and 50s in the Melbourne suburb of Box Hill. Share with him the characters, the joys, the poignancy, and pathos of the time 'When Box Hill was a Village
$8   Bookfinder  $8 -$14
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Western Australia

Bruce Bennett & William Grono

Wide Domain - Western Australian Themes and Images
Angus & Robertson Australia 1979 hb dj  ex lib. 270pp 225mmx140mmx650gms isbn 020714009. A collection of creative writing of and about Western Australia. Dampier, Giles, Wollaston, J.B. O'Reilly, Trollope, D.H. Lawrence, Henry Lawson, Prichard, Cowan. Stow, Mary Durack, Murdoch, Paul Hasluck, Hewett, Georgiana Molloy, Jock Marshall and Russell Drysdale, Donald Stuart, Hugh Edwards, etc From the gritty beginnings of the first settlement through to contemporary urban modes of living, 'Wide Domain' is rich in startling contrasts and new perceptions about Australia's 'western third'. Complementing the text are illustrations, photographs, cartoons and paintings - from Western Australia's past and present.
Bookfinder  $14+
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Aboriginal Culture

C.A.Blanchard MP

Return to the Country
The Aboriginal Homelands Movement in Australia
Australian Government Publishing Service Canberra.
1987 sc 333pages  250mmx170mmx650gms  isbn0644062010
Bookfinder  $65 Australia
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Australian Aboriginal Paintings in Western and Central Arnhem Land
Temporal Sequences and Elements of Style in Cadell River and Death Adder Creek Art
Aboriginal Studies press
1988 hb dj ex lib gc 214 pages 1.5kg 36 x 25.5.Comprehensive description and explanation of the rock paintings of Western & Central Arnhem Land. This book includes: orientation; the Aboriginal informants; painting materials, pigments & techniques; stylistic conventions in Arnheim Land rock painting; temporal sequences in Arnheim Land rock paintings; spirit beings & mytho-totemic motifs; Cadell River art (phases & affinities).
$20  Books and Collectibles/Bookfinder  $30

R.M.W.Dixon   ++

Words of Our Country
University of Queensland Press
1991 1st Ed pb 4 pages have been taped into the book.
Words of Our Country: Yidiny - the Aboriginal Language of the Cairns - Yarrabah Region
This book explores an Aboriginal lifestyle through its words.

For many thousands of years the Yidiny language was spoken by the Aborigines of the Cairns-Atherton Tablelands region. Today the people and the words are all but extinct. Here, in tracking this sophisticated language, linguist R.M.W. (Bob) Dixon records its last speakers.

The language and way of life are illustrated by twenty-four stories in both Yidiny and English translation. Aboriginal place names are listed along with their origins, and the book includes a clearly organised vocabulary of words, and Yidiny and English indexes.

The vocabulary is ordered into fields of meaning (such as parts of the body, kin terms, animals, and verbs of motion) and is cross-referenced to specific words in the story section.

The book provides vital information on the history of the region, dialect differences and the extraordinary "mother-in-law" language which distinguished this ancient and rich culture

Only a small number of these books were originally printed and is now out of print and very scarce isbn0702223603 312 pages. Overall GC.

$75   Books and Collectibles/Bookfinder  $not listed anywhere in the world
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Val Donovan

The Reality of a Dark History
From Contact and Conflict to Cultural Recognition
Val Donovan, Queensland Heritage Trails Network, Arts Queensland
2002 sc VGC - Fine no marks 298 pages with b/w illustrations 250mmx180mmx850gms isbn 0724280928. Early European observations of Aboriginal and Torres Straits peoples in their traditional environment explain the impact of European settlement on the traditional owners of Queensland.
$60   Bookfinder  $64 -$89 for ex library copies
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Reed A. W.

Aboriginal Myths, Legends and Fables
 Reed Australia 1997 reprint sc 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall S Soft Cover Very Good ++ 412pp. No markings or inscriptions. 'This book presents a variety of myths, legends and fables from the wealth of such poetic and imaginative tales in Aboriginal lore. An attempt has been made to convey some idea of the mystical bond that existed between man, his environment and the spirit life of the Dreamtime. Even the homelier tales show that oneness that links all living creatures in a spiritual relationship. The stories are retold simply, with only sufficient change to make them acceptable to present-day readers. It is hoped they will give readers enjoyment and perhaps a little insight into the treasury of Aboriginal lore
$8  Books and Collectibles/Bookfinder  $
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The Great Barrier Reef

John Borthwick and Peter McGonigal

The Great Barrier Reef Queensland Coast
APA Publications
Insight Guide Series1991 1st Ed, pb VGC isbn 0134731905  220mmx150mmx530gms
A stunning book with exquisite photographs of the most stunning place in Australia - The Great Barrier Reef. It's extrordinary beauty and 1,500 species of fish and 400 types of hard and soft coral all nestling in and around 3,000 seperate reefs. Near fine condition. Illustrated stiffened card covers. 353pp
Bookfinder  $35
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Cairns & North Queensland      
Col Dunn

The History of Electricity in Queensland
Col Dunn
1985 1st Ed sc gc ex lib clean and firm. isbn095892290X 184pp illu.covers + plastic. An outline of the history of electricity and its progress in Queensland, 1882-1984. (Bundaberg, Qld. 1985). 8vo. Or.illust. wrappers. (VIII,184pp.). With num. illusts.
Bookfinder  $45


Ross Fitzgerald

A History of Queensland from 1915 to the 1980's
University of Queensland Press
1985 reprint pb some loose pages but clean and firm inside. 653p 195mmx130mmx700gms. XVI, 653 PP with 109 b/w illustrations (maps, facsimile of newspaper and b/w photos). Fp (in colour): Autocratic Labor Premier William Forgan Smith, ca. 1939.the sequel to Fitzgerald's previous book, From the Dreaming to 1915,which examines the history of Queensland mainly through its political institutions, with particular emphasis on the reign of Joh Bjelke-Peteresen.
$10   Books and Collectibles/Bookfinder $16

Lawrie Kavanagh

Kavanagh on Queensland Again
Jan Kavanagh
Brisbane 1991pb 176pp 195x130mmx400gms. fc marked slightly
A Collection of Laurie Kavanagh's Columns from 'The Courier Mail'
$12  Books and Collectibles/Bookfinder $20+



Three Decades of Queensland Political History 1929 - 1960
Queensland Government. Brisbane. [c. 1960]. First Edition; 842, index; 100 plates of cartoons and photographs; hardcover dust jacket- laminated; good condition. An important reference, includes: processes of government in Queensland, the great depression, Labor falls from power, the post depression years, the war years, Queensland's part in World War II, post war and expanding economy, Labor's second fall from power, advent of the Country-Liberal coalition, biographies of Queensland Governors from 1927 to 1960, political portraits and biographies Ex library usual marks.
$27   Books and Collectibles/Bookfinder $45



Jacaranda Press. Brisbane. 1981. First Edition; 150, index; fully illustrated in colour. hardcover in dust jacket; fine condition. Signed by the author. A panoramic interpretation of the coast of Queensland, from the wilderness of the Cape York Peninsula to the glittering playground of the Gold Coast, photographs by the author supported by an authoritative text. IFC detached from fc - needs gluing back - otherwise good overall
$8  Books and Collectibles/Bookfinder  $16
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Nan McDonough

From Other Coasts
published by the author limited edtion 1977 pb signed by the author 306pp some slight damp damage. An Historical Novel printed in Cairns  Queensland Australia. She came to Queensland before WW2 and returned to work in 1941, nursing at Chillagoe. She married John McDonough.
$10   Bookfinder  $15



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Cairns & North Queensland

John Andersen

Bagmen Millionaires
Life and People in North Queensland
Viking O'Neil/Penguin
1983 sc gc  750gms 174 pages
$15   Books and Collectibles/Bookfinder  $35



Richard J. Britten

Around the Cassowary Rock
Adventures on a North Queensland River
Pinevale publications
1992 1st Ed sc 254 pages + pages of bw photos at back (1st Ed 1978 and only 138 page) 210mmx140mmx450gms Britten describes his days of roaming along the rivers and beaches of Queensland, enjoying a life of fishing, wandering and solitude. tells the story of R J Britten's days of roaming along the rivers and beaches of a part of Queensland, before speedboats destroyed its peace and quiet. He writes of a time now gone when, in the sugar country near the meeting of the Russell and Mulgrave rivers, a man could live off the land and enjoy a life of fishing, wandering and solitude.isbn1875375058
Bookfinder   this edition not listed but new price was $24


From Chart House to Bush Hut or The Test of Fortitude
With sequel by Jack Bryde
Printed by Watson Ferguson
1998 reprint of the 1977 reprint to commemorate the Centenary of the first settlement of Mareeba and Mossman areas. SC  343pp + sequel 90 pages Signed by Jack Bryde who wrote the seque. Clean and firm. 215x135mmx550gms. The book is a true story. A personal narrative of a Liverpool sailorman who said goodbye to the sea and became a landlubber. His promised land was the Tropical Forest of the Atherton Tablelands. He married and Victorian girl and together they carved a home out of the forests and raised a fine family. A descriptive narration about the early days of the Atherton Tablelands. A rare book.
Books and Collectibles/Bookfinder  $70 + for 1977 Edition



Cooktown Collection
None listed. sc spiral bound  c 1995. 85 pp GC  210mmx150mm150gms.Collection of writings from members of the Cooktown Writers Group . A miscellanea of fiction, poetry & historical essays related to Cooktown, in far-north Qld.
Books and Collectibles  $13-20+
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Paul Curtis

The Travellers' Guide to North Queensland Cairns and Surrounds
Envirobook Sydney 2000 1st Ed sc 172pp+list etc  210x135mmx300gms signed by the author. Comprehensive guide to Cairns, Daintree and Atherton Tablelands. A must if you want to explore the region.GC fc slightly marked
Bookfinder  $not listed
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John Kerr

Northern Outpost
Mossman Central Mill Company
1979 hb with dj(torn) 154pp  280mmx200mmx700gms
ISBN: 0959577904
pages ix, 154, appendices, index profusely illustrated with b/w photographs hardcover in pictorial reproduction dust jacket (protected); fine condition. Mossman Central Mill. Very Scarce. Northern Outpost presents the history of the most northerly sugar mill in Australia. Includes the fascinating details of the narrow gauge steam and diesel railways (tramways) which not only criss-crossed the cane fields but were extended to the Pacific Ocean port at Port Douglas
Bookfinder  $20 - $47

Maureen Kozicka

The Mysteries of Black Mountain
Bolton Inprint Cairns
1990 reprint sc isbn0713601440 66 pages 210mmx150mmx180gms. signed by the author. "Climb Black Mountain?" The old prospector cleared his throat "Don't do that whatever you do!"
Books and Collectibles/Bookfinder  $13
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K.E.Neal Malanda Qld 4885
1982 1st Ed pb isbn 0959288708  309 pp  180mmx125mmx350gms. Signed by the author and edited by the well known author Glenville Pike of the the Atherton Tablelands. Simple story of a family's struggles on the land in NSW and later on the Atherton Tablelands and tobacco growing near Mareeba in the early 1930's. A very rare book and not listed elsewhere
Bookfinder  $not listed
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Barry Paine

The Green Centre
BBC et al 
1976  1st Ed hb dj VGC  260mmx200mmx900gms 176 pages This book is both the story of the film 'The Year of the Green Centre' and a much fuller account of the marvels Barry Paine witnessed during the making of the film. He is able to pass on the spell which Australia's Centre cast on him. ISBN: 0233967923
$8   Bookfinder  $10 Australia
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Glenville Pike

Pioneers' Country
Glenville Pike, Mareeba Qld
1976 New Ed Enlarged and revised pb 425pp 200x150mmx800g  colour plates, b&w photographic plates, illustrations, The Story of the Pioneering of The Beautiful country over the Range and Inland from cairns North Queensland. 120 page pictorial section. Four colour paintings by R.Tretheway isbn959896074
$35   Bookfinder $42


Glenville Pike

The Golden Days
Pinevale Publications Mareeba:
, 1981; Paper Back. No Jacket. 1st.. Small Octavo. a very good copy of this history of Nth Queensland in the Gold rush era, cover illustration by Alex Hardaker,, partially based on the writings of Hugh Borland, numerous photographs,162 pps, 200mm x 150mm x 400gms
$9  Books and Collectibles/Bookfinder  $18

Glenville Pike

Queensland Frontier
Aussie Books
1988 reprint pb Author grippingly writes of how the pioneers pushed the frontier of settlement northward on the tracks of valient explorers in the 1845 -1880 period." Australian history. (History|History|Australia|Pioneers|Frontier|Aboriginies) 200mmx150x550gms.Illustrated with black & white plates. 378 pages A compelling account of the turbulent pioneering years in Queensland's northern frontier.
$15 Books and Collectibles/Bookfinder  $30
Cairns - Five Books

Rosemary Sinclair
Cooking and Looking in Cairns and District
Ayres and James
1986 1st Ed, hb illust covers gc 96 pages. Local Flavour series. Collection of recipes, illustrated by sketches of historic homes in Cairns.
 Books and Collectibles/Bookfinder  $14


David Maguire

Up Front
The Tom Pyne Story
Tom Pyne
1999 pb gc 166 pages. Ex Mayor of Cairns tells it all with humour.
Books and Collectibles/Bookfinder $10


Cairns Post

Cairns and Beyond
The Story of North Queensland's Tropical Wonderland
Cairns Post
c 1976. hb ex lib but gc. Lots of nostalgic photos of Cairns and environs. Cairns Before the influx with optimism high for a future boom.
Books and Collectibles/Bookfinder $11


Insight Series

Cairns and the Tropical North
Pacific Coast Publishing
undated but c.1990. hb 210 pages. Publicity book for the Cairns tourists. Many photos, historical info and places to and things to see.
Books and Collectibles/Bookfinder $15


Cairns Post

Strength to Strength
120 years of growing business in the Far North.
Cairns Post
2002 1st Ed  hb dj vgc 184pp. Many b/w and color photos. In depth articles on the industries, companies and local government that have helped shape Cairns and the Far North
Books and Collectibles/Bookfinder $20




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Desmond BALL

A Suitable Piece of Real Estate
American Installations in Australia
Hale & Iremonger 1980 1st Ed PB isbn0908094485.gc 280pp, some foxing and endpages marked slightly  245 x 170mm wt 500gms large format paperback A Suitable Piece of Real Estate is intended to characterise two of the fundamental aspects of American defence, scientific and intelligence installations in Australia, and the choices we had to, and will make in regard to these installations. b/w plates t/out, append., index, large format paperback with stiff w/r covers, very sl. bumped corners of covers, no creases, v.g.


BOLTON Geoffrey

Spoils and Spoilers -  Australians Make their Environment 1788 - 1980
George Allen & Unwin
1981 1st Ed.ex library. dj plastic cover.197 pp isbn 0868612189
220 x 145mm wt600gms

Leon Gellert

Beastly Australians
Hodder and Stoughton 
1964 1stED hb dj green cloth VGC 180mm x 125mm wt 200gms po name etc on ifc.Illus. by Bernard Hesling.
$5  Bookfinder $10+

John Hallows

The Dreamtime Society
  1st Ed 1970 hb dj(torn & worn) Good. First Edition. 8vo - over 7 3/4 " - 9 3/4 " tall. 282 pp.with index,b/w.illus.,d/j.has light surface marks,this book is a comparison of the realities of Australian society with the society that exists in Australian imaginations. Weighs 800 gm.standard book number 00 211423
$5  Bookfinder $9+


Exploration North
Richmond Hill Press
1978    HB ISBN: 0908157002   . 250 pp., index, bibliography, colour and black and white photographs, maps, text illustrations etc.. Illustrated dustwrapper. Chapters include "the Mulga", "the Rainforest" and "the Reef". Originally devised around a television production, this book is of sufficient worth to be considered a stand alone production. Numerous illustrations and relevant text make its reading an adventure.. First. Cloth. Good/Good. 4to - over 9 3/4 " - 12" tall ex library but clean and firm.


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Norfolk Island


The Norfolk Island Book
Anson Publications Norfolk Island 1984 1st Ed hb green cloth  no dj vgc po insc.ifc 80p, illustrated history and guide, list of events  Collection of color photographs {100 plus} & text 280mmx210mmx600gms
Bookfinder  $28




Torres Straits

Idriess, Ion L.
Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1947. 13th ed. Hard cover, blue cloth covers are marked, 342pp, b/w frontispiece, endpaper maps.Cover partially detached in front. the edges of 10 pages seem to have been burnt - print not affected. True account of the peoples of Torres Straits, cannabalism, inter tribal warfare and shipwrecked mariners. "But with tragedy also comes romance. The Strait teems with it"
$10   Books and Collectibles/Bookfinder  $20
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HALL C Michael

Introduction to Tourism in Australia - Impacts, Planning and Developement
Pub Longman 2nd Ed 1995 reprint. soft cover 376 pages 240 x 165mm wt 800gms GC
isbn 0582804663
$30 Not listed on Bookfinder


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