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Australia's Wonder Bird "The Lyre Bird"

by [Lyrebird] Herschells Pty Ltd

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Published
1932
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$175.00

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Melbourne: Herschells Pty Ltd, 1932. The film is another matter - how incredible that you have this important piece of Australian film/sound history with you in the U.S. The first sound recording of Lyrebirds was done on the optical soundtrack of film in 1931 and subsequent films were shot and compiled later, although there are some significant gaps /… Read more
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Bairnsdale, East Gippsland - six photographs by C. Mason

by [Victoria; Photography]

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Published
1893
Condition
Very good overall
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$500.00

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Bairnsdale, Victoria: C. Mason, 1893. Very good overall. A handsome set of cabinet cards of the Bairnsdale area. The photographer is "C. Mason & Co., Photographers, Bairnsdale", so printed at the bottom of the cards. The State Library of Victoria holds one cabinet card "Portrait photograph of a young woman" [BIB ID 1804685] with the same… Read more
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'Western Australia'. Color Travel Poster

by [Poster; Australia] Trompf, Percy

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Published
1936
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Very good condition
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$1,500.00

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Sydney: Australian National Travel Association, 1936. Very good condition. A charming color lithograph travel poster depicting a young blonde girl with large bouquet of flowers in one arm, the other arm up to shield her eyes from the sun, walking through a flower strewn meadow. Poster signed "Trompf" (Australian poster artist Percy Trompf) in all capitals at… Read more
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Good as Gold Jams - Lemon conserve, label

by H.W. Davidson & Co's

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Published
ca.
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Very good condition
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$50.00

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Melbourne, ca.. Very good condition. A colorful lemon conserve jam label from the H.W. Davidson company with factories in Melbourne and Kalgoorlie. 10 3/4 x 4 3/4", yellow background with white blossoms, pink circular 'good as gold' trademark, and one man handing fresh canned preserves to another, some faint cracks at edges starting.
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'Australia. The Tallest Trees in the British Empire - Marysville, Victoria'. Color Travel Poster

by [Poster; Australia] Trompf, Percy

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Published
1936
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Very good overall
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Sydney: Australian National Travel Association, 1936. Very good overall. A handsome color lithograph travel poster depicting two women on horseback cantering along a trail in a forest of very tall trees with impressively straight trunks. These majestic trees are a type of eucalyptus known as mountain ash (Eucalyptus regnan). Poster signed "Trompf" (Australian poster artist Percy Trompf)… Read more
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1898 Indenture for 4 town lots in Keilor, Victoria

by [Victoria; Land Deeds]

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Published
1898
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Very good condition
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$150.00

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Victoria, 1898. Very good condition. An indenture for 4 allotments in the township of Keilor, which is now a suburb of Melbourne just west of Tullamarine. The township was a noted camping place for people and bullock teams to and from the gold diggings at Castlemaine, Ballarat and Bendigo. Keilor Post Office opened… Read more
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Journal of Discovery to Port Phillip, New South Wales, in 1824 and 1825 in the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia

by Hovell, W.H. and H. Hume; W. Bland (ed.)

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Published
1894
Condition
Good + overall
Edition
Second edition
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$75.00

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Victoria: James Tegg, 1894. Second edition. Good + overall. An extract of one of the most important journeys in Eastern Australia, to find new grazing land and where NSW's western rivers flowed. Ultimately Hovell and Hume found water and grazing land between the Murrumbidgee and the Murray, and established a route for new settlers to follow.… Read more
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Iconography of Candolleaceous Plants (First Decade)

by Von Mueller, Baron Ferd

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Published
1892
Condition
Very good condition
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$65.00

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Melbourne: Robert Brain, Government Printer, 1892. Staplebound. Very good condition. 4to, original tan printed wrappers, complete with 10 b&w lithograph plates unnumbered with accompanying text pages. Original tan printed wrappers. Some very light fox spotting, altogether very clean and bright. Trove 2963753.
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Eucalyptographia. A descriptive Atlas of the Eucalypts of Australia and the adjoining islands

by Von Mueller, Baron Ferd

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Published
1888
Condition
Very good overall
Edition
First edition
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$225.00

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Melbourne: John Ferres, Government Printer, 1888. First edition. Wraps. Very good overall. Important work on Australian eucalyptus by Von Mueller (1825 - 1896), director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne. Von Mueller is noted particularly for making the blue gum (Eucalyptus globulus) known all over the world, and introducing it in Europe, North & South Africa, … Read more
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An Australian Ramble, or A Summer in Australia

by Ritchie, J. Ewing

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Published
1890
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Very good condition
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$60.00

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London: Fisher Unwin, 1890. Hardcover. Very good condition. Travel work on a visit to Australia by an English journalist, with descriptions of Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia, life at a sheep station, the "larrikin in Australia", Australian wine growing, and emigration information. 8vo, x, 235pp, [1] pp advertisements. Rebound in modern green gilt cloth,… Read more
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Australia as it is: Its Settlements, Farms, and Gold Fields

by Lancelott, F.

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Published
1852
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Good condition
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$400.00

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London: Colburn & Co, 1852. Hardcover. Good condition. Australian content includes: on Western Australia, zoology (kangaroos), farming, wine growing, New South Wales, gold discoveries, flight to the diggings, geology of the gold fields, Victoria & gold fields, South Australia, Adelaide, and the discoveries of Sturt and Barker. Book plate of the noted Western Australian Paul Hasluck, Australian… Read more
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Narrative of a Visit to the Australian Colonies - Presentation copy

by Backhouse, James

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Published
1843
Condition
Very good overall
Edition
First edition
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$1,150.00

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York: Hamilton Adams, 1843. First edition. Hardcover. Very good overall. Fully signed presentation copy to Backhouse's cousin in 1845, Hugh Cloak. The author, a member of the Society of Friends, was an erudite and observant traveller, writing in detail about his experiences. He & his partner Walker visited Tasmania, Norfolk Island, Moreton Bay, Port… Read more
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Micko Walsh and Fred Segar, Australian boxers. Glass negatives

by [Boxing; Australia; Photographs]

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Published
1921
Condition
Very good condition
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$275.00

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Australia, 1921. Very good condition. Two early glass negatives, one showing two Australian boxers, Micko Walsh and Fred Segar, and the second a portrait of their promoter, Will Young. Walsh (a.k.a. Welsh), a Melbourne resident, was born in 1871, debuted in 1892, and fought as a featherweight. He is listed as fighting 49 bouts and 286 rounds. … Read more
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London: Richard Bentley,, 1863. Hardcover. Good -. Financed by the Victorian government, the ill-fated expedition set out in competition w/ Sturt's SA expedition to become the first to reach the north coast. This is the most extensive of the contemporary accounts. 8vo, (xii) 396pp, (32)pp ads, F + 1 plt., fold. map. Embossed red cloth, covers… Read more
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Three Colonies of Australia: New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia. Their Pastures, Copper Mines, & Gold Fields

by Sidney, Samuel

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Published
1853
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Good -
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Second edition
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$75.00

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London: Ingram, Cooke, and Co., 1853. Second edition. Hardcover. Good -. Lacks map. Second and best edition.  8vo, viii + 412pp. Frontispiece and b&w ills and plates in text. Red cloth w/ gold stamping on front and spine. g- spine faded, minor chipping at top and bottom of spine.
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image of AUSTRALIA And the GOLD REGIONS! The Fast-Sailing, Copper-Fastened, and Coppered Ship CONCORDIA, 1,200 TONS BURTHEN, LEVI PRATT, COMMANDER, (who is well acquainted with the trade,) Will be DESPATCHED from BOSTON on MONDAY, 30th AUGUST, 1852.  For SYDNEY ...  [Broadside]

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Niagara, C. W. (Canada), 1852. Very good condition. A very rare, unrecorded, Australian gold rush broadside, advertising to Canadians outside of Toronto a ship departure to the gold rush in "Sydney" via Boston, and carrying Edward Roper, an artist who pictorialized the Australian bush. It is not recorded on WorldCat, Trove or the Canadian National Catalogue… Read more
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Prospectus for 'British and Foreign Association', a scam literary society

by MacLean, Angus; [Earl of Hopetoun]

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Published
1891
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Very good condition
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London: Temple Chambers Victoria Embankment, 1891. Very good condition. Large lithographed letterhead prospectus and signed certificate of honorary membership in what turned out to be a swindle-- a "literary organization" founded in 1882 whose printed list of members includes such important names as the Earl of Hopetoun, Governor of Victoria (prior to becoming the first Governor General of… Read more
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Hamilton Marching Band, a photograph by Clark Bros. of Victoria

by [Victoria; Photography; Clark Bros.]

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Published
1902
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Otherwise very good condition
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$95.00

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Windsor, Victoria, 1902. Otherwise very good condition. A photograph mounted on card of an all-male marching band in uniform in front of a stone building. On the verso is written 'Hamilton, 26th June 1902' in pen and the Clark Bros. Photographers stamp in blue (25 Thomas St. Windsor). Card is 6 3/8 x 4", photograph is clear… Read more
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Biography of Adelaide Ristori

by [Australia; Theater]

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Published
1871
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Very good - condition
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$225.00

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Sydney: Caxton Steam Machine Printing Office, 1871. Wraps. Very good - condition. Scarce biographical booklet, the only one on Ristori published in Sydney, describing the life of the Italian actress Adelaide Ristori, renowned as a tragedienne. Ristori visited Australia with a large Italian entourage for 4 months in 1875, performing in Ballarat, Melbourne and Sydney, and… Read more
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Iconography of Australian Species of Acacia and Cognate Genera (Eighth to Thirteenth Decade) 7 volumes

by Von Mueller, Baron Ferd

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Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints
Published
1888
Condition
Very good overall
Edition
First printing
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$125.00

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Melbourne: Robert Brain & John Ferres, Government Printer, 1888. First printing. Wraps. Very good overall. 4to, each decade with 10 b&w lithograph plates of arcacia. Thirteenth Decade with the Geographic Index at the rear. Original tan printed wrappers, staple bound, a little dusty. Ninth, Eleventh Decade a bit chipped at spine; Twelfth with front wrapper… Read more
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