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THE THINGS THAT MAKE US: Life, Loss and Football  (Signed Copy)
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THE THINGS THAT MAKE US: Life, Loss and Football (Signed Copy)

By Riewoldt, Nick

Crows Nest, N.S.W., Australia: Allen and Unwin, 2017. (vi), + 376pp., colour photographic endpapers ('Maddie's Beach'). Unpaginated colour-plate sections. Book clean and square. Vivid white title over lightly bumped spine. Plain gunmetal grey boards undamaged. A short personal inscription signed by the author, using a black felt pen, on title page, else textblock unmarked. Photographic, portrait-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edgeworn, plus an oblique crease on front flap, else very good. Nick Riewoldt (born 1982) was one of St. Kilda Football Club's greatest ever players, going from No. 1 draft pick in 2000 AFL to 6-time winner of his club's Best and Fairest award, and 5-time all Australian captain in a record 220 games, and a total of 336 AFL games - but that is only part of his story . . . Contents include: Prelims., Introduction. 16 chapters. Conclusion. Acks., Maddie Riewoldt's Vision. Index. Book weight approx. 720g. . First Edition, First Impression. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$42.47

I REMEMBER
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I REMEMBER

By Thompson, Lindsay

South Yarra, VIC, Australia: Hyland House Publishing, 1989. (viii), + 247pp., unpaginated b/white halftone plate sections, plus one, intext facsimile halftone plate. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over firm spine. Plain black boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked albeit minimally age toned. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket very slightly edgeworn and bumped. The Honourable Lindsay Hamilton Thompson, CMG, served in the Victorian Parliament in numerous senior positions from 1955 until he retired in 1982, after being elected Premier in 1981. However, it was as Minister for Education that he will best be remembered, when he took a leading role in response to the Faraday and Woreen School kidnappings. This is his story . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword (Geoffrey Blainey). 13 chapters. Liberal Party colleagues with whom I served. Index. Lindsay Hamilton Thompson, Victoria's 40th Premier, died in July, 2008. Book weight approx. 495g. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$102.63

THE TAIT CASE
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THE TAIT CASE

By Burns, Creighton

Parkville, VIC, Australia: Melbourne University Press, 1962. vi, + 182pp. Book clean. Spine firm, lightly bumped. Illustrated card wrapper minimally edgeworn and soiled. Trivial flecks on textblock foredge, else leaves unmarked. 'The Tait Case' follows the murder of an elderly lady, Mrs. Ada Ethel Hall, who was brutally sexually assaulted and killed at the All Saints Vicarage in Hawthorn, Victoria, on Tuesday, 8th August, 1961. Fingerprints left at the scene soon identified a known criminal - Robert Peter(s) Tait (b. 1924). Tait was arrested after fleeing to Adelaide, South Australia. After his trial and subsequent appeal process, Tait was sentenced to hang on the morning of Monday, 22 August, 1962 . . . but was that the end of the story . . . ? Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Introduction, 12 chapters. Appendix (Transcript of Proceedings in the High Court of Australia). Reading Guide. Book weight approx. 220g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.16

KING OF THE WILDERNESS: The life of Deny King
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KING OF THE WILDERNESS: The life of Deny King

By Mattingley, Christobel

Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Text Publishing, 2001. xviii, + 334pp., plus 3 x 4 page, colour and b/white illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly surface indented only. From the rear panel: "With his keen blue eyes, husky drawl and quirky humour, Deny King made an indelible impression on everyone who met him . . . Born in 1909, King made his home at Melaleuca in Tasmania's remote South-West, one of the most spectacular and rugged terrains in the world. By the time of his death in 1991 he was truly the king of his remarkable wilderness, and internationally celebrated for his unique lifestyle." Contents include: Tasmania's South-West, Melaleuca, Meeting the Man at Melaleuca. 30 chapters. The Last Secret. Notes, Acks., Index. Book weight approx. 495g. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.32

MY LIFE AT THE OLD BUSH SCHOOL
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MY LIFE AT THE OLD BUSH SCHOOL

By Collier, Julie V.

Lilydale, Victoria, Australia: Author (Julie V. Collier) (Printed by Commodore Press Print) , 1982. Unpaginated (52 pages). B/white halftone plate section, plus a line-drawn area map. Saddle-stitched, staplebound format. Staples clean and tight. Text-printed card wrapper mildly edgeworn, sunned on spine, slightly bio-predated, and has a sticker ghost on rear wrap. A minor fleck on preface page, else textblock unmarked. Written in a naive, unadulterated way, these recollections of her pioneering family/childhood in the Bulga (now Balook) area of Gippsland, Victoria by Julie Veronica Collier (1897-1989) make engrossing reading . . . Contents include: Preface. Unchaptered Recollections. Appendix. Book weight approx. 70g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . 3rd Edition. Softcover (Staplebound). Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$16.99

ROD MARSH: The Complete Illustrated Autobiography - Celebrating 50 Years of First-Class Cricket
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ROD MARSH: The Complete Illustrated Autobiography - Celebrating 50 Years of First-Class Cricket

By Marsh, Rod

South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: Affirm Press, 2018. 319pp., numerous illustrations throughout: colour, duo-tone, and b/white halftone plates. Book clean and square. Backstrip firm. Illustrated boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn only. One of Australia's greatest Test cricketers, wicketkeeper/batsman Rod(ney) William Marsh (b. 1947) takes the reader on a fascinating illustrated tour of his life before, during, and after his extraordinary career. Including contributions from many of Rod Marsh's contemporaries and proteges, contents include: Prelims., Dedication, 17 chapters, Image Credits. Book weight approx. 1.22 KG. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$21.23

STRAVINSKY'S LUNCH
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STRAVINSKY'S LUNCH

By Modjeska, Drusilla

New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2000. xiv, + 364pp., unpaginated colour-plate sections, plus intext, b/white plates throughout. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped black, quarter-cloth spine. Plain red boards undamaged. A hint of tint on heel of textblock, else leaves unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn and bumped. First American edition - originally published in Australia 1999, by Picador. 'Stravinsky's Lunch' tells the stories of two of Australia's greatest female artists: Esther (Stella) Bowen (1893-1947) and Grace Cossington Smith (1892-1984) . . . The book's title refers to an anecdote in which Stravinsky ordered his family to remain silent while taking a meal with him so he could preserve his concentration on his work . . . Contents include: Prelims., List of Illustrations, 4 chapters. Epilogue. Acks., Key to Notes. Notes. Index. Book weight approx. 900g. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. . First Thus. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.99

CAMEL TRAIN & AEROPLANE: The Story of Skipper Partridge
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CAMEL TRAIN & AEROPLANE: The Story of Skipper Partridge

By Grant, Arch

Adelaide, South Australia: Rigby Publishers, 1981. 400pp., unpaginated b/white halftone plates throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, a minor speck and bumps head and heel there-on. Plain green boards undamaged. Textblock flecked on edges, else leaves clean. Colour-art illustrated (Douglas Luck), loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn only. This book tells the story of Kingsley 'Skipper' Partridge (1892-1976), a contemporary and colleague of John Flynn (Partridge interred Flynn's ashes in 1951), and his long-term involvement with the Christian organisation, the Australian Inland Mission (A.I.M.). Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, Acks., Prologue. Book 1/ 1892-1930. 2/ 1930-1939. 3/ 1940-1976. Sources/Notes. Index. Book weight approx. 610g. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.16

DON'T THROW STONES AT YOUR MOTHER and Other Childhood Delights
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DON'T THROW STONES AT YOUR MOTHER and Other Childhood Delights

By Howells, A.F.

South Yarra, Victoria, Australia: Hyland House Publishing, 1987. vi, + 126pp., several chapter-closer sketch-illustrations (Joan Rodriquez) throughout. Book clean and square. Minimally faded spine firm. Colour-art illustrated (Linda Patullo) card wrapper bumped and edgeworn. Textblock has a minor splash-stain and flecks on half-title page and edges, else leaves clean. A.F. (Arthur Fenton) 'Bluey' Howells (1907-1986), left-wing activist, painter, actor, playwright and author has written thirty-six stories, mostly humorous, of his childhood in the Sydney suburb of Kogarah just before during, and after, the First World War. Along with his best mate Freddie Perkins, and despite his father's death when 'Bluey' was just five, life was good - until his mother became seriously ill . . . Contents include: Prelims., (36) stories. Book weight approx. 185g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Softcover. Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$17.70

SILENT VOICES
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SILENT VOICES

By Newall, Peter

Hawthorn, South Australia : Paschal Press, 2003. xv, + 409pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm, lightly bumped, with a soft reading crease. Illustrated card wrapper mildly bumped, else very good. Textblock slightly bumped on lower foredge corner, minor laminate damage to lower edge of front wrap, else undamaged. 'Silent Voices' is a reflection upon fifty years of work in religious service in Australia and beyond . . . Contents include: Prelims., Paschel Concerns. Acks. Dedication. Peter Redevivus. Foreword. 16 chapters. Book weight approx. 800g. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$31.85

BEFORE I FORGET
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BEFORE I FORGET

By Noellat, Georgette

Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Hybrid Publishers, 2004. viii, + 149pp., b/white line-drawings throughout by Vane Lindesay. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper very good. From the rear panel: "It seemed that windy Toora was an appropriate place for a sufferer of irritable bowel syndrome to hide - but not so. A dog trained to kill by Saddam Hussein, prolapsing sheep and parentally challenged ducks are all subjects in the life portrait painted by Georgette Noellat on a canvas filled with effortless strokes of laughter, tears, and memories. This book is a must for anyone contemplating farm life, anyone leaving farm life, anyone simply interested in a good laugh, a good cry, and a good read." Contents include: Acks., 31 chapters. Book weight approx. 225g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.32

TROUT STREAM AND FLY ROD: Fly Fishing around Canberra and the Monaro
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TROUT STREAM AND FLY ROD: Fly Fishing around Canberra and the Monaro

By Wicks, Graeme

Charnwood, ACT, Australia : Ginninderra Press, 1999. 175pp., frontispiece, and intext b/white sketch illustrations throughout by Patricia Wicks. Book clean. Spine firm, but canted. Illustrated (Patricia Wicks) card wrapper lightly edgeworn only. Textblock unmarked. What began as a "rough sort of journal of what I did" became a book by a very good journalist and a passionate fly-fisherman around Canberra and the Monaro , , , Contents include: Prelims., Preface, Introduction, The 'Entries'. Book weight approx. 240g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Softcover. Good +. Illus. by Patricia Wicks . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$25.48

SCREW: Observations and Revelations of a Prison Officer  (Inscribed by Author)
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SCREW: Observations and Revelations of a Prison Officer (Inscribed by Author)

By Merlo, Pat

Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia: Hudson Publishing, 1996. xii, + 180pp., unpaginated b/white halftone plate section. Book clean. Soft reading crease on mildly canted spine, with a minor repair on heel. Illustrated card wrapper slightly edgeworn, with several oblique foredge corner creases on rear wrap. A short personal inscription, signed and dated by author, on title page, else textblock bumped and creased. 'Screw' is the story of Pat Merlo (b. 1951), who worked in the Victorian penal system at Fairlea Women's Prison and the notorious Pentridge Prison in Melbourne for over a decade . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, Acks., Layout of Pentridge Prison. Plan of Fairlea Prison. Prologue. 20 chapters. Epilogue. Book weight approx. 255g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . Inscribed and Signed By Author. 2nd Impression. Softcover. Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.57

THE MASTER: The Bob Hank Story  (Signed Copy)
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THE MASTER: The Bob Hank Story (Signed Copy)

By Kay, Brian

Norwood, South Australia: Peacock Publications, 2003. 200pp., intext, b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout. Book clean. Spine firm, but lightly creased and mildly canted. Colour-illustrated card wrapper slightly bumped and creased only. Inscribed and signed, "Best wishes, Brian Kay' on title page, else textblock umarked. This book tells the story of one of South Australia's greatest Australian Rules footballers - Robert William (Bob) Hank (1923-2012). Winner of the SANFL's highest award, the Magarey Medal, on two occasions, he was also inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame in 1999, and the state equivalent in 2002. This is the story of a great footballer . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, Introduction, 12 chapters, Player Critiques, Teammates at Thebarton, My Coaches. Testimonial Letters. Author's Notes. Acks. Book weight approx. 395g. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Softcover. Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.16

A LIFE TO LIVE . . . An Autobiography
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A LIFE TO LIVE . . . An Autobiography

By Kipen, Israel

Burwood, Victoria, Australia: Chandos Publishing , 1989. (x), + 314pp., intext b/white halftone plates throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Plain blue boards trivially bumped on foot, else undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn only. In his own words, 'A Life to Live . . . ' is the story of Israel Kipen (1919-2017), born into an Orthodox Jewish family in Bialystok, Poland. He surrvived World War II by taking the eastern escape route, eventually reaching Australia in 1946 where he spent many decades as a businessman and educationalist . . . Contents include: Prelims., Preface, Acks., 17 chapters. Book weight approx. 802g. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$25.48

WHERE PELICANS ARE: A Story of Tragedy and Tranquility  (Author Inscribed Copy)
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WHERE PELICANS ARE: A Story of Tragedy and Tranquility (Author Inscribed Copy)

By Seevers, Joy

Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia : Black Fin Books, 2004. 176pp. Book clean and square. A soft reading crease on an otherwise firm spine. Colour art illustrated card wrapper nominally bumped on foredge corners only. A short personal inscription, signed by author on title page, else textblock unmarked. Steven Grassby, a 30 year old, fifth generation fisherman on the beautiful Gippsland Lakes in eastern Victoria, disappeared in tragic circumstances while out netting. This book sets the scene of his disappearance, the search for him, and the aftermath for family and friends . . . Contents include: Prelims., Prologue. The Lakes. The Days. more. Book weight approx. 355g. . Inscribed and Signed By Author. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.57

NEVER SAY NEVER: My Life   (Signed Copy)
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NEVER SAY NEVER: My Life (Signed Copy)

By Derham, Peter

Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Brolga Publishing, 2005. 139pp., two unpaginated illustrated sections: one b/white halftone plates, the other in colour. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Photographically-illustrated, montage-style card wrapper nominally edgeworn only. A short personal inscription, dated and signed "Peter" on half-title page, else textblock unmarked. The author was born into a relatively well-to-do family in Toorak, Victoria in August, 1925. During his life he spent several years in the Australian military (A.I.F. and Navy), did a science degree at university, and became a leader in the plastics industry via his father's company Nylex. Later still he became heavily involved in philanthropy, spent time in the Antarctic, was a lobbyist for a better Australia to governments of all persuasions. On his retirement he founded a highly successful winery, and limited his time to two boards, five charities, and his family . . . (Sir) Peter J. Derham died from a stroke on 24th September, 2008. Contents include: Prelims., 12 chapters. Book weight approx. 200g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . Inscribed and Signed By Author. First Edition (Australian Printing).. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$17.70

STOCKIES AND COCKIES: Reminiscences of Stock Inspection in Victoria 1830-1995
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STOCKIES AND COCKIES: Reminiscences of Stock Inspection in Victoria 1830-1995

By (Compiled by): Leo Coffey and Malcolm Johns

Bendigo, Victoria, Australia: Animal Health Officers' Association, 1995. 175pp., illustrated throughout: b/white photographic halftone plates (archival sources), plus sketch-art by Gizella Konkoly. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Monochrome, illustrated card wrapper nominally bumped and edgeworn only. Textblock pristine. Stock inspectors with the Victorian Department of Agriculture have played a vital role in the control and eradication of diseases since the first inspection service of the 1830s. With the assistance of contributing officers and their families, these are their stories . . . Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Abbreviations, Intorduction, Officers Beginnings, Part 1/ Diseases. 2/ Line of Fire. 3/ When Duty Calls. 4/ Tyranny of Transport. 5/ In the Sticks. 6/ Bushfires. 7/ People and Places. 8/ Personal Profiles. 9/ References. (Includes list of Officers 1872-1994). The Stock Inspector's Lament. Book weight approx. 335g. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$25.48

ALFRED HOSPITAL: Faces and Places. Volume II
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ALFRED HOSPITAL: Faces and Places. Volume II

By The Alfred Heritage Committee (Compiled by)

Prahran, VIC, Australia: The Alfred, 1999. ix, + 542pp., intext, b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Minimal soft reading creases on lightly bumped spine. Duo-tone, photographically-illustrated card wrapper nominally bumped only. Textblock unmarked. This stand-alone Volume 2 of the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, features biographies and photographs of staff currently (read 1999) working at the Alfred, as well as some who have recently (1999) retired. It also includes histories of some of the numerous specialty units, such as orthopaedic and psychiatry . . . Contents include: Prelims., Appreciation. Heritage Committee. Foreword. 20 chapters. Index. Book weight approx. 820g. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote.. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$17.70

HAND TO THE PLOUGH: Pioneer Church Work in Australia 1955 to 1995
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HAND TO THE PLOUGH: Pioneer Church Work in Australia 1955 to 1995

By Richardson, Max

Lilydale, Victoria, Australia: Author (Max Richardson), 1995. 174pp., unpaginated, b/white halftone plate sections. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper nominally bumped only. Textblock unmarked. 'Hand to the Plough' is the autobiography of a man whose life in Australia has been in Christian service as a Wesleyan/Methodist minister . . . Book weight approx. 230g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$18.40

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