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THE CRUEL LEGACY: The HMAS Voyager Tragedy
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THE CRUEL LEGACY: The HMAS Voyager Tragedy

By Frame, Tom

Crows Nest, N.S.W., Australia: Allen & Unwin, 2005. 235pp., unpaginated, b/white halftone plate section plus intext 'Tactical Plot' map, and intext illustrations. Book clean. Spine firm, lightly bumped and creased. Illustrated card wrapper minimally edgeworn, else very good. Textblock unmarked. On the night of February 10th, 1964, during Australian Navy exercises off the coast of Jervis Bay, New South Wales, the destroyer HMAS Voyager inexplicably turned toward the much larger carrier HMAS Melbourne, resulting in the huge carrier's bow slicing the Voyager in two leading to the death of 82 of her complement. The author revisits the two Royal Commissions into the disaster and seeks to find why they failed to find the truth . . . Contents include: Prelims., 15 chapters. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Book weight approx. 420g.. First Edition, First Impression. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.99

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

HUSKIES IN HARNESS: A Love Story in Antarctica
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HUSKIES IN HARNESS: A Love Story in Antarctica

By Robinson, Shelagh

Kenthurst, N.S.W., Australia: Kangaroo Press, 1995. 144pp., intext, b/white halftone plates (various sources), plus several line-drawn maps. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Colour-illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped and edgeworn only. Textblock pristine. This book consists of contributions by many ex-expeditioners who tell of their love and admiration for these hard-working heroic animals - huskies in Australian Antarctic service . . . Contents include: List of Contributors, Foreword: Dr. Philip G. Law (1912-2010). Introduction, numerous stories, viz: The Origin of the Anare Huskies. Deaths in Harness - A Tribute to the Huskies. Flying Huskies - Huskies take to the Air. The Mating Game. Sledge Dogs - Wilkes 1961. A Tribute to Mukluk. The Curious Case of Cactus. Second Eleven, plus many more. The Mawson Dogs Roll of Honour. Glossary. Index. Book weight approx. 530g. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$14.86

THE BICYCLE AND THE BUSH: Man and Machine in Rural Australia

By Fitzpatrick, Jim

Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Oxford University Press, 1980. 250pp., plus (vi), chronology map printed endpapers. Intext, b/white halftone plates (archival and private sources), line-drawings and facsimiles. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Khaki-coloured boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Sepia, photographically-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn, else several blind indentations on rear panel. In this most interesting book, the author looks at the nature and widespread use of the bicycle in outback Australia including the first crossing of the continent in 1893 . . . Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Introduction, Part 1/ The Elements. Part 2/ The Uses. Sources. Index. Book weight approx. 850g. *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. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$25.48

WONNANGATTA STATION - The Next Twenty Years. A Sequel to The History of Wonnangatta Station  (Inscribed Copy)
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WONNANGATTA STATION - The Next Twenty Years. A Sequel to The History of Wonnangatta Station (Inscribed Copy)

By Mortimer, Wallace Malcolm

Victoria, Australia: W.M. Mortimer (Author), 1995. xv, + 181pp., b/white illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. A short personal inscription, signed and dated (2005) by the author on first (introductory) page, else leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper has a soft oblique crease and smaller soft corner crease to front panel. From the rear panel: "Wallace Malcolm Mortimer was born in Melbourne in 1927; he has farmed and conducted business in north-eastern Victoria since the 1950s. He is the author of 'The History of Wonnangatta Station', a widely-acclaimed account of the Bryce family and their pioneer settlement in the remote and beautiful Wonnangatta Valley of Victoria. This work is a sequel which provides further historical information and considers developments at Wonnangatta from 1972 to the 1990s." Contents include: Acks., List of Illustrations, 29 chapters. Book weight approx. 295g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . Inscribed and Signed By Author. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$21.23

THE HISTORY OF WONNANGATTA STATION
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THE HISTORY OF WONNANGATTA STATION

By Mortimer, Wallace Malcolm

Australia: Spectrum Publications, 2005. vi, + 142pp., b/white illustrations and several maps, throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, minor bump and chip to head. Leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper very good. Pioneer history of Wonnangatta Station in Victoria's High Country, once the most remote freehold cattle station in Victoria, home to the Bryce family and the site of an unsolved murder . . . Numerous contents include: Author's Note, Acks., How it Began. Oliver Smith. William and Annie Bryce. The Pack-horse Trains and Trails. The New Life. The Gold Towns. The Homestead. The Young Children. Life at the Station. The Cemetery. The High Plains. Two Births and a Death. After Bryce's Death. Jim Barclay. The Murder of Jim Barclay. Detective McKerral. Mistaken Identity. The Inquest. The Finding of John Bamford. Stories, An Old Identity. Harry Smith. The Guy Brothers. The Survey Party of 1955. The Four-Wheel Drive. The End. Book weight approx. 235g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . Reprint. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$14.16

VALLEY OF THE KINGS: A History of the W.S. Cox Plate
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VALLEY OF THE KINGS: A History of the W.S. Cox Plate

By Kirkwood, Rhett and Meldrum, Brian

Glen Iris, Victoria, Australia : Equus Marketing, 2000. 212pp., plus (iii). Printed endpapers. Intext, b/white halftone plates throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, lightly bumped head and heel. Bright gilt titles. Minor bumps on lower foredge corners. Textblock pristine. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn and bumped on spine. A most fascinating book for anyone interested in the history of horse-racing in Victoria/Australia - it tells the story of Australia's premier weight-for-age race - The W. (William) S. (Samuel) Cox Plate . . . Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Author Bio's. A Farm Transformed. A Club is Born. short chapters. The Plates (year by year: 1922 to 1999). The Records. Book weight approx. 1.16 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.

$33.97

THE SCROGGIN EATERS: A History of Bushwalking in Victoria to 1989
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THE SCROGGIN EATERS: A History of Bushwalking in Victoria to 1989

By Wheeler, Graeme

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: Federation of Victorian Walking Clubs (Vikwalk) Inc., in association with Pindari Publications, 1991. 275pp., intext b/white halftone plate illustrations (various sources), line-drawn maps and several facsimiles, throughout. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over firm, nominally bumped spine. Plain green boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Photographic, illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edgeworn and colour-faded on spine, else short closed tear and a small (3mm.) laminate bubble. From the front dustjacket flap: "This account of the evolution of bushwalking in Victoria is, of necessity, incomplete, but it does tell of the joy of discovery, the pleasure of club walking, of conservation issues essential to the outdoors' survival as a source of recreation. It describes in some detail the searches for individuals and groups who became lost. Drama, tragedy, failure and success of the Search and Rescue Section are recounted in absorbing narrative, as are the achievements of the most active people who worked for all walkers through the FVWC." (Federation of Victorian Walking Clubs). Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, Preface, Acks., 16 chapters. Appendices x 9. Index. Book weight approx. 645g. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$14.16

BUNDY: A Centenary History
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BUNDY: A Centenary History

By Dunstan, Keith

Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia: Bundaberg Distilling Company Pty. Ltd. No date (S.L.V. suggests 1988). vii, + 95pp., colour and b/white illustrated sections: halftone plates and facsimile cartoons (various sources). Book clean and square. Backstrip firm, with just a hint of colour-fade. Illustrated gloss boards undamaged. Textblock pristine. Rum has been synonymous with Australian drinkers since the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788, and in this most interesting company history, Keith Dunstan (1925-2013) tells of the centenary history of 'Bundy' - the quintessential 'Bundaberg Distilling Company Pty. Ltd.', Queensland, Australia. Contents include: Prelims., Illustrations, Introduction, 1/ Birth of Bundy. 2/ Wars and Fire. 3/ The Old Days and New Ways. 4/ How to Bundy-ise the World. Book weight approx. 365g. . First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$56.62

THE KILLER COP AND THE MURDER OF DONALD MACKAY
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THE KILLER COP AND THE MURDER OF DONALD MACKAY

By Jiggens, Dr John

West End, Queensland, Australia: Network to Investigate the Mackay Murder, 2009. 253pp., b/white illustrated endpapers, 2-page b/white illustration, b/white cartoon. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves pristine. Illustrated card wrapper undamaged. From the rear panel: "Frank Nugan was a banker who had the power to make money disappear. His financial trickery lay behind the bottom-of-the-harbour scam and the Nugan Hand Bank. Fred Krahe was the Frightener. He was a magician who could make people disappear. He was the killer cop. Donald Mackay was murdered to protect an enormous secret. In 'The killer cop and the murder of Donald Mackay', historian Dr John Jiggens reveals this secret." Contents include: Introduction, 22 chapters, Appendix 1,2,3, Cast of Characters, Bibliography. Book weight approx. 295g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$22.65

THE TRIAL OF NED KELLY
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THE TRIAL OF NED KELLY

By Phillips, John H.

Sydney, N.S.W., Australia: The Law Book Company Limited , 1987. xiii, + 135pp., unpaginated, b/white halftone plate illustrated section. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated ('The Trial', 1947 Sidney Nolan) card wrapper lightly bumped on foredge corners, with horizontal pressure marks on rear wrap, extending into several rear fly sheets. A former owner's name/date on half-title page, else leaves unmarked. John H. Phillips, one of Australia's foremost legal minds as a criminal lawyer, Victorian D.P.P. and later Supreme Court judge, recreates the trial and outcome of Ned Kelly (1855-1880). Lasting just two days, defended by an unknown barrister running his first - and last - Supreme Court case. Thirteen days later, Ned Kelly was hanged . . . did he get a fair trial . . . ? Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Sources, List of Plates. 15 chapters. Epilogue. Appendices (The Jerilderie Letter, The Cameron Letter), Commentaries. Index. Book weight approx. 215g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$31.85

GOLD AND PAPER: A History of the National Bank of Australasia Limited
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GOLD AND PAPER: A History of the National Bank of Australasia Limited

By Blainey, Geoffrey

Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Georgian House, 1958. (xvi), + 430pp., line-drawn map front endpaper. Colour plates and numerous b/white halftone plates throughout (all called-for plates extant). Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over firm spine, faded on head of same, plus similar on plain green, original cloth boards. A bank presentation label affixed to half-title page, else textblock unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly nipped and edgeworn, with several light indentations. " . . . is a vivid story of the rise of a great Australian bank. Born in the turbulent gold rushes of the 1850s, the bank survives to this day as the National Australia Bank (NAB) . . . " Contents include: Prelims., 24 chapters. Appendices. Bibliography. Index. Book weight approx. 1.05 KG. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Good+/Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$19.82

TIMELESS ISLE: An Illustrated History of Thursday Island
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TIMELESS ISLE: An Illustrated History of Thursday Island

By Foley, Captain John C.H.

Thursday Island, Queensland, Australia: Torres Strait Historical Society, 1991. (vi), + 78pp., plus (xvi). B/white halftone plate illustrations and maps throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Colour-illustrated card wrapper slightly bumped, else very good. Textblock unmarked. This illustrated history of Thursday Island or 'T.I.', a small island within the Prince of Wales group, Torres Strait, situated about 30 kilometres north-west of the tip of Cape York, Queensland, Australia. Contents include: Prelims., Part 1/ Lure of the Wongai. 2/ The Coming of the White. 3/ 1877 and All That. 4/ Torres Strait Pilots . . . 5/ Sea Slugs and Pearl-shells. 6/ Thursday Island in the 20th Century. Book weight approx. 165g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . Third Edition. Softcover`. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.32

MURDERS THAT SHOCKED AUSTRALIA
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MURDERS THAT SHOCKED AUSTRALIA

By Ferguson, Ian

Victoria, Australia: Brolga Publishing, 2007. 372pp., plus (unpaginated) Index, About the Author, Bibliography at rear. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper softly creased. "A thematically based and historically planned comprehensive treatment of the major murders that have captured Australian public interest for over 200 years . . . also includes information about little-known serial killers such as Martha Needle and Caroline Grills, as well as details on other multiple killers such as Derek Percy, Peter Dupas and Bandali Debs. The controversial killings of Julie Ramage, Jennifer Tanner and Jane Thurgood-Dove receive comprehensive coverage, and the involvement of a Melbourne fottballer in a motel homicide is also included.' 18 chapters. Book weight approx. 410g. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.91

GLENROWAN
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GLENROWAN

By Shaw, Ian W.

Sydney, NSW, Australia: Macmillan (Pan Macmillan Australia), 2012. xii, + 340pp., plus 1 x 8 page b/white illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper very good. From the rear panel: "On 26 June, 1880, the notorious Kelly Gang rode into Glenrowan. It was to be their last stand. In this impeccably researched account, Ian Shaw vividly details the action and violence of the 41-hour siege, creating immaculate portraits of the real heroes - and the real villains . . . " Contents include: Cast of Characters, Prologue, 15 chapters, Notes, Bibliography, Acks, Index. Book weight approx. 515g. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.16

THE ECHO OF SILENT SCREAMS: The Gold Coast Hitchhike Murders
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THE ECHO OF SILENT SCREAMS: The Gold Coast Hitchhike Murders

By Wilson, Eric

Niddrie, Victoria, Australia: Pennon Publishing , 2003. 246pp., plus 1 x 8 page b/white, 2 x 4 page b/white, and 1 x 4 page colour, illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper undamaged. Lorraine Ruth Wilson aged 20 years and Wendy Joy Evans aged 18 years were last seen alive at Camp Hill, Brisbane, on 6 October, 1974 and their skeletal remains were located on the afternoon of the 25th June, 1976 . . . this book is the culmination of many years of exhaustive research by Eric Wilson, the elder brother of one of the murdered girls, into what became known as the 'Gold Coast Hitchhike Murders'. Contents include: Introduction, Disclaimer, Foreword, 33 chapters over 5 'Parts'. Book weight approx. 410g. . Reprint. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.74

JOURNEY TO EQUALITY: An Illustrated  History of Women in the Queensland Police (1931-2001)
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JOURNEY TO EQUALITY: An Illustrated History of Women in the Queensland Police (1931-2001)

By Prenzler, Tim, et al

Queensland, Australia: Queensland Police Service, 2001. 84pp., intext illustrations throughout: monochrome (sepia or blue) halftone plates and facsimiles (various sources). Book clean and square. Spine firm. Montage, portrait-illustrated card wrapper minimally edgeworn, and has a short blind indentation on front wrap. Textblock prelim. pages lightly indented (from front wrap), else leaves unmarked. This book is an interesting history of female police in Queensland (first proposed in 1911 but not achieved until 1931 when two women police officers were appointed, the last Australian state to do so). The growth of female officers in the state has not been a smooth road . . . Contents include: Prelims., Preface, Chronology, numerous pictorial chapters, Awards, Milestones. Book weight approx. 400g. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$14.16

S.E. SHIPWRECKS FROM CANOES TO STEAMERS
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S.E. SHIPWRECKS FROM CANOES TO STEAMERS

By Aslin, Geoffrey

Mt Gambier, South Australia: South East Book Promotions, 1994. vii, + 39pp., saddle-stitched, staplebound format booklet. Staples firm, clean and tight. B/white sketch-illustrations throughout, by the author. Book clean. Sketch-illustrated card wrapper bumped on head, and has a minor bump and very short closed tear on heel of spine. Textblock unmarked. A stand-alone Volume II in the 'Celebration South East' series. In this volume the author covers the wrecks and maritime graveyards from bark canoes to wooden sailing vessels and iron and steel ships that have been lost in the south-east of South Australia. Variously dedicated a few sentences or paragraphs (depending on known information), contents include: Prelims., Introduction, First People, Old Water-Courses, Bark Canoes, Scarred Trees, The 'Wrecks', Acks., Bibliography. Booklet weight approx. 95g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Softcover, Staplebound. Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.74

"FIVE FIGHTING SHIRES" Korumburra 1891-1994
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"FIVE FIGHTING SHIRES" Korumburra 1891-1994

By Walls, Raymond A.

Korumburra, Victoria, Australia: R.A. Walls, with Assistance (S.G.S.C. via K.D.H.S.), 2008. (ix) + 273pp., plus (xv), illustrated section at rear: colour and b/white halftone plates, plus a line-drawn map. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Photographically-illustrated ("Commercial Street" c. 1910: Rose Series Postcard used with permission) card wrapper undamaged. Textblock unmarked. "Five Fighting Shires" - a derisive reference to the (at times) fighting and squabbling that occurred among the councillors of the five Ridings which comprised the Shire. This is the story of Korumburra from 1891 to 1994, when, under government direction, boundaries were redrawn and councils amalgamated . . . Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Prologue, 7 chapters, Epilogue, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 555g. . First Edition. Softcover. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$25.48

RX MEDICAL PHILANTHROPY P.R.N. (As the Need Arises)  The Victorian Medical Benevolent Association 1865-2012
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RX MEDICAL PHILANTHROPY P.R.N. (As the Need Arises) The Victorian Medical Benevolent Association 1865-2012

By Russell, Emma and Ryan, Vicky

[Melbourne, Victoria]: (Authors) Emma Russell & Vicky Ryan: History @ Work No publication date (2011: ref. S.L.V.). viii, + 125pp. Landscape (oblong) format softcover. Intext, b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout. Book clean and 'square'. Spine firm. Illustrated, flapped card wrapper undamaged. Text-block unmarked. "Relieving Victorian doctors 'under severe and urgent distress occasioned by sickness, accident or any other calamity' was the reason for the establishment of the Victorian Medical Benevolent Association in 1865. This philanthropic organisation still exists today (read 2012) and its purpose hasn't changed in all that time . . . " This is the story . . .Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, Acks., Foreword, 5 chapters. Benevolence across Australia. V.M.B.A. Committee Bio's. V.M.B.A. Executives Past and Present. Endnotes. Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 355g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Softcover, Oblong Format . Near Fine. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$21.23

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