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IMAGES OF POWER: Aboriginal Art of the Kimberley
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IMAGES OF POWER: Aboriginal Art of the Kimberley

By Ryan, Judith with Akerman, Kim

Melbourne, VIC, Australia: National Gallery of Victoria, 2007. (viii), + 132pp. Colour-art and b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout. Book clean. Spine firm, minimally bumped and canted. Art-illustrated, flapped card wrapper nominally bumped only. Textblock unmarked. 'Images of Power: Aboriginal Art of the Kimberley' is a N.G.V. (National Gallery of Victoria) exhibition catalogue of the unique Aboriginal art of the north western region of Western Australia. This 2007 printing is a revised edition of the original 1993 catalogue. Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Foreword. Sponsors' Message. 9 chapters. Kimberley Chronology. Bibliography. Catalogue weight approx. 865g. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with postage. Please email for quote. . Revised Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$28.31

CORMORANTS' REST

By Arms, Martha C.

Wangaratta, VIC, Australia: Author (Printed by The Despatch Printing Co.) No publication date (S.L.V. suggests 1950). Unpaginated (24 pages). Several intext b/white halftone plates. Saddle-stitched, staple-bound format softcover booklet. Monochrome, photographically-illustrated limp card wrapper edgeworn, lightly bumped and flecked. Textblock minimally bumped on upper foredge corner, else trivially flecked. 'Cormorants' Rest' is the story of Wangaratta, a town in northern Victoria, written for children by Martha Cameron Arms (1911-1981). Contents include: Acks., Author Bio., View on Cormorants' Rest. Story Behind the Name. Historical Sequence. 7 chapters. Booklet weight approx. 75g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Softcover (Staple-bound). Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.99

THE BRIDGES OF KANANOOK CREEK (Signed Copy)

By Smyth, Dacre

Toorak, VIC, Australia: Dacre Smyth, 1986. 52pp., recto-page colour-art by Dacre Smyth (1923-2008) with adjacent relevant description, plus a single line-drawn locality map. Over-square (landscape) format. Book clean. Spine square. Colour-art illustrated ('Mile Bridge', Dacre Smyth, February, 1986 - front; colour photographic artist portrait - rear) card wrapper lightly bumped and edgeworn only. Signed by the artist/author on title page, else leaves unmarked. In this, Dacre Smyth's sixth book of his paintings, he describes in brief each of the 18 bridges which cross the Kananook Creek that runs from Carrum to Frankston in Victoria, Australia. Contents include: Prelims., Foreword (Hester Nevett), Author's Preface. Locality Map. The Bridges. Index. Book weight approx. 275g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . Signed by Author/Artist. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.16

WHALES AND DOLPHINS OF NEW ZEALAND AND AUSTRALIA: An Identification Guide

By Baker, Alan N.

Wellington, New Zealand: Victoria University Press, 1983. 133pp., illustrated endpapers (migration routes and body shapes). Intext b/white halftone plates and line-drawn illustrations (most pertaining to identification) throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Custom fit clear plastic slip cover over lightly bumped, illustrated boards. Textblock unmarked. This specie identification guide is intended for a wide readership - students, teachers, researchers, and the general reader . . . Contents include: Prelims., Preface, Introduction, Natural History Notes. First Aid for Stranded Mammals. Identification (Whales and Dolphins). Species Directory. Species Accounts. Select Bibliography. Index. more. Book weight approx. 280g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Thus. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.16

GREAT GIPPSLAND MYSTERIES (Author Inscribed Limited Edition)

By Robinson, Grant

Gippsland, Victoria, Australia: Grant K. Robinson (Printed by Griffin Press, Adelaide) , 2014. 160pp., intext b/white halftone plates, plus a line-drawn illustration. Book clean and square. Spine firm, nominally bumped on heel. Gloss, illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped and edgeworn only. A short personal inscription, signed and (year) dated on title page, along with a hand-numbered (326) of a limited edition of 350. Last leaf has a small circular stain on foredge margin, else textblock unmarked. In this, the author's first book, he tells of stories of many unexplained mysteries that have happened in the Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia. The local resident, after several years interviewing people with stories to tell, has compiled this rare, enthralling book . . . Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, 8 chapters (Wonthaggi Monster, Thylacines, Big Cats, UFOs, Ghosts, Lost Treasure, Mysterious Deaths and more), References. Book weight approx. 250g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Limited (Numbered) Edition.

$46.01

SPOTLIGHT ON SANTAMARIA. A Commentary on the Present and Future of Australia

By Santamaria, B.A.

Melbourne, VIC, Australia: The Hawthorn Press, 1960. (viii), + 72pp. Saddle-stitched, staple-bound format booklet. Staples slightly rusted, but holding firmly. Illustrated (author portrait on rear panel) limp wrapper lightly bumped only. Textblock unmarked. Published in the form of question and answer, the text of this booklet was taken from television interviews and other media by B.A. Santamaria in the last few years (read 1960). Contents include: Prelims., Publisher's Note. 13 'chapters'. Index. B.A. (Bartholomew Augustine) Santamaria was an Australian Roman Catholic, anti-communist, political activist and journalist (born 14 August, 1915). He was a guiding influence in the founding of the Democratic Labor Party (DLP). He died in February, 1998. Booklet weight approx. 75g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Softcover (Staplebound). Very Good +. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$18.40

FROM REDEX TO REPCO

By Tuckey, Bill, and Floyd, Thomas B.

Ultimo, New South Wales, Australia : Gregory's Publishing Company , 1979. 165pp., plus (iii). Illustrated throughout: b/white halftone plate frontispiece, like intext plates, line-drawn maps, facsimiles and result tables. Book clean. Spine minimally bumped and canted. Illustrated boards worn and damaged on foredge corners, else slightly shelfworn. Textblock trivially flecked on edges, else leaves unmarked. Including some background on Australia's earliest motoring history, 'From Redex to Repco' is a detailed report on each of the Australian reliability trials under various sponsorships, beginning with the 1953 trial through to the 1979 Repco Preview. Including route maps and official results, contents include: Prelims., 12 chapters, Index. Book weight approx. 430g. . First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$31.85

AUSTRALIAN ROCKS, MINERALS AND GEMSTONES

By Chalmers, R.O.

Sydney, N.S.W., Australia: Angus and Robertson, 1968. xvi, + 398pp., unpaginated colour-plate sections, plus like, unpaginated b/white halftone plates, with intext line-drawings and tables throughout. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain black, original cloth boards undamaged. Green tint endpapers. Textblock unmarked. Colour-plate illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edge and shelfworn, else very good. Providing a comprehensive and authoritative description of all known (to publication) Australian rocks, minerals and gemstones, including localities, physical and chemical properties, and much more. Suitable as a field guide for an interested layman up to senior mineralogy, science and geology students . . . Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Foreword, Preface, List of Plates, 11 chapters. Bibliography. Subject Index. Locality Index. Book weight approx. 955g. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. . Second Impression. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$31.85

EVERYTHING TASTES BETTER CRUMBED: And Other Big Statements from Dave O'Neil  (Signed Copy)
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EVERYTHING TASTES BETTER CRUMBED: And Other Big Statements from Dave O'Neil (Signed Copy)

By O'Neil, Dave

Prahran, Victoria, Australia: Hardie Grant Books, 2007. 184pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper mildly bumped and softly creased. Inscribed and signed, 'What a Prize', Dave O'Neil, on half-title page, else textblock unmarked. Humorous observations by Melbourne, Victoria comedian and musician Dave O'Neil (b. 1965). Contents include: Prelims., Dedication. humour throughout. Book weight approx. 290g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . Inscribed and Signed By Author. First Edition, First Impression. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$21.23

WHERE TO FIND BIRDS AROUND FRANKSTON AND THE MORNINGTON PENINSULA

By Wakefield, Larry (Edited by)

Nunawading, Victoria, Australia: Bird Observers Club of Australia - Mornington Peninsula Branch , 2006. 76pp., plus (ii). Illustrated throughout: colour plates and locality maps. Booklet clean and square. Spine firm. Colour-illustrated wrapper nominally bumped only. Textblock unmarked. A handy identification/guide book to the birds to be found around the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula areas south east of Melbourne, Victoria. Contents include: Prelims., Map of Localities, Habitats and Bird Assemblages, Localities, Highlights, Recent Arrivals, Threatened Birds, Bird-watching Tips, Bird List, Responsible Bird Watching. Booklet weight approx. 185g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Softcover Booklet. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.74

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

IN THE GARDEN

By Noellat, Georgette

Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Hybrid Publishers, 2008. 120pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly surface indented. From the rear panel: While life doesn't always provide answers, it certainly presents some problems which require calm reflection to resolve. Georgette Noellat leads the reader through the gardens of her life, where Nature provides peace for the mind and nourishment for the soul . . . " 15 chapters. Book weight approx. 130g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$12.03

GUNDARNIAN: A Story of Jondaryan Station

By Hutchison, Lloyd

Queensland, Australia: Author (Lloyd Hutchison), 1994. 80pp., intext, b/white halftone plates, and facsimiles. Book clean and square. Spine firm, lightly bumped and splash-stained. Sepia, illustrated limp wrapper bumped and softly creased on upper foredge corner of front wrap, else very good. Textblock unmarked. 'Gundarnian' is the story of the vast Darling Downs, Queensland, Jondaryan Station and its huge contribution to the Australian wool industry . . . Contents include: Prelims., Acks., 17 chapters. Appendix. Book weight approx. 255g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$22.65

AUSTRALIAN LIZARDS: A Natural History
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AUSTRALIAN LIZARDS: A Natural History

By Wilson, Steve K.

Collingwood, VIC, Australia: C.S.I.R.O. Publishing , 2012. x., + 196pp., intext, colour plate illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, lightly bumped only. Colour-illustrated card wrapper mildly edgeworn only. Textblock unmarked. Illustrated with over 400 colour photographs, 'Australian Lizards: A Natural History' takes the reader on a comprehensive journey through the remarkable life of lizards which are divided into seven families, namely: Dragons, Monitors, Skinks, Flap-footed Lizards and three families of Geckos. Using a vast array of artful strategies, lizards have managed to find a home in all areas of Australia . . . Contents include: Prelims., Preface, Acks., 10 chapters, Glossary, Refs., Index. Book weight approx. 730g. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$35.39

REMEMBER WHEN . . . Reflections On A Changing Australia

By Elder, Bruce

South Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Thomas C. Lothian Pty. Ltd., 2003. xiv, + 209pp., plus 3 x 8 page b/white illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper very good. " . . . an entertaining and at times provocative expose that challenges us to consider the changes to Australian society since the 1950s. What has been gained and, more importantly, what has been lost?" Contents include: Preface, 11 chapters, Postscript. Book weight approx. 385g. *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

GUIDE FOR WAR SERVICE HOME-OWNERS

By Staff Writers

Canberra, A.C.T., Australia: Director of War Service Homes, Commonwealth of Australia No publication date (1970). 13pp., b/white sketch-art illustrations throughout (including self-cover). Saddle-stitched, staplebound format booklet. Staples tight. Booklet clean and square. Nominally edgeworn only. "This booklet has been prepared for the purpose of advising and helping home owners under the War Service Homes Scheme. The booklet provides information and advice on many matters of continuing concern to property owners. It also explains special features of the War Service Homes Scheme . . . " Note: Included loose is a 16mo 'With Compliments' slip from the Director of War Service Homes (unsigned - machine printed only) in fine condition. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . Staplebound Softcover Booklet. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$17.70

SHARK TALES AND YARNS FROM NORFOLK ISLAND (Signed Copy)

By Tofts, Robert

Norfolk Island: Author (Robert G. Tofts), 2001. 124pp., illustrated throughout: b/white halftone plates, plus several sketch illustrations. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper minimally bumped only. Signed and dated on title page, else leaves unmarked. Stories of sharks and shark fishing on and around the beautiful Norfolk Island, an Australian possession in the South Pacific . . . Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Preface, About Norfolk Island, "The Stories". Book weight approx. 200g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . Signed by Author. Reprint. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.32

THROUGH MY EYES: A Photographic History of the Life and Times at Jellis Craig . . . (Inscribed Copy)

By Jellis, Richard

Melbourne, VIC, Australia: New Litho (for Richard Jellis), 2015. 171pp. Oblong (landscape) format. Illustrated throughout: photographic colour plates, b/white halftone plates, plus colour and b/white line-drawings. Book clean. Backstrip firm and square. Colour, photographically-illustrated gloss boards undamaged. A personal inscription, signed by Richard Jellis on ffep., else textblock pristine. Illustrated (as boards), loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn only. 'Through My Eyes' is a photographic history of the life and times at Jellis Craig, growing from its one Hawthorn (Victoria) office in 1992 to one of Melbourne's strongest real estate brands . . . Contents include: Prelims., (15) chapters. Book weight approx. 1.12 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 +. 8vo [Oblong/Landscape format).

$24.77

FIRE AND THE STORY OF BURNING COUNTRY (Signed Copy)

By Cape York Elders and Community Leaders (Dr. Tommy George, et al)

Australia: Cyclops Press , 2013. 107pp., illustrated endpapers. Photographic, colour-plate illustrations throughout (photography by Peter McConchie). Oblong (landscape) format hardcover. Book clean. Backstrip firm and square. Colour, photographically-illustrated boards undamaged. Signed by photographer/recorder Peter McConchie on title page, else textblock unmarked. From the rear cover: "Soon after the devastating Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria, February 2009, I was contacted by Elders from Cape York, Far North Queensland, expressing their sadness at the tragic loss of life through the fires. The Elders invited me to record the story of traditional land management with fire that has been successfully practiced across our continent for tens of thousands of years. This is their story. Told in the hope that we can transform the way we view our connection to the land and with this pay respect to the expertise of the Traditional Custodians of Australia as leaders in land management." Peter McConchie. Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, Introduction, Chapter 1/ Mulong Country. Thaypan Country. 2/ Kaanju Ngaachi. Biographies, Acks. Book weight approx. 710g. . Signed By Photographer/Recorder . First Edition. Hardcover [Oblong]. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$38.93

OWNING A PART-TIME FARM

By Smith, Eric

East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: Agmedia, 1993. x, + 294pp., intext b/white art-illustrations (Elspeth Lacey) throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, minimally bumped. Photographic (Ian D. Baker) colour-illustrated card wrapper mildly bumped and softly creased, else very good. Textblock unmarked. Although this book was published in 1993, many of the pitfalls and pleasures of owning and managing a part-time farm in Australia remain in today's rural world. The author's sage advice will be invaluable to those planning on 'owning a part-time farm' . . . Contents include: Prelims., Author Bio., Introduction, 12 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".

$12.74

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