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"Endeavour": The Story of Captain Cook's First Great Epic Voyage
Aughton, Peter
ISBN: 1900624303
Weidenfeld Nicolson Illustrated October 12, 1995  1995 
  8vo softcover 192pp very good. This is the story of James Cook's first epic voyage, before he was officially a Captain in the Navy. Aughton is unabashedly a fan of this working class boy who worked his way up to be the best qualified sailor in Her Majesty's Navy to lead an expedition in search of the fabled southern continent. Joseph Banks does not come across so well, portrayed as a flighty aristocratic playboy with an interest in natural history albeit one who proves hardworking and determined as well. Drawing on extensive primary sources, Aughton recounts voyage from preparations to homecoming. The many maps are useful as we relive the explorers' highlights, which include Tahiti, New Zealand and Australia. They never did find the Southern Continent that was expected but did make many important astronomical observations, as well as 'discovering' Australia. The narrative is sometimes difficult to follow. It was an exciting, magnificent adventure, personally, politically and in the name of science. Fans of Dava Sobel will be interested to see where this journey fits into the history of longitutude: Harrison had invented his marine clock but this expedition could not afford such an expensive tool from the cutting edge. Instead, an astronomer made observations and referred to the nautical almanac (which was only current for the first year of the voyage) and they also plotted by dead reckoning (literally measuring their progress - not very accurate). The knowledge that Cook and his crew brought back to England was undeniably of unprecedented volume and detail; invaluable in the burgeoning Empire's race with it's European neighbours for world domination. 
Price: $8.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 45284  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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1788 - THE PEOPLE OF THE FIRST FLEET
CHAPMAN, Don.
ISBN: 0868242640
Doubleday Australia Pty Ltd, 1986  1986 
  Large 8vo. hardcover. 192pp. b/w illus. An illustrated Who's Who of Australia's First Fleet pioneers. Very good. / Very good d/w. 
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 63877  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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1901, Our Future's Past: Documenting Australia's Federation
EVANS,, Raymond, Clive Moore, Kay Saunders and Bryan Jamison.
ISBN: 0732908914
Sydney: Macmillan, 1997,  1997 
  8vo hardcover 295pp. index, b/w illus. Very good. / Very good d/w. 
Price: $18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 58314  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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30 Years Going Downhill With The RAN Ski Club. 1953-1983.
Martin, David (Foreword By )( President.)
Canberra. RAN Ski Club., 1983.  1983 
  Small 8vo. block cloth hardcover. 40pp. b/w illus. very good, light wear to cover corners. 
Price: $35.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 24109  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF SELECTED EARLY BOOKS AND PAMPHLETS RELATING TO AUSTRALIA 1610-1880.
Spence, Sidney A
Published by the compiler. London. 1952  1952 
  1st edition. 273 x 223mm. ppxii,88. Original printed grey wraps. Good condition. Originally published to 525 copies. 
Price: $55.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 3012  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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A Cargo of Women: Susannah Watson and the Convicts of the Princess Royal
Smith, Babette
Allen & Unwin 2008  2008 
  8vo hardcover 320pp. index Very good. / Very good d/w. The reconstructed lives of the 99 women convicts, transported on the Princess Royal in 1929, from shipping lists, official records, newspapers and court transcripts. Her research overturns stereotypes of women convicts as drunken whores and criminals. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 58646  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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A Century of Change. The First Hundred Years of the Stock Exchange of Melbourne.
Adamson, Graeme
Currey O'Neil for TheAustralian Stock Exchange Perth 1984  1984 
  Large 8vo. hardcover. 264pp, b/w illus. very good. / very good d/w. 
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 42770  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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A Climate for Growth: Planning South-East Queensland
Gleeson, Brendan (Editor)
ISBN: 0702237760
University of Queensland Press August 1, 2010  2010 
  8vo softcover 310pp very good. Index. Illustrated with photo's. Written by experts, this volume addresses the growth debate in Southeast Queensland, Australia, where population levels are expected to double over the next 20 years. Key topics explored include structuring growth, preparing for climate change, creating green and sustainable urban centers, integrating transport and infrastructure, and building a relationship between planning and the community. In addition, this analytical account considers how Australians, facing water and housing shortages as well as increasingly problematic traffic congestion, will have to determine how to develop the governance capacity to build on progressive practices. 
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 50989  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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A Collection of Australian Bush Verse
Antill-rose, Peter
ISBN: 1862820341
Peter Antill-Rose and Associates  0 
  Oblong 4to hardcover 112pp colour illus. very good+ / very good d/w. 
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 25668  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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A Court Rises: The Lives and Times of the Judges of the District Court in New South Wales (1859-1959).
Holt, H.T.E.
ISBN: 0909136025
  0 
  Sydney: The Law Foundation of New South Wales. 1976 8vo. maroon leatherette. Very good. / good d/w with faded spine . 258pp. index. b/w illus. Judge Holt's work sketches the developments that led to the establishment of the District Courts of New South Wales, and traces, through the biographies of their judges, the first 100 years of development. Presented in 6 sections: Origins and Establishment, Impact of the Anglo-Irish Bar, Industrialisation and Federation, The Great War and the Great Depression, Impact of Sydney Law School and the Conclusion. An appendix lists the judges and charimen of quarter sessions to 1959 
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 62060  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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A Desperate Crew
Jones, Syd
self published 1993  1993 
  8vo. Illustrated wraps. the third book in a trilogy written by this author on readjusting to civilian life after war in australia. Illustrated with line drawings, written in humour. signed with dedication by author. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 23778  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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A Fair Crack of the Whip: Embers from a Era.
Scott, Jack
Mimosa, Charters Towers, 1984.  1984 
  8vo. laminated boards, hardcover. 238pp. b/w illus. Very good, owner's sticker on fep, browning on last page. Signed by author. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 45610  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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A History of Coramba Public School Centenary 1888-1988
Gray, P.D & G.J
ISBN: 0731642716
1988  1988 
  4to. softcover, brown cloth spine. 56pp. b/w illus. very good. 
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 62161  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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A History of the Australasian Pioneers' Club, Sydney, 1910-1988.
LARK, P.D. AND R. MCKENZIE.
1988 (Brisbane 1988).  1988 
  Roy.8vo. Or.cl. Gilt. With col. tipped-in frontisp., num. illusts. of which some are col., and 4pp. Signed by both authors on ffl. 
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 1086  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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A History of the relations between Two Houses of Parliment in Tasmania and South Australia.
Nowell, Edwin Cradock.
Hobart, Government Printer. 1890.  1890 
  8vo. blue cloth hardcover. 158pp. very good, minor foxing, 
Price: $65.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 6909  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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A History of Wagga Wagga
Swan, Kieth
City of Wagga Wagga, 1970. 1st ed  0 
  8vo. hardcover. 218pp. Index, Col.frontis Armorial Bearings of Wagga, b/w illus and drawings. Very good, foxing to prelims. / Very good d/w with small chip at the bottom of spine. Presentation copy signed by mayor. 
Price: $18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 64466  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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A Journal of a Voyage to the South Seas, in his Majesty's Ship, the Endeavour.
Parkinson, Sydney
Libraries Board of South Australia, Adelaide, 1972.  1972 
  Folio. hardcover. 212pp. b/w illus.Very good, light foxing to prelims and outer page edges. Australiana Facsimile edition No. A34. 
Price: $125.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 63894  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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A Journey From Sydney to the Australian Alps by Dr John Lhotsky
Andrews, Alan A. E. J.
ISBN: 0908528000
Hobart 1979.  1979 
  8vo. hardcover. 280pp. index, b/w illus. fold-out map. A scientific and social record of Lhotsky's 1834 journey. Limited to 500 copies, signed by the editor. Fine. / fine d/w. 
Price: $100.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 47985  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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A Man's Town: Inequality Between Women and Men in Rural Australia
Dempsey, Ken
Australia, Oxford University Press, 1992  1992 
  8vo softcover 329pp index. very good. Spanning seventeen years of fieldwork in rural Australia, this work offers a comprehensive account of inequality based on gender in the daily lives of people living in rural communities. It discusses various aspects of people's lives, from work and recreation to family and community service, in a single social context--how women were held to disadvantaged positions in all spheres of their lives. Accessible and provocative, this work will interest scholars in gender studies, sociology, and family and community studies, as well as those involved in community planning. 
Price: $8.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 55731  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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A Mavis Singing: The Story of an Australian Family
Cordner, Cherry
ISBN: 0868401307
Kensington, NSW, Australia University of New South Wales Press, 1986  1986 
  8vo hardcover 261pp. very good, small owner's inscription on fep / very good d/w. 
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30728  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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A monograph of the carboniferous and permo-carboniferous invertebvrata of New South Wales. Vol. II. - Pelecypoda. Part II. Eurydesma
R Etheridge and W. S. Dun
Sydney, William Applegate Gullick, Government Printers 1910.  1910 
  4to. Or.printed boards. 75. With plates xvii to xxvi full-page, and accompanying leaves of descriptive text. (Dept. Mines. Mem. Geol. Surv. N.S.W. Paleontology No. 5). Good, the paper covering on the boards is torn on the bottom corners and the top cover corners are creased. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 31463  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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A Nation Of Trees: Australian Rites
Millington, Rosemary
London New Authors Limited / Hutchinson. 1963. First edition  0 
  8vo. hardcover. 240pp. very good+. / very good d/w. 
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 21176  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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A Place Like Home , Growing Up in the School of Industry 1915-1922
Todd, Laura, (edited By Amanda Midlam)
Sydney. Hale and Iremonger, 1987. First edition  0 
  8vo. cloth hardcover. 176pp. b/w illus. fine. / fine d/w. 
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 7083  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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A Project on the Cocoa Bean
Piesse, R. D. BA Dip Ed.
Cadbury's Schools Department, Claremont, Tasmania n.d. 1968  1968 
  sm. 4to. buff printed wraps. 16pp. wraps are solid but marked, copy is in good condition, except fo child's scribble on end page, and last printed page. This Cadbury's project booklet was issued to Australian Schools, for use in Upper Primary and lower secondary grades. no accompaniements. Illustrated with line drawins of Aztecs and photographs of Papua New Guinea and Ghana cocoa groves and sorting. Contents include The Romantic history of Cocoa and Chocolate, The Cocoa Tree, Where the World's Cocoa is Grown, Cocoa in New Guinea, Location of Factory, The Manufacture of Cocoa, Making Milk Chocolate, How Chocolate has proved Indispensable, Chocolate and Confectionery Industry Statistics. 
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 47309  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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A Soil Survey of Murray Downs Estate New South Wales - Bulletin No. 3 AND Maps to Accompany
I. P. Little and R. R. Storrier
NSW Dept of Agriculture Chemistry Branch Soil Survey Unit 1962  1962 
  Green wraps, a little faded, 85pp. Illustrated with photographs, maps, tables, glossary, comes with Brown envelope of separate maps to accompany the bulletin. 
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 6501  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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A song in the desert
Williams, R. M. (Reginald Murray)
ISBN: 0207198322
Pymble, N.S.W. Angus & Robertson 1998  1998 
  8vo hardcover 201pp colour & b/w illus. very good+ / very good+ d/w. 
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 56982  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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A SQUATTER WENT TO SEA. The story of Sir William Maclean's New Guinea Expedition (1875) and his Life
MACMILLAN, DAVID S.
Currawong Publishing Co. Pty Ltd, Sydney, 1957  1957 
  8vo. Cloth hardcover. 165pp. B./w. plates, maps, numerous pen and wash drawings. Reproduces illustrations from Sydney newspapers of the 1870's. very good/ no d/w. 
Price: $8.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 1645  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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A Statistical Account Of The Seven Colonies Of Australasia.
Coghlan, T.A.
Syd. Charles Potter, Government printer., 1896  1896 
  8vo. blue cloth covered boards. 502pp. index. fold-out map. good, boards a little bent. foxing mainly to endpapers. some flecking to cover, mainly on rear board. 
Price: $55.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 6860  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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A Study of the Impact of Tourism at Ayers Rock - Mt Olga National Park
Howard, Ann
Canberra Australian National University 1972.  1972 
  4to softcover 143pp b/w illus. good, two tears on spine. 
Price: $18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29464  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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A Treasury of Australian Folklore
Beatty, Bill
LIfetime Books  0 
  8vo. Laminated pictorial boards, Illustrated with b&w pictures. Many stories of australian folklore first published in 1960 in Bill Beatty's fascinating and entertaining way of describing australiana in Print. 
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 22481  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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