Bookshops.com.au your guide to Australian Bookshops
Search Books Search for a Bookshop Log In to bookshops.com.au    View items in your shopping cart
Browse Bookshops   About Us   Resources   Sell Books   List a Bookshop   Register   
AUSTRALIAN BIOGRAPHY Books listed at
Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop


12 Edmondstone Street.
Malouf, David.
ISBN: 0701139706
Chatto & Windus / Hogarth Press London 1985 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket (flap clipped), very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings (including title-vignette), minor edgewear, old price marks. 134 pp. First edition. Four partly autobiographical essays, including living in the house and area in Brisbane where the author grew up. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 2323  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
A Bird on My Shoulder: A Memoir.
Palmer, Lucy.
ISBN: 9781743311530
Allen & Unwin Sydney, Crows Nest 2016 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, bottom corner tip front cover creased, minor edgewear. 327 pp. This inspiring memoir tells the story of how the author and her husband Julian fell in love, and with Papua New Guinea, and traces their family's return to Australia to face the daunting task of Julian's journey with cancer. The author looks back with both sadness and joy. Julian died over a decade ago, leaving her alone to raise three young children on a farm south of Sydney. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30191  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
A Brief Sketch of the Long and Varied Career of Marshall MacDermott, Esq., J.P., of Adelaide, South Australia [Australiana Facsimile Editions, no 189].
MacDermott, Marshall.
Libraries Board of South Australia (LBSA) Adelaide 1969 
  Hardback small octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, printed boards (red cloth spine), minimal edgewear. 53 pp. (Facsimile edition of a pamphlet originally published in 1874. Unstated limited edition.) The author, an army officer, was a pioneer farmer and banker in Western Australia, arriving in 1830. He lived in South Australia from 1846 to 1877. He contributed magnificently to banking (Bank of Australasia), education, church and parliamentary affairs. "These papers are written solely for private distribution amongst relatives and special friends; and, as my family is rather numerous and dispersed, the necessity arises of having them printed.". 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 13420  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
A Certain Style: Beatrice Davis: A Literary Life.
Kent, Jacqueline.
ISBN: 0143000675
Penguin Books Melbourne 2002 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. 349 pp. This book is about Beatrice Davis, 1909 - 1992, who was Australia's most acclaimed book editor, the 'backroom girl of Australian literature'. As general editor at Angus & Robertson from the late thirties to the early seventies, she nurtured the talents of a host of well-known writers. In the course of her outstanding career Beatrice Davis saw Australian publishing change from a genteel pursuit to a market-dominated industry. The book also tells the story of that change, illustrated by the decline and fall of Beatrice's beloved Angus & Robertson, for almost a century Australia's premier publishing house. The author portrays a woman whose passion for living was as great as her passion for Australian literature. 
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27380  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
A Country Childhood.
Healy, Leone.
ISBN: 9780646500089
Boolarong Press Brisbane, Moorooka 2009 
  Paperback, very good condition, black & white & colour text-photos, minimal edgewear & spine creasing. 307 pp. The author was born in historic Carcoar, New South Wales, and her formative years were spent in the Central West. This is a very special Australian story about convict ancestry, loss in the Great War and the simple country life of last century. The many photos make it come to life. 
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29880  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
A Fence Around the Cuckoo (An Autobiography).
Park, Ruth.
ISBN: 0670846791
Viking / Penguin Books Melbourne 1992 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos centre spread, minor edgewear. 294 pp. First edition. First volume of autobiography of Australian novelist who wrote Poor Man's Orange. Life with her boisterous Scottish-Irish-Scandinavian family in New Zealand during the Depression. Her correspondence with D’Arcy Niland (her later husband). 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 2917  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
A Footprint on the Sands of Time: Francis Benedict Kenny 1854 - 1925: Lawyer, Alderman & Mayor Bathurst 1881 - 1925.
Kenny, Judy.
ISBN: 9780646469287
Judy Kenny NSW 2007 
  Paperback small quarto (with flaps), very good condition, few colour photos, sepia (brown-tinted) photos, generation chart inside front cover, sepia (brown-coloured) photo inside rear cover, reproductions of death certificate & letters, tiny scuff top of spine, minor edgewear. 106 pp. This story of Francis Benedict Kenny has been written by his granddaughter. The story includes larger forces of social change that involve all generations. The book has many photos and a genealogy chart which helps to tell this fascinating story of a man who was accepted and welcomed into his community (Bathurst, New South Wales). Includes generation chart and reproductions of death certificate & letters. 
Price: $35.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27671  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
A Girl from Wondah Farm: The Life of a Missionary Nurse in Ethiopia.
McLellan, Vida.
ISBN: 9780646939780
Vida McLellan Sydney, Eastwood 2015 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, colour photos, small dent spine, minor edgewear. 152 pp. The fascinating story of Vida McLellan, a missionary nurse who served in Ethiopia from 1955 to 1974. Vida grew up in the outback of New South Wales. After nurse’s training and Bible College, she travelled to Ethiopia to work as a missionary in very remote and difficult areas in southern Ethiopia. Vida met and married Dick McLellan in 1955. They worked side by side in Ethiopia and after their return to Australia 
Price: $35.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 40000  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
A History of British Atomic Tests in Australia.
Symonds, Dr J. L.; Evans, Gareth (foreword).
ISBN: 0644041188
Australian Government Publishing Service (AGPS) Canberra 1985 
  Paperback large thick octavo, very good condition, bottom edge little marked, rear cover little rubbed, cover corners slightly creased, spine little rubbed (base bumped, cover near spine creased), minor edgewear. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. 593 pp. A history of the Australian involvement in the British atomic tests for which the first negotiations between Mr Attlee and Mr Menzies began in the early 1950s. A factual account of events relating, not only to the major atomic tests, but also to the minor trials, the first of which were held in 1953. A comprehensive study, and a basis for the 1984 Royal Commission into British Nuclear Tests in Australia, including Operation Totem 1 and 2, Mosaic, Buffalo, Hurricane, Maralinga, and others. The book will interest other researchers, the public, historians and is a valuable reference book for any investigations undertaken into these tests. 
Price: $200.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29909  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
A Kangaroo Loose in Shetland: Excerpts from a Diary.
Ness, Lachlan.
ISBN: 9780980822809
Lachlan Ness City Not Stated 2010 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, maps, minor creases covers & front flyleaf, minor edgewear. 176 pp. An Australian clergyman and his wife travel to Aberdeen, Scotland, from where they cross hundreds of kilometres of wild North Sea and arrive in Shetland in a snow storm in the Spring of 2008, unaware of the many adventures that await them while ministering to the warm-hearted folk of the North Isles, Britain's remotest islands. By the author of "A Kangaroo Loose in the Top Paddock". 
Price: $18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 40226  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
A Kick to the Head.
Winn, Rhylle.
ISBN: 0733613020
Hodder Sydney 2000 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, bottom corner creased front cover, few tiny scratches covers, bottom corner tip rear cover creased, minor edgewear, copy 1. 275 pp. This is the story of how a Queensland farmer survived the sudden diagnosis of a life-threatening brain tumour. Rhylle's natural optimism, his willingness to admit his fears, weaknesses and failings, and his ability to monitor his own responses make this very Australian story not only reassuring but inspiring. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 21863  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
A Kick to the Head.
Winn, Rhylle.
ISBN: 0733613020
Hodder Sydney 2000 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, bottom corner creased front cover, few tiny scratches covers, edges lightly toned, minor edgewear, copy 2. 275 pp. This is the story of how a Queensland farmer survived the sudden diagnosis of a life-threatening brain tumour. Rhylle's natural optimism, his willingness to admit his fears, weaknesses and failings, and his ability to monitor his own responses make this very Australian story not only reassuring but inspiring. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 21863A  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
A Lady at Sea: The Adventures of Agnes Grant Hay.
Laube, Anthony.
ISBN: 0959282726
Anthony Laube Adelaide, Glenelg 2001 
  Hardback small quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, black & white text-photos & drawings, family trees, corners lightly bumped, few scratches covers. 187 pp. The story of Agnes Grant Hay and her pioneering South Australian family. 'Mount Breckan', a wonderful old Victorian Gothic mansion, its tower a beacon to fishermen returning home from expeditions to the Murray mouth and beyond was built for Agnes Hay. The book also has the Hay Family and Gosse Family trees, and the details about the building of 'Mount Breckan', and many photos and drawings which bring the text alive. (Estimated date, 2001, Trove.) 
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27078  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
A Lady in a Thousand: Eliza Davies: A Biography.
Ward, Barbara.
Barbara Ward / Fast Books Sydney, Glebe 1994 
  Paperback large octavo, very good plus condition, black & white drawings & text-photos, minimal edgewear. 128 pp. The story of an indomitable and independent woman who in the mid 1800s, was a pioneer educator in Australia. Eliza Davies, a member of the Sturt desert expedition, was a unique adventurous woman whose life and career are recorded in this prize-winning biography. The author has gathered most of the material from Eliza Davies's autobiography, "The Story of an Earnest Life". Winner of the Isabella Brierley Literary Award 1994. 
Price: $18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 22081  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
A Life in Children's Books.
McVitty, Walter.
Thomas C. Lothian Melbourne 2004 
  Paperback octavo, card covers (with flaps), very good condition, black & white & colour photos, cover corners lightly worn, crease fore-edge rear flap, minor edgewear. 226 pp. Autobiography of the Australian children's book publisher. The author and his wife Lois write about their exciting lives as publisher's of children's books. In the first part of the book, Walter records his earlier life. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 24924  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
A Long Season in Hell: The Battle to Save My Son.
Graham, Gail.
ISBN: 0732908469
Pan Macmillan Sydney 1996 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, edges lightly toned, few tiny dents front cover, minor edgewear, tiny biro mark base spine. 247 pp. Her 13-year battle to get proper rehabilitation for her son who suffered severe head injuries in a car crash. Tragic, confronting and ultimately inspiring, this book shows how the power of hope can achieve. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 15087  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
A Long Way From Wyandra: My Story - from the Bush to Black Caviar.
Moody, Peter; Marshallsea, Trevor (with).
ISBN: 9781760295202
Allen & Unwin Sydney 2017 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, minor edgewear. 395 pp. This is the autobiography of a boy from the bush who worked his way from outback Queensland to Royal Ascot. A friend's introduction got him a stablehand's job for Tommy Smith in Sydney, and his life changed forever. The wider public know him best for the phenomenal racehorse Black Caviar. His account of her career is unique. Peter's autobiography is a fascinating and authentic insight into one of the largest characters in Australian sport. 
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 40303  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
A Mother's Story.
Batty, Rosie; Corbett, Bryce (with).
ISBN: 9781460750551
HarperCollins Sydney 2015 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, color photos, remainder stripe, minimal edgewear. 324 pp. In 2014, Rosie’s son Luke was murdered by her troubled ex-partner. She had suffered years of domestic violence. Rosie was not silenced, but became an outspoken crusader against family violence. She was named Australian of the Year in 2015. This is her story of heartache, grief, passion, and purpose. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 17579  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
A Muster of Australiana: Biography, Bush Verse and Yarns by the Goondiwindi Grey.
Webster, Merv; Heathcote, Doug (illustrator); Head, Dawn (illustrator).
ISBN: 1876245794
Merv Webster / Printed by T. E. C. Print Bargara, QLD 2002 
  Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings, tiny scuff top spine, base spine lightly bumped, front hinge little split (pages firm), minor edgewear corners. 289 pp. The author writes about his many adventures in Queensland. Merv and his wife Chris take their show Laughter & Tears from the Bush around Australia, and meet many interesting people, and travel to a number of places. This book was a finalist in the Australian Bush Laureate Awards. 
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30087  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
A Naturalist's Life.
Erickson, Rica.
ISBN: 1920694277
University of Western Australia Press Perth, Crawley 2005 
  Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white photos & drawings, colour photos,, minor edgewear. 144 pp. In this inspiring book, the Western Australian botanical artist writes about how she became interested in natural history, her guides, mentors and associates, and how she did her research. The book is interspersed with reproductions of some of her writings, drawings and paintings from the 1940s, 50s and 60s. 
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 17633  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
A Passionate Life.
Buttrose, Ita.
ISBN: 9780670076543
Penguin Group Melbourne 2012 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour & black & white photos, minor edgewear corners, spine little creased, pages faintly toned, rubber stamp. 362 pp. Autobiography by prominent Australian businesswomen and media personality. This book describes Ita's ground-breaking years with her usual style, clarity and wit. (In 2019, was appointed as the new ABC chair.) (Cancelled private library stamp.). 
Price: $18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30266  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
A Passionate Life.
Buttrose, Ita.
ISBN: 0670871001
Viking / Penguin Books Melbourne 1998 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket, light toning edges, light rubbing bottom edge. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. 468 pp. Autobiography by prominent Australian businesswomen and media personality. 
Price: $28.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 25663  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
A Pen in Politics.
Ellis, Ulrich.
ISBN: 9781740274067
Ginninderra Press Canberra, Charnwood 2007 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, tiny bump top spine, minor edgewear. 271 pp. The autobiography of his life in journalism, political activism and public servant (in support of Country Party leaders). They include snippets on the the history of journalism, the early years and growth of Canberra as the national capital, the Country Party, and his role in the New England New State Movement. On a planned trip to Italy in 1971, he became ill with aphasia, which disturbs the language function of the brain. In the Editor's note, the author explains that he started his memoirs in 1973, taking five years, and his wife and a friend assisted with editing. This book will fascinate anyone interested Australian politics. 
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30178  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
A Piece of My Mind: A Psychiatrist on the Couch.
Parker, Gordon.
ISBN: 9781742610740
Pan Macmillan Sydney 2012 
  Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear, copy 1. 340 pp. The autobiography of an Australian academic psychiatrist, University of New South Wales (NSW). Professor Parker is also the founder of the Black Dog Institute. He writes about many early experiences that led him to his career in psychiatry. 
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 26475  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
A Place for a Friendly Lion: Living and Learning in Africa.
Clarke, Lynne A.
ISBN: 9780646583488
Lynne A. Clarke / Printed by Openbook Howden Design and Print [Adelaide] 2012 
  Paperback wide trade, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, minimal edgewear, few tiny marks flyleaf, autograph (author's written dedication). 219 pp. The author lived and taught at Msalato near Dodoma in Tanzania for two and a half years, from 2010 to 2012, but found herself the learner. This book is written with charm and wit, and follows on from her previous book "Munguishi Weavings". 
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27220  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
A Place Like Home: Growing Up in the School of Industry 1915 - 1922 [Petersham].
Todd, Laura; Midlam, Amanda (editor).
Hale & Iremonger Sydney 1987 
  Paperback trade, very good condition. 176 pp. The three Laverni girls were placed in the School of Industry girls home, Petersham (in Sydney's inner west), when their mother became seriously ill and their father was fighting in World War I (WW1). Their father reclaimed the children seven years later. Laura, the youngest girl, wrote this memoir of her harsh and deprived experiences in this orphanage. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 15039  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
A Prescription for Change: The Terry White story.
Koch, Tony.
ISBN: 9780702237423
University of Queensland Press Brisbane, St Lucia 2010 
  Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white photos. 226 pp. This biography of one of Australia's leading pharmacists and businessmen, provides insight into his success while also revealing the family man behind the brand. He also entered politics, and for a time was Cabinet Minister, and also leader of the Liberal party in Queensland. 
Price: $18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 24540  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
A Pressure Cooker Saved My Life: How to Have It All, Do It All and Keep It All Together.
Phillips, Juanita; Milostic, Mario (with).
ISBN: 9780733325885
HarperCollins Sydney 2010 
  Paperback large octavo, thick card covers (with flaps), very good condition, colour & single-colour illustrations, minor edgewear. 259 pp. Written by the presenter of the ABC's 7pm News Bulletin in Sydney. She writes about her busy life and shares ways that families can have calmer and more productive lives. The illustrations bring the story to life, and the many suggestions that are made make this a great book to read. 
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28908  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
A Saucepan in the Sky.
Nicholls, Brian.
ISBN: 0868067024
Hale & Iremonger Sydney, Alexandria 2001 
  Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket (faint foxing edge rear flap), pages lightly toned. 183 pp. A spellbinding memoir about a 1940s childhood in a working-class suburb in Sydney's inner west. The author portrays a rich, world full of laughter and tears. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 24044  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
A Sunburnt Childhood: Growing up in the Territory.
Tapp Coutts, Toni.
ISBN: 9780733634499
Hachette Sydney 2016 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour & sepia (brown-tinted) photos, slight bump top spine, minimal edgewear. 324 pp. Her story of growing up on the massive Killarney Station in the Northern Territory. Her father, Bill Tapp, was living out his dream to be a cattle king. Toni is one of ten children. Her mother June ran the Killarney community while her father ran the cattle. This fascinating book is a memoir depicting the colourful land, characters and contradictions. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30161  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry

Next 30 Results