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Caledonia Australis: Scottish Highlanders on the Frontier of Australia
Watson, Don,
ISBN: 0091835550
Vintage Books, North Sydney, 1997. First Paperback Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Paperback Edition. acknowledgements, foreword by author, preface by Rodney Hall, introduction by author, references, and index. Illustrated paperback binding (wraparound) with black coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. When the defeated, and dispossed, Scottish Highlanders (after 1745) left Scotland for Australia and moved to Gippsland the Kurnai people of Australia's Gippsland became the dispossed. "First published in 1984 and recognised as a significant revisionist work, Caledonia Australis is all more intriguing and instructive now as debate rages over Aboriginal 80 title, reconciliation and the way Australian history should be written, taught and understood." -- from the rear panel blurb. Previous owners name top of the title page, and author's the bottom of the same page. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 285, [5 of which and 4 are further titles from publishing house] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Indigenous People; Australia; Sociology & Culture. ISBN: 0091835550. ISBN/EAN: 9780091835552. Inventory No: 0280917. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0280917  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Congo Eden: A Comprehensive Portrayal of the Historical Background and Scientific Aspects of the Great Game Sanctuaries of the Belgian Congo with the Story of a Six Months Pilgrimage Throughout that Most Primitive Region in the Heart of the African Contin
Akeley, Mary L. Jobe,
Dodd, Mead & Company, New York, 1961. Reprint
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic . Reprint. Foreword by Professor William King Gregory, preface and introduction by author, list of illustrations and index. At the beginning of the text there is a map of the author's route taken in 1947. Bright green coloured cloth covered boards with black coloured titles to the back strip. Photographic dustwrapper with yellow coloured titles to the front panel and black colour titles to the back strip. Black and white photograph of the author to the rear panel. The author took a trip to the region, then known as Belgian Congo, in 1947 and this is her portage on not only the national parks and wildlife reserves but of the Indigenous People. Softening and rubbing of the back strip edges with rubbing of the top and the bottom edges. Flecking along the book edges with uniform light tanning of the text block edges and pages and foxing present to the text block edges. Creasing of the dustwrapper edges with a couple of small tears to the top edge. Rubbing of the panels with fading to the back strip. The rear panel shows handling marks and there are foxing spots to the verso. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [6], VII - XXVI, [2], 356 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic . Quantity Available: 1. Category: Animals & Birds; Indigenous People; Congo; 1940s; Anthropology. Inventory No: 0124572. Good Condition
Price: $26.40 (AUD)
Book Number: 0124572  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Frank Hodgkinson's Kakadu and the Arnhem Landers
Hodgkinson, Frank ,
ISBN: 0725408782
Ure Smith, Sydney, 1992. Reprint
 Hardcover (Laminated Boards) Hardcover (Laminated Boards). Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Frank Hodgkinson. Reprint. Foreword by Dr Colin Jack-Hinton, Director Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory, introduction by author. Map illustrated endpapers, showing Arnhem land in the Northern Territory. The text is illustrated with copious colour and black-and-white drawings by the author. Colour illustrated laminated boards with white and black coloured titles to the front panel. Colour illustrated dustwrapper, same illustration as for underlying boards, (wraparound), with white and black coloured titles to the front panel. Colour photograph of author to the rear fold over panel. An artist's diary of his travels through Kakadu and Arnhem land and of who and what he met there. Softening and rubbing of the backstrip edges, top book corners and lower book edges. Some foxing to the first few and last few pages of the book. Previous owners name to the top edge of the half title page. A little creasing to the top dustwrapper edge with rubbing of the panels. Fading of the backstrip. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. [3], 4 - 304 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Frank Hodgkinson. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; Indigenous People; Australia; Travel & Places. ISBN: 0725408782. ISBN/EAN: 9780725408787. Inventory No: 0128029. THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU. Good Condition
Price: $26.40 (AUD)
Book Number: 0128029  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Frank Hodgkinson's Kakadu and the Arnhem Landers
Hodgkinson, Frank ,
ISBN: 0725408782
Ure Smith, Sydney, 1992. Reprint
 Hardcover (Laminated Boards) Hardcover (Laminated Boards). Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Frank Hodgkinson. Reprint. Foreword by Dr Colin Jack-Hinton, Director Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory, introduction by author. Map illustrated endpapers, showing Arnhem land in the Northern Territory. The text is illustrated with copious colour and black-and-white drawings by the author. Colour illustrated laminated boards with white and black coloured titles to the front panel. Colour illustrated dustwrapper, same illustration as for underlying boards, (wraparound), with white and black coloured titles to the front panel. Colour photograph of author to the rear fold over panel. An artist's diary of his travels through Kakadu and Arnhem land and of who and what he met there. Some rubbing of the back strip corners and book corners. A little age toning of the text block edges, but, the worst effect has been the first few pages have come in contact with moisture and they are somewhat bubbled more felt than seen. Chipping of the top dustwrapper corners and back strip edges. The top rear edge has some creasing and small closed tears. Rubbing of the dustwrapper panels. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. [3], 4 - 304 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Frank Hodgkinson. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; Indigenous People; Australia; Travel & Places. ISBN: 0725408782. ISBN/EAN: 9780725408787. Inventory No: 0125228. THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU. Good Condition
Price: $26.40 (AUD)
Book Number: 0125228  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Centenary History of South Australia: Supplementary to Volume XXXVI of the Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia South Australian Branch (Incorporated).Under the Auspices of the Government of S. Aust. & the Centenary Committee
Fenner, Charles et. al -- Editors,
Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, South Australian Branch, Adelaide, 1936. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. foreword by R. Layton Butler, preface by F. L. Parker, list of plates, list of figures in text, folded maps, appendix, bibliography and index. Photographic endpapers, black and white, both different, front endpaper showing a paddock of sheep and the rear endpaper showing grain being cut by horse-drawn reaper. Coloured frontispiece, by Hans Heysen, "The Red Gum". Within the text there are 3 folding maps, 40 black and white plates and 26 text figures. Red coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the spine. This book celebrates 100 years of South Australia's history including chapters on Antarctic exploration by Douglas Mawson, the Aborigines, natural history, plus others. The corners slightly rubbed and bumped as is the head and heel of spine. There is sun damage to the spine and extending onto the front panel for the first 2" to a depth of 1.5". The back panel is also affected, the fading runs the full-length of the book and to the body of the book for 1.5" x 1.5". Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [For], V - XXIII, [2], 2 - 420 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Indigenous People; Australia; Genealogy & Local History. Inventory No: 0100630. Good Condition
Price: $26.40 (AUD)
Book Number: 0100630  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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