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100 Years of Yachting on Port Phillip Bay : a History of the Royal Brighton Yacht Club
De Fraga, Christopher,
ISBN: 0725601558
The Hawthorn Press, Melbourne, 1975. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 600 g.; 214pp., last four blank, list of illustrations, preface by Henry Winneke, Governor of Victoria, acknowledgement, 4 appendices, and index. Map frontispiece, showing Brighton and environs. The text is illustrated with numerous black and white photographs. Black coloured boards with gilt writing on spine. Corners slightly rubbed and the head and the heel of the spine are also affected. The top paper edge has some dust marks. Photographic dustwrapper, showing a modern and older version of the sail boat. Blue background with white writing on front panel and spine. The white panel on the rear of the dust jacket shows signs of rubbing and picking up of colour, and there is on the top left of the front panel a shadow from a pricing sticker or similar. Traces of spotting to the top edge of the text block. Sailing on Port Phillip Bay is not for the faint hearted, the severe storms which sweep unexpectedly across the bay make for interesting sailing. For over 100 years the Royal Brighton yacht club has kept records and so the story of sailing on Port Phillip is also the story of the yacht club. . Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; History -- Australia; Local History -- Victoria; Sport -- Yachting; ISBN: 0725601558. ISBN/EAN: 9780725601553. Inventory No: 0225538. Very Good Condition
Price: $26.40 (AUD)
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100 Years of Yachting on Port Phillip Bay ; a History of the Royal Brighton Yacht Club
De Fraga, Christopher,
ISBN: 0725601558
The Hawthorn Press, Melbourne, 1975. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 600 g.; 214pp., last four blank, list of illustrations, preface by Henry Winneke, Governor of Victoria, acknowledgement, 4 appendices, and index. Map frontispiece, showing Brighton and environs. The text is illustrated with numerous black and white photographs. Black coloured boards with gilt writing on spine. Photographic dustwrapper, showing a modern and older version of the sail boat. Blue background with white writing on front panel and spine. The white panel on the rear of the dust jacket shows signs of rubbing and picking up of colour from other books that it has been shelved with. Otherwise in very good condition. Sailing on Port Phillip Bay is not for the faint hearted, the severe storms which sweep unexpectedly across the bay make for interesting sailing. For over 100 years the Royal Brighton yacht club has kept records and so the story of sailing on Port Phillip is also the story of the yacht club. . Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; History -- Australia; Local History -- Victoria; Sport -- Yachting; ISBN: 0725601558. ISBN/EAN: 9780725601553. Inventory No: 0232328. Very Good Condition
Price: $26.40 (AUD)
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100 Years of Yachting on Port Phillip Bay ; a History of the Royal Brighton Yacht Club
De Fraga, Christopher,
ISBN: 0725601558
The Hawthorn Press, Melbourne, 1975. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 600 g.; 214pp., last four blank, list of illustrations, preface by Henry Winneke, Governor of Victoria, acknowledgement, 4 appendices, and index. Map frontispiece, showing Brighton and environs. The text is illustrated with numerous black and white photographs. Black coloured boards with gilt writing on spine. Corners slightly rubbed and the head and the heel of the spine are also affected. Photographic dustwrapper, showing a modern and older version of the sail boat. Blue background with white writing on front panel and spine. There are 2 shadows on the front panel right-hand side from stickers, one on the rear panel, and rubbing of the flat surface of the rear panel from contact with other books. Ownership inscription and phone number on the front free end page no other damage to report. Sailing on Port Phillip Bay is not for the faint hearted, the severe storms which sweep unexpectedly across the bay make for interesting sailing. For over 100 years the Royal Brighton yacht club has kept records and so the story of sailing on Port Phillip is also the story of the yacht club. . Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; History -- Australia; Local History -- Victoria; Sport -- Yachting; ISBN: 0725601558. ISBN/EAN: 9780725601553. Inventory No: 0229782. Very Good Condition
Price: $22.40 (AUD)
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A Dictionary of Australian Military History (from Colonial Times to the Gulf War)
Grant, Ian,
ISBN: 009182592X
Random House, Sydney, 1992. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. II, 414 pages, + 4 blank. Illustrated dust jacket. Remainder spot of base edge of block. The focus of this dictionary is on Australians fighting in Australian units or formations, with only marginal reference to Australians fighting in British regiments, squadrons or ships. Approximately 500 entries. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; History -- Australia; ISBN: 009182592X. ISBN/EAN: 9780091825928. Inventory No: 0266338. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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A Discovery of Australia
Clark, Manning,
ISBN: 0642973946
Australian Broadcasting Commission, Sydney, 1976. First Edition
 Softcover (Stiff Boards) Softcover (Stiff Boards). Good/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. VI, 7-56 pages introduction by author, list of other lectures. Plain text front cover with blue and white titles to the front panel and white titles to the backstrip. A little rubbing and creasing to the book corners. The major detraction from the book has been the lifting of the laminate along the front fore edges, both book panels, along the top of the book and along the spine. How this author came to write the 'History of Australia'. "Each year the ABC invites a prominent Australian to present the results of his work and thinking on major social, scientific or cultural issues in a series of radio talks known as the Boyer Lectures.". Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; History -- Australia; Lectures ; Australia; ISBN: 0642973946. ISBN/EAN: 9780642973948. Inventory No: 0107641. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
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A Discovery of Australia
Clark, Manning,
ISBN: 0642973946
Australian Broadcasting Commission, Sydney, 1976. First Edition
 Softcover (Stiff Boards) Softcover (Stiff Boards). Fair/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. VI, 7- 56 pp., introduction by author, list of other lectures. Plain text front cover with blue and white writing on front panel and white on spine. Corners are scuffed and some corners are slightly creased. The lamination of the covers has started to lift, worse on front than on rear and the book looks a little second-hand. How this author came to write the 'History of Australia'. "Each year the ABC invites a prominent Australian to present the results of his work and thinking on major social, scientific or cultural issues in a series of radio talks known as the Boyer Lectures.". Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; History -- Australia; Lectures ; Australia; ISBN: 0642973946. ISBN/EAN: 9780642973948. Inventory No: 0101657. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Fair
Price: $9.60 (AUD)
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A Discovery of Australia
Clark, Manning,
ISBN: 0642973946
Australian Broadcasting Commission, Sydney, 1976. First Edition
 Softcover (Stiff Boards) Softcover (Stiff Boards). Good/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 65 g.; VI, 7-56 pages, introduction by author, list of other lectures. Plain text front cover with blue and white writing on front panel and white on spine. Corners slightly scuffed and some grubby marks to the back panel. How this author came to write the 'History of Australia'. "Each year the ABC invites a prominent Australian to present the results of his work and thinking on major social, scientific or cultural issues in a series of radio talks known as the Boyer Lectures.". Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; History -- Australia; Lectures ; Australia; ISBN: 0642973946. ISBN/EAN: 9780642973948. Inventory No: 0101013. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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A Gold Seeker's Odyssey
Menzies, Rt. Hon. Leslie Robert,
John Long Ltd, London, 1937. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Fair Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. IX, 10-288 pages, last page blank a further eight pages -- further books from publishing house, publisher's foreword and list of illustrations and index. Black and white photographic frontispiece, of author. Within text there are seven black and white photographs and one map. Yellow coloured cloth covered boards with black embossed titles to the front panel and backstrip. This is the memoirs of Leslie Robert Menzies, who went to New Zealand from his home land of America and then from there followed the gold rush to Australia. With his courage and fearlessness was put into positions of power and responsibility exploring and opening up new areas for farmlands and mineral deposits. Heavy bumping, rubbing and fraying to the book corners and to the head and to the heel of the backstrip. Water marks to three quarters of the front panel and backstrip with a few spots to the back panel. Handling marks to the book panels and Browning and foxing to the text block edges and throughout the text original bookseller's sticker to the lower right-hand corner of the front paste-down. Cracking of the hinge between the frontispiece and half title page. The frontispiece has become detached from the rest of the text block. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; History -- Australia; Exploration ; History -- New Zealand ; Inventory No: 0100643. Fair Condition
Price: $52.80 (AUD)
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A History of Australia I; From the Earliest Times to the Age of Macquarie
Clark, C. M. H. ,
Melbourne University Press, Parkville, Melbourne, 1963. Reprint, with Alterations
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good/Good. Reprint, with Alterations. 780 g.; XIV, 422 pages, preface by author, list of abbreviations, V appendices, a select bibliography and index.. black-and-white illustrated frontispiece, showing Captain James Cook. The text is illustrated with 16 black-and-white illustrations and six maps. Light blue coloured boards with gilt writing to the back strip. The rubbing and bumping to the head and to the heel of the back strip and to the book corners. Light browning to the text block edges and to the internal pages. Plain text dustwrapper with a red background and white and red decoration to the extreme edge is black and white writing to the front panel and black to the back strip. Rubbing and a little chipping to the dustwrapper corners and to the head and to the heel of the back strip. Rubbing is noted to all edges of the dustwrapper. There is a 1.25 " tear to be lower left-hand front spine gutter edge. There is a smaller tear, 0.5", to the top left-hand corner of the front spine gutter. A history of Australia, from being " Terra Australis Incognita " [ Unknown South Land ], until sucessful and permanent British colonial society had been established. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; History -- Australia; Australia; Inventory No: 0105376. Very Good
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A Pictorial History of Australians at War
Robert; Margan, Frank; Breen, Peter; Reid, Stuart; & Evans, David,
Paul Hamlyn, Sydney, 1973. Reprint
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. Reprint. [5]-324(last blank, as issued); hundreds of illustrations including some full-page & some coloured, index, end page illustrations; the lower edge of the boards and the heel of the backstrip are rubbed, with similar damage to the lower edge of the dust jacket, which also has severe rubbing and some chipping to the fold over tips. "The complete story of the Australian fighting man, of the reputation earned at Anzac Cove, Tobruk, and in New Guinea , is told here in the first attempt to trace Australia's military tradition from its inauspicious beginnings to the present-day." Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; History -- Australia; Inventory No: 0209628. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Good Condition
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0209628  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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A Pictorial History of Australians at War
Robert; Margan, Frank; Breen, Peter; Reid, Stuart; & Evans, David,
ISBN: 0600396568
Paul Hamlyn, Sydney, 1973. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. Reprint. 1.4 kg; [5]-324(last blank, as issued); hundreds of illustrations including some full-page & some coloured, index, end page illustrations; "The complete story of the Australian fighting man, of the reputation earned at Anzac Cove, Tobruk, and in New Guinea , is told here in the first attempt to trace Australia's military tradition from its inauspicious beginnings to the present-day." The dust jacket has a small abrasion at the bottom of the spine where a price sticker was, and a short tear at the very top left of the front panel. Internally clean, with a Christmas annotation on the blank page opposite the half title page.About five pages have single words underlined in the section relating to the drive of Salamatua Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; History -- Australia; ISBN: 0600396568. ISBN/EAN: 9780600396567. Inventory No: 0270876. This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia.. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0270876  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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A Pictorial History of Australians at War
Robert; Margan, Frank; Breen, Peter; Reid, Stuart; & Evans, David,
ISBN: 0600396568
Paul Hamlyn, Sydney, 1973. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. Reprint. 1.4 kg; [5]-324(last blank, as issued); hundreds of illustrations including some full-page & some coloured, index, end page illustrations; slight dustiness to the top edge of the text block, rubbing of the base edge of the boards, 1.5 inch tear to the bottom of the front fold over crease. No other damage. "The complete story of the Australian fighting man, of the reputation earned at Anzac Cove, Tobruk, and in New Guinea , is told here in the first attempt to trace Australia's military tradition from its inauspicious beginnings to the present-day." Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; History -- Australia; ISBN: 0600396568. ISBN/EAN: 9780600396567. Inventory No: 0229607. This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia.. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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A Serious Influx of Jews; A History of Jewish Welfare in Victoria
Benjamin, Rodney,
ISBN: 186448733X
Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, New South Wales, 1998. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. Signed by Author. 900 g; XVIII, 462 pages, indexed. Includes appendices, bibliography, notes; illustrated with black-and-white photographs and with numerous tables etc. In hardcover binding, with dustjacket with cover painting by Kuba Blacher. Fully inscribed by the author with best wishes and kind regards to the previous owner. The book shows no signs of damage. Rodney Benjamin tells how a small community organised itself to find accommodation, work, financial assistance and English language training for the four major influxes of Jewish immigrants between the 1920s in the 1950s. Out of the organisations which formed to meet these demands grew a multifaceted ethnic welfare agency. Benjamin traces the development of an organisation, run almost entirely by volunteers to profess to staff welfare agency supported by a small army of volunteers. He follows the change in focus from migrant settlement to a broad-based community service which provides care for the disabled and the elderly, job skills training and comprehensive counselling services. The many power and ideological struggles are examined, as is the position of the organisation in the wider context of Australia Society. -- rear panel blurb Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. The author has signed the book on the title page.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sociology & Culture; History -- Australia; Judaica; Signed by Author. ISBN: 186448733X. ISBN/EAN: 9781864487336. Inventory No: 0232113. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Very Good Condition
Price: $70.40 (AUD)
Book Number: 0232113  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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A Serious Influx of Jews; A History of Jewish Welfare in Victoria
Benjamin, Rodney,
ISBN: 1864487321
Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, New South Wales, 1998. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. Signed by Author. 800 g; XVIII, 462 pages, indexed. Includes appendices, bibliography, notes; illustrated with black-and-white photographs and with numerous tables etc. In paperback binding with cover painting by Kuba Blacher. The book shows no signs of damage. Rodney Benjamin tells how a small community organised itself to find accommodation, work, financial assistance and English language training for the four major influxes of Jewish immigrants between the 1920s in the 1950s. Out of the organisations which formed to meet these demands grew a multifaceted ethnic welfare agency. Benjamin traces the development of an organisation, run almost entirely by volunteers to profess to staff welfare agency supported by a small army of volunteers. He follows the change in focus from migrant settlement to a broad-based community service which provides care for the disabled and the elderly, job skills training and comprehensive counselling services. The many power and ideological struggles are examined, as is the position of the organisation in the wider context of Australia Society. -- rear panel blurb Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. The author has signed the book on the title page.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sociology & Culture; History -- Australia; Judaica; Signed by Author. ISBN: 1864487321. ISBN/EAN: 9781864487329. Inventory No: 0235995. Very Good Condition
Price: $48.00 (AUD)
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A Short History of the Church Of England
Rigg, Ethelwyn,
The Board Of Education, Diocese of Melbourne, Melbourne, 1933. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Fair Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 300 g; 132 pages, includes index, and various charts including one foldout map. There is a reference to the year 1933, otherwise there is no indication of when the book may have been published. Rubbing and discoloration to the edges of the boards, with splitting of the spine either side of the head of the back strip, bumping of the corners of the boards, ownership inscription on the front paste down. The text block itself remains in good order. "It is not easy to make a historical outline interesting to boys and girls, but this is what Miss Rigg has succeeded in doing. We are led through long periods of history without wariness, was the important points are picked out in the unnecessary details are suppressed. -- from the foreword Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Religion & Theology; History -- Australia; Australiana; Religion -- Christianity; Inventory No: 0212973. Fair Condition
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
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Against the Stream: The Memories Of a Philosophical Anarchist, 1927-1939
Howells, A. F.,
ISBN: 090809048X
Hyland House, Melbourne, 1983. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: photographic and line Drawing. First Edition. list of illustrations, two appendices and index. The text is illustrated with 12 pages of black and white photographs. Brown coloured boards with gilt writing on the spine. " Bluey Howells tells his story simply and vividly, affectionately ribbing that young man of long ago. Preserved by idealism and independence from joining the Communist Party, he remained an observer, making his own decisions and observing men and events with a natural honesty through him weekend fresh insight into it. Which seems more and more important to Australia in the eighties." Ttwo small spike holes in the dust wrapper on front panel gutter, and very slight sun fade of the spine section of the dust wrapper. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 184 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: photographic and line Drawing. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; History -- Australia; Politics; ISBN: 090809048X. ISBN/EAN: 9780908090488. Inventory No: 0214935. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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Against the Stream: The Memories Of a Philosophical Anarchist, 1927-1939
Howells, A. F. "Bluey",
ISBN: 090809048X
Hyland House, Melbourne, 1983. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. Signed by Author. 183 pages., 12 pages of black-and-white photographs, indexed. Illustrated dust wrapper; trace of foxing to the front edge of the text block. No other damage to describe. " Bluey Howells tells his story simply and vividly, affectionately ribbing that young man of long ago. Preserved by idealism and independence from joining the Communist Party, he remained an observer, making his own decisions and observing men and events with a natural honesty through him weekend fresh insight into it. Which seems more and more important to Australia in the eighties." signed by the author on the front free end page Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government; Signed; History -- Australia; Australia; Biography & Autobiography. Signed by Author. ISBN: 090809048X. ISBN/EAN: 9780908090488. Inventory No: 0205274. Very Good Condition
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
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Antidote; Gleanings from "Movement"
Hughes, Thea Stanley,
The Commercial Printing Company, Sydney, No date. Edition Unstated
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/No Dust Jacket. Edition Unstated. (10), 11-104 pages, index to authors of poems and prose extracts. Green coloured boards with black decoration and black writing on the front panel. Shelf wear to the bottom book edges and there is bumping to the head and to the heel of the spine. The dust marks to the top paper edge and there are some foxing marks internally. A collection of articles from the Australian 1950s magazine "Movement". Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; History -- Australia; Philosophy ; Australia; Inventory No: 0101983. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
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Australia from a Woman's Point of View
Ackermann, Jessie,
ISBN: 072690029X
Cassell Australia, North Ryde, New South Wales, 1981. First Edition Thus
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition Thus. XVI, 248 pages, last three pages blank, intentionally, list of illustrations, preface by author, introduction by Elizabeth Riddle. Black-and-white photographic frontispiece of author in middle age. The text is illustrated with 17 black-and-white photographs throughout the text. Blue coloured boards with white titles to the backstrip. Rubbing to the book corners and backstrip corners. Browning to the text block edges and internal text. Plain text dustwrapper with a yellow background with blue titles to the front panel and backstrip. Rubbing to the dustwrapper edges and dustwrapper panels. Fading to the backstrip and to the front dustwrapper panel. This book was first published in 1913. A look at Australia, in the early 20th century, from a woman's point of view as seen by the redoubtable American traveller and journalist Jessie Ackermann. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; History -- Australia; Gender Studies; Social History ; Australia; Women & Feminism. ISBN: 072690029X. ISBN/EAN: 9780726900297. Inventory No: 0110244. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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Australia from a Woman's Point of View
Ackermann, Jessie,
ISBN: 072690029X
Cassell Australia, North Ryde, New South Wales, 1981. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. XVI, 248 pages, last three pages blank, intentionally, list of illustrations, preface by author, introduction by Elizabeth Riddle. Black-and-white photographic frontispiece of author in middle age. The text is illustrated with 17 black-and-white photographs throughout the text. Blue coloured boards with white titles to the backstrip. Plain text dustwrapper with a yellow background with blue titles to the front panel and backstrip. Fading to the backstrip and to the front dustwrapper panel, with small darker patch where price sticker stopped the fading. Previous owner's name on first page. This book was first published in 1913. A look at Australia, in the early 20th century, from a woman's point of view as seen by the redoubtable American traveller and journalist Jessie Ackermann. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; History -- Australia; Gender Studies; Social History ; Australia; Women & Feminism. ISBN: 072690029X. ISBN/EAN: 9780726900297. Inventory No: 0254059. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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Australia the Amazing: Believe Bill Beatty
Beatty, Bill,
Amazing Australia Publishers, Sydney, 1944. First Edition
 Softcover (Stiff Boards) Softcover (Stiff Boards). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Walter Dowman. First Edition. 112pp., introduction by Kylie Tennant. Text illustrated throughout with black and white line drawings by Walter Dowman. War-time austerity binding, buff coloured card with black titles on the front panel. The covers faded and rubbed and there is foxing on both the front and back panels. There is also minor insect damage to front and back panels. Internally the pages are browning, and on front end papers there are both handling marks and grubby marks. Overall starting to show its age. This book is a font of the odd, the unusual, the unnatural and curiosities of Australia in the natural world and the human world. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Walter Dowman. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; History -- Australia; Australia; Inventory No: 0100343. Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0100343  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Australia Will Be There : Growing up in the First World War
Johnston, Susan,
ISBN: 0864170009
Kangaroo Press, Kenthurst, New South Wales, 1984. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 150 g; 56 pages, sewn binding in the illustrated glossy boards, which are slightly faded across the top of the back panel. The text is illustrated with drawings, photographs, and facsimiles of documents from the period. . Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; History -- Australia; Local History -- Australia; ISBN: 0864170009. ISBN/EAN: 9780864170002. Inventory No: 0215400. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
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Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand from Earliest Times
Grey , J. Grattan,
Fraser and Jenkinson Pty. Ltd, Melbourne, No date. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. title continued; "This Volume comprises the history of these Countries in Southern Seas from the period of their discovery until after the removal of Australia's Seat of Government from Melbourne to Canberra, and the Opening of the First Session of the Federal Parliament in that City by His Royal Highness the Duke of York." Not dated. [1927]. pp. xxiv, 684; appendices; original cloth; front and rear boards are slightly flecked, lower front corner slightly bumped; a nice copy. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; History -- Australia; New Zealand; Inventory No: 0203349. Very Good Condition
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Australian Citizen; Herbert Brookes 1867-1963
Rivett, Rohan,
Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1965. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/Good. First Edition. XIV, 218 pages, last blank, acknowledgements, foreword by Walter Murdoch, list of illustrations, notes and index. Black and white photographic frontispiece, showing subject. Within text there are black and white photographs and cartoons. Dark red coloured boards with gilt writing on spine. The corners of book are rubbed and bumped and there is shelf wear to both top and bottom edges of the book, bottom being worse than top. The head and heel of the book are bumped and soft. Browning to the text block edges and to the internal text. Plain text dustwrapper, black background with gilt and white writing on front panel and spine. The dustwrapper is in pretty ordinary shape. Corners are rubbed, as are both dustwrapper fore edges, back panel and front and back spine gutters. Chipping and creasing along the top and bottom dustwrapper edges. Dustwrapper has been price clipped on the front fold over bottom right-hand corner. Biography of Herbert Brookes, confident and corresponder of 8 Australian Prime Ministers, donor and fighter for community causes, son-in-law of Alfred Deakin ".. a radical with vision ahead of his time.". Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; History -- Australia; Politics -- Australian; Inventory No: 0100824. Good Condition
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Australian Father and Son
Casey, Lord,
Collins, London, 1967. Reprint
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Reprint. 192pp., (last 4 pages blank), foreword by author, list of illustrations, epilogue and index. Throughout the book there are black and white photography, maps and diagrams. Green boards with gilt writing on the spine. Plain text dustwrapper, brown background green and white writing on front panel and on the spine. In this book Lord Casey tells the story of two men, his grandfather and his father. With their life story he also tells The story of Australia's growth, from penal colony to modern metropolis. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. There is no damage to describe for either the dustjacket or the book and its binding.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; History -- Australia; Australiana; Local History -- Tasmania; Inventory No: 0259231. Very Good Condition
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AUSTRALIAN WOMEN. Successful Lives
HOLT, Fiona,
ISBN: 0333400828
Macmillan, South Melbourne, 1985. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Maurice Rinaldi -- Photography. First Edition. 166 pp., (double columns). Printed on art paper, full page photographic portraits; A lavish photographic book with interviews with forty-seven of Australia's most successful women representing the achievements of Australian women in all major fields of human endeavour, the selection of whom is as interesting a comment on the society of the day as any anthropological text. Photographs (by) Maurice Rinaldi. slight rubbing of the dust jacket at the top left of the front, and at the top of the rear fold over. Internally, clean without annotations. No damage to the book, all the binding. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Maurice Rinaldi -- Photography. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; History -- Australia; ISBN: 0333400828. ISBN/EAN: 9780333400821. Inventory No: 0276363. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT WILL WEIGH OVER 1 Kg WITH PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Very Good Condition
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Australie Waarheen ?
Lodewyckx, Professor Dr. A. (Augustin, 1876-1964),
Terra, Antwerpen, 1955. Reprint
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. Reprint. The Text Is in Dutch. Foreword by Professor Dr. H. van Werveke, introduction by author, bibliography, statistics and chronology. Map illustrated front-end paper, showing Australia and its states. Black and white photographic frontispiece showing eucalyptus and tree ferns. Within the text there are another nine leaves of black-and-white photographs. Black coloured cloth covered boards with gilt embossed map of Australia to the front panel and on the backstrip a gilt insert has been placed on the gilt insert blue coloured titles, along with gilt titling. Softening of the lower backstrip edge and rubbing to the book corners. Dust marks to the top textblock edge and light age toning of the textblock edges and of the internal pages. Offset tanning to the endpages. Map illustrated dustwrapper, showing the outline of Australia, with green and white coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. Chipping to the top dustwrapper corners and backstrip edges. Creasing has occurred to the top dustwrapper edge and sunning to the backstrip. A look at Australia and its history from this Dutch historian. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. (4), 5-279, (1) pages,. Text is in Dutch. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; History -- Australia; Australia; Dutch Language; Inventory No: 0113007. Very Good Condition
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Barney; The Story of Rees D. Williams, Architect of the White-Collar Union Movement
White, Kate,
ISBN: 0949905429
Hargreen Publishing Company, North Melbourne, Victoria, 1989. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 700 grammes; XII, 244 pages, list of abbreviations, foreword by Author, author's note, bibliography and index. Yellow coloured endpapers. Black-and-white iIllustrated frontispiece of Barney Williams by Angus Cummings. The text is illustrated with black-and-white photography, black-and-white cartoons and the occasional table. Blue coloured boards with gilt writing on the spine with small gilt printers' cartouche of the lower spine edge. A little rubbing to the head and heel of spine with some shelfwear to the lower book edges. Lower book corners are bumped. Illustrated dust wrapper, same illustration as for frontispiece, with blue background and yellow writing on the front panel and spine. Small yellow printers' cartouche to the lower spine edge. A little rubbing to the top and bottom dust wrapper edges. Biography of Rees D. Williams -- Barney as he was universally known lived up to his name. He was not somebody to avoid a fight. He led the Australian bank employees union in its first industrial action. He presided over a period when the organisations representing white-collar workers ceased to be "gentlemen's clubs" and became unions. He was active in the Australian Labor Party and sought to build bridges between the ALP and the white-collar unions. Kate White gives the reader a behind the scenes glimpse of the postwar development of the union movement and of the evolution of the modern ALP. Digital and available upon request. This is the first Australian edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; History -- Australia; Politics -- Australian; Unions -- Australia ; ISBN: 0949905429. ISBN/EAN: 9780949905420. Inventory No: 0279026. Very Good Condition
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Bells in Australia
Keating, John Deakin,
ISBN: 0522841635
Melbourne University Press, Carlton North, VIC, Australia, 1979. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/Good. First Edition. 600 g; XIV, 150 pages, indexed, bibliography, seven appendices, illustrated with photographs, and facsimiles of documents. This book puts on record all the important public bells (excluding domestic or hand-bells) known to exist in Australia. Some ships' bells of historic importance are included, but fire bells are mentioned only incidentally. The base edge of the boards shows light rubbing, and they are traces of foxing to the top edge of the text block.. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Religion & Theology; History -- Australia; Architecture; Music; ISBN: 0522841635. ISBN/EAN: 9780522841633. Inventory No: 0218066. Good
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Bill Wannan's Folklore of the Australian Pub
Wannan, Bill,
ISBN: 0333139062
Macmillan, Melbourne, 1972. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Fair. First Edition. XII, 132 pp., acknowledgements, an introductory note. Brown coloured endpapers. Within the text there are numerous black and white illustrations, cartoons and advertisements. Brown coloured boards with white beer advertisements on front cover, and white writing on spine. Corners have mild rubbing and shelf wear is evident to the bottom edges of book. Some dust marks to the top paper edge and gift inscription on ffep. Illustrated dustwrapper, being a reproduction of Sam Griffin poster "I Allus Has Wan at Eleven", with yellow background and red and white writing on front panel and white on spine. Dustwrapper has rubbing and fading and the corners are chipped and rubbed. Grubby marks to the back panel and the head and the heel of the spine have minor chipping. The lore, legends, songs and anecdotes of the Aussie pub. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; History -- Australia; Mythology ; Australia; ISBN: 0333139062. ISBN/EAN: 9780333139066. Inventory No: 0100997. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
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