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Central Australia Handbook to Adventure; Where East Meets West, North Meets South, and Where the Past Meets the Future
Kirke, Wendy,
ISBN: 0959371605
Alice Springs Regional Tourist Association Inc., Alice Springs, 1981. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. IV, 5-144 pages, last page blank, acknowledgements, introduction by Barry Bucholtz, resources and maps. The text is illustrated with two inserts, of 16 pages each, of colour photographs, between page 48 and 49 and page 96 and 97. Colour photographic front cover with red titles to the front panel and black titles to the backstrip. Creasing to the book corners and rubbing to the book edges and book panels. A few handling marks to the book panels and light browning of the text block edges. A book put out in the early 1980s about travelling into the Alice Springs area of Northern Territory (and its environs) and what to expect, when best to travel etc. Size: Large Format Paperback. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Travel ; Photography; Local History -- Northern Territory; Australia; ISBN: 0959371605. ISBN/EAN: 9780959371604. Inventory No: 0108639. Good
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0108639  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Exploration North: Australia's Wildlife from Desert to Reef
Lavery, H. J. -- Editor,
ISBN: 0908157002
Richmond Hill Press, Victoria, 1978. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 250 pp., index, bibliography, colour and blabck and white photographs, maps, text illustrations etc.. Illustrated dustwrapper. Chapters include "the Mulga", "the Rainforest" and "the Reef". Originally devised around a television production, this book is of sufficient worth to be considered a stand alone production. Numerous illustrations and relevant text make its reading an adventure. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Australiana; Natural History -- Australia; Local History -- Northern Territory; ISBN: 0908157002. ISBN/EAN: 9780908157006. Inventory No: 0200187. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0200187  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Exploration North; Australia's Wildlife from Desert to Reef
Lavery, H. J. -- Editor,
ISBN: 0908157002
Richmond Hill Press, Victoria, 1978. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 250 pp., index, bibliography, colour and blabck and white photographs, maps, text illustrations etc.. Illustrated dustwrapper. Chapters include "the Mulga", "the Rainforest" and "the Reef". Originally devised around a television production, this book is of sufficient worth to be considered a stand alone production. Numerous illustrations and relevant text make its reading an adventure. A clean copy, no damage, matching dust jacket. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Australiana; Natural History -- Australia; Local History -- Northern Territory; ISBN: 0908157002. ISBN/EAN: 9780908157006. Inventory No: 0271977. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0271977  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Flynn of the Inland (Australian Classics)
Idriess, Ion L.,
ISBN: 0207147035
Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1987. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Reprint. 400 g; XII, 244 pages, internally clean and neat and tidy; colour illustrated dust jacket. "I have written Flynn of the Inland in order the that the people of Australia may learn something of the work which has been and is being done for isolate it and suffering humanity by the Australian Inland Mission, its Padres and doctors, its Sisters and voluntary workers -- and by one Padre in particular." -- from the author's note As can be seen in the attached image the spine section, and the top of the front panel of the dustjacket have faded, to a Robin Egg blue. There is no other damage to describe. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Aboriginal -- Australia; History -- Australia; Local History -- Northern Territory; Local History -- Queensland. ISBN: 0207147035. ISBN/EAN: 9780207147036. Inventory No: 0270885. Very Good Condition
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
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In the Middle of Nowhere
Underwood, Terry,
ISBN: 0733801307
Bantam Books, Moorebank, New South Wales, 1998. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. Reprint. 600 g; XIV, 290 pages, last six pages blank intentionally, includes conversion charts, glossary, map, and two sets of eight pages of black-and-white photographs. Colour illustrated photographic dustwrapper. This, the author's first book tells of her meeting with her partner John Underwood when he was in a full body cast in hospital after a horse accident. It tells of her being carried away to a station 600 km southwest of Katherine in the Northern Territory of Australia, where her accommodation was a tent and a newly drilled bore hole. This book tells the story of how they built their station from scratch and raised and educated a new generation of Underwoods there. The only fault with the book is that the edges of the text block are yellowed. Third impression of the First Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Local History -- Northern Territory; ISBN: 0733801307. ISBN/EAN: 9780733801303. Inventory No: 0275948. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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In the Middle of Nowhere
Underwood, Terry,
ISBN: 0733801919
Bantam Books, Moorebank, New South Wales, 1999. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. Reprint. XVI 336, includes conversion charts, glossary, map, and two sets of eight pages of black-and-white photographs. Colour illustrated photographic cover. The only faults with the book is that the edges of the text block are yellowed and small ownership stamp on the first page. This, the author's first book tells of her meeting with her partner John Underwood when he was in a full body cast in hospital after a horse accident. It tells of her being carried away to a station 600 km south-west of Katherine in the Northern Territory of Australia, where her accommodation was a tent and a newly drilled bore hole. This book tells the story of how they built their station from scratch and raised and educated a new generation of Underwoods there. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Local History -- Northern Territory; ISBN: 0733801919. ISBN/EAN: 9780733801914. Inventory No: 0274995. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $6.80 (AUD)
Book Number: 0274995  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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In the Middle of Nowhere
Underwood, Terry,
ISBN: 0733801307
Bantam Books, Moorebank, New South Wales, 1998. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. Reprint. 600 g; XIV, 290 pages, last six pages blank intentionally, includes conversion charts, glossary, map, and two sets of eight pages of black-and-white photographs. Colour illustrated photographic dustwrapper. The only fault with the book is that the edges of the text block are yellowed. This, the author's first book tells of her meeting with her partner John Underwood when he was in a full body cast in hospital after a horse accident. It tells of her being carried away to a station 600 km southwest of Katherine in the Northern Territory of Australia, where her accommodation was a tent and a newly drilled bore hole. This book tells the story of how they built their station from scratch and raised and educated a new generation of Underwoods there. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Local History -- Northern Territory; ISBN: 0733801307. ISBN/EAN: 9780733801303. Inventory No: 0258174. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0258174  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Kakadu ; Heritage for the Future
Balderstone, Simon,
ISBN: 0947116494
Weldon, Sydney, 1987. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Meier, Leo. First Edition. 256 pages, illustrated end pages, and the text is illustrated with full-page, and double page colour photographs of Kakadu, its inhabitants, its wildlife, its plant life, and its history. Includes map and index. Colour illustrated dustjacket matches the colour illustrated laminated boards beneath. The dust jacket has a slight ripple on the front panel. Otherwise there is no damage to describe. A fitting celebration of one of Australia's most significant wilderness areas. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Meier, Leo. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Local History -- Northern Territory; Indigenous Cultures. ISBN: 0947116494. ISBN/EAN: 9780947116491. Inventory No: 0239630. 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: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0239630  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Northern Gateway
Flynn, Frank with Keith Willey ,
F.P. Leonard, Sydney, 1963. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/Good. Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. First Edition. 550 g.; (9), 2-232 pages, introduction by Keith Willey, list of illustrations, preface by author. Map endpapers by Susan Wright, showing the author's route through the Northern Territory. Coloured frontispiece showing an Aboriginal Madonna by Karel Kupka. Text illustrated with black and white photography and black and white illustrations. Tan coloured boards with gilt titles to the front panel and backstrip. Rubbing to the book corners and bumping to the backstrip edges. Light browning of the text block edges and internal text. Previous owner's name to the top edge of the title page. Colour illustrated dustwrapper, by Susan Wright (wraparound), with tan and black titles to the front panel and black titles to the backstrip. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners and lower backstrip edge. The top 0.25 " edge of the backstrip is missing. Fading to the backstrip and there are a few creases to the top edge of the rear dustwrapper panel, with associated creasing. In this book Father Flynn tells us of his years in the Northern Territory, as the Regional Superior of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart for the Darwin Diocese, "...story spiced with humour, darkened by the occasional tragedy, diverging often into tales of out of the way places and the characters who live in them.". Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Indigenous Cultures; Education ; Religion ; Local History -- Northern Territory; Australia; Inventory No: 0111478. Good
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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Northern Territory Dictionary of Biography ; Volume 1 To 1945
Carment, David & Maynard, Robyn & Powell, Alan -- Editors,
ISBN: 094907022X
Northern Territory University Press, Casuarina, Northern Territory, 1990. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 700 g; XVI, 326 pages, arranged in double column format. Includes a list of all of the authors and of the person/persons whose entries they were responsible for. A special effort has been made to record the lives of migrant groups, women and Aborigines, those people whose contribution to territory society has been great but often poorly documented. In that regard, another decision was made: that it was better to publish what could be found on such people, no matter how incomplete, then to leave them unrecorded." Page V. The only damage to the book is a slight rubbing of the edges of the spine, and a reading crease to the left-hand side of the front panel. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Local History -- Northern Territory; Australia; ISBN: 094907022X. ISBN/EAN: 9780949070227. Inventory No: 0229963. Very Good Condition
Price: $26.40 (AUD)
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Northern Territory Sketchbook
Lockwood, Douglas,
Rigby, Adelaide, 1968. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Ainslie Roberts. First Edition. 250 g; 64 pp., each page of text is accompanied by an illustration. illustrated dustwrapper, illustrated endpaper maps. Rubbing of both top and bottom edges of the dustjacket, some insect damage to the base of the spine section of the jacket, original bookseller's sticker on front fold over flap. "". Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Ainslie Roberts. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Genealogy & Local History; Local History -- Northern Territory; Inventory No: 0229808. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0229808  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Northern Territory Sketchbook
Lockwood, Douglas,
ISBN: 0851798217
Rigby, Adelaide, 1974. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Ainslie Roberts. Reprint. 250 g; 64 pp., each page of text is accompanied by an illustration. illustrated dustwrapper, illustrated endpaper maps. The top edge of the dustjacket is rubbed, and there is 1/4 inch tear at the top left of the front panel. Internally, previous owners name at the top of the half title page, no other annotations, no other damage. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Ainslie Roberts. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Genealogy & Local History; Local History -- Northern Territory; ISBN: 0851798217. ISBN/EAN: 9780851798219. Inventory No: 0277993. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0277993  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Our Backyard; How to Make Northern Australia an Asset Instead of a Liability
Hall, Henry,
Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1938. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Poor. First Edition. X,166pp., list of illustrations and appendices. Black and white photography, and tables illustrate the text. The front end paper is illustrated with a map of the Northern Territory. Red coloured boards with black edging and back titles to the front panel and backstrip. The corners are bumped and slightly rubbed and there is bumping to the head of the spine. There is heavy foxing to the endpapers which becomes progressively less until there is none at page 1, the foxing recommences on page 136 to the end of the book, and there is foxing on the paper edges. The front hinge has cracked and gift inscription on front paste down. Illustrated dustwrapper showing map of Australia with the Northern Territory highlighted. Red and grey background with red, black and white titles on the front panel and black titles to the backstrip. Dustwrapper is in particularly poor condition, the front fold over has come away from the rest of the dustwrapper. There is a piece missing measuring 4" x 1"(which includes the top of the spine ], both edges of the dustwrapper are chipped and there are numerous small tears on the back panel. The dustwrapper is also faded, particularly on the spine, and rubbed, particularly on the back panel. Dustwrapper is protected by library sleeving. This book was one pastorlists attempt, in 1938, to sing praises of the Northern Territory and how other young pastoralists could make a good living, in the then, untamed wilderness. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Genealogy & Local History; Economics ; Local History -- Northern Territory; Australia; Politics & Government. Inventory No: 0100326. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $20.80 (AUD)
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The Front Door: Darwin, 1869-1969
Lockwood, Douglas,
Rigby, Adelaide, 1968. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. First Edition. XIV, 288 pp., last two blank, acknowledgements, list of illustrations, appendices and index. Endpapers illustrated by maps, both different, front end paper 'Goyder's original Darwin layout, back endpaper modern Darwin layout. Text is illustrated by 1 double-page and 18 full-page black and white plates. Orange coloured boards with gilt writing on spine. Illustrated/photographic dustwrapper with black writing on front panel and spine. It is a short tear at the bottom of the rear panel, and minor rubbing of the other edges of the jacket. The history of Darwin, from its roistering early days through to a modern city. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Local History -- Northern Territory; Australia; Inventory No: 0211857. Good
Price: $24.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0211857  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Northern Territory
Department of Territories,
Commonwealth Government Printer, Canberra, 1959. First Edition
 Softcover (Stiff Boards) Softcover (Stiff Boards). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 30 black-and-white photographs/illustrations, one 4-page information booklet and one map showing a map of the Northern Territory circa 1959. Photographic card folder, showing an Aboriginal drover and cattle, with white writing on the lower folder edge. Rubbing and creasing to the folder corners and edges. The results of insect activity can been seen to the font fold over flap. On the back cover, a previous owner has placed notations in blue ink. There has been rubbing, handling marks and fading to the folder. This was an information folder put out by the Department of Territories, under the authority of the Honourable Paul Hasluck, M.P., Minister for Territories for people thinking of going to the Northern Territory to start a new life. All photographs and maps are present. This is the first Australian edition. Size: Oblong 8vo - 7" - 9" tall but wider. Item Type: Ephemera. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Ephemera ; Photography; Local History -- Northern Territory; Australia; Inventory No: 0105269. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $30.80 (AUD)
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Too Long in the Bush (Seal Books)
Beadell, Len,
ISBN: 0851792235
Seal Books/Rigby, Adelaide, 1974. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. Reprint. introduction by author and list of illustrations. At the beginning of the text there is a double page, hand drawn, map of the "Gun Barrel Highway" and in its position in Australia. Within the text and there are numerous black-and-white photographs and the occasional map. Colour photographic front cover, with white titles to the front panel and back titles to the backstrip. Creasing to the book corners and rubbing to the book edges and book panels. The creation of "Gun Barrel Highway" in South Australia and Western Australia. Part of the Seal Books series. Size: Standard Paperback. XII, 13-206 pages (IV),. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Local History -- Northern Territory; Australia; ISBN: 0851792235. ISBN/EAN: 9780851792231. Inventory No: 0110188. 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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Trees for Darwin and Northern Australia
Hearne, D. A.,
ISBN: 0642006962
Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 1975. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: S J. Rance -- Photographer. First Edition. XIV, 130 pp., then a section, at back, of 36 black and white and 8 coloured plates, preface by D. A. N. Cromer, Director-General, forestry and timber bureau, acknowledgements, introduction, bibliography. Olive green coloured endpapers, with previous owner's details at the bottom right hand corner of the front end page. Bottle green boards with gilt writing on spine. Photographic dustwrapper, showing two versions of vegetation in Darwin, with green and black background and white and back writing on front panel and spine. There is generalised fading and rubbing of the wrapper. Minor creasing of the edges of the dustwrapper. This book was produced by the agricultural department of Australia to help people living in monsoon/tropical areas to choose trees for their gardens wisely, with an eye for provision of shade and shelter. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: S J. Rance -- Photographer. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Botany; Local History -- Northern Territory; Australia; ISBN: 0642006962. ISBN/EAN: 9780642006967. Inventory No: 0240446. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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Up the Track (Seal Books)
Lockwood, Douglas,
ISBN: 0851791573
Seal Books/Rigby, Adelaide, 1977. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. Reprint. author's note and list of illustrations. Black-and-white photography throughout the text. Colour photographic covers with white titles to the front panel and back titles to the backstrip. Minor creasing to the book corners and rubbing to the book edges and book panels. Light age toning of the text block edges and internal text. Stories from Darwin through to Alice Springs and all parts in between about the Northern Territory in the middle part of the 20th century. Part of the Seal Books series. Size: Standard Paperback. X, 11-228 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Local History -- Northern Territory; Australia; ISBN: 0851791573. ISBN/EAN: 9780851791579. Inventory No: 0110173. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good
Price: $9.60 (AUD)
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