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Australian Socialism; An Historical Sketch of Its Origin and Developments
St. Ledger, A,
Macmillan & Company, London, 1909. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. XVI, 366pp., last blank, two pages of advertisements. Preface by author. Red cloth boards with gilt decoration and writing on the spine and self embossed decoration on the front and back panel. Bumping to the head and to the heel of the spine and to the book corners. The cloth of the book has been insect affected and sunning to the spine has caused fading. There are other marks present as well. The spine is slightly loose. Browning to the paper edges. Both the front and back the hinges are cracked. Browning to the endpapers and to the internal pages as well. Some handling marks present as well. Original owner's details on free front end paper. "The economic issues involved in the platform of Australian Socialism have been repeatedly investigated. This work is mainly confined to the history of political events by which Socialism was enabled to play such an important part in the political history of Australia, more especially in the years following the inauguration of the Commonwealth.", from the preface. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Politics -- Australian; Inventory No: 0102763. Good Condition
Price: $48.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0102763  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Australian Urban Policy
Neutze, Max ,
ISBN: 0868612324
George Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1978. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 830 g.; (12) 13-252 pages (4) preface and introduction by author, bibliography and index. Very occasional graphs decorate the text. Photographic card covers with orange and white titles to the front panel and backstrip. Creasing to the book corners and rubbing to the book panels. Sunning to the backstrip. Browning and foxing to the text block edges and light age toning and some handling marks to the internal text. A few marks to the rear book panel. A study of urban planning within Australia in the 1970s. Size: Trade Paperback. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Politics -- Australian; Local History -- Australia ; ISBN: 0868612324. ISBN/EAN: 9780868612324. Inventory No: 0110929. Good
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
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Bolte from Bamganie
Muir, Barry,
ISBN: 0855720549
Hill of Content, Melbourne, 1973. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 600 g; XVI, 216 pages, illustrated with eight pages of black-and-white photographs. Photographic illustrated dustwrapper has faded on the spine section, and is slightly rubbed at each of the corners. Slight dustiness to the top edge of the text block. Otherwise the book shows no damage. Bolte was a lucky politician. Even his short easily manipulated name was fortunate with the media. Right timing put him into office in the first place and although he can be credited with much of Victoria's prosperity during his long term of office, the time was right to growth, particularly in the city of Melbourne -- "Bolte Melbourne". -- front fold over blurb Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Politics -- Australian; Local History -- Victoria; ISBN: 0855720549. ISBN/EAN: 9780855720544. Inventory No: 0226527. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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Charles Harpur, An Australian
Normington-Rawling, J,
Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1962. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. XVI, 334pp., last 2 blank, preface by author, list illustrations, notes and references, bibliography and index. Black and white frontispiece, one map, 5 plates illustrates the text. Black boards with gilt writing on spine. There have been minor rubbing the corners and shelf wear to the bottom edge of book. Dust marks has occurred on top edge of paper. Previous owners name on the ffep. Plain text dustwrapper, brown background with white writing on front panel and spine. The dust wrapper corners have been chipped, and there is minor rubbing along the top edge. On the back panel there are some minor handling marks. Charles Harpur was born 25 years after the foundation of Sydney. He was a man many talents and beliefs, by turns a poet, fighter for self-government, and finally a friend of the powerful men in Australian literature and politics of his time. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Australiana; History -- Australia; Politics -- Australian; Australia; Biography -- Literary. Inventory No: 0100393. Very Good Condition
Price: $35.20 (AUD)
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Constitutional Development in Victoria, 18 51-6
Sweetman, E.,
Whitcombe & Tombs, Melbourne, 1920. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 189pp., introduction by W. Harrison Moore, preface by author, appendix and index. Light blue coloured boards with gilt decoration and gilt embossed writing on the front panel and spine. Minimal edge wear but the heel of the spine is bumped and soft. Sun fading to the spine with loss of gilding to the decorations and writing. Foxing marks to the top paper edge. Browning to the endpapers and to the internal pages. A history of responsible government for Victoria (Australia) just after becoming self-governing in 1850. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Genealogy & Local History; Politics -- Australian; 19th Century ; Local History -- Victoria; Inventory No: 0101419. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $48.00 (AUD)
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Crowded Galleries; With Chapters on Tennis by Sir Norman Brookes
Brookes, Dame Mabel,
William Heinemann, Melbourne, 1956. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. XII, 324pp., acknowledgements, foreword by author, list of illustrations, bibliography and index. Illustrated endpapers, both different, front endpaper shows Napoleon receiving flowers from the Balcombe girls [sisters ], and back endpaper showing an aerial view of Kooyong tennis court. Coloured frontispiece, of Dame Mabel Brookes painted by William Dargie. The text is illustrated with 57 black and white illustrations. Red coloured boards with gilt writing on spine. The corners are slightly rubbed and the head and the heel of the spine are soft. The front hinge is soft. Illustrated dustwrapper, showing a tennis match in progress, with blue background and white writing on front panel and spine. The dustwrapper is faded and slightly rubbed. The corners are likewise slightly rubbed. Dame Mable Brookes and her husband were citizens of the world and for many years were the friends of many of the 20th centuries pre-eminent people. This is a recounting of those friendships and times. ****Dame Mables' ancestor, Sir William Balcombe who was a host and burser to Napoleon on St. Helena. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Politics -- Australian; History -- Europe ; Inventory No: 0100610. Very Good Condition
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
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Dismissal of a Premier (the Philip Game Papers)
Foott, Bethia,
Morgan Publications, Sydney, 1968. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. VIII, frontispiece, 224 pages, last page blank, illustrated with eight pages of black-and-white photographs. Photographic illustrated dust jacket. Slight darkening of the top and front edges of the text block. This book tells of stirring political activities in the early 30s in the state of New South Wales culminating on May 13, 1932 in the dismissal of Mr J. T. Lang as Premier by the Governor, Sir Philip game. Although a number of legal treatises on the subject have been published, this is the first dispassionate account of what it was like to be living near the centre of activities at that very trying time. As the author's father was Secretary to the Governor, she was very close to government house at the time but her account encompasses much more than merely a "view from Government House". Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government; Politics -- Australian; Australia; History. Inventory No: 0239439. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0239439  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Dismissal of a Premier (the Philip Game Papers)
Foott, Bethia,
Morgan Publications, Sydney, 1968. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 475 g; VIII, frontispiece, 224 pages, last page blank, illustrated with eight pages of black-and-white photographs. Photographic illustrated dust jacket. Faint foxing to the top edge of the text block. Price clipped dustjacket, has a small abrasion marked at the top of the front fold over flap otherwise, the book shows no damage apart from the bookseller sticker on the front paste down. This book tells of stirring political activities in the early 30s in the state of New South Wales culminating on May 13, 1932 in the dismissal of Mr J. T. Lang as Premier by the Governor, Sir Philip game. Although a number of legal treatises on the subject have been published, this is the first dispassionate account of what it was like to be living near the centre of activities at that very trying time. As the author's father was Secretary to the Governor, she was very close to government house at the time but her account encompasses much more than merely a "view from Government House". Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Genealogy & Local History; Politics -- Australian; New South Wales; Inventory No: 0230929. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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Dismissal of a Premier (the Philip Game Papers)
Foott, Bethia,
Morgan Publications, Sydney, 1968. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 475 g; VIII, frontispiece, 224 pages, last page blank, illustrated with eight pages of black-and-white photographs. Photographic illustrated dust jacket. Trace of foxing to the top edge of the text block, and slight darkening of the front edge of the text block. The dustjacket has small tears across the top edge, and at the bottom left of the front panel, and rubbing/insect damage to the rear panel, and what appears to be moisture damage to the left-hand side of the spine section of the jacket. This book tells of stirring political activities in the early 30s in the state of New South Wales culminating on May 13, 1932 in the dismissal of Mr J. T. Lang as Premier by the Governor, Sir Philip game. Although a number of legal treatises on the subject have been published, this is the first dispassionate account of what it was like to be living near the centre of activities at that very trying time. As the author's father was Secretary to the Governor, she was very close to government house at the time but her account encompasses much more than merely a "view from Government House". Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Genealogy & Local History; Politics -- Australian; New South Wales; Inventory No: 0234882. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0234882  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Dismissal of a Premier (the Philip Game Papers)
Foott, Bethia,
Morgan Publications, Sydney, 1968. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. VIII, frontispiece, 224 pages, last page blank, illustrated with eight pages of black-and-white photographs. Photographic illustrated dust jacket. Slight darkening of the top and front edges of the text block, dust jacket is chipped across the top edge with a short tear at the top right of the rear panel, and an abrasion with removal of colour at the bottom right of the rear panel. Previous owners name at the top of the first page This book tells of stirring political activities in the early 30s in the state of New South Wales culminating on May 13, 1932 in the dismissal of Mr J. T. Lang as Premier by the Governor, Sir Philip game. Although a number of legal treatises on the subject have been published, this is the first dispassionate account of what it was like to be living near the centre of activities at that very trying time. As the author's father was Secretary to the Governor, she was very close to government house at the time but her account encompasses much more than merely a "view from Government House". Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government; Politics -- Australian; Australia; History. Inventory No: 0277424. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0277424  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Distribution of Costs and Benefits of Victoria's Irrigation Systems: a Report by Centre of Policy Studies Monash University on a Study Commissioned by the PUBLIC BODIES REVIEW COMMITTEE of the Parliament of Victoria
Centre of Policy Studies, Monash University,
Government Printer, Melbourne, 1983. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 800 g; (12,) XXVIII, 132 pages, +14 appendices of approximately 120 pages (each appendices is individually paginated. Includes bibliography, tables, graphs and charts. There is foxing to the verso of the front cover and to the title page, and to the verso of the rear cover and rear page, and to the top and front edges of the text block. "This study has involved two major aspects: a cost benefit analysis of Victoria's existing irrigation system, using the readily available information on costs and benefits, and an analysis of alternative measures for improving the efficiency with which the water resources presently committed to irrigation are used in the future. In assessing the efficiency of the current system for allocating water and alternative future allocation measures, we have in mind the objective of using the State's water resources in such a way as to maximise the availability of goods and services to the people of Victoria over time. We also discuss the likely impact of the current arrangements and a possible alternative arrangements on the distribution of goods and services (income and wealth) among various groups within the state." -- page VII Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Politics -- Australian; Local History -- Victoria; Inventory No: 0222961. Very Good Condition
Price: $44.00 (AUD)
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Henry Backhaus Doctor of Divinity: Pioneer Priest of Bendigo
Hussey, John,
ISBN: 0959335005
St Kilian's Press, Bendigo, 1982. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 500 g; XII, 212 pages, indexed, with end page illustrations showing the Mall, Sandhurst, with a black-and-white frontispiece, sundry other black-and-white photographs, and a full page colour photograph of the Sacred Heart Cathedral. Born in Germany, educated in Rome, and in Australia by 1846, he arrived in Bendigo early in 1852, within weeks of the discovery of gold. In 30 years he was to see the primitive canvas down developmentally gracious city and his own humble mission grow into a diocese. This book helps to mark the centenary of the death of this remarkable man Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Politics -- Australian; Local History -- Victoria; Religion -- Christianity; ISBN: 0959335005. ISBN/EAN: 9780959335002. Inventory No: 0220733. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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Henry Backhaus Doctor of Divinity: Pioneer Priest of Bendigo
Hussey, John,
ISBN: 0959335005
St Kilian's Press, Bendigo, 1982. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 500 g; XII, 212 pages, indexed, with end page illustrations showing the Mall, Sandhurst, with a black-and-white frontispiece, sundry other black-and-white photographs, and a full page colour photograph of the Sacred Heart Cathedral. Born in Germany, educated in Rome, and in Australia by 1846, he arrived in Bendigo early in 1852, within weeks of the discovery of gold. In 30 years he was to see the primitive canvas down developmentally gracious city and his own humble mission grow into a diocese. This book helps to mark the centenary of the death of this remarkable man Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Politics -- Australian; Local History -- Victoria; Religion -- Christianity; ISBN: 0959335005. ISBN/EAN: 9780959335002. Inventory No: 0222649. Very Good Condition
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
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In Search of Billy Hughes
Horne, Donald,
ISBN: 0333252470
The Macmillan Company of Australia Pty Ltd, South Melbourne, Victoria, 1979. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. introduction by author, acknowledgements, illustration acknowledgements and index. Pale green coloured endpapers. The text is illustrated with contemporary black-and-white photographs, cartoons, facsimile of documents and two sections of coloured reproductions of contemporary cartoons, particularly in relation to World War I. Blue coloured boards. Illustrated dustwrapper, being a reproduction of Augustus Johns' portrait of William Morris Hughes, in 1918, with blue coloured titles to the front panels and beige coloured titles to the back strip. On the back panel is a photograph of William Morris Hughes taken in 1894. This book is not so much a biography of William Morris Hughes but more a political and social portrait of the man known one as The Little Digger, and how he came to be Prime Minister of Australia in the early part of the 20th century. Bumping and rubbing to the head and to the heel of the back strip and to the top book corners. Shelf wear to the lower book edges. A few marks to the book panels and bumping to the top book edge. Rubbing and creasing to the top and bottom dustwrapper edges and a little bumping to the top right-hand corner of the front dustwrapper panel. This is the first Australian edition. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. VIII, 136 pages, the last page blank, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Sociology ; Politics -- Australian; Australia; Politics & Government. ISBN: 0333252470. ISBN/EAN: 9780333252475. Inventory No: 0105786. Good
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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John Grey Gorton; An Informal Biography
Trengove, Alan,
Cassell Australia, North Melbourne, Victoria, 1969. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. list of illustrations, author's note, acknowledgements and extracts from the speeches of John Grey Gorton. Pale yellow coloured endpapers. The text is illustrated with 3 inserts, of four pages each, of black-and-white photography and the occasional cartoon throughout. Green coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. Colour photographic dustwrapper, showing John Grey Gorton, with black and green coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. The biography of one of Australia's most intriguing and sometimes controversial Prime Ministers -- John Grey Gorton. Softening to the backstrip edges and rubbing to the book corners and lower book edges. Light age toning of the textblock edges and a hint of foxing to the top text edge. Previous owners notes to the rear paste-down and original bookseller's sticker to the top edge of the same page (sticker upside down). The dustwrapper is heavily rubbed and there is chipping to the dustwrapper corners and to the head into the heel of the backstrip. A few tears, with associated creasing to the dustwrapper edges. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [12], 251, [1] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Politics -- Australian; Australia; Inventory No: 0115019. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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People in Glass Houses: Growing Up at Government House.
Lubbock, Adelaide,
ISBN: 0170051919
Nelson, Melbourne, 1977. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographs. First Edition. XII, 196 pp, illustrated dustwrapper. Shelf wear apparent on bottom edge, previous owner's name on front endpaper, otherwise in very good condition. Through a combination of her memories, and her mother's letters, Adelaide Lubbock (nee Stanley) provides a rare insights into the private and public life of a vice-Regal household. This domestic view of life above and below stairs at government house is spiced with anecdotes about the famous people who were guests there. Forward by Geoffrey Blainey, Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Politics -- Australian; Local History -- Victoria; ISBN: 0170051919. ISBN/EAN: 9780170051910. Inventory No: 0203640. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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Radical and Working Class Politics; A Study of Eastern Australia, 1850-1910
Gollan, Robin,
Melbourne University Press in Association with The Australian National University, Carlton, Victoria, 1967. Reprint
 Softcover (Stiff Boards) Softcover (Stiff Boards). Good Condition/. Reprint. preface by author, list of abbreviations, bibliography and index. Plain text cover with white and red coloured background with black and white coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. " This is a fluent, temperate and scholarly survey of a period when Australia seen, in practice if not in theory, the most advanced democracy in the world." -- from the back panel. Rubbing and creasing to the book corners and to the head and to the heel of the back strip. Multiple creases to the back strip and a full-length crease down the front cover. The white of the background has become dull and yellowed and also somewhat sunned. Light Browning to the text block edges. Previous owners learning to the top edge of the free front end paper. Pencil markings and annotations throughout the book. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [6], VII - XI, [1], 226 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Politics -- Australian; Inventory No: 0105464. Good Condition
Price: $8.80 (AUD)
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Silence Kills; Events Leading Up to the Vietnam Moratorium on 8 May
Cairns, J. F. ( Jim ),
The Vietnam Moratorium Committee, Richmond North, Victoria, 1970. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Fair. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. acknowledgements, 2 appendices and reproductions of newspaper articles. Ochre coloured endpapers. The text is illustrated with numerous black and white photographs. Black coloured boards with white illustrations on the front board and white writing on the spine. Rubbing to the head and to the heel of the backstrip and the spine is slightly cocked. Rubbing to the book corners and shelfwear to the lower book edges. Browning to the text book edges. Photographic dust wrapper, showing Dr Cairns with his supporters on the front panel and a crowd picture of the moratorium on the back panel. Gilt, black and white writing on the front panel and gilt and white on the spine. Rubbing to the dust wrapper corners with slight chipping to the top dust wrapper corners. Rubbing to the dust wrapper edges. There is a 1" tear to the top left-hand corner of the front panel. Moisture staining is noticeable to the verso of the dust wrapper. On the 8th of May 1969 there occurred in Melbourne a massive popular march against the unpopular Vietnam war. " This book endeavours to explain why, with both text and photographs, together with a concise history of the Vietnam conflict." -- from the front fold over blurb. This is the first Australian edition. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. 104 pages, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sociology & Culture; Politics -- Australian; Military History -- Vietnam War; Inventory No: 0104982. Good Condition
Price: $12.80 (AUD)
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Sydney's Burning
Turner, Ian & Factor, June & Lowenstein, Wendy,
Heinemann, London, 1967. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 450 g., XV, 254 pp., Fifteen black and white illustrations, and six text figures. This book deals with the trial, imprisonment and long battle for re-trial and release of twelve Wobblies, (anti-war and anti-conscription campaigners) in Sydney in 1916, with its attendant social disorder. The dustjacket has lost colour on the spine section, is rubbed with chipping at the head and tail of the spine, and at the tips of the fold overs, and has staining from sticky tape at the top left of the front panel where there is also a 2 inch tear, the bottom edge of the front panel has two half inch tears. The book itself is clean, of sound binding and otherwise in very good order. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Genealogy & Local History; Politics -- Australian; Australiana; New South Wales; Inventory No: 0231902. Very Good Condition
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
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Sydney's Burning
Turner, Ian & Factor, June & Lowenstein, Wendy,
Heinemann, London, 1967. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. XV, 254 pp., Fifteen black and white illustrations, and six text figures. This book deals with the trial, imprisonment and long battle for re-trial and release of twelve Wobblies, (anti-war and anti-conscription campaigners) in Sydney in 1916, with its attendant social disorder. The dustjacket is lightly rubbed across the top edge, there is age toning of the page edges, and a trace of foxing to the front and rear end pages. The book itself is clean, of sound binding and otherwise in very good order. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Genealogy & Local History; Politics -- Australian; Australiana; New South Wales; Inventory No: 0241015. Very Good Condition
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
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The History of the A.C.T.U.
Hagan, Jim,
ISBN: 0582711150
Longman Cheshire, Melbourne, 1981. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 900 g; XIV, 480 pages, last four pages blank, includes appendix: the ACTU Constitution, bibliography, index. Green and gold paperback binding. Designed as a book for tertiary students, this book is the history of the Australian Council of Trade Unions from its establishment in 1927 to the present day. The author was specially commissioned by the council and given full access to all available records so that the subject is comprehensively covered. internally clean, can find no evidence of annotations. Reading creases to the spine. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sociology & Culture; Politics -- Australian; Unions; ISBN: 0582711150. ISBN/EAN: 9780582711150. Inventory No: 0279223. This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia.. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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The History of the A.C.T.U.
Hagan, Jim,
ISBN: 0582711150
Longman Cheshire, Melbourne, 1981. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 900 g; XIV, 480 pages, last four pages blank, includes appendix: the ACTU Constitution, bibliography, index. Green and gold paperback binding. Minor handling marks to the edges of the text block, otherwise in very good condition. Designed as a book for tertiary students, this book is the history of the Australian Council of Trade Unions from its establishment in 1927 to the present day. The author was specially commissioned by the council and given full access to all available records so that the subject is comprehensively covered. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sociology & Culture; Politics -- Australian; Unions; ISBN: 0582711150. ISBN/EAN: 9780582711150. Inventory No: 0218443. This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia.. Good
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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The Limits of Government
Passmore, John,
ISBN: 0642975906
Australian Broadcasting Commission, Sydney, 1981. First Edition
 Softcover (Stiff Boards) Softcover (Stiff Boards). Good/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 62 pp., introduction by author, list of other lectures. Illustrated cover, showing King Canute trying to keep back the tide, with yellow background and white and black writing on front panel and black on spine. Corners of the book slightly bent & scuffed there has been sunning to the spine. Some grubby marks to the front and back panel. The author puts forth the argument that Australia needs to think about government and government policies, rather than govern with out doctrines or by gut instincts, due to world influences. "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: Politics & Government; Politics -- Australian; ISBN: 0642975906. ISBN/EAN: 9780642975904. Inventory No: 0101012. 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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The Natural Resources of Australia; Prospects and Problems for Development
Sinden, J. A. -- Editor,
ISBN: 0207130728
Angus and Robertson In Association with the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science, Sydney, 1974. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. Reprint. 650 g.; X, 334 pages, foreword by J.P. Davenport, ANZAAS, list of illustrations, biographical notes on contributors stop the text is illustrated with 12 figures, two plates, which are three page foldout maps, 2 inserts of a black and white photographs, one of eight pages between pages 22 and 23 and 12 pages between pages 181 and 183. Plain text covers with white, yellow and orange background with black titles to the front panel and backstrip. Rubbing and creasing to the book corners and rubbing to the rest of the book edges. Yellowing of the background and some fading to the backstrip. Marks to the front and rear book panels and the remains of a sticker can be seen to the top right-hand corner of the rear book panel. Browning and marking of the text block edges and very light age toning to the internal text. Original bookseller's sticker to the lower edge of the verso of the front book panel. " The contributors to this book consider the problems involved in the development of Australia's natural resources. Throughout, particular attention is paid to policy issues and the perspective contribution of natural resources to national development." From the rear book blurb. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Politics -- Australian; Local History -- Australia ; Geography; ISBN: 0207130728. ISBN/EAN: 9780207130724. Inventory No: 0107373. Good
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The Phantom Fenians of New South Wales
Travers, Robert,
ISBN: 0864170610
Kangaroo Press, Kenthurst New South Wales, 1986. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Not Credited. First Edition. 400 g; 107 six pages, includes bibliography and index, and illustrated as in text with black-and-white line drawings taken from the media at the time, and with eight pages of photography. Colour illustrated dustjacket. Slight rubbing to the top edge of the dustjacket, and to the bottom of the spine of the boards. Otherwise no damage. The story of Henry Parkes's successful use of sectarian division, with of ensuring witchhunt, a flood of anonymous letters and charges laid by zealous policeman destroying many careers. To be Irish and a Roman Catholic was to be open to suspicion of high treason. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Not Credited. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Genealogy & Local History; Politics -- Australian; New South Wales; ISBN: 0864170610. ISBN/EAN: 9780864170613. Inventory No: 0227701. Very Good Condition
Price: $20.80 (AUD)
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The Power of Speech; Australian Prime Minister's Defining the National Image
Curran, James,
Melbourne University Press, Carlton, Victoria, 2006. Reprint
 Softcover (Stiff Boards) Softcover (Stiff Boards). Good/No Dust Jacket. Reprint. 550 g.; (9) X-XVI 420 pages (4 ], acknowledgements, foreword by author, notes, select bibliography and index. Black-and-white photographic front cover, showing a profile of John Howard, against a black coloured background with blue, peach and white titles to the front panel and blue and peach coloured titles to the backstrip. Creasing to the book corners and there is a triangular crease to the top right-hand corner of the front panel with red increases to the backstrip. Age toning of the text block edge. " The subjects of this book are five fascinating Prime Minister's -- of Australia, Malcolm Fraser, Bob Hawke, Poul Keating and John Howard -- and how they view Australia." -- From the the rear panel blurb. As Size: Standard Paperback. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Politics -- Australian; Inventory No: 0110937. Good
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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The Struggle for the Great Barrier Reef
Clare, Patricia,
ISBN: 0002117940
Collins, London, 1971. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. 224 pp., list of illustrations, acknowledgements, appendices. Text illustrated with coloured photographs. Green boards with gilt writing on the spine. Slight fading of the boards and the corners are slightly rubbed. Grubby marks on the text block edges. Photographic dustwrapper, showing a Great Barrier Reef Island, with black and white titles to the front cover and backstrip. Chipping of the dustwrapper corners and of the backstrip edges. Rubbing and fading on the back panel and there are 2 pen marks in the middle of the back panel. The Great Barrier Reef off Queensland coast is a natural wonder of the world. In this book Patricia Clare shows "the system in all its variety and beauty - and to demonstrate how industrial exploitation and nature in itself present an ever-increasing threat to its existence.". Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Politics -- Australian; Conservation ; ISBN: 0002117940. ISBN/EAN: 9780002117944. Inventory No: 0100196. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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Uranium on Trial
Butler, Stuart &Raymond, Robert & Watson-Munro, Charles,
ISBN: 0725503688
Horwitz Group Books , Sydney, 1977. First Australian Paperback Edi
 Softcover Softcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. First Australian Paperback Edition. 217 g.; X, 148 pages, introduction of by authors, list of illustrations, list of tables, glossary and index. The text is illustrated with 18 black-and-white photographs and nine tables throughout the text. Plain text cover with brown and black titles to the front panel and back strip. On the back book panel photographs of the authors. Rubbing and creasing to the book corners and to the head and to the heel of the back strip. Reading creases to the back strip and sunning has also occurred. Panels are a little dull and yellow. A few marks to the text block edges but the internal pages are remarkably clean and bright. " This book is intended as a contribution to the world wide debate over the use of nuclear energy. Its objective is to provide, in the words of Sir Brian Flowers, ' Independent, authoritative advice ' for those who want no more of that an issue which is certainly one of the most significant facing the human race today. The information we give will also, we hope, help to clarify a vital local issue; whether or not Australia's uranium should be mined and exported." -- from the introduction page IX. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science & Technology; Politics -- Australian; Australia; ISBN: 0725503688. ISBN/EAN: 9780725503680. Inventory No: 0105713. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good
Price: $10.40 (AUD)
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Will - o' - the - Wisp; Peter the Painter and the Anti - Tsarist Terrorists in Britain and Australia
Clarke, F. G,
ISBN: 0195544196
Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1983. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. 131pp., preface, footnotes, rouge's gallery, select bibliography and index. Text illustrated by contemporary black and white photographs. Coloured endpapers. Black boards with gilt writing on spine. The corners are slightly rubbed as are the head and the heel of the spine. Previous owners name on the ffep. The author's name has been misspelt on the title page and there is a sticker, with the correct spelling, overlaying the misspelling. Illustrated dustwrapper, showing 'Peter the Painter', black background with white and red writing on the front panel and on spine. Bottom right-hand corner of the front panel is slightly rubbed. There is also slight rubbing of the back panel. This is the story of a group of terrorists, who after 1905 abortive revolution in Russia, fled to England. While in England, under their leader, Peter the Painter, they engaged in spectacular and violent crimes. When the group finally broke up some of the members fled to Australia thereby causing a major revision of Australian immigration policy and not to mention xenophobia within the staid populace of Australia. But throughout all the upheaval the leader remains an enigma, in this book the author has tried to address this very enigma. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Politics -- Australian; History -- British; ISBN: 0195544196. ISBN/EAN: 9780195544190. Inventory No: 0100247. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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