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1 (None Noted) A TRAVELLERS' GUIDE TO CAPE COUNTRY: Tasmania's Beautiful North-West
Tasmania, Australia Cape Country Division, Tasmanian Tourist Council 0959365508 / 9780959365504 First Edition Softcover (Staplebound) Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
No publication date (c. 1982). 52pp., colour and b/white halftone illustrations and maps throughout. Saddle-stitch staplebound. Clean staples firm. Pages unmarked. Printed limp wrapper lightly soiled and bumped. With colour plate photography by David Robinson, this travel guide to the Cape Country of Tasmania's north-west includes: Prelims., Intro., Stats., Distances, Pictorials on: Smithton, Stanley, Wynyard, and Burnie, Guide to Trips, Boat Harbour Beach Pictorial, Index. Book weight approx. 200g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 12.22 AUD
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CHANGE AND TRADITION : A Portrait of the University of Melbourne, (University of Melbourne)
2 (University of Melbourne) CHANGE AND TRADITION : A Portrait of the University of Melbourne
Victoria, Australia The University of Melbourne 1993 0732505100 / 9780732505103 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
176pp., b/white and colour illustrations throughout. Book clean, square, Spine firm, silver title there-on. Plain black boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated (etching by Victor Cobb, 'The Cloister', Melbourne University), loose-plastic protected dustjacket very good+. "The writers in Change and Tradition discuss many of the areas of operation that make the University work, but also dwell on the sights and sounds of the University and the human factors that are at the centre of its academic, student and corporate life . . . The University began in 1855 as a cluster of buildings set in a large park on the fringe of Melbourne . . . Its influence has remained fixed in the lives of hundreds and thousands of students. They have their memories, and Change and Tradition, with its evocative essays and illustrations, may stir those memories while it casts light on the University of Melbourne today." Book weight approx. 1.25 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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3 Abeyaratne, Hilary THE BUSH: The Story Of The Mornington Bush Nursing Hospital
Melbourne, Australia Hyland House 1993 1 875657 20 7 / 9781875657209 First Edition Hard Cover + D/J Fair+ Fair + Large 8vo 
xiii + 127pp., errata label attached to xiii, blue cloth, candid b/w photographs throughout, illustrated eps., pictorial D/wrap. Book has some page warping [rear half only] The Victorian Bush Nursing Association was the source of these unique Community Hospitals, of which Mornington was one. Weight approx. 540g. 
Price: 14.89 AUD
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IMAGES OF THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD Surf & Shipwreck Coast   (Signed Copy), Alexandra Stevens (Written by) Barry Stevens (Photographed by)
4 Alexandra Stevens (Written by) Barry Stevens (Photographed by) IMAGES OF THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD Surf & Shipwreck Coast (Signed Copy)
Yallourn North, Victoria, Australia GippStar International 0975808214 / 9780975808214 First Edition Hardcover Very Good + Limited Edition Signed By Author and Photographer
Limited Edition Hardcover. No publication date (c. 2005?). Colour maps, stunning colour photographic illustrations throughout by Barry Stevens. Book clean, square. Spine firm, silver title there-on. Laid-on pictorial image affixed to front panel of undamaged plain blue boards. Short inscription, "Best wishes", signed by author and photographer on ffep., else leaves unmarked and clean. Contents, in sections, include: Surf Coast, Otways, Shipwreck Coast, Warrnambool, Moyne Shire. Plus Credits and Listings Pages. Book weight approx. 1.6 KG. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 75.20 AUD
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IN THEIR DAY: The Baker Medical Research Institute Memoirs of Alumni, Andrews, Rod and Barnett, Alf (Edited by)
5 Andrews, Rod and Barnett, Alf (Edited by) IN THEIR DAY: The Baker Medical Research Institute Memoirs of Alumni
South Yarra, Victoria, Australia Hyland House 1992 1875657029 / 9781875657025 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xii, + 188pp., pictorially-illustrated endpapers (different), two, unpaginated, b/white halftone plate sections (mostly portraits and happy-snaps). Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Leaves clean. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn and scuffed, plus a margin strip trimmed from rear flap. "This book is a major contribution to the history of the Baker Medical Research Institute and investigative medicine in Melbourne since the foundation of the Institute in 1926. The contributors (with two exemptions) are alumni . . . " Contents include: Prelims., numerous contributors, Index. Book weight approx. 500g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 15.82 AUD
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A CITY LOST AND FOUND : Whelan the Wrecker's Melbourne (Signed Copy), Annear, Robyn
6 Annear, Robyn A CITY LOST AND FOUND : Whelan the Wrecker's Melbourne (Signed Copy)
Black Inc/Schwartz Publishing 2006 1863953892 / 9781863953894 Reprint Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed and Inscribed By Author
xii, + 303pp., b/white illustrations intext. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Short personal inscription, "To Mxxxxxx . . . ", signed by author Robyn Annear on first (author bio.) page, else leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper very good+. From the rear panel: "The demolition firm of Whelan the Wrecker was a Melbourne institution for a hundred years (1892-1992) . . . Robyn Annear uses Whelan's demolition sites as portals to explore layers of the city laid bare by their pick-axes and iron balls. Peering beneath the rubble, she brings to light fantastic stories about Melbourne's building sites and their many incarnations. This book is about the making - and remaking - of a city." Includes Index. Book weight approx. 430g. 
Price: 28.20 AUD
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TICKETS OF THE SOUTH MAITLAND RAILWAYS, Atkinson, H. K.
7 Atkinson, H. K. TICKETS OF THE SOUTH MAITLAND RAILWAYS
Melbourne, VIC, Australia Association of Railway Enthusiasts 1989 0958793204 / 9780958793209 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
22pp., 8 pages of colour illustrations. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper very good +. Description and illustration of the tickets issued by and for the South Maitland Railways Pty. Ltd. (S.M.R.) in New South Wales, based largely on the tickets which have survived, together with information from New South Wales Government Railway Coaching Rate books, Timetables and Annual Reports. Contents include: Brief History, Station List (Cessnock Line; Stanford Merthyr Line), Description of Tickets: Local Tickets issued prior to 1.10.1961, Local Tickets issued 1.10.1961 to 24.1.1967 (including Singles, Returns, Special Excursions, Workmen's Weeklies, Cheap Excursions, School Pupil Tickets, Bicycle and Dog Tickets, Periodical Tickets, Coursing Tickets), Parcels Stamps. Book weight approx. 140g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 32.90 AUD
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WOODEND ON THE FIVE MILE CREEK, Barned, Betty Jean
8 Barned, Betty Jean WOODEND ON THE FIVE MILE CREEK
Victoria, Australia (Author) (Printed By the Dominion Press - Hedges & Bell) First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
No date (1985). 174pp., unpaginated b/white halftone plate section (archival sources). Book clean and square. Spine firm. Monochrome, art-illustrated (Vi Barker) card wrapper slightly edgeworn only. Textblock unmarked. Published to coincide with Victoria's sesquicentenary, this history of Woodend and district is well compiled and features : Old Woodend, Early Transport, Buildings, Memoirs of Pioneering Families, Local Schools - Churches - Businesses - Families, Sport, Service Organisations, Old Identities, Woodend Today. Book weight approx. 250g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 15.04 AUD
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OLD DAYS AND OLD WAYS (Signed Copy), Barrowman, Alexander Hutchison
9 Barrowman, Alexander Hutchison OLD DAYS AND OLD WAYS (Signed Copy)
Robe, South Australia A.H. Barrowman (Author) 1971 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Good+ 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Signed by Author
224pp., b/white illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain black boards undamaged. Author signature to half-title page. Faint tanning to endpapers, else leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated (sketch by J. Maher, Robe) light-weight dustjacket (loose-plastic protected) edge-creased, with small closed and open tears, and a degree of foxing/tanning to front and reverse surfaces. Descriptive verse, prose and old photographs. From the jacket flap: "Only a comparatively small minority of the people living in Australia today have seen a bullocky turning the leaders of his team of patient, labouring animals by voice and cracking whip. Equally few have gazed on a graceful sailing ship with her tall masts and billowing sails running before a strong following wind . . . The days of the stage-coach, the wayside inn and the plodding outback swagman are little more than memories to a few people aged over three score years . . . " Book weight approx. 335g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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THE MIRACLE BY THE CREEK : The Story of the Establishment and Development of Lionsville Aged Care Facility, Essendon.   (Signed Copy), Baudinette, Neil
10 Baudinette, Neil THE MIRACLE BY THE CREEK : The Story of the Establishment and Development of Lionsville Aged Care Facility, Essendon. (Signed Copy)
North Melbourne, VIC, Australia Nutshell Graphics 2003 064642890X / 9780646428901 First Edition Softcover (Oblong) Very Good + 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Signed and Inscribed By Author
153pp., oblong (landscape) format. Intext illustrations throughout in colour and monochrome. Book clean. Spine firm and square. An inscription, signed and dated 'Neil' on plain inner front wrap. Leaves clean and unmarked. Pictorially illustrated card wrapper nominally bumped only. The story of the creation, and subsequent growth and expansion, of 'Lionsville', a Lions Club of Essendon, Victoria, aged care project. Produced in the 50th Anniversary year of the chartering of the Lions Club of Essendon, the story is told by the author, connected with Lionsville for thirty years. Contents include: Prelims., Intro., 10 chapters, Appendices, more. Book weight approx. 450g. 
Price: 17.58 AUD
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STILL IN THE BUSH, Beadell, Len
11 Beadell, Len STILL IN THE BUSH
Adelaide, South Australia Rigby Limited 1975 0727000209 / 9780727000200 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
(vii) + 175pp., locality map endpapers. Unpaginated b/white halftone plates throughout (all called-for plates extant and attached). Book clean. Lightly bumped spine firm, and very slightly canted. Plain green boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Colour, photographically-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn only. Adventurous Australian outback surveyor Len Beadell (1923-1995) tells, in his inimitable style, of his primary involvement in the earliest days of the development of the Woomera Rocket Range, in the far north-west of South Australia . . . Contents include: Prelims., 17 chapters. Book weight approx. 470g. 
Price: 22.56 AUD
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A WOMAN'S WORK: The Story of a Mallee Farmer's Wife from 1913, Beaton, Florence
12 Beaton, Florence A WOMAN'S WORK: The Story of a Mallee Farmer's Wife from 1913
Red Cliffs, Victoria, Australia Author, via the Sunnyland Press 1985 0959053808 / 9780959053807 First Edition Softcover (Side-stapled) Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
92pp., b/white halftone plate frontispiece and like plates throughout (family sources), plus several small sketch-illustrations. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Side-stapled format. Monochrome illustrated limp card wrapper very good, with just a hint of biopredation on sub-title. Staples as new. Monochrome facsimile on inner rear wrap. Textblock has a former owner's name on half-title page, else leaves unmarked. Centred on the lives of Frank and Clara McNabb, pioneering farmers at Carwarp in the Mallee region of north-west Victoria. In part it is a story of a farmer's life, but mainly it is intended to convey something of the farmer's wife's life and how she managed in her home, quite apart from the working side of the farm . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, 18 chapters. Book weight approx. 235g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 33.84 AUD
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HILLS OF THE WEST WIND : Reflections on the Tasmanian Landscape, Binks, C. J.
13 Binks, C. J. HILLS OF THE WEST WIND : Reflections on the Tasmanian Landscape
Geelong, Victoria, Australia Barrallier Books 2006 0958583870 / 9780958583879 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xix, + 410pp., illustrated throughout: full colour plates, and b/white halftone plates and maps. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Bright gilt titles over near fine boards. Textblock pristine. Attached ribbon bookmark. No dustjacket. A meander through the essence of Tasmania; the breath-taking landscapes, and the Tasmanians who have made it what it is . . . Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, 7 'sections' (chapters), viz: Shaping an Island, A Varied Tapestry, Kinship and Management, Two Centuries of Progress, Power of a Myth, Counter Culture, Landscape of the Future, Notes, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 1.15kg. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 47.00 AUD
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14 Blackburn, Leigh CHIRNSIDE PARK: The Very Early Days
Lilydale, Victoria Lilydale & District Historical Society 1987 0959403655 / 9780959403657 First Edition Staplebound Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
28pp., intext, candid and historic b/w illustrations [reproduction quality leaves something to be desired] throughout. Book clean, staples firm. Leaves clean. Printed card wrapper has a mildly sunned strip on front and an old price-sticker ghost on rear. A concise history of 'Chirnside Park', near Lilydale, now an outer suburb of Melbourne. The Chirnside family are probably better known for their 'Werribee Park' mansion. Contents: Intro., 17 terse chapters. Book weight approx. 100g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 14.10 AUD
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THE RISE OF BROKEN HILL, Blainey, Geoffrey
15 Blainey, Geoffrey THE RISE OF BROKEN HILL
Melbourne, VIC, Australia Macmillan of Australia 1968 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
184pp., map endpapers. Colour plate frontispiece, plus unpaginated b/white halftone plate sections throughout. Book clean and square. Vivid silver title over minimally bumped spine. Plain, original black cloth boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, lightly edgeworn, with a short, closed tear on plain rear panel. The first silver was discovered in a remote region of New South Wales, Australia, by a boundary rider in 1883. So began one of the world's great mining fields: Broken Hill. This is the story . . . Contents include: Prelims., (6) chapters, Notes, Index. Book weight approx. 600g. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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16 Bognuda, Joan & Lyal FRENCH ISLAND: Preserving The Future
Deavon Meadows, Victoria Jolbo Studio 1983 0 9594867 4 7 / 9780959486742 First Edition Stapled Pictorial Card Very Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Joan Bognuda 
40pp.,coloured front cover, softcover, brown print and illustrations, light scuffing only. 25 illustrations relevent to the history of this island on Western Port Bay, Victoria. A thoughtfully produced book. Weight approx. 150g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 10.34 AUD
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THE RIVERSDALE GOLF CLUB . . . THROUGH THE AGES, Boundy, John
17 Boundy, John THE RIVERSDALE GOLF CLUB . . . THROUGH THE AGES
Victoria, Australia Riversdale Golf Club First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo [Oblong/Landscape format) 
No date (2010). 39pp. B/white halftone plates throughout (archival and contemporary). Oblong (landscape) format, produced by Loris Wilton. Book clean. Spine square, bumped on heel. Colour-art illustrated (Paul McDonald Smith, OAM) gloss boards undamaged. Text-block clean and unmarked. Art-illustrated (as boards), loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally bumped only. A brief pictorial history (words and photos compiled by John Boundy) issued to commemorate the opening of the new clubhouse at the Riversdale Golf Club, Melbourne, Victoria during 2010. Book weight approx. 485g. 
Price: 37.60 AUD
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HONEST AND UNSULLIED DAYS : A History of Wesley College, Perth, Boyce, P. J.
18 Boyce, P. J. HONEST AND UNSULLIED DAYS : A History of Wesley College, Perth
Inglewood, Western Australia Victor Publishing 2001 0957782926 / 9780957782921 First Edition Faux-leather Hardcover, & D/J Very Good + Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
x, + 376pp., printed endpapers: pattern-printed at view, monochrome halftone plates on verso (front) and recto (rear). Illustrated throughout: colour frontispiece, with intext, candid, colour and b/white plates, sketch-art and facsimiles. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Bright gilt titles over black faux-leather boards. One formerly dog-eared leaf, else text-block unmarked. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. Published in the wake of the 75th anniversary of the founding of Wesley College, Perth, Western Australia, a progressive private school that opened its doors on 13 February, 1923. Contents include: Prelims., Acks., 10 chapters, Abbs., Endnotes, Appendices, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 1.29 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 30.08 AUD
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A HISTORY OF MEENIYAN 1881-1981: A Century of Progress, Boyd, P.M.
19 Boyd, P.M. A HISTORY OF MEENIYAN 1881-1981: A Century of Progress
Meeniyan, Victoria, Australia The Meeniyan Progress Association Centenary Committee 1981 First Edition Softcover (Staplebound) Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
64pp., intext b/white halftone plates throughout (various sources) together with line-drawn selector and township maps. Saddle-stitched, staple-bound format. Booklet clean and 'square'. Staples clean and holding firmly. Art-illustrated (J. Altenhof) card wrapper lightly edgeworn, with mild fingermarks on plain rear wrap. Title page, and illustrations, on inner front and rear wraps. Textblock unmarked. A concise, most interesting centennial history of the small but progressive town of Meeniyan, situated toward the middle of beautiful South Gippsland, Victoria. Contents include: Prelims., Prelude, Selectors, Sport, Politics and Politicians, Public Utilities, Education, Fire - Flood - Famine, Youth, Churches, Acks. Book weight approx. 150g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 33.84 AUD
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20 Braniff, Br. Valerian THE QUEST FOR HIGHER THINGS: A History of the Marist Brothers' Hundred Years in Kilmore, with Special Attention to the Foundation and Development of Assumption College
Kilmore, Victoria, Australia Assumption College 1992 0646119168 / 9780646119168 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Other
xvi, + 312pp., intext illustrations throughout; b/white archival halftone plates and facsimiles throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Lightly bumped foredge corners and backstrip. Inscription, signed by Assumption College stalwart, educator and historian R [Ray] Carroll on ffep. Otherwise leaves clean. Panoramic, pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, nipped and abraded. Interesting history of Assumption College, Kilmore, Victoria, the Marist Brothers, and the district. Contents include: Prelims., 12 chapters, Appeandices, Biblio., Index. Book weight approx. 1.02 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 17.58 AUD
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