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A NATION UNITED - 9 MAY 2001. A Joint Commemorative Meeting of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia and the Centenary Commemoration Ceremony
1 A NATION UNITED - 9 MAY 2001. A Joint Commemorative Meeting of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia and the Centenary Commemoration Ceremony
Melbourne, VIC, Australia Centenary of Federation Victoria 2001 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + Limited Edition 8vo [Oblong] 
63pp., sepia and b/white halftone photographic illustrations, throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket softly creased at edges. A limited edition published to coincide with the "Centenary Commemoration Ceremony on 9 May 2001, to mark 100 years of democracy and the centenary of the Commonwealth Parliament." Numerous contents include: Messages from: The Governor-General, Prime Minister, The Wurundjeri People, State Premiers, etc., The journey to Federation, Opening of the Commonwealth Parliament, Creating the national capital, The Royal Exhibition Building, Australian Achievers, more. Book weight approx. 530g. 
Price: 18.75 AUD
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2 ENDEAVOUR 200
Sydney Oswald Ziegler Publications 1970 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Good+ Fair Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
64pp., b/w plates, [1Map] throughout. Pages clean and sharp; minor scuffs to head and foot. Fragile, lightweight transparent wrap [not photographed] has several open and closed tears and some browning. A commemorative history of Colonial Australia published for Australian Hoechst Limited; foreword by Dr.H.Von Pentz, Managing Director. Weight approx. 660g. 
Price: 7.44 AUD
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HARD YAKKA :  Working Lives in Old Australia
3 HARD YAKKA : Working Lives in Old Australia
Noble Park, Victoria, Australia The Five Mile Press 2000 1865033952 / 9781865033952 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 8vo [Oblong/Landscape format) 
94pp., recto page sepia toned illustrations throughout. Book clean. Spine firm. Previous owner's gift inscription to top corner of ffep., else leaves clean. Gloss Illustrated boards very good. A stand-alone title in The Centenary Collection. From the rear panel: "The luxuries of labour-saving devices, and the resulting leisure, were not for these people. They worked for long hours at their jobs, and then worked again at home. The telling photographs of these working lives speak of a growing nation, of a pioneering past. The aches and pains and fatigue of work do not come through, but rather we see faces of character, optimism and sometimes cheerfulness in the presence of the never-ending mountain of work . . . " Book weight approx. 520g. 
Price: 14.10 AUD
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4 THE JUSTICE AND THE PEACE: The Official Organ of the Honorary Justices' Association of Victoria. Vol. 49, No's 1-12
Melbourne & Sydney, Australia Self Published 1959 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
12 X monthly volumes, professionally bound by Anderson's Printing and Publishing, South Melbourne, covering Jan. 1959 to Dec. 1959. Numbered consecutively [144pp.]. Book clean, square. Gilt title on spine, leaves have very mild uniform tanning, and annotations on one page, else clean. Volumes contain lots of interesting articles, relevent to the justice system and laws of the time, and include a few that would raise eyebrows today, including having 'insufficient means of support', which could incur a fine of 100 pounds, a large sum at that time. Was being poor a crime? Book has a twelve month index at rear. Book weight approx. 700g. 
Price: 26.32 AUD
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HEARTBEAT OF THE COUNTRY : Celebrating 70 Years of Miranda, Alexander, June
5 Alexander, June HEARTBEAT OF THE COUNTRY : Celebrating 70 Years of Miranda
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Crown Content 2001 1863503730 / 9781863503730 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
180pp., (mostly) b/white photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper softly corner creased on lower front panel. From the rear panel: "The Weekly Times' Miranda column has encouraged, provoked and inspired country women since 1931. 'Heartbeat of The Country' captures their hopes and fears during 70 years of enormous social change." Book weight approx. 710g. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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THE LA TROBE JOURNAL  No. 82  Spring 2008, Arnold, John  (Edited by)
6 Arnold, John (Edited by) THE LA TROBE JOURNAL No. 82 Spring 2008
Victoria, Australia State Library of Victoria Foundation 2008 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
120pp., colour and b/white illustrations, throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated ('Aurora' in McMurdo Sound nearing C. Evans, c. 1914-17) card wrapper nominally scuffed only. The 'La Trobe Journal' is a highly-regarded scholarly journal, published twice-yearly, in Autumn and Spring. "This issue of the 'Journal' has three mini-themes: one on Antarctica, the second and third on two formidable Melbourne figures, Stephen Murray-Smith and Redmond Barry, plus Alex Gurney: The creator of 'Bluey and Curley'; Leaving their Mark: Graffiti in the Dome, and more . . . Item weight approx. 365g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 15.51 AUD
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WOODEND ON THE FIVE MILE CREEK, Barned, Betty Jean
7 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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THE LA TROBE JOURNAL  No. 80  Spring 2007, Barnes, John  (Edited by)
8 Barnes, John (Edited by) THE LA TROBE JOURNAL No. 80 Spring 2007
Victoria, Australia State Library of Victoria Foundation 2007 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
144pp., colour and b/white illustrations, throughout, plus one fold-out. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper mildly scuffed only. Art-illustrated (S.T.Gill) fold-out has vertical crease to outer margin (does not affect illustration). The 'La Trobe Journal' is a highly-regarded scholarly journal, published twice-yearly, in Autumn and Spring. In this issue: " . . . Fortieth Anniversary, The Library and The Journal . . . an 1840 letter, from Charles Joseph La Trobe, 'Jolimont en Murs', to his sister Charlotte . . . Woolner's portrait medallion of La Trobe . . . the La Trobe family in Van Diemen's Land . . .La Trobe and the Melbourne Public Library . . . how Melbourne has commemorated Batman . . . two S.T. Gill drawings of Melbourne in 1867 . . . the Candler-Standish 'double diary' and more . . . Item weight approx. 365g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 15.51 AUD
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IF TREES COULD SPEAK : Stories of Australia's Greatest Trees, Beale, Bob
9 Beale, Bob IF TREES COULD SPEAK : Stories of Australia's Greatest Trees
Crows Nest, N.S.W., Australia Allen & Unwin 2007 1741142768 / 9781741142761 First Edition Softcover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
245pp., colour and b/white photographic illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm, lightly bumped on foot. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper mildly edgeworn, small corner crease. From the rear cover: "Australia's trees have stood as silent witnesses to the colonisation of a harsh land, as living memorials to events we must never forget and as inspiration to generations of artists, writers and lovers of nature. Bob Beale gives voice to the amazing trees that have played a part in creating our story - the ancient, the remarkable survivors, the extraordinarily beautiful, the national treasures, the endangered and a special few that seem destined for immortality . . . " Book weight approx. 780g. 
Price: 22.56 AUD
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10 Beatty, Bill EARLY AUSTRALIA: With Shame Remembered
Melbourne, Australia Cassell & Co. 1962 First Edition Hard Cover + D/J [Oblong] Good Fair 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xi, + 212pp., art illustrated endpapers. Unpaginated b/w halftone plates throughout. Intext b/w line drawings. Book square, spine firm. Tiny splash spots on lower edge of printed boards. Thumbnail size stain on backstrip. Leaves clean, very light flecks on edges of text block. Art illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, nipped, chipped, short closed tears and a thumbnail size piece missing, corresponding to stain on backstrip. "Many a cupboard skeleton is brought to light in this incredible narrative of Australia's early years. Often it is a horrifying story of cruelty and degradation . . . " Prelims., 18 chapters, Epilogue, Bibliography, Index. 
Price: 12.22 AUD
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AUSTRALIA'S WAR, 1914-18, Beaumont, Joan (Edited by)
11 Beaumont, Joan (Edited by) AUSTRALIA'S WAR, 1914-18
St Leonards, N.S.W., Australia Allen & Unwin 1995 1863734619 / 9781863734615 First Edition, First Impression Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xxii, + 195pp., unpaginated b/white halftone plate section. Intext graphs, tables and maps throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped and edgeworn. A former owner's name on half-title page, plus one text page with some underlining in red ball-point pen, else textblock unmarked. " . . . examines the question of the impact of the First World War on Australia . . . invaluable to tertiary students, and of enormous interest to the reader concerned with the social, political and military history of Australia." Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, 6 chapters, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 315g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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GOLD AND PAPER: A History of the National Bank of Australasia Limited, Blainey, Geoffrey
12 Blainey, Geoffrey GOLD AND PAPER: A History of the National Bank of Australasia Limited
Melbourne, VIC, Australia Georgian House 1958 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xiii (iii), + 430pp., line-drawn map on front endpaper. Colour-plate frontispiece, six additional colour plates and b/white halftone plates throughout. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain green, original cloth boards very good. Textblock top edge very lightly tinted green. Leaves unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn only. " . . . is the vivid story of the rise of a great Australian bank. Born in the turbulent gold rushes of the 1850s, the National Bank survived internal strife and nationwide panic to become one of the most vigorous banks of the pioneering days . . . " Contents include: Prelims., Preface, 24 chapters, Appendices x 3, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 1.03 KG. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 28.20 AUD
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THE RISE OF BROKEN HILL, Blainey, Geoffrey
13 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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AVIATION IN AUSTRALIA, Blee, Jill
14 Blee, Jill AVIATION IN AUSTRALIA
Wollombi, NSW, Australia Exisle Publishing 2007 1877437050 / 9781877437052 First Edition, First Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Near Fine Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
96pp. Book clean and square. Vivid silver title over firm spine. Plain red boards undamaged. Text-block pristine. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally shelfworn only. A stand-alone title in Exisle Publishing's 'Little Red Book' series, this concise history of aviation in Australia tells the story "from the barnstorming pioneers to the airlines of today." Contents include: Prelims., 9 chapters, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 210g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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THE SILENCE CALLING: Australians in Antarctica 1947-97. The ANARE Jubilee History, Bowden, Tim
15 Bowden, Tim THE SILENCE CALLING: Australians in Antarctica 1947-97. The ANARE Jubilee History
St Leonards, N.S.W., Australia Allen & Unwin 1997 1864483113 / 9781864483116 First Edition, 2nd Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
xxvii, + 593pp., unpaginated colour-plate sections, plus b/white frontispiece and intext halftone plates throughout. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain white boards slightly bumped on upper rear foredge corner, else undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Barcode sticker affixed to rear pastedown. Colour, pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly bumped, edgeworn, and has a small dampstain on lower rear foredge corner. Produced to coincide with Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition (ANARE) Jubilee Celebration. Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, Introduction, The Beginning, Establishment and Exploration, Testing Times, Living Dangerously, Contemporary ANARE, Appendices, Endnotes, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 1.89 KG. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 23.50 AUD
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THE SERIOUSLY WEIRD HISTORY OF AUSTRALIA  (Signed Copy), Bradby, Doug
16 Bradby, Doug THE SERIOUSLY WEIRD HISTORY OF AUSTRALIA (Signed Copy)
West Lakes, South Australia Seaview Press 2007 1740084489 / 9781740084482 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Carson Ellis Signed by Author
vii, + 110pp., b/white cartoon-style illustrations by Carson Ellis. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Author signature to dedication page, else leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper has a soft corner crease to front panel. Bonus point: included with book, a 'Seriously Weird History of Australia' bookmark. From the rear panel: "This book isn't about trivializing or sensationalizing the Australian story. It is a lively narrative peppered with insightful and amusing cartoons outlining the main themes in Australian colonial history . . ." For secondary school children. Book weight approx. 170g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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THE SERIOUSLY WEIRD HISTORY OF DEMOCRACY  (Signed Copy), Bradby, Doug
17 Bradby, Doug THE SERIOUSLY WEIRD HISTORY OF DEMOCRACY (Signed Copy)
West Lakes, South Australia Seaview Press 2012 174008604X / 9781740086042 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Carson Ellis Signed by Author
iii, + 128pp., b/white cartoon-style illustrations by Carson Ellis. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Author signature to title page, else leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper undamaged. Bonus point: included with book, a 'Seriously Weird History of Australia' bookmark. From the rear panel: "This book tells the exciting story of humanity's struggle to achieve Democracy, from Ancient Athens, to Magna Carta, to the Suffragettes, to modern Australia . . . " Book weight approx. 195g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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18 Branson, V.M. THE GOLDEN YEARS OF APEX 1956-1981
Sydney, N.S.W., Australia Association of Apex Clubs of Australia 1981 0909854106 / 9780909854102 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
135pp., intext, candid and archival, b/white halftone plates and sketch-art illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn, with a small, closed tear. The story of the glory years of the Australian community service organization Apex, founded in Geelong, Victoria, in 1931. Open to people aged 18 up to 40, the clubs are non-political and non-sectarian...Contents include: Prelims., 15 chapters, Appendices x 6. Book weight approx. 380g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 12.22 AUD
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LIGHTHOUSE ON THE BOULEVARD : A History of the Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind, 1866-2004, Buckrich, Judith Raphael
19 Buckrich, Judith Raphael LIGHTHOUSE ON THE BOULEVARD : A History of the Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind, 1866-2004
Melbourne, VIC, Australia Australian Scholarly Publishing 2004 1740970705 / 9781740970709 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
xii, + 228pp., plus 1 x 8 page colour illustrated section, b/white illustrations intext. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Small mark to rear free endpaper, else leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated boards very good+. Like-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased only. Unopened CD attached to inside rear board (RVIB "Blind" Orchestra). From the jacket flap: "Since 1866, when it was first established as the Asylum and School for the Blind, RVIB has been providing services for people who are blind or vision impaired . . . principally a history of RVIB, but it also reflects the history of Melbourne and of changing attitudes towards people who are blind or vision impaired . . . " Includes index. Book weight approx. 910g. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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AUSTRALIAN CATHOLICS, Campion, Edmund
20 Campion, Edmund AUSTRALIAN CATHOLICS
Ringwood, VIC, Australia Viking (Penguin Group) 1987 0670816957 / 9780670816958 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
280pp., b/white halftone photographic illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Plain boards negligibly bumped. Leaves clean, albeit slightly tanned. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edge-creased and abraded. From the jacket flap: " . . . explores the changing world of Australian Catholics and their contribution to national life. Based on religious magazines and pamphlets, it focuses on the everyday lives of lay men and women rather than the concerns of bishops and other religious professionals. As such, it is a significant rewriting of Australian Catholic history." Includes Index. Book weight approx. 570g. 
Price: 11.28 AUD
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