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THE GRAND OLD FLAG: The History of the Melbourne Football Club

By: Carroll, Lynda

Price: $52.25

Publisher: South Yarra, VIC, Australia, Hardie Grant Books: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012990

ISBN: 1864980710

Condition: Very Good


xi, + 260pp. Illustrated throughout: b/white and colour plates (various sources). Book clean and square. Spine firm, bumped head and heel. Plain blue boards very lightly bumped on upper foredge corner, else undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjaxcket mildly edgeworn and bumped, with several minor, blind indentations. The story of the Melbourne Football Club starts at the very beginning of Australian Rules Football. This book relates the history of a proud and successful club . . . Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Introduction, Prologue, 8 chapters, Epilogu... View more info

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SAINTS BY THE SEA : St Peter's Anglican Church in Mornington 1861-2001

By: Carter, Ruth (Principal author), Love, Tony

Price: $20.90

Publisher: Mornington, Victoria, Australia, St Peter's Anglican Church/Anglican Media: 2002

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 011202

ISBN: 0958103003

Condition: Very Good +


201pp., b/white halftone illustrations intext. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. B/white illustrated card wrapper has a small corner crease to front panel. A history of St Peter's Anglican Church, Mornington from 1861, when a number of people gathered on the wharf at Snapper Point to greet the arrival of the steamer from Melbourne carrying Reverend James Glover (recently returned from a mission at Sarawak, Borneo), their first incumbent . . . Book weight approx. 285g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾&#... View more info

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ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF LE PINE 1891-1991

By: Chambers, Don

Price: $19.00

Publisher: South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Hyland House: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013086

ISBN: 1875657428

Condition: Very Good


xiv, + 202pp., illustrated endpapers. Several unpaginated colour plates. Intext, b/white halftone plates and facsimiles throughout (various sources). Book clean and square. Vivid silver title over lightly bumped spine. Ditto silver logo over undamaged black boards. A 'Le Pine' label affixed to half-title page, else textblock pristine. Colour, photographically-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn, and bumped on heel. "This is the story of the development of Le Pine Funeral Services beginning with its historical roots in the small family undertaker's business of Jo... View more info

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DARGO CROOKED RIVER: A Pictorial History

By: Christie, Rob

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Dargo, Victoria, Australia, High Country Publishing: 1994

Edition: Second Edition, 2nd Impression

Seller ID: 013397

ISBN: 0646137352

Condition: Very Good


56pp., illustrated throughout with a stunning array of rare photographic plates (archival and private sources), maps and facsimiles. Saddle-stitched, staplebound format. Staples clean and tight. Illustrated (sepia halftone plate outer and monochrome map inner - 1909 mining tracks and township map of Grant) gloss wrapper mildly bumped and edgeworn. A name crudely felt-pen deleted on title page, else textblock unmarked. Containing additional information from further research, this second edition, in picture and word, tells of the (now) much forgotten Dargo-Crooked River goldfields in Victoria's ... View more info

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A DROP OF THE ASP. Tales of Our Daruka Days

By: Cole, Pam

Price: $23.75

Publisher: Port Adelaide, South Australia, Ginninderra Press: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013351

ISBN: 1740275047

Condition: Very Good +


90pp., small, intext b/white sketch illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Monochrome-illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped on foredge corners only. Textblock unmarked. The author, Pam Cole (b. 1935) recalls her childhood growing up with her sister Judy in rural Australia of the mid twentieth century . . . Book weight approx. 135g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. View more info

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MY LIFE AT THE OLD BUSH SCHOOL

By: Collier, Julie V.

Price: $22.80

Publisher: Lilydale, Victoria, Australia, Author (Julie V. Collier) (Printed by Commodore Press Print): 1982

Edition: 3rd Edition

Seller ID: 013452

Condition: Very Good


Unpaginated (52 pages). B/white halftone plate section, plus a line-drawn area map. Saddle-stitched, staplebound format. Staples clean and tight. Text-printed card wrapper mildly edgeworn, sunned on spine, slightly bio-predated, and has a sticker ghost on rear wrap. A minor fleck on preface page, else textblock unmarked. Written in a naive, unadulterated way, these recollections of her pioneering family/childhood in the Bulga (now Balook) area of Gippsland, Victoria by Julie Veronica Collier (1897-1989) make engrossing reading . . . Contents include: Preface. Unchaptered Recollections. Appendi... View more info

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FOOTPRINTS FROM THE 1840's ON SOUTHERN YORKE PENINSULA (Signed Copy)

By: Cook, Diana

Price: $33.25

Publisher: Minlaton, South Australia, Author (Diana Cook): 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By Author

Seller ID: 012861

ISBN: 0646172719

Condition: Near Fine


150pp. Line-drawn map frontispiece. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Sketch-art (Walad Cook) textured card wrapper undamaged. Short inscription, "With compliments", signed by author at head of title page, else leaves unmarked. "Footprints . . . " consists of several true stories from the southern Yorke Peninsula, taken from such records as : George Penton's Employes Ledger, Gum Flat and Penton Vale Stations', Inspector Alexander Tolmer's 'Reminiscences of an adventurous and chequered career', Thomas Giles' 'Old Memories; Blacks on Yorke's Peninsula', and the Adelaide newspap... View more info

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ECHUCA-MOAMA: Murray River Neighbours (Signed Copy)

By: Coulson, Helen

Price: $20.90

Publisher: Wangaratta, VIC, Australia, McCabe Prints: 1979

Edition: First Edition.

Inscription: Signed by Author & Illustrator

Seller ID: 012845

ISBN: 0959618716

Condition: Very Good


152pp. Illustrated throughout: b/white or light sepia halftone plates, ditto sketch-art by David McCabe, plus line-drawn township/property maps, river course maps, and several facsimiles. Book clean and square. Spine firm, minor bumps and repair there-on. Art-illustrated (David McCabe) card wrapper minimally edgeworn only. Signed on the title page by author Helen Coulson; signed by the illustrator (David McCabe), along with a separate personal inscription by same, also on title page, else textblock unmarked. This is the story of Australia's first inland port, Echuca, and its Murray River neigh... View more info

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MALLEE ROOTS TO NEW HORIZONS

By: Cust, Sylvia

Price: $14.25

Publisher: Forestville, NSW, Australia, Author (Sylvia Cust): 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012957

ISBN: 1863190031

Condition: Good


iv, + 87pp., unpaginated b/white halftone plate section. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Monochrome illustrated wrapper mildly warped and abraded from moisture, else minimal edgewear. Textblock minimally warped, else undamaged. Born in the small Victorian Mallee town of Beulah, this is the autobiography of a much-travelled lady - Sylvia Cust . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, 25 chapters. Book weight approx. 145g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. View more info

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CHURCHILL ISLAND: A Special Place

By: Cutter, June

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia, Author (June Cutter) Printed by South Eastern Independent Newspaper, Pakenham, Victoria: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012961

ISBN: 1875475095

Condition: Very Good +


(iv), + 116pp., illustrated throughout: b/white hafltone plate frontispiece, plus intext like plates, and facsimiles. Oblong (landscape) format softcover. Book clean. Spine firm and square. Monochrome, photographically illustrated ripple card wrapper nominally bumped only. Textblock unmarked. Churchill Island is a small island in Western Port, Victoria. Sheltered from the wilds of Bass Strait by its 'big brother' Phillip Island, this small island was the site of the planting of Victoria's first garden, first wheat crop, and first white man's hut. It became a privately owned getaway island para... View more info

Image for GRAVE REFLECTIONS Volume 1. An Alphabetical Listing of Burial Sites in the Central Goldfields Area of Victoria, with a Selection of Tombstones of Interest. (Signed Copy)

GRAVE REFLECTIONS Volume 1. An Alphabetical Listing of Burial Sites in the Central Goldfields Area of Victoria, with a Selection of Tombstones of Interest. (Signed Copy)

By: Davidson, J., and Doxford, H.

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Victoria, Australia, Davidson, J., and Doxford, H.: 1982

Edition: First Edition.

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By Author

Seller ID: 010117

ISBN: 0959358501

Condition: Very Good +


98pp., plus 4 page index. B/white map, plus b/white photographic illustrations of headstones. Limited edition of 1500 copies, of which this is no. 1236. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain tan boards undamaged. Short inscription, 'To Wilma, happy delving! Best wishes, Jan Davidson' to ffep., handwritten copy number (1236), else leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has a small stain to upper edge of rear panel, mild tanning to edges. Contents include: Acks., Introduction, Area map, Alphabetical listing of sites with selected tombstone... View more info

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NATIONAL TRUST VICTORIA SKETCHBOOK

By: Davidson, Rodney (Text by)

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Australia, Rigby: 1976

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 008296

ISBN: 0727001183

Condition: Very Good +


64pp., b/white sketch illustrations throughout by Graham Hawley. Book clean, square. Spine firm, white title there-on. Blue boards negligibly edgeworn only. Leaves clean and crisp. Art-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has a short closed tear to head at front and rear, some surface abrasion to flap folds, and minor tanning. A stand-alone volume in the Rigby 'Sketchbook' series. "This book describes twenty nine houses and other features and tells the interesting stories of the problems faced and overcome by the Trust in order to preserve and restore them . . . Rodney Davidson'... View more info

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OLD NORFOLK TOWN: The Past in Pictures

By: Davies, K. and K.A.

Price: $12.35

Publisher: Norfolk Island, Authors [K. And K. A. Davies]:

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 004404

Condition: Good+


No publication date [c. 1980]. 77pp., sparsely texted, with predominantly captioned sepia halftone plate archival illustrations. Staple-bound, landscape format. Staples firm. Leaves clean. Sticker ghost, minor abrading and edgewear on card wrapper, together with light soiling. A most interesting, pictorial local history of Norfolk Island, and its famous name inhabitants. Supporting the archival illustrations is a list of mutineers who reached Pitcairn Island on the 'Bounty', a map of Norfolk Island, and a list of "persons who landed on Norfolk island from Pitcairn island on June 8, 1856.&#... View more info

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THE ZOO STORY (Special Melbourne Zoo Edition)

By: de Courcy, Catherine

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Ringwood, VIC, Australia, Claremont (Penguin Books Australia): 1995

Edition: First Thus, Paperback

Seller ID: 012913

ISBN: 1854717774

Condition: Very Good


(viii), + 324pp., unpaginated colour and b/white halftone plate sections, plus b/white chapter header illustrations. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped only. Textblock unmarked. "This fascinating look at the history and development of one of our most controversial public institutions shows how zoos have evolved from private menageries to public parks . . . " Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, 11 chapters, Notes, Bibliography, Acks., Index. Melbourne Zoo Supplement. Book weight approx. 420g. View more info

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COMMUNITY FIRST: The Story of the Frankston Hospital 1936 to 2000 (Signed Copy)

By: De Jong, Theo, with Lee White and Elizabeth Alexander

Price: $42.75

Publisher: Frankston, Victoria, Australia, Author (for Peninsula Health Services): 2001

Edition: First Edition.

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By Author

Seller ID: 012534

ISBN: 0957938500

Condition: Very Good +


(viii), + 119pp., plus (xvi). Intext b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated gloss card wrapper nominally bumped only. A short inscription to a community group, signed/dated by the primary author on title page, else textblock unmarked. The story of the Frankston Hospital (Victoria, Australia) is the culmination of eight years of research by a large contributing group headed by long-time Frankston Hospital senior official, Theo De Jong. From a humble community hospital serving the area in the 1930s to a major Victorian hospital treating ma... View more info

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PEARL SHELL AND PASTURES: The Story of Cossack and Roebourne . . .

By: De La Rue, Kathy

Price: $15.20

Publisher: Cossack, Western Australia, The Cossack Project Committee: 1979

Seller ID: 013167

Condition: Good +


(vii) + 134pp., illustrated throughout: b/white halftone plates (private and archival sources), plus a line-drawn map. Book clean and square. Spine mildly bumped and chipped, with some colour-fade to title. Monochrome, art-illustrated (Design: Jeff Verraak) card wrapper lightly bumped and edgeworn only. A non-descript inscription on dedication page, textblock slightly wavy on upper foredge corner, else leaves unmarked. This book relates the story of the (European) settlements of Cossack (now a 'ghost' town) and its neighbour Roebourne, and their place in the history of the north west of Wester... View more info

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HEIDELBERG MUSICIANS PAST AND PRESENT

By: Dean, Louise

Price: $14.25

Publisher: Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia, Heidelberg Historical Society: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012942

Condition: Very Good


23pp., saddle-stitched, staplebound format booklet. Staples clean and tight. B/white halftone plate illustrations throughout. Booklet clean and square. Illustrated card wrapper nominally edgeworn only. Textblock unmarked. A stand-alone volume, the second in a series relating to the history of the Heidelberg (Victoria) district. Concise, but never-the-less interesting, contents include: Prelims., Singers, Instrumentalists, Organists, Accompanists, Pianists, Composers & Conductors, Organisations. Booklet weight approx. 70g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packe... View more info

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THE BREWERIES OF AUSTRALIA: A History

By: Deutsher, Keith M.

Price: $26.60

Publisher: Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Lothian: 1999

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 012451

ISBN: 085091986X

Condition: Very Good +


x, + 374pp., intext illustrations throughout; b/white, sepia, and full colour. A varied mix of archival plates, labels, maps, artwork and several cartoons by Jeff Hook. Book clean and square. Spine firm. A negligible smattering of tiny foxing specks to textblock head, else leaves clean. Art-illustrated [Swan Brewery, John Campbell, c. 1902] gloss boards have a small, light bump to lower rear rear corner. "A unique and complete record of Australia's brewing heritage from the time of colonisation." State-by-state alphabetical listings, with some breweries lasting for just a fleeting mome... View more info

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HOMETOWN HEROES OF GLADSTONE

By: Doyle, Jason (Edited by)

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Queensland, Australia, Central Queensland University (Printed by):

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 008984

ISBN: 1921047372

Condition: Very Good


74pp., b/white photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Side-stapled spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has a soft corner crease to front panel, minor edgewear. "In 2006 a class of Year 8 students from Gladstone's Toolooa State High School uncovered many of these stories and discovered the true meaning of what it takes to be a home town sporting hero. The stories in this book represent 6 months' research and co-operation between the Gladstone Observer and Toolooa State High School . . . " Book weight approx. 300g. Postage charge will be reduced as this... View more info

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ST PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL Melbourne

By: Ebsworth, Walter A. (Rev.)

Price: $38.00

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Graphic Books, for St Patrick's Cathedral: 1979

Edition: Revised Edition.

Seller ID: 009257

ISBN: 0959636536

Condition: Very Good +


vi, + 126pp. Art-illustrated endpapers, plus b/white halftone plates (many archival) and line-drawings throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Green titles over undamaged white boards. Textblock clean. Printed title, and a gilt emblem on mildly nipped and edgeworn (with short, closed tears) loose-plastic protected dustjacket. Originally published in 1938, this revised edition was published in 1979 following an expressed wish of the author, Father Walter A. Ebsworth, prior to his death in 1977, to produce a revised hardback edition. A window to Melbourne's early history, contents include... View more info