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COMEBACK: The Fall and Rise of Geelong

By: Button, James

Price: $20.68

Publisher: Carlton, Victoria, Australia, Melbourne University Press: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013244

ISBN: 0522866158

Condition: Very Good +


viii, + 336pp., unpaginated, b/white halftone plate illustrated section. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper mildly bumped and edgeworn only. Textblock unmarked. 'Comeback' tells the story of a great AFL football club - Geelong - and of some of the stellar names that have represented the club, and shows how the history of a town (Geelong) and the spirit of a place can be funnelled through the fortunes of a football club . . . Contents include: Pre... View more info

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MORE MERRIMENT - Writ in Remembrance. (Signed Copy)

By: Byard, Trevor

Price: $18.80

Publisher: Newtown, Victoria, Australia, Neptune Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 008981

ISBN: 0949583251

Condition: Very Good


221pp., b/white map, b/white photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Author signature to title page. Several light spots to textblock foredge, otherwise leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper softly creased and mildly edgeworn. The contents of Rev. Trevor Byard's fourth book are divided in four 'parts': Part 1/ Some Pioneers of the North-West Coast. Part II/ My Wynyard Memories. Part III/ Colonial Flashbacks. Part IV/ My Cornish Connection,... View more info

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

By: Carroll, Lynda

Price: $51.70

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 th... 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: $20.68

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 appr... View more info

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ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF LE PINE 1891-1991

By: Chambers, Don

Price: $18.80

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 th... View more info

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A DROP OF THE ASP. Tales of Our Daruka Days

By: Cole, Pam

Price: $23.50

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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THE LAND OF THE LYRE BIRD: A Story of Early Settlement in the Great Forest of South Gippsland

By: Contributors

Price: $30.08

Publisher: Korumburra, Victoria, Australia, The Korumburra and District Historical Society: 2001

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 013306

ISBN: 0646354973

Condition: Very Good


(xvi), + 450pp., b/white photographic, halftone plate endpapers (different front and rear), frontispiece, and intext plates throughout, plus several line-drawn maps. Book clean and square. Spine firm, lightly bumped on head and heel. Bright gilt title over illustrated gloss boards. Textblock unmarked. No dustjacket (as issued). Originally published in 1920 by Gordon and Gotch (Aust.), and reprinted by various publishers subsequently, this 2001 edition offers a great insi... View more info

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

By: Cook, Diana

Price: $32.90

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... View more info

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ECHUCA-MOAMA: Murray River Neighbours (Signed Copy)

By: Coulson, Helen

Price: $20.68

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 o... View more info

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THE BASIN 1867-1992: 125 Years. Fire on the Hill: Flowers in the Valley

By: Coxhill, Rick (Edited by)

Price: $26.32

Publisher: The Basin, Victoria, The Basin Progress Association: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: By Other

Seller ID: 005128

ISBN: 0646116436

Condition: Very Good +


v, + 100pp., intext, b/white, archival half-tone plate illustrations throughout, plus contemporary aerial photographic maps, with a supporting line-drawn map. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Signed on title page, in the hand of a significant local identity (mentioned several times within), otherwise leaves clean. Sepia illustrated (photographic and sketch-art) card wrapper nominally bumped and creased. In celebration of 125 years of existence, the story of the expanding ... View more info

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MALLEE ROOTS TO NEW HORIZONS

By: Cust, Sylvia

Price: $14.10

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 ... View more info

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CHURCHILL ISLAND: A Special Place

By: Cutter, June

Price: $28.20

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 plan... View more info

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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: $28.20

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, ... View more info

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NATIONAL TRUST VICTORIA SKETCHBOOK

By: Davidson, Rodney (Text by)

Price: $18.75

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 int... View more info

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OLD NORFOLK TOWN: The Past in Pictures

By: Davies, K. and K.A.

Price: $12.22

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 'Boun... View more info

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THE ZOO STORY (Special Melbourne Zoo Edition)

By: de Courcy, Catherine

Price: $18.80

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, Bibl... 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: $42.30

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 off... View more info

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

By: De La Rue, Kathy

Price: $15.04

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) settle... View more info

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HEIDELBERG MUSICIANS PAST AND PRESENT

By: Dean, Louise

Price: $14.10

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 & Co... View more info

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THE BREWERIES OF AUSTRALIA: A History

By: Deutsher, Keith M.

Price: $26.32

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 f... View more info