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PHILLIP ISLAND AND WESTERN PORT. (Signed Copy)

By: Edgecombe, Jean

Price: $11.40

Publisher: Thornleigh, N.S.W., Self Published By Author: 1989

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 002289

ISBN: 0731653777

Condition: Very Good


v, + 131pp., unpaginated colour plates, intext b/w halftone plates, sketches and locality maps throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Signed/dated by author on title-page, former owner's name on first [locality map] page, else leaves clean. Pictorial card wrapper mildly edgeworn and short, oblique crease on rear panel. An interesting local/natural history of Victoria's Phillip Island and Western Port, noted world-wide as the home of the famous Fairy Penguin Colony, ... View more info

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FOLLOWING THEIR FOOTSTEPS: Exploring Adventure Bay

By: Edited By: C.J. Turnbull

Price: $34.20

Publisher: Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Friends of Adventure Bay Inc.: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013374

ISBN: 0646457438

Condition: Near Fine


103pp., illustrated throughout: colour plates, b/white halftone plates, and line-drawn map. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Art-illustrated ("Wooding Place in Adventure Bay, Van Diemen's Land", George Tobin, 1792 watercolour) card wrapper undamaged. Textblock pristine. Adventure Bay and township are situated on the shores of Bruny Island, located off the south-east coast of Tasmania, Australia. "This book is aimed primarily at providing visitors to Bruny I... View more info

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PIPING THROUGH TIME: The 50 Year History of the Victoria Police Highland Pipe Band 1936-1986

By: Evans, Judith White

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Westgarth, Victoria, Australia, Victoria Police Highland Pipe Band: 1986

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 012730

ISBN: 186252565X

Condition: Very Good +


vii, + 188pp, illustrated throughout: sepia, pictorial endpapers (different front and rear), plus intext colour and b/white halftone plates (various sources). Book clean and square. Spine firm. Vivid silver title over trivially bumped spine. Plain blue boards nominally bumped on upper foredge corners. Textblock unmarked. Colour, pictorially-illustrated French-fold dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. Presented in chronological order, released to coincide with the 50th ann... View more info

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THE BEAT: A True Account of the Bondi Gay Murders

By: Fenn, I.J.

Price: $14.25

Publisher: Rowville, VIC, Australia, The Five Mile Press: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013234

ISBN: 1741782511

Condition: Very Good +


314pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper has a soft corner crease to lower rear panel. "In June 2001, 12 years after television newsreader Ross Warren disappeared following an evening out with friends in Sydney, a police operation was set up to reinvestigate his disappearance . . . This was only the starting point for Operation Taradale, which quickly turned into a horrifying saga of multiple murders committed mostly within a f... View more info

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THROUGH THE FIELD GLASSES : A History of the Pakenham Racing Club

By: Fiddian, Marc

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Pakenham, Victoria, Australia, Pakenham Racing Club: 1985

Seller ID: 011249

ISBN: 0958998701

Condition: Very Good +


183pp., b/white photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean. Spine firm, slightly canted, gilt title there-on. Gilt illustration to front panel of green cloth boards. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket very mildly edge-creased and indented. Contents include: Foreword by H.J. Nicholas (Chairman, Victoria Racing Club), Introduction, numerous chapters, Committees, Premierships, Pakenham Cup, Records, Statistics, etc., Index to Horses, Genera... View more info

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TIMELESS ISLE: An Illustrated History of Thursday Island

By: Foley, Captain John C.H.

Price: $15.20

Publisher: Thursday Island, Queensland, Australia, Torres Strait Historical Society: 1991

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 013279

ISBN: 0959266003

Condition: Very Good


(vi), + 78pp., plus (xvi). B/white halftone plate illustrations and maps throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Colour-illustrated card wrapper slightly bumped, else very good. Textblock unmarked. This illustrated history of Thursday Island or 'T.I.', a small island within the Prince of Wales group, Torres Strait, situated about 30 kilometres north-west of the tip of Cape York, Queensland, Australia. Contents include: Prelims., Part 1/ Lure of the Wongai. 2/ The ... View more info

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THE NEW ENGLAND EXPERIENCE

By: Franklin, Margaret Ann (Edited by)

Price: $10.45

Publisher: Armidale, N.S.W., Australia, U.N.E. Alumni Association: 1988

Seller ID: 005007

ISBN: 0731616316

Condition: Very Good +


xxxvi, + 243pp., several small, intext sketch illustrations. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated (Douglas Pratt) gloss card wrapper nominally bumped only. An impressive line-up of contributors relate experiences of the New England College of Sydney, which became the University of New England, the first rurally based university in Australia. Includes List of Contributors, 20 recollections, Appendices and Biblio. Book weight approx. 390g. Posta... View more info

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HOSPITALS IN ASSOCIATION: A History of the Country and Metropolitan Hospitals Associations 1918-1974

By: Gardiner, Lyndsay

Price: $8.55

Publisher: Australia, Mount Eagle Publications: 1977

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 001948

ISBN: 095964010X

Condition: Very Good


77pp., book clean, bumped heel, indentation on foot, otherwise square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn and abraded, short closed tear. The 'Country Hospitals' Association' was formed in 1918 to be a common voice for Victorian Country Hospitals, in the ever-growing challenge for sympathetic government 'ears'. Contents include: Origins, 'A Trading Section', Post-war attitudes, Post-war achievements, 'Industrial turbulence', On... View more info

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CENTENARY ST. JOSEPH'S PARISH WONTHAGGI 1911-2011. A Brief History

By: Gatto, Sam and Brusamarello, Joan

Price: $13.30

Publisher: Wonthaggi, Victoria, Australia, St. Joseph's Parish Wonthaggi Centenary Committee: 2011

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 012708

Condition: Very Good +


24pp., intext, b/white halftone plate illustrations. Saddle-stitched, staplebound format booklet. Colour-illustrated limp wrapper minimally bumped. Textblock ditto, else unmarked. A brief, but interesting centennial history of St. Joseph's Parish, Wonthaggi (Victoria, Australia). Contents include: Beginnings, Becomes a Parish, First Church, Consolidation and Growth, Parish in the 1950s and 1960s, New Complex. Item weight approx. 50g. *Postage charge will be reduced as th... View more info

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GREAT FAITHFULNESS : A Centenary Publication of the Diocese of Gippsland, 1902 - 2002

By: Gibson, Ted (Edited by)

Price: $22.80

Publisher: Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia, Anglican Trusts Corporation of the Diocese of Gippsland: 2002

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 011897

ISBN: 0958108803

Condition: Very Good


vi, + 125pp., b/white photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has a soft vertical crease to front panel, and a very soft corner crease to rear panel. A record of the numerous aspects and activities of the Diocese of Gippsland over the hundred years commencing in 1902 with the first bishop, Arthur Wellesley Pain, a man of many gifts . . . Book weight approx. 440g. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tal... View more info

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PERSPECTIVE OF A CENTURY : A Volume for the Centenary of Trinity College, Melbourne 1872-1972

By: Grant, James (Compiled by)

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, The Council of Trinity College: 1972

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 010109

ISBN: 095997590X

Condition: Very Good


xv, + 202pp., unpaginated colour plates and b/white photographic illustrations. Art-illustrated endpapers. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Dark red faux leather boards very lightly bumped on one foredge corner, plus a small, shallow indentation. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated ('Leeper Building, 1971', from the drawing by W. Beasley) loose-plastic protected dustjacket noticeably tanned on spine and adjacent strip of front and rear panels, 2.5 cm piece ... View more info

Image for MY THIRROUL: Tales from the Valley of the Cabbage Tree Palms - Also Including: A History of Thirroul by Lenore Gray (Bound as One)

MY THIRROUL: Tales from the Valley of the Cabbage Tree Palms - Also Including: A History of Thirroul by Lenore Gray (Bound as One)

By: Gray, Don and Gray, Lenore

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Thirroul, New South Wales, Australia, Don Gray: 2011

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 013188

ISBN: 0646542664

Condition: Very Good +


65pp., illustrated throughout: colour-art and b/white sketches by Christine Hill, plus monochrome, duotone and colour photographic plates. Saddle-stitched, staplebound landscape (oblong) format. Triple-column text. Book clean. Spine 'square'. Staples tight. Colour-art illustrated (by Christine Hill, on front, and photographic colour portrait of author on rear) card wrapper lightly bumped on foredge corners. Textblock unmarked. Part biography - part local history - this i... View more info

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BILLANOOK COLLEGE : A Decade of Growing and Caring (Signed Copy)

By: Hawthorn, Roger

Price: $17.10

Publisher: Mooroolbark, Victoria, Australia, Billanook College: 1990

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 011893

ISBN: 0646012282

Condition: Very Good +


256pp., b/white photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, silver title there-on. Plain blue boards mildly bumped on upper edge. Short personal inscription, ' x, with best wishes for your VCE', signed by author on ffep., else leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edge-creased only. From the jacket flap: "The successful establishment and development of Billanook College by a community of determined, highly ... View more info

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THE SOUTH WEST BOOK. A Tasmanian Wilderness

By: Helen Gee, Janet Fenton and Greg Hodge (Compilers)

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, Australian Conservation Foundation: 1978

Edition: First Paperback.

Seller ID: 012526

ISBN: 0858020548

Condition: Very Good


xi, + 307pp., unpaginated colour plates. Intext b/white halftone plates, facsimiles, maps, sketch-drawings and tables throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, somewhat faded. Colour-art illustrated ('The Gordon River', Captain Haughton Forrest) gloss card wrapper mildly edgeworn, else good. Textblock unmarked. This remarkable book presents a compendium of information about Tasmania's south-west, its former inhabitants, geology, geography, trees and marshes, rivers,... View more info

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BANKING ON THE BENDIGO

By: Hewat, Tim

Price: $15.20

Publisher: Brighton, VIC, Australia, Wrightbooks: 1992

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 010090

ISBN: 0947351612

Condition: Very Good


200pp., b/white photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, minor foxing flecks to textblock edges. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn only. Included loose: Printed generic shareholder letter accompanying complimentary copy. The story of the Bendigo, the building society floated on gold. Contents include 10 chapters, Appendix I-IV, Selected Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 270g. Postage charge will be reduced as ... View more info

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NORFOLK ISLAND : An Outline of Its History 1774-1977

By: Hoare, Merval

Price: $16.15

Publisher: Brisbane, University of Queensland Press: 1972

Edition: Second Edition.

Seller ID: 006495

ISBN: 0702211877

Condition: Very Good


185pp., unpaginated b/white halftone plate illustrations, plus endpaper map. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, several formerly dog-eared pages. Pictorially-illustrated card wrappper lightly bumped and indented. Norfolk Island is a thirty-nine square kilometre island in the South Pacific Ocean; this small territory of the Australian Commonwealth has had a dramatic history following its discovery by Captain James Cook in 1774 . . . Contents, including Preli... View more info

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NORFOLK ISLAND : An Outline of Its History, 1774-1981

By: Hoare, Merval

Price: $11.40

Publisher: St Lucia, Queensland, Australia, University of Queensland Press: 1982

Edition: Third Edition.

Seller ID: 011057

ISBN: 070221941X

Condition: Very Good


188pp., two-page b/white map, b/white illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Faint brown mark to first page, else leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper minimally edgeworn and indented, faint brown mark and previous owner's name to inside front cover. From the back cover, 1982: " . . . an authoritative account of Norfolk Island to the present day by Merval Hoare, a resident of the island for over 30 years. Her deep interest in island history and conservation ... View more info

Image for FROM TORIES AT PRAYER TO SOCIALISTS AT MASS: St Peter's, Eastern Hill, Melbourne 1846-1990  (Signed Copy)

FROM TORIES AT PRAYER TO SOCIALISTS AT MASS: St Peter's, Eastern Hill, Melbourne 1846-1990 (Signed Copy)

By: Holden, Colin

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Carlton South Vic, Australia, Melbourne University Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 012903

ISBN: 0522846823

Condition: Very Good +


xviii, + 332pp., monochrome facsimile endpapers. Unpaginated b/white halftone plates throughout (mostly archival sources). (All called-for plates extant and attached). Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over firm spine. Plain purple boards undamaged. Signed and dated (October, 1996) by author on title page, else textblock unmarked. Note: Inserted loose - a folded A4 errata sheet in fine condition. Art-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgewo... View more info

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THE GOOD COUNTRY ' - Into the Dawn of a New Day ' (1968-1988) Shire of Cranbourne

By: Hooper, Fred

Price: $20.90

Publisher: Victoria, Australia, The Shire of Cranbourne: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013430

ISBN: 0731639316

Condition: Very Good +


x, + 119pp., unpaginated b/white halftone plates throughout, plus several intext, line-drawn maps. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Plain brown boards undamaged. Textblock pristine. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edgeworn and bumped only. " - Into the Dawn of a New Day' is a companion volume, and sequel to Dr. Niel Gunson's early history of Cranbourne: "The Good Country". It takes up the story in 1968 a... View more info

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CENTENARY OF WAAIA PRIMARY SCHOOL No. 2986 (1890-1990)

By: Hutchins, Clare (Compiled by)

Price: $33.25

Publisher: Waaia, Victoria, Australia, Committee for the Waaia School Centenary Celebrations: 1990

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 012219

ISBN: 0731681045

Condition: Very Good


80pp., illustrated throughout: b/white halftone plates (candid and class photographs), allotment maps, and facsimile documents. Saddle-stitched, staple-bound (3 staples) format. Book clean, and 'square'. Staples holding firmly. Monochrome, art-illustrated [Jeanette Graham (Cleary)] card wrapper lightly bumped and edgeworn only. Hand-written references of (leading) local citizens on title-page, else text-block unmarked. Produced to commemorate the centenary celebration of... View more info