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ST MARY'S IMMACULATE CONCEPTION Seymour 1890-1990

By: Dominguez, Marie, et al (Compiler)

Price: $13.30

Publisher: Seymour, Victoria, Australia, Centenary Committee, Printed By Goulburn River Printers:

Edition: First (Limited).

Seller ID: 005709

Condition: Near Fine


No publication date (1990). Unpaginated (32 pages). Intext b/white illustrations throughout, mostly archival, with several facsimile documents. Saddle-stitched, staplebound format. Staples clean and tight. Leaves unmarked. Verkotype (raised image) printed wrapper. Limited Edition (500 copies) of which this is numbered '312'. Issued in celebration of the centenary of St Mary's Church, Seymour, Victoria, this interesting, concise history tells of the school, convent, altar... View more info

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FROM CONFLICT TO REFORM: From 5-1-1798 Geo. Bass, Into Mornington Peninsula Shire Constituted 15-12-1994

By: Doug Thompson E.M.

Price: $22.80

Publisher: Somerville, VIC, Australia, Author (Doug Thompson E.M.): 1997

Seller ID: 012527

ISBN: 0646315722

Condition: Very Good +


159pp., intext, b/white halftone plates throughout (various sources). Book clean and square. Illustrated gloss card wrapper softly creased, else very good. Textblock unmarked. Part local history of the Mornington Peninsula Shire (Victoria, Australia), and part autobiography of Douglas Maxwell Thompson (1916-2002). A lifetime of devotion to his local community, from his founding of the Peninsula Aero Club in Tyabb, as Shire of Hastings first president, and senior official... 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 ... 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. Ebswort... View more info

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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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MUD 'N' MONEY: A Century of Dairy Processing in Korumburra

By: Granger, Jacqui

Price: $22.80

Publisher: Korumburra, Victoria, Australia, Burra Foods: 2000

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 012498

ISBN: 0646396153

Condition: Very Good


vi, + 122pp., intext b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Duotone, montage-style photographically-illustrated card wrapper bumped and softly creased on foredge corners, else good. Textblock unmarked. " . . . is the history of the men and women who supplied and ran the Korumburra Butter Factory and subsequent dairy processing companies in that same building . . . " Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, 7 chapters,... 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

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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