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GUNDARNIAN: A Story of Jondaryan Station

By: Hutchison, Lloyd

Price: $30.40

Publisher: Queensland, Australia, Author (Lloyd Hutchison): 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013431

Condition: Very Good


80pp., intext, b/white halftone plates, and facsimiles. Book clean and square. Spine firm, lightly bumped and splash-stained. Sepia, illustrated limp wrapper bumped and softly creased on upper foredge corner of front wrap, else very good. Textblock unmarked. 'Gundarnian' is the story of the vast Darling Downs, Queensland, Jondaryan Station and its huge contribution to the Australian wool industry . . . Contents include: Prelims., Acks., 17 chapters. Appendix. Book weight... View more info

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THROUGH MY EYES: A Photographic History of the Life and Times at Jellis Craig . . . (Inscribed Copy)

By: Jellis, Richard

Price: $33.25

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, New Litho (for Richard Jellis): 2015

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013387

Condition: Very Good +


171pp. Oblong (landscape) format. Illustrated throughout: photographic colour plates, b/white halftone plates, plus colour and b/white line-drawings. Book clean. Backstrip firm and square. Colour, photographically-illustrated gloss boards undamaged. A personal inscription, signed by Richard Jellis on ffep., else textblock pristine. Illustrated (as boards), loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn only. 'Through My Eyes' is a photographic history of the life a... View more info

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SERVING THEN SERVING STILL: The Story of the Bentleigh RSL Inc. and a Record of Service in This District in Three Wars

By: Johnson, Carl

Price: $20.90

Publisher: Bentleigh, Victoria, Australia, Bentleigh RSL Sub Branch: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013045

ISBN: 0646403168

Condition: Very Good


(iv) + 180pp., b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout (archival and other sources). Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper bumped and creased, mainly on foredge corners. Textblock unmarked. This book is a combination of two 'parts' - the first is the Bentleigh Sub-Branch history: six chapters, Symbolism of the RSL Badge, Appendices, Acks. The second part is the poignant 'Record of Service': Dedication, Preface, Boer War, Local District and t... View more info

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BIRDIES AND BILLABONGS : A History of the Kew Golf Club 1894-1994

By: Johnson, Joseph

Price: $20.90

Publisher: East Kew, Victoria, Australia, The Kew Golf Club: 1994

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 008441

ISBN: 0646181726

Condition: Very Good


x, + 206pp., facsimile 'Survey of Allotments-Parish of Boroondara, County of Bourke, Robert Hoddle, Surveyor, April 1844', illustrated endpapers. Intext colour plates, translucent fold-out overlay, plus b/white halftone plates throughout. Oblong format. Bright gilt title over mildly bumped and cocked spine. Plain blue boards very good. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn only. "The Kew Golf Club, Melbourne's thir... View more info

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A SOURCE OF INSPIRATION & DELIGHT : The Buildings of the State Library of New South Wales Since 1826

By: Jones, David J.

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W., Australia, Library Council of New South Wales: 1988

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 007400

ISBN: 0908449240

Condition: Very Good +


176pp., illustrated throughout in colour and b/white, many from the Mitchell Library archives. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated (Normand Henry Baker, c. 1930) card wrapper nominally edgeworn only. The fascinating story of the buildings that have housed the collections, staff, readers, benefactors, and services since 1826 . . . and the events surrounding them . . . Heaven for bibliophiles, this volume includes: Prelims., Preface, 8 chapters... View more info

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FOSTER FIRE BRIGADE 50TH ANNIVERSARY 1941-1991

By: Kay, Craig and Jones, David

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Foster, Victoria, Australia, (Printed by) South Gippsland Publishing Co.: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013317

Condition: Very Good


76pp., intext b/white illustrations throughout. Saddle-stitched, staplebound format. Staples firm and tight. Illustrated card wrapper nominally bumped only. Textblock unmarked. This book is an interesting history of the Foster (Victoria) Fire Brigade, published in celebration of the brigade's 50th anniversary (1991). Contents include: Foreword, Inaugural Meeting, Fire Stations, Ladies Auxiliary, Honoured Members, Do You Remember?, much more. Book weight approx. 125g. *Po... View more info

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WATERFRONT SPECTACULAR : Creating Melbourne Docklands - The People's Waterfront

By: Keeney, John (Editor-In-Chief)

Price: $47.50

Publisher: Roseville, NSW, Australia, Ashley Russell, Design Masters Press, Via ETN COM Pty. Ltd.: 2005

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 008832

ISBN: 0958020752

Condition: Near Fine


308pp., colour-plate illustrations throughout (several in b/white). Book clean and square. Backstrip firm. Printed blue boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Pictorially-illustrated, French-fold dustjacket minimally scuffed only. A small 'army' of writers have contributed to this large promotional overview of Australia's most ambitious urban renewal project - Docklands in Melbourne. 'Waterfront Spectacular' is a comprehensive look at how this urban wonder came to life. C... View more info

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ST. MARK'S IN TIME

By: Kerr, Rosemary

Price: $24.70

Publisher: Dromana, Victoria, Australia, Red Hill Press, for St. Mark's Anglican Church: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013354

ISBN: 0646116932

Condition: Very Good +


(x), + 236pp., intext, b/white halftone plates throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped and softly creased on lower foredge corner. Textblock unmarked. This book tells the story of St. Mark's Anglican Church, Dromana. Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Writer's Note, St. Mark - Evangelist and Martyr (died c. 74). Early Days. 10 chapters. Appendices. Bibliography. Index. Book weight approx. 365g. *Postage charge will be reduc... View more info

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SEVENTY YEARS : A History of the Metropolitan Golf Club, Oakleigh, Victoria

By: Kissling, John

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, The Metropolitan Golf Club: 1986

Edition: Revised.

Seller ID: 012673

ISBN: 0958905002

Condition: Very Good +


156pp., colour plate frontispiece. Unpaginated candid and archival b/w halftone plates throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn, with sunned spine and strip of adjacent front panel. Including the history of the Caulfield Golf Club, and a short account of early golf in Victoria, this history of the Metropolitan Golf Club (first published about 1973; this revised edition... View more info

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THE HISTORY OF THE WINCHELSEA SHIRE

By: Koenig, Cr. W.L.

Price: $21.85

Seller ID: 006471

Condition: Very Good


104pp., + [iii]. No publication date (c. 1964). Intext b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Leaves bumped on foredge corners, otherwise clean. Printed limp wrapper lightly sunned and edgeworn, and a sticker ghost on front wrap. First published in Victoria's centenary celebration (1934-35), an additional volume (II) was written by aging W.L.Koenig in 1948. This edition is a combined part of the original history, and volume two, which com... View more info

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CARNARVON

By: Larman, Jessie

Price: $6.65

Publisher: Perth, Western Australia, Artlook Books:

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 000568

Condition: Good+


Unpaginated, [36 pages], b/w sketches [mostly buildings] on recto pages, relevent text on adjacent verso. No pub. date [circa 1980's]. Book square, staples tight. Monochrome illustrated cover has small corner bumps, else good. The author/illustrator and family moved to Carnarvon in 1975, setting up a banana plantation. Inspired by local historic buildings, she sketched them for posterity. Book weight approx. 150g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post und... View more info

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THE LANDSCAPE OF THE STREETS: A Personal View of Central Melbourne

By: Latreille, Anne

Price: $6.65

Publisher: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Department of Planning: 1981

Seller ID: 002126

Condition: Very Good


22pp., b/w streetscape sketch illustrations throughout by Lorraine Banks and Kim Roberts. Landscape format booklet clean. Staples firm. Leaves clean. Monochrome sketch-illustrated card wrapper mildly edgeworn with a small bump to lower foredge, otherwise good. A streetscape of central Melbourne, including Collins Street, Block Arcade, Flinders Lane, William Street, Bourke Street, Merrits Place, Queen Street, Niagara Lane, Little Lonsdale Street, and Little Bourke Street.... View more info

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HEART OF THE VALLEY. A History of the Morwell Municipality

By: Legg, Stephen M.

Price: $20.90

Publisher: Morwell, Victoria, Australia, Council of The City of Morwell: 1992

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 012121

ISBN: 0646080504

Condition: Very Good


xvi, + 367pp., b/white halftone plate endpapers (different). Illustrated throughout : b/white halftone plates (various sources), maps and facsimiles. Book clean. Bright gilt title on lightly bumped spine. Ditto title over very good, green boards. A former owner's details across top of front endpapers, else leaves clean. Colour aerial photograph illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn only. Commemorating the centenary of the municipal district, th... View more info

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THE MAKING OF COLONIAL STADIUM MELBOURNE DOCKLANDS

By: Leonard, Mike

Price: $38.00

Publisher: East Kew, Victoria, Lenscape: 2002

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 005720

ISBN: 1876268573

Condition: Near Fine


140pp., illustrated throughout; mostly in full colour, and semi-sequential from construction preliminaries through to full operation as a retractable roof sport and entertainment stadium. Book clean. Oblong (landscape) format. Spine firm and square. Vivid silver titles over charcoal boards, which are undamaged. Leaves pristine. French-fold, pictorially-illustrated dustjacket nominally bumped only. " . . . a comprehensive, creative account of the development of Melbou... View more info

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ROAMING TASMANIA

By: Lethborg, Heather

Price: $12.35

Publisher: Launceston, Tasmania, Elphin Publishers:

Seller ID: 005389

ISBN: 0646209981

Condition: Near Fine


No publication date (1995). 176pp., colour-plate illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean and undamaged. Pictorial gloss boards nominally U.V. affected on spine. No dustjacket (as issued). Takes the reader on a scenic trip around Tasmania including: Flying Around, South, Huon Valley, Peninsula, North, North-West, West Coast, North Country, Tasmania's Islands. Book weight approx. 800g. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

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ELLIS BEACH: Our Club. The History of Ellis Beach Surf Life Saving Club 1957-2007

By: Libke, Carol

Price: $76.00

Publisher: Clifton Beach, Queensland, Australia, Ellis Beach Surf Life Saving Club Inc.: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013364

ISBN: 0646472372

Condition: Very Good


256pp., intext, b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout. Book clean. Backstrip slightly bumped and canted. Illustrated gloss boards mildly bumped on foredge corners, plus several indentations on front and rear boards. Textblock unmarked. Thoroughly researched and presented, this extremely scarce title tells the story of fifty years of the proud existence of the Ellis Beach Surf Life Saving Club, situated a "short drive" north of Cairns in tropical North Q... View more info

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DOOR TO THE FOREST : Collected Stories from One of Nature's Lifelong Friends

By: Lyndon, Ellen

Price: $23.75

Publisher: Inverloch, Victoria, Australia, South Gippsland Conservation Society Inc.: 1993

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 011952

ISBN: 0959205055

Condition: Near Fine


64pp., b/white intext illustrations throughout: several photographic halftone plates, plus numerous story-supportive art-illustrations by Marion Kaighin-Chapman. Saddle-stitched, staplebound format. Book clean and square. Two-colour, art-illustrated (Kaighin-Chapman) wrapper undamaged. Text-block pristine. Short remembrances and recollections of most of author Ellen Lyndon's 80 years living amongst and observing nature and the natural beauty of the Gippsland region of Vi... View more info

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PERTH 150 YEARS : City Of Perth 1829-1979 (In Slipcase)

By: Macoboy, Margaret (Text by)

Price: $26.60

Publisher: West Perth, Western Australia, Jackson Hunt & Co.: 1979

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 007315

ISBN: 0959553304

Condition: Near Fine


iv, + 124pp., colour-plate frontispiece, and stunning colour plate photography by Michael Morcombe, Richard Woldendorp and Oskar Opitz, throughout. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title on black backstrip. Plain yellow boards. Leaves pristine. Pictorially-illustrated dustjacket nominally bumped only. Housed in a like-illustrated, minimally bumped slipcase. Published in celebration of Western Australia's sesquicentennial anniversary, the 150 year gala occasion being he... View more info

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A HISTORY OF THE KEW BAPTIST CHURCH 1856-1981. The First One Hundred and Twenty-Five Years

By: Manton, Jill L.

Price: $17.10

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Kew Baptist Church: 1981

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 012304

ISBN: 0959346309

Condition: Very Good +


104pp., intext, b/white illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Art-illustrated card wrapper minimally bumped. Text-block clean and unmarked. An interesting history of one of Victoria's oldest churches. Includes Appendices of Church Officials. Book weight approx. 145g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

THE TEMPLE DOWN THE ROAD

By: Matthews, Brian

Price: $17.10

Publisher: Camberwell, Victoria, Australia, Viking/Penguin: 2003

Edition: First Edition-1st. Impression.

Seller ID: 003101

ISBN: 067091178X

Condition: Very Good


321pp., dark sepia illustrated endpapers [different illustrations], intext [mostly chapter-lead] half-tone plate illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Monochrome, pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn, with a tiny closed tear, and bar-code sticker affixed on rear flap, reverse side. "Brian Matthews approaches his subject from all directions: anecdote, personal recollection, history, the ebb and flow of f... View more info