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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

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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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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

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

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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AMAZING GRACE: The Story of Grace Park Lawn Tennis Club (1889-1989)

By: Johnson, Joseph

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia, Grace Park Lawn Tennis Club: 1989

Edition: First Edition.

Inscription: Signed by Other

Seller ID: 005491

ISBN: 0731660412

Condition: Very Good


xiii, + 210pp., sepia halftone plate endpapers. Intext illustrations throughout; full-colour and b/white. halftone plate and sketch drawings. Book clean and square. Spine firm, vivid gilt title there-on. Inscription, signed by a keystone member of the club, on half-title page, otherwise leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket creased with a closed tear, plus noticeable writing indentations on front and rear. Some of Australia's all-time greats of te... 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: $18.81

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

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

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