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

By: Libke, Carol

Price: $75.20

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: $23.50

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: $25.85

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: $16.92

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. View more info

THE TEMPLE DOWN THE ROAD

By: Matthews, Brian

Price: $17.58

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

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THE CORRIMAL COLLIERY RAILWAY (Light Railways Number 60. April 1978)

By: McCarthy, K.

Price: $18.80

Publisher: Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia, The Light Railway Research Society of Australia: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013190

ISBN: 0909340064

Condition: Very Good +


43pp., saddle-stitched, staple-bound format booklet. Illustrated throughout: maps and line-drawings by the author, plus numerous b/white halftone plates (archival and private sources). Book clean and 'square'. Monochrome, pictorially-illustrated card wrapper nominally bumped only. Textblock unmarked. This stand-alone (Australian) Light Railways No. 60 tells the story of the Corrimal Colliery Railway situated near Wollongong, New South Wales. Contents include: Prelims., I... View more info

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THOSE COURAGEOUS, HARDY WOMEN . . . Pioneers of the Southern Peninsula

By: McMeekin, Betty

Price: $14.10

Publisher: Sorrento, Victoria, Australia, Nepean Historical Society: 2003

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 012088

ISBN: 0957967659

Condition: Very Good +


39pp., b/white illustrations. Saddle-stitch, staplebound format. Staples firm and clean. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated (Webster's Cottage, J. Eldred) card wrapper has a couple fo small, faint marks to white panels. Contents include: Acks., Introduction, The First Women, Elizabeth Kenyon . . . Lady in the Shadows, Hannah Ford . . . Matriarch of Portsea, Harriet of Skelly's Flat, Mary Ann Clark and the Hotel on the Esplanade, Sorrento, Jane of Watts Cottage, The Sullivan D... View more info

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A PEOPLE-WATCHER'S PARADISE : Odd People in Our Parish

By: Meade, Brian J.

Price: $15.04

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, David Lovell Publishing: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009259

ISBN: 1863551131

Condition: Very Good +


282pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, small, soft corner crease to section of leaves at rear of book. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly scuffed only, corresponding small corner crease to rear panel. "Welcome to Connemara, a village in Western Victoria. It's Irish heritage is strongly in evidence - though this ought not to be blamed for the quirkiness of its inhabitants! . . . Meet the locals and quickly get caught up in their lives. It's a people-wa... View more info

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KOONWARRA 'Back To', March 12, '65

By: Members of 'Back to Koonwarra' Committee

Price: $20.68

Publisher: Leongatha, Victoria, Australia, Leongatha and District Historical Society:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013339

Condition: Good


No publication date (1965). Unpaginated (16 pages). Saddle-stitched, staple-bound format. Staples firm and holding, but slightly rusted. Booklet clean. Illustrated card wrapper bumped on upper foredge corner, else several minor specks, creased and splash-stained. Textblock unmarked. The contents of this concise 'Back to Koonwarra, March 12, 1965' include: Introduction, Early History, Churches, Hall, School, Sporting Facilities and Organisations - Recreation Reserve, Foot... View more info

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MINGENEW 1846-1986

By: Mingenew Historical Society (Staff Writers)

Price: $18.80

Publisher: Carlisle, Western Australia, Hesperian Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012589

ISBN: 0859051099

Condition: Near Fine


xii, + 162pp., illustrated throughout: b/white halftone plates (archival and private sources), facsimiles, maps and line-drawings. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Monochrome illustrated gloss boards undamaged. Text-block unmarked. No dustjacket (as issued). A concise, sesquicentennial history of the Mingenew area of Western Australia, an area some 380+ kilometres north-east of Perth. Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, 30 chapters, viz: Country, Settlers, Produc... View more info

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FROM A VERITABLE WILDERNESS : The History of the Mornington Racing Club

By: Moran, Stephen

Price: $11.28

Publisher: Mornington, Victoria, Australia, Mornington Racing Club:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010911

ISBN: 0731633784

Condition: Near Fine


n.d. (1988). 151pp., b/white illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Gilt title to front panel of undamaged black boards. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased only. "The club has its roots in the mid-19th century when meetings were held at Baxter's Flat - near Sage's Cottage. The first Mornington Racing Club meeting was held in 1899 at Baxter's Flat. The club's first meeting at the present s... View more info

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FROM A VERITABLE WILDERNESS : The History of the Mornington Racing Club

By: Moran, Stephen

Price: $11.28

Publisher: Mornington, Victoria, Australia, Mornington Racing Club:

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 013223

ISBN: 0731633784

Condition: Near Fine


n.d. (1988). 151pp., b/white illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Gilt title to front panel of undamaged black boards. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased only. "The club has its roots in the mid-19th century when meetings were held at Baxter's Flat - near Sage's Cottage. The first Mornington Racing Club meeting was held in 1899 at Baxter's Flat. The club's first meeting at the present s... View more info

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MELBOURNE PAST AND PRESENT

By: Morris, Sheridan

Price: $42.30

Publisher: Stepney, South Australia, Axiom Australia: 2009

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 011791

ISBN: 1864765291

Condition: Very Good +


144pp. Book clean. Spine firm and straight. Square format design. B/white (archival) and colour (contemporary) photographic plates throughout. Flapped card wrapper minimally bumped on foredge corners. A photographic comparison of some still-existing Melbourne buildings from their early days and today . . . Includes Index. Book weight approx. 800g. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please em... View more info

Image for TOWN WATER : A History of - Leongatha Waterworks Trust (1905-1983) - Leongatha Sewerage Authority (1939-1983) - Leongatha Water Board (1984-1993)

TOWN WATER : A History of - Leongatha Waterworks Trust (1905-1983) - Leongatha Sewerage Authority (1939-1983) - Leongatha Water Board (1984-1993)

By: Murphy, John

Price: $28.20

Publisher: Leongatha, Victoria, Australia, Leongatha and District Historical Society: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012472

ISBN: 0959323139

Condition: Near Fine


120pp., intext b/white halftone plates, line-drawings and facsimiles throughout. Book clean and square. Duotone, pictorially-illustrated gloss card wrapper undamaged. Textblock pristine. An interesting history of Leongatha's water and sewerage authorities, written by noted, experienced local historian and author, John Murphy. Contents include: Prelims., Genesis 1905, First 30 Years, Sewerage and Filtration, Ocean Outfall Pipeline, Consolidation, Planning for the Future, ... View more info

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FAITH OF OUR FATHERS: A History of St. Laurence O'Toole's Parish, Leongatha 1901-2001

By: Murphy, John

Price: $28.20

Publisher: Leongatha, Victoria, Australia, 2001 St. Laurence O'Toole's Parish Centenary Committee: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012891

ISBN: 0957928300

Condition: Very Good +


vi, + 155pp., plus (vi). Intext, b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Art-illustrated (Michael Brennan) card wrapper lightly bumped, and has several minor blind indentations. Textblock unmarked. By an experienced, multi-published historian, this book is an interesting centenary history of St. Laurence O'Toole's Parish, Leongatha, Victoria. Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Illustrations, 7 chapters, Appendix, Bibliography, ... View more info

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THE GEELONG COLLEGE 1861-1961

By: Notman, G. C., Keith, B.R., et al

Price: $28.20

Publisher: Geelong, Victoria, Australia, Geelong College Council and Old Collegians' Association: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009286

Condition: Very Good +


(vi) + 240pp., frontispiece, plus unpaginated b/white and two-colour halftone plate sections. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Ditto gilt school shield over undamaged green (front) boards. Leaves lightly tanned, else text-block unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, with closed tears and creasing along top edge, some tanning on spine, otherwise good. The history, published in the centennial year, of the proud and... View more info

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HISTORY OF MOUNT EAGLE

By: Nunan, W.F., LL.B.

Price: $14.10

Publisher: Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia, Heidelberg Historical Society: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012941

Condition: Very Good


15pp., saddle-stitched, staplebound format booklet. Staples clean and tight. Intext, b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout. Booklet clean and square. B/white, sketch-art illustrated card wrapper lightly edgeworn, and mildly flecked. Textblock unmarked. This stand-alone volume, the first in a series relating to the history of the Heidelberg (Victoria) district, tells the story of Mount Eagle (now Eaglemont) from 1838. A concise, but very interesting history of t... View more info

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A MOST INGENIOUS HOSPITAL: A History of Sandringham and District Hospital 1940-1990

By: Nunn, Harry

Price: $16.92

Publisher: Sandringham, Victoria, Australia, Sandringham & District Memorial Hospital: 1990

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 000105

ISBN: 0731688376

Condition: Very Good+


x + 342pp., b/white illustrations, illustrated endpapers. Book clean, square. Spine firm, white title there-on. Plain blue boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket surface indented. A well researched and written history of a Melbourne suburban hospital. Weight approx. 990g. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. View more info

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WILLIAM ANGLISS COLLEGE: The First Fifty Years

By: Nunn, Kathy

Price: $18.80

Publisher: North Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Hargreen Publishing Company: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013194

ISBN: 0949905518

Condition: Very Good +


(vi), + 154pp., intext, b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain black boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn and pressure-marked. Kathy Nunn tells the story of the William Angliss College which began in 1940 as the William Angliss Food Trades School, with a grant from Sir William Angliss. Struggling to establish itself during t... View more info

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COASTAL ARCHAEOLOGY IN VICTORIA. SITES OF SPECIAL SCIENTIFIC INTEREST IN THE VICTORIAN COASTAL REGION. A Report on the Archaeological Aspects

By: P.J.F.Coutts, V.C.Witter, et al.

Price: $26.32

Publisher: Victoria, Australia, Victoria Archaeological Survey for town & Country Planning Board:

Seller ID: 005238

Condition: Good


No publication date (c. 1976). (vi) + vii + 96 + (62). 11 b/white halftone plates at rear, plus intext line drawn graphs, tables, and excavation site maps, throughout. Side-staple bound with creased, clear plastic covers. Biopredated self-cover. Buff Preface sheet. Flecked and foxed textblock edges. A preliminary report on the archaeological component of a larger scientific study of the Victorian (Australia) coastal region... The contents of this report include: Intro., ... View more info