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An Account of the First Fifty Years of The Peninsula Country Golf Club and Entitled : IT'S YOUR HONOUR

By: Pacini, John

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Victoria, Australia, The Peninsula Country Golf Club:

Seller ID: 010429

Condition: Very Good


No publication date (c. 1975). Limited edition, this copy stamped 454 on title page. 68pp., duotone archival photographic illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm, mildly canted, gilt title there-on. Sunned strip to front panel of maroon boards (gilt insignia and title to same), light bumps to foredge corners. Faint foxing splotches to introductory pages, and endpapers. Foreword by Ian F. Beaurepaire, President (1975). A history of The Peninsula Country Golf Club, F... View more info

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WINDOWS ON COLLINS STREET : A History of the Athenaeum Club, Melbourne

By: Pacini, John

Price: $17.10

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, The Athenaeum Club: 1991

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 011626

ISBN: 0646026925

Condition: Very Good +


456pp., photographic illustrations intext. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain blue boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket softly edge-creased head and foot of spine. Contents include: Author's Preface, Introduction, 35 chapters, Epilogue, Foundation and Original Members of The Athenaeum Club, Life Members, List of Current Members, Postscript, Index. 1.2KG. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incu... View more info

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THE RIVER TRADE: Wool and Steamers

By: Painter, Gwenda

Price: $17.10

Publisher: Wahroonga, New South Wales, and Swan Hill, Victori, Turton & Armstrong, with the Pioneer Settlement Press: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013377

ISBN: 0908031092

Condition: Very Good +


viii, + 104pp. Oblong/landscape format. Intext, b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout (mostly archival sources). Book clean. Spine firm and square. Monochrome illustrated (photographic front, and river maps line drawings rear and inners) card wrapper nominally bumped only. Double-column text, leaves clean and unmarked. This book is an interesting history of the river boats - the wool steamers that plied their trade on the Australian inland river systems of New ... View more info

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WHERE THE MALLEE MEETS THE MURRAY: A Centenary History of the Shire of Mildura

By: Parsons, Ronald

Price: $17.10

Publisher: Irymple, Victoria, Australia, Mildura Shire Council: 1990

Edition: 1st. [Stated] P/B.

Seller ID: 003703

ISBN: 0731694953

Condition: Very Good


[vii], + 320pp., intext, montage portraiture plate, and b/white, archivally illustrated section. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Half-title page clipped, otherwise leaves clean. Art-illustrated [Alma Peterson] card wrapper lightly edgeworn only. Compiled/prepared and released for the Mildura Shire's Centenary celebrations, and covers early history, irrigation, water problems, hospital, migrants, between the wars, tourism, postwar, appendices. Book weight approx. 680g.... View more info

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THE QUICK & THE DEAD : Stawell & Its Race Through Time

By: Perry, John

Price: $17.10

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, University of New South Wales Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 008915

ISBN: 0868407240

Condition: Good +


xiv, + 286pp., plus 1 x 8 page, and 1 x 4 page, b/white photographically-illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm, reading crease there-on. Leaves clean, soft crease to first page, slight tanning to edges. Illustrated card wrapper has a soft vertical crease, plus corner crease, to front panel. " . . . a complete, rounded and stylish piece of writing that uses one traditional event in the life of one town to tell human stories - of individuals, their commu... View more info

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THE FOUNDING OF THE EDEN KILLER WHALE MUSEUM With a Short History of Eden

By: Phillips, G.F., Greig, J.A., & Logan, J.

Price: $33.25

Publisher: Eden, New South Wales, Australia, Eden Museum Committee:

Edition: Second Impression.

Seller ID: 012057

Condition: Very Good


No publication date (1983). Unpaginated (58pp.). B/white illustrations. Staplebound softcover booklet. Staples clean and firm. Minor foxing spots, else leaves clean and unmarked. Printed card wrapper has a faint sticker ghost to front panel, several small spots to rear. A booklet prepared to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Eden Museum Committee. Item weight approx. 95g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed we... View more info

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CHANGING TIDES: History of Wesley Uniting Church, Frankston 1860-1990

By: Pickup, Dawne

Price: $15.20

Publisher: Frankston, Victoria, Australia, Self Published By Author: 1990

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 012550

ISBN: 0731692667

Condition: Very Good +


vii, + 88pp., intext, b/white, candid and historic halftone plate and facsimile illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Pictorial card wrapper very good, nominally edgeworn only. Contents include: Foreword, Intro., History 1860-1990, Church properties, Groups which have existed in our Church, Ladies Guild 1921-1967, Music of our Church, The Sunday School, Local preachers, Circuit Stewards, Ministers, Office bearers 1990. Book weight approx... View more info

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100 YEARS OF WESTERN TASMANIAN MINING

By: Pink, Kerry

Price: $17.10

Publisher: Zeehan, Tasmania, West Coast Pioneers' Memorial Museum: 1975

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 013068

ISBN: 0959829504

Condition: Very Good


vii, + 59pp., intext b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Monochrome, halftone plate illustrated card wrapper minimally edgeworn only. Textblock edges randomly flecked, else leaves clean. This book, published by the Zeehan Museum, is a reproduction of a special feature produced by the north-west and west coast daily newspaper, 'The Advocate' to commemorate the centenary of Tasmania's oldest secondary industry - mining. Conte... View more info

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JOURNEY TO EQUALITY: An Illustrated History of Women in the Queensland Police (1931-2001)

By: Prenzler, Tim, et al

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Queensland, Australia, Queensland Police Service: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013208

ISBN: 0957991002

Condition: Very Good +


84pp., intext illustrations throughout: monochrome (sepia or blue) halftone plates and facsimiles (various sources). Book clean and square. Spine firm. Montage, portrait-illustrated card wrapper minimally edgeworn, and has a short blind indentation on front wrap. Textblock prelim. pages lightly indented (from front wrap), else leaves unmarked. This book is an interesting history of female police in Queensland (first proposed in 1911 but not achieved until 1931 when two w... View more info

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THE CROWN OF THE ROAD : The Story of the RACV

By: Priestley, Susan

Price: $9.50

Publisher: South Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Macmillan: 1983

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 010182

ISBN: 0333356292

Condition: Very Good +


170pp., b/white photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain brown boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket sunned on spine (title clearly legible), negligibly edge-creased. "People began motoring in Victoria at the dawn of the twentieth century when wind power, horse power, steam power and a little primitive gas and electric power turned the wheels of a sedate late Victorian ... View more info

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CUSTODIANS OF THE SOIL: A History of Aboriginal-European Relationships in the Manning Valley of New South Wales

By: Ramsland, John

Price: $47.50

Publisher: Taree, New South Wales, Australia, Greater Taree City Council: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013366

ISBN: 0957935706

Condition: Very Good +


xxiii, + 200pp., line-drawn area map frontispiece, plus intext, b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout (various sources). Book clean and square. Bright gilt titles, a blind indentation on front board, else undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Colour-art illustrated ("Girumbit Moora", Russell Saunders), loose-plastic protected dustjacket abraded and edgeworn, with a contused puncture on front panel. The author tells the stories of the historical relationship be... View more info

PATRIARCH AND MUSE: Vignettes from a Life. (Signed Copy)

By: Ransome, Antony

Price: $14.25

Publisher: [Australia], Merlot: 2001

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 002818

Condition: Very Good +


77pp. Produced in a semi-amateurish way, with each leaf folded, giving double thickness pages. Clean and square. Inscription, signed by author on title-page, and a name [possibly connected to book research] on contents page. Illustrated limp wrapper nominally edgeworn only. A generalized family/local history of a German physician, Dr. Manfred Rudzelski, and his family, who arrived in remote South Australian town, Yalangie, in 1885, as a resident doctor . . . 22 chapters,... View more info

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THE BACKBONE OF THE COUNTRY : Country Women's Association Mansfield. 75 Years of History 1931 to 2006

By: Read, Pauline

Price: $42.75

Publisher: Mount Waverley, Victoria, Australia, Lydia Dronseika: 2006

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 012302

ISBN: 097751420X

Condition: Very Good +


215pp., intext, b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Monochrome-illustrated matt card wrapper lightly bumped and edgeworn only. Textblock clean and unmarked. A thoroughly engrossing 75-year history of the Country Women's Association of Victoria, Mansfield Branch, from its beginning in 1931. Numerous chapters include: Prelims., Early Years, War Years, Search for A Home, People and Places, Catering for The Community, Younger S... View more info

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COUNTRY TOWN QUILT (Signed Copy)

By: Roberts, Ken

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, Author (Ken Roberts):

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 013285

ISBN: 132930683X

Condition: Very Good


182pp., intext, b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, minimally bumped head and heel. Illustrated card wrapper bumped and edgeworn, with a short closed tear on foredge. Signed 'Ken R' on title page, else textblock unmarked. Part memoir, part social history, this collection of stories in 'Country Town Quilt' provides a glimpse of what life was like growing up in Maffra, a pictureque town in the heart of beautiful Gippsland, Vi... View more info

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DINGLEY : Journey to the Village

By: Schaeche, Anne

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Dingley Village, Victoria, Australia, Dingley Village and District Historical Society: 2011

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 009771

ISBN: 0646557696

Condition: Near Fine


vi, + 120pp., b/white and colour photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper 'as new'. A concise local history of Dingley (Victoria) commencing with the Bunorong tribe and First Settlers, and including Clearing the Land, Market Gardening, Dairy and Poultry Farming, World War I, Gartside Brothers Canning Factory, The Depression and World War II, Housing and Home Life, Entertainment, Sandmining, Schools, Chu... View more info

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BIRCHIP - Essays on a Shire

By: Senyard, June E.

Price: $17.10

Publisher: Birchip, Victoria, Australia, Shire of Birchip: 1970

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 006556

Condition: Good


xi, + 213pp., intext, b/white halftone plates, plus two fold-outs (both with minor tape repair). Book clean and square. Side-stapled format. Leaves splotched throughout. Pictorially-illustrated limp wrapper lightly bumped, creased and abraded. An interesting, informative local history of the Birchip district, situated on the southern edge of the Victorian Mallee-Wimmera area. Contents, with a poignant chapter on the Depression era of the 1920s-30s, include: Prelims., Int... View more info

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IN TASMANIA

By: Shakespeare, Nicholas

Price: $15.20

Publisher: North Sydney, N.S.W., Australia, Vintage Books: 2007

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 011142

ISBN: 1741669065

Condition: Very Good +


436pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, soft corner crease to small section. Illustrated card wrapper mildly edge-rubbed only. From the back cover: " . . . the history of two turbulent centuries in an apparently idyllic place. Against an extraordinary historical backdrop, Nicholas Shakespeare retrieves a cast of unlikely characters, from Errol Flynn to the 'King of Iceland', a village filled with Chatwins and, inevitably, a family of Shakespeares. But wh... View more info

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CHELTENHAM PRIMARY SCHOOL No. 84: 1855-1980. Commemorative Booklet Marking the Occasion of the 125th Anniversary

By: Sim, Bryan (Compiler)

Price: $26.60

Publisher: (Cheltenham, Victoria, Australia), (School Council):

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013127

Condition: Very Good


Yewar (1980). (ii), + 20pp., wire comb binding format booklet. B/white illustrations throughout: halftone plates (archival), plus small sketch drawings and basic building plans. Monochrome, halftone plate illustrated front cover mildly bumped only. Plain rear card cover minimally bumped and soiled. Textblock lightly bumped on upper foredge corner, else unmarked. A commemorative back-to booklet celebrating the 125th year of the Cheltenham Primary School No. 84, which occu... View more info

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BOGONG NATIONAL PARK

By: Siseman, John, and Brownlie, John

Price: $15.68

Publisher: Victoria, Australia, Algona Publications: 1986

Edition: First Edition (Stated).

Seller ID: 007443

ISBN: 0909594236

Condition: Very Good


152pp., b/white photographic illustrations, and maps. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated (Cope Hut, Bogong High Plains, Walk No. 9) card wrapper nominally scuffed, small, soft crease to rear. "Bogong National Park contains the most extensive area of alpine scenery in Victoria . . . within this comprehensive guide will be found detailed road and track notes, together with general and historical information. Bushwalker, ski tourer or casual visit... View more info

LOOKING AFTER THE LITTLE ONES: The First 90 Years of the St. Kilda and Balaclava Kindergarten 1911-2001

By: Smith, Simon

Price: $17.10

Publisher: Balaclava, Victoria, Australia, St. Kilda and Balaclava Kindergarten Inc.: 2001

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 002727

ISBN: 0646414151

Condition: Near Fine


xi, + 143pp., intext, candid, historic, archival b/w halftone plate illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated card wrapper has a short [1cm.] soft crease and nominal splaying only. 'Looking After The Little Ones' charts the challenges and the triumphs of the kindergarten's first 90 years, due in no small way to about six very special women philanthropists who provided the inspiration, leadership and many of the resour... View more info