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CLARENDON: A Century of Care (Signed Copy)

By: Stephens, Geoffrey

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, Board of Clarendon Home: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 013124

ISBN: 0731692551

Condition: Very Good


vi, + 66pp., intext, b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Monochrome, photographically-illustrated card wrapper minimally bumped only. Signed by author, plus 'Copy 16' written in the same pen (and hand) on title page, else textblock unmarked. Extremely rare (we could find no other copy listed for sale at time of listing), this book is a centennial history of the Clarendon Children's Home in Tasmania, Australia. It tells the ... View more info

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THE FEISTY PHOENIX: The Real Story of the Country Women's Association of Victoria 1928-2008. 80th Anniversary History

By: Stevens-Chambers, Brenda

Price: $23.75

Publisher: Toorak, VIC, Australia, The Country Women's Association of Victoria Inc.: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012860

ISBN: 0959650172

Condition: Very Good +


xii, + 276pp. Intext, b/white halftone plates throughout. Book clean. Spine firm, nominally bumped. Illustrated, flapped card wrapper minimally shelfworn, and has a very minor beverage splash-stain on rear wrap. Textblock unmarked. The Country Women's Association throughout Australia has a long and proud history of community service. This book, particular to the Victorian association, is a clever drawing together of history, groups, branches, and individuals . . . Conten... View more info

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RAZORBACK RANGE COUNTRY: A History of Settlement and Development of the Mount Bryan District

By: Stolte, Ruth

Price: $23.75

Publisher: South Australia, The Mount Bryan Book Committee: 1985

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 012602

ISBN: 0958876401

Condition: Very Good +


x, + 166pp., plus (iv). Intext illustrations throughout: b/white halftone plates, maps and facsimiles, and sketch-art (one plate has a neat, handwritten correction to a name). Double-column text throughout. Oblong (over-square) format. Book clean. Spine firm. Colour, photographically-illustrated stiff card wrapper slightly creased and edgeworn. Plain green endpapers. Other than previously noted, textblock unmarked. An interesting, albeit basic history of the Mount Bryan ... View more info

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THEY MADE THEIR OWN WAY : A Collection of Reminiscences of Some Senior Mudgee and District Residents

By: Swords, Doug and Bassingthwaighte

Price: $26.60

Publisher: Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia, Crawford House Publishing: 1998

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 012336

ISBN: 1863331611

Condition: Very Good


x, +166pp., b/white map, b/white illustrations throughout. Book clean. Spine firm. Two light marks to free front endpaper, else leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper very good. From the rear cover: " . . . a collection of reminiscences by some senior Mudgee and district residents who began their lives in the early part of this century. In many cases their education was obtained in small bush schools - the only education available for some - travelling p... View more info

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A JOURNEY IN FAITH: A History of Catholic Education in Gippsland 1850-1981 (Signed Copy)

By: Synan, Terry

Price: $47.50

Publisher: Ringwood, Victoria, Australia, David Lovell Publishing, et al: 2003

Edition: First Edition.

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By Author

Seller ID: 012577

ISBN: 1863551026

Condition: Very Good +


xii, + 411pp., sepia, art-illustrated endpapers. Illustrated throughout: intext b/white halftone plates (various sources), facsmilies and maps. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain green boards undamaged. A concise personal inscription, signed by the author on title-page, else textblock unmarked. Colour-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, else good. From the jacket flap: "This study portrays the development o... View more info

BLUE MOUNTAINS STORY

By: T.R.Garnett

Price: $14.25

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, Shakespeare Head Press: 1949

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 002285

Condition: Very Good


120pp., locality map endpapers. Unpaginated b/w halftone plate illustrations throughout, plus like frontispiece. Book clean, square. Minor marks and bumps on cloth. Gilt title on backstrip. Text pages uniformly tanned, otherwise clean. Pictorial, loose-plastic protected dustjacket complete, but has several closed tears, edgewear, tiny hole [match-head size] and splash spots on text-printed rear panel. Contents include: The road, The crossing, Surveying of the roads, Maki... View more info

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THE SILENT SHOWMAN : Sir George Tallis, the Man Behind the World's Largest Entertainment Organisation of the 1920s

By: Tallis, Michael and Joan

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Kent Town, SA, Australia, Wakefield Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 009045

ISBN: 186254431X

Condition: Near Fine


xi, + 370pp., intext b/white illustrations throughout: numerous candid halftones, plus sketch-art and poster facsimiles. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain blue boards undamaged. Text-block unmarked. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly scuffed and edgeworn. An interesting biography of George Tallis, who arrived in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia as a 17-year-old Irish migrant. He secured a job with the... View more info

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ALFRED HOSPITAL: Faces and Places. Volume II

By: The Alfred Heritage Committee (Compiled by)

Price: $23.75

Publisher: Prahran, VIC, Australia, The Alfred: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013384

ISBN: 0959650334

Condition: Very Good +


ix, + 542pp., intext, b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Minimal soft reading creases on lightly bumped spine. Duo-tone, photographically-illustrated card wrapper nominally bumped only. Textblock unmarked. This stand-alone Volume 2 of the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, features biographies and photographs of staff currently (read 1999) working at the Alfred, as well as some who have recently (1999) retired. It also includes histories of ... View more info

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THE ADELAIDE STORY

By: Thiele, Colin

Price: $15.20

Publisher: South Australia, Peacock Publications: 1983

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 011173

ISBN: 0909209669

Condition: Very Good


121pp., art-illustrated endpapers, b/white illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Gilt title to front panel of black boards, which have a couple of small marks to rear panel. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edgeworn, with several tiny edge nicks. Based on the television documentary, 'The Adelaide Story', produced by ADS Channel 7. Covering more than 150 years, Colin Thiele's colourful text is... View more info

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CHALLENGE. The First 100 Years of the VEF. 1885-1985

By: Thomas, Shirley

Price: $17.10

Publisher: Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia, Victorian Employers' Federation: 1985

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 005694

ISBN: 0909842132

Condition: Good


xi, + 264pp., intext b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed gilt title card wrapper edgeworn. Published in the centenary year, this book tells of the history of the V.E.F. (Victorian Employers' Federation) from the "well-attended gathering of gentlemen" who met at the Athenaeum Hall on 13 March, 1885 . . . Contents include: 25 chapters, Presidents, Index. Book weight approx. 700g. View more info

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WITHIN A BULL'S ROAR: Celebrating the First 75 Years of the Portsea Golf Club 1926-2000

By: Thomson, Syd and Powell, Pauline, et al

Price: $61.75

Publisher: Portsea, VIC, Australia, Portsea Golf Club: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013259

ISBN: 0646415042

Condition: Near Fine


156pp., photographic, colour-plate endpapers (different images front and rear). Illustrated throughout: b/white halftone plates (various sources), line-drawings, and facsimiles. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain blue boards undamaged. Textblock pristine. Colour, photographically-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally bumped and edgeworn only. This contents of this history of the Portsea Golf Club, Victoria, Austr... View more info

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JOURNEY OF A FAITH COMMUNITY 1977-2004. Catholic Parish of St Thomas More, Mount Eliza

By: Tom Johnstone, et al (Compiled by)

Price: $42.75

Publisher: Australia, Catholic Parish of St Thomas More/Community Books: 2006

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 011169

ISBN: 1921151641

Condition: Very Good+


xi, + 196pp., b/white photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edge-rubbed only. The history of the Catholic Parish of St Thomas More, Mount Eliza, its beginnings and its story. Numerous contents include: Prologue, Dedication, Foreword, List of Illustrations, Acks., Introduction, 16 chapters, Epilogue, Annex One - Six, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 680g. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" -... View more info

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WHY NOT BROOME?

By: Trevor, Noel (Edited by)

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Cable Beach, Western Australia, Noel Trevor Enterprises: 2002

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 011524

ISBN: 0957961006

Condition: Very Good


226pp., b/white photographic illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has a soft oblique crease to front panel. From the rear cover: "Following in the footsteps of 'Why Broome?', this book is about the people who were born in Broome and its environs. These entertaining and informative oral histories are peppered with snatches of history, deeply felt emotions and experiences and amusing anecdotes . . . These people come fro... View more info

WHY BROOME?

By: Trevor, Noel [Edited by]

Price: $14.25

Publisher: Broome, Western Australia, Noel Trevor and Associates: 2000

Edition: First Edition.

Inscription: Signed by Illustrator/Contributor

Seller ID: 003684

Condition: Very Good


vii, + 321pp., intext, b/white illustrations throughout; photographic halftone plates, and caricature sketches by a contributor, Peter Blenkinsopp, who has signed and dated an inscription on the title page. Book clean, but slightly cocked. Spine firm, light reading crease there-on. Leaves clean, save for aforementioned inscription. Pictorially-illustrated card wrapper mildly bumped and splayed. The stories and anecdotes covering the gamut of human emotions, of twenty-six... View more info

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"FIVE FIGHTING SHIRES" Korumburra 1891-1994

By: Walls, Raymond A.

Price: $34.20

Publisher: Korumburra, Victoria, Australia, R.A. Walls, with Assistance (S.G.S.C. via K.D.H.S.): 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013164

ISBN: 0646481673

Condition: Near Fine


(ix) + 273pp., plus (xv), illustrated section at rear: colour and b/white halftone plates, plus a line-drawn map. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Photographically-illustrated ("Commercial Street" c. 1910: Rose Series Postcard used with permission) card wrapper undamaged. Textblock unmarked. "Five Fighting Shires" - a derisive reference to the (at times) fighting and squabbling that occurred among the councillors of the five Ridings which comprised the... View more info

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DREAMS & REALITIES : Woodcroft College - The First Decade

By: Ward, Edward

Price: $20.90

Publisher: Morphett Vale, South Australia, Woodcroft College 10th Anniversary Committee,: 1998

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 010645

Condition: Very Good +


viii, + 168pp., b/white photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean. Spine firm. Tiny spot to lower edge of last page, else leaves clean. Illustrated, flapped card wrapper negligibly surface scuffed, one short, soft crease to rear panel. Contents include: Foreword (Michel Smee, Headmaster, Newington College, Sydney), Principal's Perspective (Mark Porter), Preface (Ted Ward), Introduction, Dreams, . . . and Realities, A New Direction, A Middle Path, A Juniour Way, T... View more info

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BERWICK : Some Aspects

By: Wells, John

Price: $11.40

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Shillington House (Morrison Hunter P/L): 1980

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 012418

ISBN: 0867800208

Condition: Very Good


61pp., plus (ii), line-drawn maps and feature sketch-illustrations throughout by Maggie Mackie. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper mildly creased and bumped. Textblock unmarked. Double-page features throughout: descriptive text by John C. Wells, with an adjacent drawing, by Maggie Mackie, of important buildings in and around the city of Berwick, Victoria, Contents include: Prelims., Author's Preface, Featured Buildings, Sketch Map. Book weight ap... View more info

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WHEN THE WATTLES BLOOM AGAIN: The life and times of William Barak Last Chief of the Yarra Yarra Tribe (Signed Copy)

By: Wiencke, Shirley W

Price: $33.25

Publisher: East Kew, Victoria, Australia, Author (Shirley W. Wiencke): 2001

Edition: Third Impression

Inscription: Signed and Inscribed By Author

Seller ID: 013396

ISBN: 0959054901

Condition: Very Good +


x, + 110pp., intext b/white halftone plates (archival sources), maps and facsimiles throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, trivial bump on heel. Illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped only. Signed, 'With my best wishes', by the author, on title page, else textblock unmarked. This book is a thoroughly researched, absorbing story of William Barak (c. 1823-1903), the last chief and sole survivor of the Yarra Yarra or 'Woiwurrung' tribe . . . Contents include: Preli... View more info

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GLIMPSES OF THE GARDEN CLUB : A History of Werribee Garden Club. (Signed Copy)

By: Wilson, Marie, and Strong, Pam (Compiled by)

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Werribee, VIC, Australia, (Werribee Garden Club):

Edition: First Edition.

Inscription: Signed and Inscribed By Author

Seller ID: 007069

Condition: Very Good +


No publication date (2004). Illustrated throughout; mostly colour image happy snaps, supported by several in b/white, enhanced with small sketch-illustrations. Text printed on a laser printer, with quality typical to the standard. Staple-bound format. Clean and tight. Printed wrapper nominally bumped only. Inscription on title page signed (Christian name) and dated, by primary compiler (a major office-bearer). Celebrating their 30 year anniversary, Werribee Garden Club h... View more info

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ST MICHAEL'S CHURCH : Formerly the Collins Street Independent Church, Melbourne

By: Wood, Christopher, and Askew, Marc

Price: $16.15

Publisher: South Yarra, VIC, Australia, Hyland House: 1992

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 007119

ISBN: 0947062920

Condition: Near Fine


xvi, + 173pp., montage-style, colour-plate endpapers. Unpaginated b/white halftone plates throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Bright gilt titles over undamaged boards. Leaves pristine. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn only. The story of a Melbourne, Victoria, church, which had its fledgling beginnings in 1839 as the Collins Street Independent Church. Growth and evolution have seen it become St Michael's Church in 199... View more info