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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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REFLECTIONS, RANGES & ROSELLAS: Living History in the Ovens Valley

By: Williams, David

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Vermont South, Victoria, Self Published By Author: 1995

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 009788

ISBN: 0646259741

Condition: Very Good +


80pp., 4 in colour, else b/white art illustrations [mostly buildings], by author, throughout. Book clean. Illustrated [landscapes] card wrapper negligibly edgeworn, else very good. The picturesque Ovens Valley is situated in central north-east Victoria. The author/illustrator, using concise text, captures its beauty with his brushes. Book weight approx. 320g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾&... 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: $16.72

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

SEARCHLIGHT ON WORLD WAR II. Chisholm Remembers 1995

By: Wooldridge, Dr. Michael (Edited By Eleanor McCoy)

Price: $16.15

Publisher: Parliament House, Canberra, ACT, Chisholm Australia Remembers 1945-1995 Committee C/- Dr Michael Wooldridge MP: 1995

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 005343

Condition: Very Good


(vi) + 186pp., intext b/white illustrations, many being archival halftones, plus line-drawn sketches. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated ('Seven Cooks Went To War': The Cook Brothers of Box Hill) card wrapper slightly bumped and edgeworn, plus a former owner's details on inside front wrap. With participating support from Dr Michael Wooldridge MP, former member for Chisholm, and edited by Eleanor McCoy, this project, in remembrance of... View more info

IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST: 150 Years of the Victorian Auditor-General's Office

By: Yule, Peter

Price: $26.60

Publisher: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Victorian Auditor-General's Office: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition.

Seller ID: 004341

ISBN: 0731159845

Condition: Near Fine


viii, + 304pp., pictorial endpapers. Intext, b/white archival halftone plates and sketch-illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine tight. Gilt titles on black faux leather boards. Leaves pristine. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket undamaged. The story of the Victorian Auditor General's Office, which is one of the very few public sector agencies in Victoria whose history dates back to the colony's separation from New South Wales in 1... View more info

STRENGTH TO STRENGTH: 120 Years of Growing Business in the Far North

By: [Ed.] Narelle Muller

Price: $13.30

Publisher: Cairns, Far North Queensland, The Cairns Post: 2002

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 001835

Condition: Very Good +


184pp., intext, historic and candid, b/w and colour illustrations throughout. Book clean, square, tight. Printed gloss boards have a few very minor indentations only. Name and date on ffep., otherwise leaves unmarked. Pictorial, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. A tribute to the numerous businesses, of both long and short standing, that make up the thriving business hub of Cairns, Far North Queensland. A page or two, with accompanying illustrati... View more info

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GLIMPSES OF OUR PAST : Early Morwell and District

By: [Editorial Committee]

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Morwell, Victoria, Australia, Morwell Historical Society Inc. With Assistance of the Shire of Morwell: 1989

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 012122

ISBN: 0731672801

Condition: Very Good


117pp., allotment map (Hazelwood Estate 1922) on front endpaper (rear blank). Captioned, b/white halftone plate illustrations (archival, business, and private sources) throughout. Book clean and square. Spine and gloss illustrated boards minimally bumped and surface indented. A former owner's brief details on title page, else leaves unmarked. "This book does not claim to be an historical record. It is simply a collection of photographs from the past which we hope wil... View more info

THE QUEENSLAND YEAR BOOK 1949 No. 10

By: [Editor] D.C.L. Smith

Price: $21.85

Publisher: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Government Statistician's Office: 1950

Seller ID: 002420

Condition: Good


xi, + 405pp., full-colour map. Intext b/w tables, graphs, maps, figures throughout. Book square, spine firm. Cloth noticeably faded on backstrip and margins, else minor specks and spots. Leaves randomly fingermarked, minor production creases, otherwise good. Published, July 1950, Queensland Government Statistician's Office, Brisbane. S.E. Solomon, Government Statistician. Contents include: General information, Government, Population/Health, Public justice, Social service... View more info

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SHORT HISTORY OF THE PICNIC BAY SCHOOL. Magnetic Island

By: [Foreword: Mavis I. Clements]

Price: $17.10

Publisher: N.P. (Queensland), N.P. (No publisher):

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 012238

Condition: Very Good


No date (c. 1990). 12pp. Saddle-stitched, staple-bound format. Book clean and square. Staples unrusted and holding firmly. Sketch-illustrated (Christtan?) textured card wrapper nominally edgeworn, thin, faint vertical stain to front panel. Intext, line-drawn township map (Camoomilla, early 1900s). Textblock clean and unmarked. A concise history of the Picnic Bay School on Magnetic Island, Queensland, Australia, from 1914 until May, 1970, when the school closed and its pu... View more info

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PORT CAMPBELL AND ITS ATTRACTIONS

By: [None noted]

Price: $8.55

Publisher: Victoria, Australia, Port Campbell Progress Association:

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 002170

Condition: Good


No publication date [c.1958]. Unpaginated [24 pages including wrap]. Intext, candid and historic, b/w halftone illustrations and locality map. Book square. Staples rusty, but holding. Leaves clean. Printed limp wrapper mildly splash-stained, specked and fingermarked. A brief historical sketch and fishing guide for Port Campbell, on Victoria's West Coast, an area famous for the 'Loch Ard' tragedy, June 1st., 1878. Short chapters of historical events by past and present lo... View more info

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COME SEE . . . SOUTH GIPPSLAND

By: [None noted]

Price: $8.55

Publisher: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, The Develop Victoria Council, Under the Imprimatur of the Yarra Chamber of Commerce:

Seller ID: 002221

Condition: Very Good


No publication date [c.1964]. Unpaginated [32 pages, self-covered]. Illustrated throughout with an intext mix of colour and b/w plates and locality map, mostly interesting local tourist sites . . . Staples firm, leaves clean. Monochrome pictorial oblong cover mildly edgeworn and specked, with a former owner's name written on margin. Shires represented in this concise tourist guide are: Alberton, South Gippsland, Woorayl and Korumburra. Within the text are many local busi... View more info

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AUSTRALIA'S SNOWY MOUNTAINS

By: [None noted]

Price: $6.65

Publisher: Victoria, Australia, Nucolorvue Productions:

Seller ID: 002222

ISBN: 0858580012

Condition: Good+


No publication date [c.1970]. Unpaginated [24 pages]. Beautiful colour illustrations throughout [photography by G.P.Hurdes and Snowy Mountains Authority]. B/w halftone plate and locality map on inside covers. Book clean, staples firm. Leaves clean. Pictorial card wrapper nominally edgeworn, mildly bumped lower foredge. Primarily pictorial and sparsely texted, this tourist booklet covers a section of South Eastern Australia's Great Dividing Range, known as the Snowy Mount... View more info

DIRECTORY OF THE XAVIER FAMILY 1995

By: [None noted]

Price: $17.10

Publisher: Surrey Hills, Victoria, Australia, Michael Thornton Publishing: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition.

Seller ID: 004118

Condition: Very Good +


463pp., intext b/white halftone plates throughout the preliminary pages, thence the directory. Book clean, spine firm, but slightly askew. Bright gilt titles. Leaves clean. No dustjacket. Primarily for use within the 'Xavier College Family', Melbourne, and including some contact information, contents include: Principal's Message, Brief History of the School, Mission Statement, College Crew-1948, College Anthem, How to Use the Directory, Xavier Family. Book weight approx.... View more info

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DIRECTORY OF OLD SCOTCH COLLEGIANS

By: [None noted]

Price: $26.60

Publisher: Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia, Australian Alumni Directories for Old Scotch collegians' Association: 1997

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 005553

Condition: Very Good +


737pp., b/white, pictorial halftone frontispiece, plus advertiser's promotional section. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Bright gilt titles. Leaves clean and unmarked. Panoramically illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally bumped and edgeworn only. In 1997, the Old Scotch Collegians' Association commissioned this inaugural 'Directory Of Old Scotch Collegians', in which some 5,400 Old Collegians have participated . . . Book weight approx. 1.43 KG. * Bu... View more info

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PAST AND PRESENT: A Story of Our Guiding. Girl Guides Association of Victoria

By: [None noted]

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Victoria, Australia, Girl Guides Association of Victoria:

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 012529

Condition: Very Good


No date (c. 1967). 31pp. Saddle-stitched, staplebound format. Staples holding firmly, minimum rust there-on. Sketch-illustrated card wrapper has a former owner's name on front wrap, else very good. An errata slip affixed to lower half of title page. Intext b/white halftone plate, and sketch illustrations throughout. A concise, but interesting story of the Girl Guides of Victoria, the first company being formed in Hawthorn when the inaugural meeting was held on 6th Februa... View more info

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THE ANZACS OF FLINDERS AND SHOREHAM

By: [Talks by] William Clancy AM. Introduction/Notes by Jo Monie.

Price: $22.80

Publisher: Flinders, Victoria, Australia, Flinders District Historical Society: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013111

Condition: Near Fine


85pp., intext, b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout (private and archival sources). Book clean and square. Spine firm. Photographically-illustrated (contemporary colour and archival b/white) card wrapper undamaged. Textblock unmarked. "This publication has its genesis in a suggestion made by Flinders RSL Branch president Kevin Davies, that the talks given by local historian William Clancy AM at Anzac Day services from 2010 onwards should be published in ti... View more info