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

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 Set, Money Matters, Roll Call, more, Index. Book weight approx. 905g. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extr... View more info

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THE FREEMASONS : A History of the World's Most Powerful Secret Society

By: Ridley, Jasper

Price: $26.60

Publisher: New York, Arcade Publishing: 2001

Edition: First U.S. Edition, 1st Impression.

Seller ID: 007145

ISBN: 1559706015

Condition: Near Fine


xii, + 357pp. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over nominally bumped spine. Plain black boards undamaged. Leaves pristine. Art-illustrated ('Tower of Babel', Pieter Brueghel) loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edgeworn only. "The Freemasons are a subject of endless fascination. To the layman, they are a mysterious brotherhood . . . in this much-needed re-assessment, Jasper Ridley offers a substantial work of history that sifts the truth from the myth as it traces Freemasonry from its origins to the present day . . . " Contents include: Prelims., Intro., 22 chapters, N... View more info

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PORTRAIT IN OIL : An Illustrated History of BP

By: Ritchie, Berry

Price: $13.30

Publisher: London, James & James: 1995

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 011264

ISBN: 090738367X

Condition: Very Good +


143pp., colour and b/white photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Gilt title to front panel of undamaged boards. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated (Supply ship approaches BP's Forties Bravo platform on the North Sea. Oil painting by Ben Maile, 1975), loose-plastic protected dustjacket very slightly sunned on spine. From the jacket flap: "This portrait of BP, from its small beginnings in Persia in 1901 to its present standing as a leading international oil company, is painted on the canvas of a world that has changed hugely during the last hu... View more info

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THE OFFICIAL COLLINGWOOD ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA : Featuring the Champions of the Collingwood Hall of Fame and the Team of the Century

By: Roberts, Michael, and McFarlane, Glenn

Price: $33.25

Publisher: Docklands, VIC, Australia, Geoff Slattery Publishing: 2004

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 011488

ISBN: 0734407165

Condition: Very Good +


208pp., colour and b/white illustrations throughout. Black and white montage illustrated endpapers. Book clean, square. Spine firm, white title there-on. White title to front panel of undamaged black boards. Leaves clean. Montage illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly surface indented only. Featuring the champions of the Collingwood Hall of Fame and the Team of The Century, and almost 300 photographs, 'The Official Collingwood Illustrated Encyclopedia' explains the club, blemishes and all. Contents include: Foreword, Introduction, Through the Decades, Magpie Icons, The Grea... View more info

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BUILDING A FOREST CONSCIENCE : An Historical Portrait of the Natural Resources Conservation League of Victoria (NRCL)

By: Robin, Libby

Price: $15.20

Publisher: Springvale South, Victoria, Australia, The Natural Resources Conservation League: 1991

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 011445

ISBN: 0909364079

Condition: Very Good


iv, + 155pp., b/white photographic illustrations. Spine firm. Leaves clean, slight edge crease to several. Illustrated card wrapper mildly marked. From the rear panel: "The Natural Resources Conservation League of Victoria was initially established as the Save the Forests Campaign in 1944 before being incorporated under its present title late in 1951. This 'Historical Portrait' of the League traces its story from first plan to 'Build a Forest Conscience' in 1944, to 1990, when the League's Nursery is responsible for the distribution of about a million young trees each year . . . " Book... View more info

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RX MEDICAL PHILANTHROPY P.R.N. (As the Need Arises) The Victorian Medical Benevolent Association 1865-2012

By: Russell, Emma and Ryan, Vicky

Price: $28.50

Publisher: [Melbourne, Victoria], (Authors) Emma Russell & Vicky Ryan: History @ Work:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013156

ISBN: 0646560751

Condition: Near Fine


No publication date (2011: ref. S.L.V.). viii, + 125pp. Landscape (oblong) format softcover. Intext, b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout. Book clean and 'square'. Spine firm. Illustrated, flapped card wrapper undamaged. Text-block unmarked. "Relieving Victorian doctors 'under severe and urgent distress occasioned by sickness, accident or any other calamity' was the reason for the establishment of the Victorian Medical Benevolent Association in 1865. This philanthropic organisation still exists today (read 2012) and its purpose hasn't changed in all that time . . . " This is... View more info

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FIFTY YEARS IN GOD'S HAND. United Mission to Nepal 1954-2004

By: Sharma, Dr. Suresh Raj, et al

Price: $23.75

Publisher: Kathmandu, Nepal, United Mission to Nepal: 2003

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 012486

ISBN: 9993375950

Condition: Very Good +


(iv) + 130pp., intext halftone plates throughout; colour and b/white. Book clean and square. Colour-art illustrated card wrapper, with photographic fold-in flaps, nominally bumped only. Textblock lightly bumped on upper foredge corner, else undamaged. With additional contributions by Norma Kehrberg, Dr. Renu Rajbhandari, Dr. Rajenda Kumar Rongong, and Stefan Ostman, this is the story of the Christian United Mission to Nepal from 1954 to 2004. Contents include: Prelims. Introduction, United Mission to Nepal, Footprints in Nepal, Working for UMN, Into New Territory, Stories, Notes, Biographies. ... View more info

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

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 . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, Thank You, Introduction, State Presidents, Part 1/ Beginning. 2/ War and Peace. 3/ Cameos. 4/... 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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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, The New Dream Becomes a Reality, Epilogue, References, Appendices, Index. Book weight approx. 525g. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" ... View more info

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100 YEARS OF SAVING AUSTRALIA'S WILDLIFE : The History of the Wildlife Preservation Society of Australia, 1909-2009

By: Webb, Joan (Edited by Suzanne Medway)

Price: $23.75

Publisher: Brighton Le Sands, NSW, Australia, Wildlife Preservation Society of Australia: 2010

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 011318

ISBN: 0909971102

Condition: Very Good +


xi, + 263pp., plus 1 x 8 page, colour photographically-illustrated section, b/white illustrations intext. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has tiny corner crease to front panel, soft bump to rear. From the rear panel: "To celebrate one hundred years of conservation is a remarkable achievement. This book records one hundred years of history of the Society, and the triumphs and failures of the dedicated volunteers who have worked tirelessly to preserve the flora and fauna of Australia for future generations." Contents include: Preface (Patrick W. Med... View more info

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OPUS DEI : The Truth Behind The Myth

By: Whitehouse, Margaret

Price: $19.00

Publisher: London, Hermes House: 2006

Edition: First Impression.

Seller ID: 007634

ISBN: 1846811015

Condition: Very Good +


96pp., colour-art frontis, plus colour art, and colour and b/white photographic illustrations, throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Montage-illustrated, flapped card wrapper negligibly shelfworn at foot. "A comprehensive reference guide to Opus Dei . . . investigates the secret world of Opus Dei from its beginnings in Spain nearly 80 years ago, to its unique status as a powerful autonomous entity at the very heart of the Catholic Church today . . . " Contents include 5 'parts', plus Glossary, Index, Bibliography. Book weight approx. 520g. View more info

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NO SIGHT - GREAT VISION : A Centenary History of the Association for the Blind

By: Wilson, J.W.

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Brighton Beach, Victoria, Australia, Association for the Blind: 1996

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 011761

ISBN: 0958789355

Condition: Very Good


xiii, + 482pp., b/white photographic illustrations intext. Book clean, square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Gilt title to front panel of boards, which have an oblique in-production crease to rear panel. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased head and foot of spine. Numerous contents include: From the Premier, Foreword, Acks., Author's Preface, 31 chapters, Appendix 1-6, Index. Book weight approx. 1.3 KG. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" ... 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 1990. Contents include: Prelims., Foreword (Dr Francis McNab), Pastors/Ministers 1838-1992, Architectural Drawings, Intro., 9 ch... View more info

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THE AUSTRALIAN QUARTERLY MASONIC GUIDE:April, May and June 1919

By: [None noted]

Price: $17.10

Publisher: Melbourne & Sydney, Australia, C.W.Burford: 1919

Seller ID: 003482

Condition: Good


96pp., small, contemporary, intext, advertisement illustrations. Book square. Staples firm. Leaves tanned, minor in-production crease on two pages, otherwise random flecks throughout. Printed limp card wrapper slightly edgeworn, chipped, and soiled. A Masonic Quarterly Guide and Diary for the months of April, May and June, 1919, with notices, relevant information and local [Melbourne] advertisements. A rare item. Book weight approx. 60g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 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. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. Size: 8vo ... 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 February, 1911 . . . Chronology, throughout, with a list of State Presidents and Commissioners to 1963. A very scarce booklet. Weig... View more info

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FIFTY YEARS OF MOA: Municipal Officers' Association of Australia, 1920/1970

By: [Staff Writers]

Price: $34.20

Publisher: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Municipal Officers' Association of Australia: 1970

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 012479

Condition: Good


32pp., intext b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout. Oblong, saddle-stitched, staplebound format. Triple-column text. Staples clean and holding firmly. Printed paper wrapper has random surface flecks, and mild edgewear. Tanned textblock, else unmarked. This concise, fifty year history of the Municipal Officers' Association is, never-the-less, an interesting review of the background and development of the association, to 1970 . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, Preface, 7 chapters : Registration, Early Years, Great Depression, War Years and High Court Battle, Postwar Growth, N... View more info