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THEATRE IN AUSTRALIA

By: West, John

Price: $14.25

Publisher: Stanmore, NSW, Cassell Australia Ltd.: 1978

Seller ID: 000199

ISBN: 0726992666

Condition: Good


260pp., over 30 colour and 200 b/w plates/ illustrations throughout. Minor rubbing to covers. Pictorial dustjacket undamaged. An enthralling story: the stars, buildings, entrepreneurs, audiences that make up the history of Australian Theatre. Weight approx. 1430g. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

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THE SCROGGIN EATERS: A History of Bushwalking in Victoria to 1989

By: Wheeler, Graeme

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Federation of Victorian Walking Clubs (Vikwalk) Inc., in association with Pindari Publications: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013350

ISBN: 0958787441

Condition: Very Good +


275pp., intext b/white halftone plate illustrations (various sources), line-drawn maps and several facsimiles, throughout. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over firm, nominally bumped spine. Plain green boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Photographic, illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edgeworn and colour-faded on spine, else short closed tear and a small (3mm.) laminate bubble. From the front dustjacket flap: "This account of the evolution of bushwalking in Victoria is, of necessity, incomplete, but it does tell of the joy of discovery, the pleasure of cl... View more info

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BACK TO NATYA 1986

By: Wilkins, Selma (Compiled by)

Price: $36.10

Publisher: Natya, Victoria, Australia, (Back To Committee). Printed By Martins Printing Service, Shepparton: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013570

Condition: Very Good +


56pp., saddle-stitched, staplebound format booklet. Intext, b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout. Book clean. Staples firm and tight. Monochrome illustrated card wrapper has several minimal splash-stains on front wrap, else very good. Textblock unmarked. Compiled and published for the 'Back to Natya' Reunion, Sunday, 23 March, 1986, contents include: Education in the Country -Natya S.S. No. 4048. My Memories of Natya (Mary L. Staley). Natya Settlers (Mary L. Staley). Memories of Natya West S.S. No. 4453 and S.S. No. 4048 (Thora Engstrom and Per O. Engstrom). Natya District - The Las... View more info

THE PHAR LAP STORY

By: Wilkinson, Michael

Price: $14.25

Publisher: Dingley, Victoria, Australia, Budget Books: 1983

Edition: 1st Thus.

Seller ID: 004607

ISBN: 086801088X

Condition: Very Good


252pp., three unpaginated, b/white halftone plate sections [mostly archival]. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Lightly shelfworn on foot. Textblock minimally flecked on edges, otherwise leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn, and U.V. affected on spine. The general story of this great racehorse needs little introduction, many people being aware of his great feats in the Melbourne Cup of 1930, and his win in Agua Caliente Handicap in the United States. It is also a story of battlers; a trainer who couldn't pay his feed bills... View more info

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THE ECHO OF SILENT SCREAMS: The Gold Coast Hitchhike Murders

By: Wilson, Eric

Price: $17.10

Publisher: Niddrie, Victoria, Australia, Pennon Publishing: 2003

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 013218

ISBN: 1877029270

Condition: Very Good +


246pp., plus 1 x 8 page b/white, 2 x 4 page b/white, and 1 x 4 page colour, illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper undamaged. Lorraine Ruth Wilson aged 20 years and Wendy Joy Evans aged 18 years were last seen alive at Camp Hill, Brisbane, on 6 October, 1974 and their skeletal remains were located on the afternoon of the 25th June, 1976 . . . this book is the culmination of many years of exhaustive research by Eric Wilson, the elder brother of one of the murdered girls, into what became known as the 'Gold Coast Hitchhike Murders'. Contents ... 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

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 the fiftieth year since the end of World War Two, consists of recollections of people touched by the war. The oral reports w... 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 1851. In its early years the office was embroiled in controversy.In the 1990s controversy again descended.Contents include: Pr... View more info

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HEART OF THE GAME: 45 Years of Football on Television

By: [Edited by] Roberts, Michael

Price: $19.00

Publisher: South Yarra, VIC, Australia, Hardie Grant in Association with Seven Network: 2001

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 012628

ISBN: 1740640314

Condition: Very Good +


v., + 138pp, pattern-print endpapers. Intext illustrations throughout: colour plates, b/white halftone plates and facsimiles. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Plain green boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn only. From the jacket flap: " 'Heart of the Game' celebrates the first 45 years of football on television - from the trial telecasts in 1956 and the very early days of live broadcasts of final quarters, through the explosion of footy shows in the 1960s and colour TV in the 1970s to the national competition we see today ... View more info

GOLD AND COLONIAL SOCIETY 1851-1870

By: [Ed] Quaife, G.R

Price: $15.20

Publisher: New South Wales, Cassell: 1975

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 000299

ISBN: 072697319X

Condition: Good+


199pp., b/w text and tables. Mild tanning throughout. Pages clean. Illustrated stiff card wrap, minor bumps and a little scuffing. A volume of the 'Problems in Australian History' series. Contents include: Abbreviations/Sources used, Introduction, Early Days, Road to Eureka, The Digger and his Work, Society and the Economy, A Divided Community?, Select Bibliography, Index. Editor Geoffrey Robert Quaife, Academic, Senior Lecturer in History, is a specialist in Australia's Gold Period history. [At time of publication] Weight approx. 330g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post und... View more info

YEARS OF ADVENTURE: Fifty Years of Service By the Country Women's Association of Victoria 1928-1978

By: [None noted]

Price: $8.55

Publisher: Toorak, Victoria, Australia, Country Woman's Association [victoria]: 1978

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 002025

ISBN: 0959650105

Condition: Very Good +


xvi, + 76pp., intext, b/w, candid and historic, b/w ilustrations throughout. [halftone and sketch]. Book clean, square, leaves clean. Gilt-illustrated card wrapper nominally edgeworn, otherwise very good. Produced for the Jubilee Celebration Year of the C.W.A. [Victoria], reflecting on the identities and the work of the Association over 50 years. Numerous short chapters and appendices . . . Book weight approx. 300g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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CONFERENCE OF THE STATE ROAD AUTHORITIES OF AUSTRALIA. Policy for Geometric Design of Rural Roads: 1955 (Includes Tipped-in Errata slip)

By: [Staff Writers]

Price: $23.75

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, A.H. Pettifer, Government Printer: 1955

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 010454

Condition: Very Good


71pp., intext line-drawn diagrams, graphs and tables. Book clean. Mildly faded spine and front blue cloth board, else very good. A naive, typewriter-style errata slip tipped-in on front pastedown, a hand-machine number (170) on ffep., otherwise textblock has one light beverage marked page. No dustjacket (probably as issued). This policy was issued as a guide in road design principles stemming from a conference of state road authorities of Australia. Its main object was to achieve ultimate uniformity in road design and construction throughout the Commonwealth . . . Contents include: Prelims., I... 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