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Image for THE JUSTICE AND THE PEACE: The Official Organ of the Honorary Justices' Association of Victoria. Vol. 49, No's 1-12

THE JUSTICE AND THE PEACE: The Official Organ of the Honorary Justices' Association of Victoria. Vol. 49, No's 1-12

By: N/A

Price: $26.60

Publisher: Melbourne & Sydney, Australia, Self Published: 1959

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 000744

Condition: Very Good


12 X monthly volumes, professionally bound by Anderson's Printing and Publishing, South Melbourne, covering Jan. 1959 to Dec. 1959. Numbered consecutively [144pp.]. Book clean, square. Gilt title on spine, leaves have very mild uniform tanning, and annotations on one page, else clean. Volumes contain lots of interesting articles, relevent to the justice system and laws of the time, and include a few that would raise eyebrows today, including having 'insufficient means of support', which could incur a fine of 100 pounds, a large sum at that time. Was being poor a crime? Book has a twelve month ... View more info

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A NATION UNITED - 9 MAY 2001. A Joint Commemorative Meeting of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia and the Centenary Commemoration Ceremony

By: N/A

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Centenary of Federation Victoria: 2001

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 007872

Condition: Very Good +


63pp., sepia and b/white halftone photographic illustrations, throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket softly creased at edges. A limited edition published to coincide with the "Centenary Commemoration Ceremony on 9 May 2001, to mark 100 years of democracy and the centenary of the Commonwealth Parliament." Numerous contents include: Messages from: The Governor-General, Prime Minister, The Wurundjeri People, State Premiers, etc., The journey to Federation, Opening of the Commonwealth Parliament, Creating the national capit... View more info

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HARD YAKKA : Working Lives in Old Australia

By: N/A

Price: $14.25

Publisher: Noble Park, Victoria, Australia, The Five Mile Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 011581

ISBN: 1865033952

Condition: Very Good


94pp., recto page sepia toned illustrations throughout. Book clean. Spine firm. Previous owner's gift inscription to top corner of ffep., else leaves clean. Gloss Illustrated boards very good. A stand-alone title in The Centenary Collection. From the rear panel: "The luxuries of labour-saving devices, and the resulting leisure, were not for these people. They worked for long hours at their jobs, and then worked again at home. The telling photographs of these working lives speak of a growing nation, of a pioneering past. The aches and pains and fatigue of work do not come through, but rathe... View more info

ENDEAVOUR 200

By: N/A

Price: $7.60

Publisher: Sydney, Oswald Ziegler Publications: 1970

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 000233

Condition: Good+


64pp., b/w plates, [1Map] throughout. Pages clean and sharp; minor scuffs to head and foot. Fragile, lightweight transparent wrap [not photographed] has several open and closed tears and some browning. A commemorative history of Colonial Australia published for Australian Hoechst Limited; foreword by Dr.H.Von Pentz, Managing Director. Weight approx. 660g. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall View more info

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STOCKIES AND COCKIES: Reminiscences of Stock Inspection in Victoria 1830-1995

By: (Compiled by): Leo Coffey and Malcolm Johns

Price: $34.20

Publisher: Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, Animal Health Officers' Association: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013406

ISBN: 0730665151

Condition: Very Good +


175pp., illustrated throughout: b/white photographic halftone plates (archival sources), plus sketch-art by Gizella Konkoly. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Monochrome, illustrated card wrapper nominally bumped and edgeworn only. Textblock pristine. Stock inspectors with the Victorian Department of Agriculture have played a vital role in the control and eradication of diseases since the first inspection service of the 1830s. With the assistance of contributing officers and their families, these are their stories . . . Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Abbreviations, Introduction, Officers... View more info

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HEARTBEAT OF THE COUNTRY : Celebrating 70 Years of Miranda

By: Alexander, June

Price: $17.10

Publisher: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Crown Content: 2001

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 011331

ISBN: 1863503730

Condition: Very Good +


180pp., (mostly) b/white photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper softly corner creased on lower front panel. From the rear panel: "The Weekly Times' Miranda column has encouraged, provoked and inspired country women since 1931. 'Heartbeat of The Country' captures their hopes and fears during 70 years of enormous social change." Book weight approx. 710g. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

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THE LA TROBE JOURNAL No. 82 Spring 2008

By: Arnold, John (Edited by)

Price: $15.20

Publisher: Victoria, Australia, State Library of Victoria Foundation: 2008

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 007231

Condition: Very Good +


120pp., colour and b/white illustrations, throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated ('Aurora' in McMurdo Sound nearing C. Evans, c. 1914-17) card wrapper nominally scuffed only. The 'La Trobe Journal' is a highly-regarded scholarly journal, published twice-yearly, in Autumn and Spring. "This issue of the 'Journal' has three mini-themes: one on Antarctica, the second and third on two formidable Melbourne figures, Stephen Murray-Smith and Redmond Barry, plus Alex Gurney: The creator of 'Bluey and Curley'; Leaving their Mark: Graffiti in the Dome, and more . . . It... View more info

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LET IT BE RECORDED: A Family's Journey Through Outback Queensland (Signed Copy)

By: Baillie, Joy

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Golden Beach, Queensland, Australia, Author (Joy Baillie): 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By Author

Seller ID: 013557

ISBN: 0646315358

Condition: Very Good


119pp., intext, sepia half-tone plates, and sketch-art illustrations (Rick Baillie) throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Colour-illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped on foredge corners, else very good. A short personal inscription ("To . . . , best wishes, Joy Baillie") on title page. Foxing splotches to half-title and last page, several leaves lightly flecked. Told in verse, 'Let It be Recorded' is the story of her family's journey's through outback Queensland during the Great Depression . . . Contents include: Prelims., Let It be Recorded. Off to School. Off to the Paddoc... View more info

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THE LA TROBE JOURNAL No. 80 Spring 2007

By: Barnes, John (Edited by)

Price: $15.20

Publisher: Victoria, Australia, State Library of Victoria Foundation: 2007

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 007233

Condition: Very Good +


144pp., colour and b/white illustrations, throughout, plus one fold-out. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper mildly scuffed only. Art-illustrated (S.T.Gill) fold-out has vertical crease to outer margin (does not affect illustration). The 'La Trobe Journal' is a highly-regarded scholarly journal, published twice-yearly, in Autumn and Spring. In this issue: " . . . Fortieth Anniversary, The Library and The Journal . . . an 1840 letter, from Charles Joseph La Trobe, 'Jolimont en Murs', to his sister Charlotte . . . Woolner's portrait medallion of La Trobe . ... View more info

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CAPTAIN THUNDERBOLT & His Lady. The True Story of Bushrangers Frederick Ward and Mary Ann Bugg

By: Baxter, Carol

Price: $20.90

Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W., Australia, Allen & Unwin: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012952

ISBN: 1742372872

Condition: Very Good +


(xi) + 364pp., several intext b/white halftone plates, and line-drawn locality maps. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped on foredge corners, else undamaged. Textblock unmarked. The time - Colonial Australia. The Setting - Northern New South Wales. He was the gentleman bushranger . . . she was the woman who rode with him. This is the true story of Captain Thunderbolt (Frederick Ward) and his lady, Mary Ann Bugg. Contents include: Prelims., Cast of Characters, Maps, Prologue, Part 1/ Lust. 2/ Vice. 3/ Despair. 4/ Liberty. 5/ Recklessness. 6/ Injustice. 7/ R... View more info

EARLY AUSTRALIA: With Shame Remembered

By: Beatty, Bill

Price: $12.35

Publisher: Melbourne, Australia, Cassell & Co.: 1962

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 001715

Condition: Good


xi, + 212pp., art illustrated endpapers. Unpaginated b/w halftone plates throughout. Intext b/w line drawings. Book square, spine firm. Tiny splash spots on lower edge of printed boards. Thumbnail size stain on backstrip. Leaves clean, very light flecks on edges of text block. Art illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, nipped, chipped, short closed tears and a thumbnail size piece missing, corresponding to stain on backstrip. "Many a cupboard skeleton is brought to light in this incredible narrative of Australia's early years. Often it is a horrifying story of cruelty an... View more info

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GOLD AND PAPER: A History of the National Bank of Australasia Limited

By: Blainey, Geoffrey

Price: $26.60

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Georgian House: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013296

Condition: Good+


(xvi), + 430pp., line-drawn map front endpaper. Colour plates and numerous b/white halftone plates throughout (all called-for plates extant). Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over firm spine, faded on head of same, plus similar on plain green, original cloth boards. A bank presentation label affixed to half-title page, else textblock unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly nipped and edgeworn, with several light indentations. " . . . is a vivid story of the rise of a great Australian bank. Born in the turbulent gold rushes of the 1850s, the bank survives to... View more info

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AVIATION IN AUSTRALIA

By: Blee, Jill

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Wollombi, NSW, Australia, Exisle Publishing: 2007

Edition: First Edition, First Impression.

Seller ID: 008926

ISBN: 1877437050

Condition: Near Fine


96pp. Book clean and square. Vivid silver title over firm spine. Plain red boards undamaged. Text-block pristine. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally shelfworn only. A stand-alone title in Exisle Publishing's 'Little Red Book' series, this concise history of aviation in Australia tells the story "from the barnstorming pioneers to the airlines of today." Contents include: Prelims., 9 chapters, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 210g. 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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THE STALWARTS: A Tribute to Some of the Longest Serving Members of the Transport Workers Union in Victoria and Tasmania

By: Bourke, Paul G.

Price: $17.10

Publisher: Victoria, Australia, Author (Paul G. Bourke) for Vic/Tas TWU: 2008

Edition: First Edition (Paperback)

Seller ID: 013537

ISBN: 0980538203

Condition: Very Good +


xiv, + 158pp., colour-plate frontispiece. Intext b/white halftone plates throughout. Book clean and square. Spinr firm, nominally bumped. Duotone, photographically-illustrated card wrapper minimally bumped on foredge corner only. Textblock unmarked. The theme of this book is a collection of biographies on the 'Stalwarts' - some of the TWU's (Transport Workers Union, Vic./Tas. Branch) longest serving members. Contents include: Prelims., Foreword. Author Bio. Acks. Preface. Introduction. 23 chapters (biographies). Postscript. Book weight approx. 415g. View more info

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THE SERIOUSLY WEIRD HISTORY OF AUSTRALIA (Signed Copy)

By: Bradby, Doug

Price: $19.00

Publisher: West Lakes, South Australia, Seaview Press: 2007

Edition: First Edition.

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 011751

ISBN: 1740084489

Condition: Very Good +


vii, + 110pp., b/white cartoon-style illustrations by Carson Ellis. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Author signature to dedication page, else leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper has a soft corner crease to front panel. Bonus point: included with book, a 'Seriously Weird History of Australia' bookmark. From the rear panel: "This book isn't about trivializing or sensationalizing the Australian story. It is a lively narrative peppered with insightful and amusing cartoons outlining the main themes in Australian colonial history . . ." For secondary school children. Book wei... View more info

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THE GOLDEN YEARS OF APEX 1956-1981

By: Branson, V.M.

Price: $12.35

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W., Australia, Association of Apex Clubs of Australia: 1981

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 004144

ISBN: 0909854106

Condition: Very Good


135pp., intext, candid and archival, b/white halftone plates and sketch-art illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn, with a small, closed tear. The story of the glory years of the Australian community service organization Apex, founded in Geelong, Victoria, in 1931. Open to people aged 18 up to 40, the clubs are non-political and non-sectarian.Contents include: Prelims., 15 chapters, Appendices x 6. Book weight approx. 380g. Postage charge will be reduced ... View more info

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AUSTRALIAN CATHOLICS

By: Campion, Edmund

Price: $11.40

Publisher: Ringwood, VIC, Australia, Viking (Penguin Group): 1987

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 011268

ISBN: 0670816957

Condition: Very Good


280pp., b/white halftone photographic illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Plain boards negligibly bumped. Leaves clean, albeit slightly tanned. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edge-creased and abraded. From the jacket flap: " . . . explores the changing world of Australian Catholics and their contribution to national life. Based on religious magazines and pamphlets, it focuses on the everyday lives of lay men and women rather than the concerns of bishops and other religious professionals. As such, it is a significant rewriting of Australian Catholic histor... View more info

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THE HISTORY OF AUSTRALIAN TRUE CRIME : True-Life Stories of Greed, Obsession, Drugs and Murder

By: Cawthorne, Nigel

Price: $15.20

Publisher: Collingwood, VIC, Australia, Ken Finn Books: 2010

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 009458

ISBN: 1921319070

Condition: Very Good +


208pp., b/white illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated, flapped card wrapper negligibly edgeworn only. " . . . provides a concise yet detailed look at some of the most dangerous individuals who have ever lived in Australia. Author Nigel Cawthorne unflinchingly presents a carefully chosen cross-section of the country's most infamous criminals, making for a chilling yet engrossing read . . . " Introduction, numerous contents under three 'sections': Gangs and the Oz Underbelly, Natural Born Killers, Career Criminals, Index. Book weight approx. ... View more info

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HELL AND PARADISE : The Norfolk, Bounty, Pitcairn Saga

By: Clarke, Peter

Price: $17.10

Publisher: Norfolk Island, Shearwater Press: 1995

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 011461

ISBN: 0670815217

Condition: Very Good +


189pp., colour and b/white historical art, plus contemporary colour photographic, illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain brown boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, French-fold dustjacket mildly surface-scuffed only. From the jacket flap: "This book will have tremendous fascination to Australians as it explores the very fabric of their heritage. But its appeal is universal, as its story ranges from Captain Cook, to eighteenth century Tahiti - a sensual utopia that captured the world's imagination, to Norfolk island - the world's most abo... View more info

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THE OXFORD COMPANION TO AUSTRALIAN FOLKLORE

By: Davey, Gwenda Beed and Seal, Graham (Edited by)

Price: $15.20

Publisher: South Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Oxford University Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 011509

ISBN: 0195530578

Condition: Very Good +


xvii, + 381pp., b/white photographic illustrations intext. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain green boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edge-creased, small area of surface laminate lift at foot of spine. From the jacket flap: "Some of Australia's best-known writers, folklorists and academics have contributed articles to the 'Companion'. Entries range from the descriptive (Gumleaf playing) to the analytical (Popular culture and folklore); from country halls to graffiti to archival preservation of audio tapes; from th... View more info