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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: $26.32

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... 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: $18.75

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... View more info

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HARD YAKKA : Working Lives in Old Australia

By: N/A

Price: $14.10

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 ... View more info

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HEARTBEAT OF THE COUNTRY : Celebrating 70 Years of Miranda

By: Alexander, June

Price: $16.92

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. View more info

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THE LA TROBE JOURNAL No. 82 Spring 2008

By: Arnold, John (Edited by)

Price: $15.51

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 Re... View more info

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S.E. SHIPWRECKS FROM CANOES TO STEAMERS

By: Aslin, Geoffrey

Price: $16.92

Publisher: Mt Gambier, South Australia, South East Book Promotions: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013185

ISBN: 0646207296

Condition: Good +


vii, + 39pp., saddle-stitched, staplebound format booklet. Staples firm, clean and tight. B/white sketch-illustrations throughout, by the author. Book clean. Sketch-illustrated card wrapper bumped on head, and has a minor bump and very short closed tear on heel of spine. Textblock unmarked. A stand-alone Volume II in the 'Celebration South East' series. In this volume the author covers the wrecks and maritime graveyards from bark canoes to wooden sailing vessels and iron... View more info

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WOODEND ON THE FIVE MILE CREEK

By: Barned, Betty Jean

Price: $15.04

Publisher: Victoria, Australia, (Author) (Printed By the Dominion Press - Hedges & Bell):

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012263

Condition: Very Good +


No date (1985). 174pp., unpaginated b/white halftone plate section (archival sources). Book clean and square. Spine firm. Monochrome, art-illustrated (Vi Barker) card wrapper slightly edgeworn only. Textblock unmarked. Published to coincide with Victoria's sesquicentenary, this history of Woodend and district is well compiled and features : Old Woodend, Early Transport, Buildings, Memoirs of Pioneering Families, Local Schools - Churches - Businesses - Families, Sport, Se... View more info

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THE LA TROBE JOURNAL No. 80 Spring 2007

By: Barnes, John (Edited by)

Price: $15.51

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... 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: $20.68

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: Pre... View more info

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IF TREES COULD SPEAK : Stories of Australia's Greatest Trees

By: Beale, Bob

Price: $22.56

Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W., Australia, Allen & Unwin: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011213

ISBN: 1741142768

Condition: Very Good


245pp., colour and b/white photographic illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm, lightly bumped on foot. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper mildly edgeworn, small corner crease. From the rear cover: "Australia's trees have stood as silent witnesses to the colonisation of a harsh land, as living memorials to events we must never forget and as inspiration to generations of artists, writers and lovers of nature. Bob Beale gives voice to the amazing trees that ... View more info

EARLY AUSTRALIA: With Shame Remembered

By: Beatty, Bill

Price: $12.22

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 skele... View more info

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

By: Blainey, Geoffrey

Price: $26.32

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. " . . . ... View more info

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AVIATION IN AUSTRALIA

By: Blee, Jill

Price: $18.80

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. Postag... View more info

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THE SERIOUSLY WEIRD HISTORY OF AUSTRALIA (Signed Copy)

By: Bradby, Doug

Price: $18.80

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... View more info

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THE GOLDEN YEARS OF APEX 1956-1981

By: Branson, V.M.

Price: $12.22

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... View more info

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SALTBUSH COUNTRY : History of the Deniliquin District

By: Bushby, John E P

Price: $23.50

Publisher: New South Wales, Australia, Privately (John E.P. Bushby, with the Assistance of the Deniliquin Historical Society ): 2009

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 013034

ISBN: 0908120400

Condition: Very Good


(viii), + 424pp., b/white, intext illustrations throughout: halftone plates (archives- Deniliquin Historical Society), plus line-drawn maps, and allotments. Book clean. Spine mildly concave, but firm. Illustrated card wrapper edgeworn and abraded. Textblock unmarked. The "Saltbush Country" was the name first given to to the area now known as the Riverine Plains in south-west Riverina, New South Wales - an area of some 26,000 square miles of which Deniliquin towns... View more info

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AUSTRALIAN CATHOLICS

By: Campion, Edmund

Price: $11.28

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 th... 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: $15.04

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 cont... View more info

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THE HISTORY OF AUSTRALIAN BRIDGE 1930-1990 : An Introduction

By: Chua, Cathy

Price: $15.04

Publisher: Manuka, ACT, Australia, The Australian Bridge Federation: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011577

ISBN: 0646174592

Condition: Very Good +


ii, + 290pp., b/white photographic illustrations and figures intext. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper mildly surface indented, minor foredge crease. Contents include: Introduction, Chapter 1 -1930's: Is Bridge Killing the Art of Conversation?, Chapter 2 - 1930's: Melbourne for the Indoor Life, Chapter 3 - 1940 to 1959: Throwing Down the Gauntlet, Chapter 4 - 1960's: The World Accepts!, Chapter 5 - 1970 to 1990: Understanding the Pre... View more info

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HELL AND PARADISE : The Norfolk, Bounty, Pitcairn Saga

By: Clarke, Peter

Price: $16.92

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... View more info