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Port Arthur 1830-1877

By: Brand, Ian

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Tasmania, Australia, Jason Publications: 1986

Edition: Thirteenth Printing

Seller ID: HISAUS660

ISBN: 0909640041

Condition: Good


Softcover, thirteenth printing, 106gms, 77 pages. This book has been prepared to present a balanced view of Port Arthur and its allied stations on Tasman Peninsula. It is based on original documents of 1830-1877 rather than the faulty memories of visitors recorded many years later. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Picture Palaces and Flea-Pits: Eighty Years of Australians at the Pictures

By: Brand, Simon

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, Dreamweaver Books: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: HISAUS595

ISBN: 0949825034

Condition: Good


Hardcover with white boards and pictorial dust jacket, first edition, 1415gms, 271 pages. This book recreates the grand days of the picture palace. It remembers a world that has well and truly gone and a time of life that was simpler. It is a celebration of the days when the visit to the pictures was the event of the week. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear. Boards and dust jacket are in good condition with only light shelf wear, otherwise no othe... View more info

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Benjamin Glennie: Apostle of the Downs

By: Brightman, Max

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Toowoomba, Australia, M Brightman: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: HISAUS536

ISBN: 0959189203

Condition: Good


Stapled softcover, first edition, 114gms, 75 pages. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. Front cover shows some discolouration, spotting and general wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Gallipoli: The Fatal Shore

By: Broadbent, Harvey

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Camberwell, Australia, Viking: 2005

Edition: First Australian Edition

Seller ID: WARONE9

ISBN: 0670040851

Condition: Good


Hardcover with brown boards and pictorial dustjacket, first Australian edition, 1330gms, 312 pages, brown endpapers. This book situates the story of Gallipoli within its multinational context. It is illustrated with over 200 photographs and artworks from collections in Australia, Britain, New Zealand and Turkey. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear. Boards and dust jacket iare in good condition with mild shelf wear and scuffing, otherwise no other p... View more info

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Gallipoli: The Fatal Shore

By: Broadbent, Harvey

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Camberwell, Australia, Penguin Books: 2009

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: WARONE39

ISBN: 0143011332

Condition: Good


Softcover, first thus, 624gms, 363pgs. This book situates the remarkable story of Gallipoli within its multinational context and includes over 100 photographs and artworks. It is a fascinating insight into the campaign in which national identity was forged. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear and moderate page discolouration/spotting throughout. Book is ex-library and shows the associated stampings and markings, otherwise no other pre-loved markings... View more info

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Good Old Days, The: A Pictorial History of Australia

By: Brooke, Stephen

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Silverwater, Australia, Bullion Books: 1989

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: AUST121

ISBN: 0730205916

Condition: Good


Stiff card cover, folio, reprint edition, 1595gms, 319 pages. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Book weighs 1.5kg and is oversize so it may incur additional postage. View more info

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On the Road: The NRMA's First Seventy-Five Years

By: Broomham, Rosemary

Price: $10.00

Publisher: St Leonards, Australia, Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: HISAUS206

ISBN: 1864480084

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with dark blue boards and pictorial dust jacket, First Edition, 950gms, 254 pages, blue coloured endpapers. A little of three-quarters of a century ago, a group of farsighted individuals foretold the future of the motorcar in Australia. They went on to create the National Roads and Motorists' Association and this is their first Seventy-five years. Book is in very good condition with minor general wear and tear. Dust jacket is in very good condition with onl... View more info

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Extreme South: Struggles and Triumph of the First Australian Team to the Pole

By: Brown, Ian

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Terrey Hills, NSW, Australia, Australian Geographic P/L: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000483

ISBN: 1862760314

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with blue boards and pictorial dustjacket, first edition, 886gms, 255 pages. This absorbing book relates the experiences of these modern day explorers throughout the 60 challenging days of their 1300km trek, and thanks to Ian Brown's photography, shows us the vastness, majesty and uncompromising nature of the Antarctic landscape. Book is in very good condition with mild general wear and tear. DJ is in very good condition with only mild shelf wear, otherwise no ... View more info

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Australian Crime: Chilling Tales of Our Time

By: Brown, Malcolm (ed)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, Lansdowne Australian Pty Ltd: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: TRU114

ISBN: 1863023127

Condition: Good


Softcover, first edition, 724gms, 256 pages. This is an enthralling account of the changing nature of crime throughout Australia over the years, a detailed case-by-case look at some of the mostchilling events and colourful characters in our history. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration/spotting throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

Sydney 2000: The Games of the XXVII Olympiad - The Official Souvenir Book

By: Brown, Michelle (ed)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Southbank, VIC, Australia, News Custom Publishing: 2000

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: SPO25

ISBN: 1876719443

Condition: Good


Hardcover with white boards and pictorial dust jacket, second edition, 1450gms, 314pgs, grey illustrated endpapers. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear. Boards and dust jacket are in good condition with light shelf wear. Boards are slightly bent, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Book weighs over 1kg and may incur additional postage. View more info

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Let's Look at The Blue Mountains Area - 'Gateway to the West'

By: Byfield, C. C.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Katoomba, Australia, Katoomba Scenic Railway: 1980

Edition: Fifth Edition

Seller ID: HISAUS533

ISBN: 0909214158

Condition: Good


Softcover, fifth edition, 1980, 96gms, 29 pages. An introduction to the many feature of this fascinating region. Book is in good condition with moderate general age-related wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Blood Sweat & Tears: Australians and Sport

By: Cadigan, Neil; Hogg, Don; Messop, Brian; Nelson, Venetia; Sleeman, Richard; Webster, Jim; Wilkins, Phil

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Port Melbourne, Australia, Lothian Publishing Company Pty Ltd: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: HISAUS320

ISBN: 0850913136

Condition: Good


Hardcover with green boards and pictorial dust jacket, First Edition, 1,475gms, 326 pages, pale yellow coloured endpapers. Blood, Sweat and Tears describes our (Australians) mania for sport, our obsession with winning, the nearness of violence in the boxing ring or on the football field, the fierce rivalry between club or team, the unsquashable habit of gambling, the divisions that run through sport, whether you're male or female, white or Aboriginal, upper-class or wor... View more info

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Federal Directory of Newcastle and District 1901

By: Cannington, W. G (ed)

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Cardiff, Australia, Davies and Cannington, Printers and Publishers: 1981

Edition: Facsimile Edition

Seller ID: HISAUS139

ISBN: 0959351809

Condition: Good


Hardcover with brown boards and pictorial dust jacket, Facsimile Edition, 350gms, 250 pages, and yellow coloured and original 1901 advertisements endpapers. A glance at the index to this directory reveals a remarkable chronicle of people, places and events associated with the early history of Newcastle and its environs. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear. Dust Jacket is in good condition with moderate shelf wear, chipping and about 5 small tear... View more info

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Exploration of Australia, The: From First Sea Voyages to Satellite Discoveries

By: Cannon, Michael

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Surry Hills, Australia, Reader's Digest Services Pty Ltd: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: HISAUS38

ISBN: 0864380364

Condition: Good


Hardcover with laminated pictorial boards, first edition, 1460gms, 304 pages, orange endpapers. Contents includes: who really discovered the great south land; survival and the search for prosperity; daring expeditions claim an entire continent; explorers of the golden Eastern crescent; the conquest of Queensland; the lure of the unknown west and centre; courageous invaders of the hostile deserts; the age of scientific expeditions; and new technology revolutionises explor... View more info

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Very Good Business, A: One Hundred Years of James Hardie Industries Limited (1888-1988)

By: Carroll, Brian

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, James Hardie Industries Limited: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: HISAUS302

ISBN: 0959677550

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover book with blue boards and pictorial dustjacket, first edition, 1195gms, 256 pages. This is the story of One Hundred Years of James Hardie Industries Limited, one of Australia's largest and most consistently successful manufacturing and marketing companies. Book features pictorial endpapers and over 100 colour and black white photographs and illustrations. A very good solid copy with minor general wear and tear. Dust jacket is in very good condition with only m... View more info

Image for Carter and Stuff: Alan Carter Deals His Best Hand Yet!

Carter and Stuff: Alan Carter Deals His Best Hand Yet!

By: Carter, Alan

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Belrose, NSW, AAC Specialist Antique Books: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: BIOAUS256

ISBN: 0975212273

Condition: Fair to Good


Soft cover, first edition, 390g, 293pgs. The true story of the life of the Carter family in Australia, revealing the fun, enjoyment, characters, and the good side of the antiques business. Book is in fair to good condition with moderate general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Road to Botany Bay, The: An Exploration of Landscape and History

By: Carter, Paul

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, USA, Alfred A. Knopf: 1988

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: HISAUS525

ISBN: 0394570359

Condition: Good


Hardcover with green and red boards and pictorial dust jacket, first thus, 728pp, weighs 384gms, white endpapers. This trail-blazing re-evaluation of the origins of Australia is a work of powerful imagination. Paul Carter takes insights from many disciplines - philosophy, city planning, sociology, linguistics, psychoanalysis, and art history - and brings them to bear in a deeply original way on the subjects of travel, exploration and settlement. Book is in good condition... View more info

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Melbourne Cup, The

By: Cavanough, Maurice; and Davies, Meurig

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Wollstonecraft, NSW, Australia, Jack Pollard Publishing Pty Ltd: 1978

Edition: Eighth Edition

Seller ID: SPOHOR13

ISBN: 0727004859

Condition: Good


Softcover, revised and enlarged eighth edition, 872gms, 502 pages. This book provides all the answers on Australia's most discussed sporting event, the world's greatest handicap horse race. Book is in good condition with general wear and tear and mild page discolouration throughout. Spine of book shows light fading, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Historisk Guide Till Australien (Written in Swedish)

By: Chambers, John H.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Lund, Sweden, Historiska Media: 1999

Edition: Edition Not Stated

Seller ID: HISAUS446

ISBN: 9188930777

Condition: Good


Softcover, edition not stated, 494gms, 337pgs, written completely in Swedish. This book provides a short history of Australia. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

Nice Girl: The Story of Keli Lane and Her Missing Baby, Tegan

By: Chin, Rachael Jane

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Cammaray, Australia, Simon & Schuster: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: TRU125

ISBN: 0731814967

Condition: Good


Softcover, first edition, 382gms, 309 pages. This is the true story of Keli Lane, Australian Water Polo champion, and her baby Tegan Lane who went missing in 1996 and is now presumed dead. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and moderate page discolouration/spotting throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info