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Early Sydney

By: Van Sommers, Tess

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, Hutchinson Publishing Group: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: HISAUS522

ISBN: 0091487005

Condition: Good


Hardcover with blue boards and pictorial dust jacket, first edition, 238gms, 56 pages, blue endpapers. Aimed at young adults, this illustrated book presents vignettes of colonial life in early Sydney. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. Boards and dust jacket are in fair condition with moderate shelf wear and a few small tears to the edges and corners, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Cedric Emanuel's Parramatta Sketchbook

By: Van Sommers, Tess (text by)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Australia, Rigby Limited: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: HISAUS526

ISBN: 0727002791

Condition: Good


Hardcover with orange boards and pictorial dust jacket, first edition, landscape format, 64pp, weighs 360gms, orange endpapers. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. Boards and dust jacket are in good condition with only mild shelf wear. Dust jacket shows a two inch tear to the rear flap, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Cedric Emanuel's Sydney Harbour Sketchbook

By: Van Sommers, Tess (text by)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Australia, Rigby Limited: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: HISAUS527

ISBN: 0727001884

Condition: Good


Hardcover with red boards, dust jacket missing, first edition, landscape format, 62pp, weighs 360gms, red map endpapers. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. Boards are in good condition with only mild shelf wear and scuffing, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Newcastle Club Centenary 1985

By: Various

Price: $120.00

Publisher: NSW, Australia, Newcastle Club: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: HISAUS570

Condition: Good


Hardcover with blue boards and gold stamping, first edition, 320gms, 71 pages. Commemorating the centenary of the Newcastle Club. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. Boards are in good condition with only light shelf wear otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Wood, Brick & Stone: The Making of the Hunter

By: Various

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Dangar, NSW, Australia, Catchfire Press: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: AUST166

ISBN: 0975792652

Condition: Very Good


Softcover, first edition, 616gms, 349 pages. This is a fascinating collection of stories and poems; some funny, some sad, some factual, some fantasy, but all explore how man interacts with his environment and reflect on the Newcastle and Hunter Region of NSW, Australia. Book is in very good condition with minor general wear and tear. There is a large pen inscription from a previous owner on the inside front page, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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City's Centrepiece, The: The History of the Sydney G.P.O.

By: Various

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, Hale & Iremonger Pty Limited: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: HISAUS532

ISBN: 0868063045

Condition: Good


Hardcover with red boards and pictorial dust jacket, first edition, 640gms, 114 pages, illustrated endpapers. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. Boards and dust jacket in good condition with only moderate shelf wear and scuffing, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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200 Years History of Australian Cooking, The

By: Various (eds)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Balmain, Australia, Polly Book Publishing Company P/L: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: FOOCOO90

ISBN: 0947110011

Condition: Good


Hardcover with imitation leather boards and pictorial dust jacket, first edition, 1620gms, 319 pages. illustrated endpapers. This book is much more than a cookbook. It gives the reader an insight into the development of the Australian kitchen and records the multi-cultural contributions to our food supply, our cooking pots and our table. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. Boards and dust jacket are in good... View more info

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South Australia's Heritage

By: Walker, Jenny (ed)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Netley, SA, Australia, Department of Environment and Planning: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: HISAUS463

ISBN: 0724346805

Condition: Good


Hardcover with green boards and pictorial dust jacket, first edition, 1285gms, 227 pages, illustrated endpapers. This book provides a comprehensive and authoritative account of those places that are part of South Australia's legacy of the past. It gives an overview of the State's social and economic development, the Aboriginal perspective of the landscape, the growth of the city of Adelaide, mining and smelting, rural industry, and commerce. Book is in good condition wit... View more info

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Stalking of Julia Gillard, The: How the Media and Team Rudd Brought Down the Prime Minister

By: Walsh, Kerry-Anne

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Crows Nest, Australia, Allen & Unwin: 2013

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: POLAUS3

ISBN: 1742379222

Condition: Very Good


Softcover, reprint, 440gms, 305 pages. This is the story about one of the most extraordinary episodes in recent Australian political history. It focuses on Team Rudd and the media's treatment of its slow-death campaign of destabilisation, with its disastrous effect on Gillard and the government's functioning. It is about a politician who was never given a fair go; not in the media, not by Rudd, not by some in caucus. Book is in very good condition with very mild general ... View more info

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Finding Australia - The History of Australia to 1821

By: Ward, Russel

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Richmond, VIC, Australia, Heinemann Educational Australia: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001106

ISBN: 0858594021

Condition: Good


Softcover, first edition, 648gms, 459 pages. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and mild page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Water Resources of N.S.W

By: Water Concervation and Irrigation Commission (eds)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, Water Conservation and Irrigation Commission:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: HISAUS196

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with white boards with writing in silver and pictorial dust jacket, First Edition, 1,175gms, 218 pages, blank endpapers. This books at the water resources of New South Wales, the rivers and streams that make up the water resources of New South Wales. Book is in very good condition with minor general wear and tear. Dust jacket is in good condition with very mild shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Attached picture is of actual book. Purchase m... View more info

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Romance of the Australian Land Industries, The

By: Watt, Robert. D.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, Angus & Robertson (Publishers) Pty Ltd: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: HISAUS246

Condition: Good


Hardcover with green boards and pictorial dust jacket, first edition, 400gms, 271 pages, blank endpapers. This book tells the story of the remarkable progress of agriculture and stockraising from the time when Australia failed to grow enough for its original 1200 white inhabitants up till 1951. Book is in good condition with general age-related wear and tear and moderate page discolouration/spotting throughout. Dust Jacket is in fair condition with moderate to heavy sh... View more info

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Colonial Ladies

By: Weidenhofer, Maggie (ed)

Price: $16.00

Publisher: South Yarra, Australia, Currey O'Neil Ross Pty Ltd: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: HISAUS18

ISBN: 0859022587

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with green boards and pictorial dust jacket, First Edition, 600gms, 120 pages, pink coloured endpapers. The extracts in Colonial Ladies are freshly told anecdotes about people, places and events. Book is in very good condition with no to very little general wear and tear. Dust jacket is in very good condition with no to very little shelf wear, some marks on back cover, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Attached picture is of actual book. Purchase more th... View more info

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Another 12 Crimes That Shocked the Nation

By: Whiticker, Alan J.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, New Holland Publishers: 2007

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: TRU101

ISBN: 1741104947

Condition: Good


Softcover, reprint, 360gms, 204 pages. These riveting Australian stories cover over 100 years of infamous crimes and include: The Chant of Jimmy Governor; Ronald Ryan - The Last Man Hanged; The Granny Killer; The Snowtown Murders; The Death of Jaidyn Leskie; The Murder of Janine Balding; and many more. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Families, Incomes and Jobs, Volume 6: A Statistical Report on Waves 1 to 8 of the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey

By: Wilkins, Roger; Warren, Diana; Hahn, Markus; and Houng, Brendan

Price: $27.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Australia, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: REF162

Condition: Good


Softcover, first edition, 838gms, 183 pages. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear. Cover shows light creasing and scuffing. There is some mild water damage to the book, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Our Australian Heritage: A History in Pictures Since 1788

By: Willey, Keith

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Brookvale, Australia, Child & Henry Publishing Pty Ltd: 1985

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: HISAUS273

ISBN: 0867773138

Condition: Good


Laminated pictorial boards, no dust jacket, Second Edition, 1,250gms, 384 pages plus index, no endpapers. A history is pictures since 1788 including over 700 illustrations including engravings, paintings and photographs. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear, moderate page discolouration throughout, previous owner's name on inside front cover, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Attached picture is of actual book. Purchase more, than 1 item and s... View more info

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Song in the Desert, A

By: Williams, R. M.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, Angus & Robertson: 1998

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: AUST196

ISBN: 0207198322

Condition: Good


Hardcover with black boards and pictorial dust jacket, reprint, 478gms, 201 pages, red endpapers. This is the story of the three years that R M Williams spent travelling the desert with Salvation Army preachers, William Wade and A Cockney, to bring Christianity to the people of the desert. In an extraordinary collection of reminiscences, R M Williams explores a different slice of outback Australian history. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and l... View more info

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Last Bastion, The

By: Williamson, Kristin

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Dee Why West, NSW, Australia, Lansdowne Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001320

ISBN: 0701818476

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with blue boards and pictorial dustjacket, first edition, 928gms, 264 pages. Based on the TV series written by David Williamson and Denis Whitburn. It is the story of a power struggle between Australia, England and the USA in 1942 over the Japanese entry into World War II. Book is in very good condition with minor general wear and tear and mild page discolouration throughout. Dust jacket is in good condition with only mild shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-lov... View more info

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Cricket's Biggest Mystery: The Ashes

By: Willis, Ronald

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, Rigby Limited: 1982

Edition: First Australian Edition

Seller ID: SPOCRI31

ISBN: 0727017683

Condition: Good


Hardcover with maroon boards and pictorial dust jacket, first Australian edition, 540gms, 159pgs, illustrated endpapers. This is a fascinating and well-researched account of the origin of the Ashes and details the personalities involved in the foundation of this great tradition. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear and light page discolouration/spotting throughout. Dust jacket is in good condition with only light shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-lo... View more info

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Lingayen

By: Willson, Geoff

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Australia, Geoff Willson:

Edition: Edition Not Stated

Seller ID: WARTWO178

ISBN: 1875869026

Condition: Fair to Good


Stapled softcover, edition not stated, undated, 346gms, 116 pages, typed and stapled booklet. This is the story of the Battle for Lingayen Gulf by a seaman who was there on the HMAS Warramunga. Book is in fair to good condition with moderate general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. Front cover shows some markings and back cover has come loose from staple, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info